Thursday, March 20, 2008

FAMU Engineering Technology sponsors Annual Alumni Industry Day

Students majoring in the engineering technology program at Florida A&M University (FAMU) can look forward to enhancing their professional savvy through participating in the college’s first annual Alumni Industry Day on Thursday, March 27, 2008 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Benjamin Banneker Technology Complex.

The Division of Engineering Technology (ET) in the College of Engineering
Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) at FAMU is sponsoring this professional development activity to provide an opportunity for former graduates to return to FAMU to share their expertise and insight on the essentials needed by graduates to successfully enter diverse professions.

Seminar topics will include the following: Preparing a Professional Resume; Interviewing 101; Professional Development; Career Options; Transition from College to the Workforce; Being a Woman in Construction; and Networking and Community Involvement.

FAMU alumni have pledged their support to connect with current and prospective students, faculty, staff and administration in CESTA to help build a stronger circle of success. Alumni and guest presenters at the forum will include Curtis Sheard, president, CS & Sons; Anthony Rodgers; superintendent Balfour Beatty; Kori Monroe and Guysen Bohler, vice presidents for IROK; Walter E. Dukes, University of Florida; Lynn Mims, Mims Construction; and Julian Parker, Rosser International.

The banquet will culminate the forum. Makola Abdullah, dean and director, Land-Grant Programs, CESTA, will be the keynote speaker. The banquet will be held in the H. Manning Efferson Grand Ballroom on FAMU’s campus from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds will be donated to students clubs in the ET division. Business attire is requested. Persons interested in attending the banquet should RSVP via email to Terrance Hunt at by March 29, 2008. Monies will be collected at the door on the night of the event. For more information, contact Terrance Hunt at (972) 431-6582.

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