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Engineering Alumni Return to Mercer to Talk to Students About Careers

February 19, 2007

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

WHO: Fifteen Mercer University engineering alumni, representing a number of career fields, will return to campus to talk with students in the School of Engineering. More than 150 students are expected to attend the event.
WHAT: The Careers in Engineering Roundtable, now in its twelfth year, brings successful Mercer Engineering Alumni back to campus to speak with students about their experiences in the real world. This popular program, held in conjunction with National Engineers Week, helps students learn more about possible career paths after graduation.
WHEN:   Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE:  Mercer University School of Engineering Building Room 210. Use the South Campus entrance, off Mercer University Drive.
WHY:  The Mercer University School of Engineering is hosting the event in conjunction with National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24. Engineers Week is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to the quality of life, National Engineers Week promotes recognition among parents, educators and students of the importance of a technical education.
There will be many opportunities for video and photos. Media interested in doing interviews with students or alumni or getting still photographs or video should contact Mark Vanderhoek at (478) 301-4037.