Engineering Student Services: Orientation
As you gear up for the start of the Fall term, Engineering Students Services (ESS) wanted to inform you of a few tips that will set you up for success heading into August. We have provided an online presentation that outlines what to expect from your student experience in the College of Engineering.
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[00:00:04.340]Welcome to the University of Nebraska Lincoln
[00:00:06.720]College of Engineering.
[00:00:08.390]This module is designed to introduce you
[00:00:10.590]to engineering student services also known as ESS
[00:00:14.600]and the opportunities we offer before the start of the year
[00:00:17.920]and during your time with us in the college.
[00:00:20.580]We are one college on two campuses,
[00:00:23.190]our City Campus in Lincoln and Scott Campus in Omaha.
[00:00:26.960]As a college we offer several degree programs
[00:00:29.370]that can be completed on both of our campuses
[00:00:31.980]and a few programs that are specific
[00:00:34.050]to either the City or Scott campus.
[00:00:37.070]We hope this module helps you learn more about who we are
[00:00:40.080]and how we can best support you throughout your time
[00:00:42.440]in the college of engineering.
[00:00:56.200]Engineering Student Services is committed to supporting you
[00:00:58.960]in achieving your academic and career goals
[00:01:01.860]while you're an engineering student and beyond.
[00:01:04.670]We have an initiative in our college
[00:01:06.160]called The Complete Engineer.
[00:01:08.070]At a very basic level,
[00:01:09.430]the complete engineer at Nebraska
[00:01:11.170]is an engineer who has both a strong technical skillset
[00:01:14.630]and non-technical skills needed to be a successful engineer.
[00:01:19.020]We asked engineering employers
[00:01:20.480]to help us identify the most important of those skills
[00:01:23.490]and together we have developed
[00:01:25.140]our six complete engineer competencies.
[00:01:28.560]Inclusive excellence, communication, teamwork,
[00:01:32.760]self-management and leadership, civic responsibility
[00:01:36.900]and professionalism and ethics.
[00:01:39.290]We want all our students to work on developing
[00:01:41.980]these competencies and strive to be the complete engineer.
[00:01:45.650]You can build these skills
[00:01:46.820]through just about anything you do in the college.
[00:01:49.930]You'll find competency icons throughout our website,
[00:01:52.920]on event flyers and even throughout this slide show.
[00:01:56.370]We'll make sure that you grow and develop
[00:01:58.270]during your time here.
[00:01:59.850]Whether that's through an internship,
[00:02:01.770]a student organization you join,
[00:02:03.920]research you conduct alongside our amazing faculty,
[00:02:07.040]or even attending the Complete Engineer Conference.
[00:02:10.330]You're going to learn more about plenty of opportunities
[00:02:12.810]to get involved throughout the rest of this presentation,
[00:02:15.560]so plan to take advantage of anything and everything.
[00:02:19.010]Trust me, your path to becoming a great engineer
[00:02:21.700]begins here at Nebraska.
[00:02:26.330]The best way to get involved right away
[00:02:28.030]in the college of engineering
[00:02:29.240]is to start at the NUBE experience.
[00:02:32.230]NUBE stands for Nebraska Undergraduates Becoming Engineers.
[00:02:35.920]It's a really fun, two day program
[00:02:37.810]happening right before school starts.
[00:02:40.270]All new first year students are expected to attend NUBE
[00:02:43.520]and students who have attended in the past
[00:02:45.580]have amazing things to say about it.
[00:02:48.420]For the first day, we will focus on orienting you
[00:02:50.840]to life as a student in the college of engineering.
[00:02:53.800]You'll get to meet current students
[00:02:55.250]who can give you tons of advice
[00:02:56.900]and get to know some faculty in your major
[00:02:59.260]right before classes begin.
[00:03:01.620]The second day is reserved for our annual industry day.
[00:03:05.050]The exciting thing about day two of NUBE
[00:03:07.130]is the opportunity to see your major in action.
