George Gibbs from UPS discusses engineering opportunities with CEED students.

George Gibbs from UPS discusses engineering opportunities with CEED students.

CEED’s 25th Annual Corporate Round Table, held this past January in the UCLA Faculty Center, was attended by over 100 CEED Undergraduate and Graduate Students. This year’s outstanding Keynote Speaker was Dr. Jayathi Y. Murthy, Dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Twenty companies were represented by over twenty Engineers and Human Resource Managers. Everyone participated in an interactive Social Hour, where students were able to network with the company representatives, including several CEED Alums. Students ranging from Freshmen through Graduate School students were assigned to corporate tables (based upon major interests) in a Dinner Round and then moved to a different industry table for the Dessert Round.

Keynote speacker Jayathi Y. Murthy, Dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Keynote speacker Jayathi Y. Murthy, Dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering

CEED would like to express our deep appreciation and thanks to the Industry Representatives, from the following Corporations, who helped make the 2016 Corporate Round Table a great success: Alcoa Fastening Systems, Alta Environmental, Boeing, Cisco, Chevron, Fluor, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, NetApp, Northrop Grumman, Qualcomm, Ramboll Environ, Raytheon, Sandia National Laboratories, SanDisk, Southern California Edison, Thermo Fisher, UPS, and Xerox .

Jason Hatakeyama discusses opportunities at Boeing.

Jason Hatakeyama discusses opportunities at Boeing.

By the end of the event students had made several new connections, as well as touched base with former acquaintances. This in turn has led to several follow-ups resulting in interviews.

Arnold Hackett (IAB President), Salvador Perez (AISES President), Kari Garcia (SOLES President), Morolake Omoya (NSBE President), Dean Jayathi Murthy, Rick Ainsworth (CEED Director) at the 2016 Corporate Round Table

Arnold Hackett (IAB President), Salvador Perez (AISES President), Kari Garcia (SOLES President), Morolake Omoya (NSBE President), Dean Jayathi Murthy, Rick Ainsworth (CEED Director) at the 2016 Corporate Round Table