EngiTech Career Fair Highlights E-Week 2015
Nearly 1,000 students turned out for E-Week 2015, hosted by the Engineering Student Council (ESC). This year’s theme was “Through the eyes of an engineer,” and all students who checked in received a free Samueli School T-shirt.
The annual celebration included the Dean’s Pancake Breakfast, a BBQ lunch, an Awards Banquet, 10 competitions, and High School Shadow Day, as well as a several new events. Monday featured a kickoff fair showcasing the engineering student organizations and the making of a Lip Dub to “Uptown Funk” (filmed by Ava Moussavi and choreographed by Maaikee Kiyoe Pronda, see video here). And at EngiTech prep night on Tuesday, students were offered workshops on developing resumes and career fair etiquette.
“We had immense support and participation from the students, faculty, and professionals,” says ESC President Swaril Mathur. “We’ve received great feedback from the students about our new events, and ESC's general members and cabinet officers exhibited incredible leadership skills throughout the week, which helped all of the events run smoothly.”
The highlight of the week was the EngiTech career fair, according to Mathur. It was the largest event yet, with 47 companies, including six sponsors, participating.
“Students came out in the hundreds, and most companies had lines at their booths throughout the entire day,” said Mathur, a biomedical engineering major. “The recruiters had great things to say about UCI's engineering students. One representative told me the students he spoke to were very well prepared, had lots of hands-on experience, and asked intelligent/meaningful questions during their conversations with recruiters.”
Awards Banquet Honorees
BME: Professor Jered Haun, Teaching Assistant Wesley Moy, Student Swaril Mathur
ChEMS: Professor Elizabeth Read, Teaching Assistant Russell Clayton, Student Sarah Becan
CEE: Professor Jasper Vrugt, Teaching Assistant Aryan Safaie, Student Bo Lundqvist
EECS: Professor Nader Bagherzadeh, Teaching Assistant Mohamed Abdel Latif, Student Xuhui Wang
MAE: Professor Donald Dabdub, Teaching Assistant Ali Hatamizadeh, Student Elizabeth Brooks
Competition First Place Winners:
Amazing Race: Cameron Patel, Juan Meza, Emily Parker, Cynthia Tren, Ricardo Noguera
Duck Pong: Kyle Kitani
Jenga: Alejandra Hormaza
Rube Goldberg: Alejandra Hormaza
Tower Games: Daniel Siow, Cesar Carrillo
Egg Drop: Shawn Howen, Christopher Rocha
Catapults: Matthew Vasquez
Water Filtration: Bryan Quibol
Paper Airplane: Lam Vu
Faculty vs. Students softball game (canceled due to weather)