[00:03:10.210]You'll get to see real projects sites or company locations
[00:03:13.860]plus you'll get to network with engineers
[00:03:15.640]who might even want to talk to you about internships.
[00:03:19.530]NUBE is a great headstart and it's completely free
[00:03:22.350]so that everyone can take advantage of this opportunity.
[00:03:25.750]Dates and sign up information can be found on the slide
[00:03:29.070]and registration is a quick online form.
[00:03:31.570]So head to our website for more information
[00:03:33.960]and to get registered today.
[00:03:36.040]You can find it at nube.unl.edu.
[00:03:43.800]Engineering Readiness Academy
[00:03:45.360]is an academic residential program
[00:03:47.520]designed to provide a headstart for our incoming engineering
[00:03:50.420]and construction management students.
[00:03:52.950]During this week long experience,
[00:03:54.770]students will get to brush up on skills
[00:03:56.740]prior to the start of the new academic year.
[00:04:00.060]Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty,
[00:04:02.830]staff, current students, and alumni
[00:04:05.320]to begin building relationships,
[00:04:07.450]participate in a community service project,
[00:04:10.410]gain strategies for academic success
[00:04:13.030]and receive supplemental instruction
[00:04:14.940]to ensure their success
[00:04:16.390]upon beginning their undergraduate career.
[00:04:20.220]Spots for this excellent opportunity are limited.
[00:04:23.200]So if you're interested, please sign up early
[00:04:25.440]and reach out to us if you have any questions.
[00:04:28.270]For more information including dates and registration,
[00:04:31.080]please visit our website at era.unl.edu.
[00:04:39.730]As new students,
[00:04:40.670]we highly recommend that you get involved
[00:04:42.610]outside of the classroom.
[00:04:44.400]This can include joining one of the many
[00:04:46.610]college of engineering student organizations.
[00:04:49.750]Several are listed on this slide,
[00:04:51.390]but this is just a short list.
[00:04:53.570]We have organizations
[00:04:54.760]ranging from student councils and boards
[00:04:56.920]that serve the college much like a student government.
[00:05:00.860]Student organizations that are based on shared identities.
[00:05:05.280]Lots of student organizations
[00:05:06.780]that work on a variety of competitions
[00:05:09.020]and major engineering projects together.
[00:05:12.180]We have service-based organizations
[00:05:14.280]such as Engineering Ambassadors
[00:05:16.310]or Engineers Without Borders.
[00:05:18.460]And finally, there are organizations for students
[00:05:21.310]based on your major or career interest.
[00:05:24.740]Several events are held
[00:05:25.870]in the first week of classes on campus
[00:05:27.680]to highlight even more student organizations
[00:05:30.490]and help you sign up to get involved.
[00:05:33.200]There are several benefits to getting involved on campus
[00:05:35.930]including helping you get connected to campus,
[00:05:38.970]build your community,
[00:05:40.340]hone skills that future employers look for,
[00:05:43.240]and provide students an opportunity
[00:05:44.840]to discover their passions, strengths, and talents.
[00:05:51.170]Whether you want to work in industry,
[00:05:53.060]pursue graduate school or otherwise,
[00:05:55.240]Engineering Career Services
[00:05:56.670]supports you on your individual path to success.
[00:06:00.260]Engineering Career Services
[00:06:01.690]can help you with all parts of the job search
[00:06:04.140]from mock interviews to resumes to salary negotiation.
[00:06:08.930]After meeting with the Career Services team,
[00:06:11.430]you'll be able to take your new skills and resume
[00:06:13.910]to a career fair.
[00:06:15.460]Students may attend a variety of fairs throughout the year
[00:06:18.270]such as the University-Wide STEM Fair
[00:06:20.890]or the building industry specific fair,
[00:06:23.150]the Durham School Career Fair.
[00:06:25.330]Make sure to keep an eye out
[00:06:26.650]for any career related events
[00:06:28.670]happening on campus throughout the year
[00:06:30.620]like employer tabling, workshops, or walk in events.
