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WSSC Mission and Services

OUR VISION: To provide world class student support services that empower our students to become the most sought after engineering graduates in the nation.

OUR MISSION: Provide student centered support services to prospective and current engineering students through effective recruitment, retention, and academic advising processes. Cultivate student development through leadership opportunities and professional practice experiences.

STUDENT ADVISEMENT

Staff advisors in the Wiliams Student Services Center, Felgar Hall (FH) 112, facilitate advising for all undergraduate engineering students; maintain student records; validate graduation; administer University and College rules and regulations; and answer questions concerning graduation; curricula changes, General Education requirements, transfer courses, petitions, probation, suspension, add/drop, etc. Faculty Advisors in the School of the student's major provide information regarding career opportunities, job options, and course selection - including technical/professional electives.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Staff members also participate as staff advisors for College of Engineering student organizations and events; such as Fall Festival, CoE Career Fair, Open House and Convocation, to name a few.

MULTICULTURAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM (MEP)

The Williams Student Services Center Director for MEP and Diversity is the lead person for assisting students in our Multicultural Engineering Program. The program offers recruiting, tutoring, mentoring, learning communities, summer camps for high school students and incoming freshmen, and additional support services. For more information, see the web page or e-mail Lisa Morales, the Director of Diversity and MEP.

Diversity is a priority on our campus and the achievement of our multicultural student body is testimony to that ideal. Multicultural organizations include the American Indian Science and Engineers Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Asian-Pacific Engineers (SAPE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). OU's Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) is considered one of the best programs in the U.S.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

The College of Engineering believes it is especially valuable for students to have at least one internship during their academic career. These internships may involve research with faculty members and/or the opportunity to work in industry in positions related to their major. This usually takes place in the summer between the sophomore and junior or the junior and senior years in their curricula. The college closely works with Career Services in linking companies with students for internship opportunities. For more information, see the College of Engineering Internships web page, or sign up for Career Services' HIRESOONER online job board.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

For co-op work experience in their field, students must be willing to commit a minimum of one semester.

For more information, see OU Career Services Web site, or contact Mary Delaney, the Assistant Director of Internships/Co-ops for Career Services.

RECRUITMENT

Our vision is to inspire a personal vision within each recruit to picture what their future could be and introduce the College of Engineering programs, facilities, services, and schools via outstanding communication products and recruiting services, demonstrating how the OU College of Engineering will be the best place for successfully "Engineering their Future."

Recruitment of superior students is important to the future of the OU College of Engineering. Staff members and student leaders visit locations throughout the Oklahoma region to find the future engineering students. WSSC also works in conjunction with Prospective Student Services, the Scholars Program, and University College for events such as the Summer Enrollment Program, Sooner Saturday, and weekly campus visits.

CoE & GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

CoE offers an array of freshman, transfer and upperclass scholarships. For information on these and other general scholarships, please visit the Engineering Scholarships web page.