Student Life and Resources
The College of Engineering has an active and service-oriented student body. The Engineers' Club is the largest student organization on campus and hosts several major events throughout the year including Fall Festival to welcome first-year students to the College, Open House for Oklahoma high school students, Engineering Career Fair, Engineers' Week, and the traditional as well as popular, Hamburger Feed before every home football game.
The Dean's Leadership Council is comprised of upperclass students willing to contribute their time and talent to helping other engineering students. DLC members serve in one of three ways: DLC Mentors volunteer their time to help first-year engineering students make a successful transition to the College, DLC Tutors help engineering students with their academic coursework, and DLC Recruiters host prospective engineering student and families when they visit the campus. DLC members also advise the Dean of the College of Engineering on important issues related to student success and retention.
Diversity is a priority on our campus and our success in recruiting, retaining and graduating engineering students from under-represented populations is recognized nationally. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) are some of our strongest student organizations. OU's Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) is housed in the Williams Student Services Center and is recognized as one of the most successful student support programs in the country.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is another active student organization and one that contributes to the strong representation of women among our engineering students. Open to both women and men, SWE hosts social events, recruitment events such as High School Girls Day and Girl Scout workshops to encourage girls and young women to consider engineering as a career, and events that promote leadership, diversity, and education.
Each of the Schools in the College of Engineering has an active technical society for students in that particular discipline. The Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) are but a few examples.
We want our students to succeed after college. That's why OU's Career Services Office, in close cooperation with College of Engineering, is dedicated to enhancing the career development of our students. Professionally trained and diversely experienced career counselors teach career planning/job search skills and facilitate the exchange of information among students, alumni, faculty, administrators and employers.
Career Services conducts an extensive on-campus interviewing program, hosting representatives from approximately 300 organizations each year, maintains a Web Resume Book that can be viewed by employers worldwide, and provides a menu-driven, searchable job listing program. In addition to the College of Engineering's fall Career Fair, Career Services further facilitates placement by offering annual career fairs and continuing to expand OU's internship and co-op programs.