[00:06:34.630]Simply read your email
[00:06:35.690]to stay on top of all of the upcoming
[00:06:37.390]professional development opportunities.
[00:06:43.700]During the enrollment process
[00:06:45.010]you will get to meet with your academic advisor.
[00:06:47.710]Academic advisors in Engineering Student Services
[00:06:50.250]will generally meet with you throughout the first two years
[00:06:52.930]and then help you transition to a faculty advisor.
[00:06:56.430]Advisors will help you with things like core scheduling
[00:06:59.570]and long-term planning,
[00:07:01.270]answering college policy and curriculum questions,
[00:07:04.200]discussing course load commitment and balancing classes,
[00:07:07.760]involvement, work, and personal life.
[00:07:10.550]We can also help you in adding a minor, changing your major,
[00:07:13.930]pursuing an education abroad experience,
[00:07:16.840]navigating difficulties in a course,
[00:07:18.730]and getting you connected to resources.
[00:07:21.740]Whatever your goals are,
[00:07:22.850]the entire advising and engineering student services staff
[00:07:25.760]are here to help you along the way.
[00:07:27.860]To learn more about our advisors and ESS staff
[00:07:30.970]please visit engss.unl.edu.
[00:07:40.040]We care about your success
[00:07:41.360]and provide opportunities for you to get additional support
[00:07:44.190]with your academics.
[00:07:45.740]The college of engineering
[00:07:46.830]offers the Engineering Resource Center
[00:07:48.930]which provides peer tutoring for your math, science,
[00:07:51.870]and first two years of engineering courses.
[00:07:55.030]We will be sending you information
[00:07:56.800]to your university email account
[00:07:58.560]with more information as we get closer
[00:08:00.530]to the start of the year
[00:08:01.580]so you can know when and where to find tutors
[00:08:04.590]for your supplemental instruction and support.
[00:08:10.690]Finally, I want to leave you
[00:08:11.900]with our top tips to be successful
[00:08:14.120]as you prepare for classes to begin.
[00:08:17.150]First, check your email.
[00:08:19.160]Don't miss out on the alerts from your instructors,
[00:08:21.580]opportunities for internships or scholarships and more.
[00:08:25.100]Get in the habit and start this summer.
[00:08:27.630]We'll be contacting you
[00:08:28.630]about ways you can prepare for your first semester soon.
[00:08:33.010]Second, don't be afraid to build relationships
[00:08:35.310]with your faculty and staff.
[00:08:37.650]ESS in the college of engineering
[00:08:39.100]have an amazing staff ready to support you
[00:08:41.440]and we want you to know that we can help you succeed.
[00:08:44.680]We often can point you to resources
[00:08:46.700]that you maybe hadn't yet thought about,
[00:08:48.850]help facilitate connections
[00:08:50.490]and generally help you work towards your goals.
[00:08:53.580]You can get to know our faculty staff more on our website
[00:08:56.730]and we encourage you to stop by and say hello
[00:08:59.450]in our offices once you arrive on campus.
[00:09:01.940]We are so eager to meet you.
[00:09:05.020]Our next tip is to ask for help when you need it
[00:09:07.750]and ask early before a situation becomes overwhelming.
[00:09:11.900]You can go to your advisor,
[00:09:13.470]any engineering student services staff member
[00:09:15.940]or any faculty or other staff member
[00:09:18.080]you've met along the way.
[00:09:21.800]And finally, get involved early.
[00:09:24.400]Join at least one student organization on campus
[00:09:26.930]preferably in engineering.
[00:09:28.850]You'll have a built-in study group,
[00:09:30.550]connections for internships or jobs
[00:09:32.500]and just a good community of friends.
[00:09:38.950]Thank you for taking the time to review this video.
[00:09:41.900]We are excited to meet you
[00:09:43.290]through advising in the start of the school year.
[00:09:45.930]For more information or to get in touch with us
[00:09:48.260]you can visit the ESS website at engss.unl.edu.
[00:09:56.690]Again, welcome to the college of engineering and go big red.
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