IMT Career Journal was on the scene at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to speak with student engineers about their journey to becoming professionals in the field.
Hundreds of students packed the National Association of Engineering Student Councils (NAESC) Conference for breakout sessions, a series of tours at local facilities, and networking. Major companies such as John Deere and Caterpillar were also involved with the conference. IMT Career Journal was in Illinois to interview students and a professional engineering supervisor to find out about the current challenges and highlights in the field.
Here,Â IMT Career Journal’s lead reporter Beth Goodbaum speaks to Mark Niemeyer, engineering supervisor at the Caterpillar Simulation center in Champaign, Illinois. Niemeyer reveals what he looks for in interns and how to be a successful engineer.
At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus Goodbaum also spoke to engineering students. Here, she speaks with Jordan Baczynski and found out about his role in NAESC.
Here, Goodbaum speaks to Murtaza Haider, an electrical engineering student at the University of Illinois, who speaks about his life from a Third World country, to his aspirations for his future engineering career.
Above is an interview with James Cullen Duke, a chemical engineering student at Oklahoma State University, who speaks about the demands and highlights of his college career so far.
Kyle Watts, a mechanical engineering student at Michigan State University, explains his goals and involvement with the NAESC event.
Jared Allison, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major at Oklahoma State University, speaks about how he got involved with NAESC and when he realized he wanted to pursue engineering.
Rachel Seidner, a senior in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois, talks about what it’s like to be a female engineering student.