STEM Students Explored Career Opportunities This Month!

Constructor for a Day – 2017

Robert J. Korenic, Youngstown State University Associate Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology, in collaboration with the Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) hosted the 25th annual “Constructor for A Day” program.  The event is a proven way to strengthen ties between contractors and students attending YSU who are majoring in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology as well as Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Students met at the A.P. O’Horo Company on Belmont Avenue and then toured local job sites (such as bridges on Interstate 80, the Niles Wastewater Treatment Plant, Mahoning Valley Sanitary District facility and more).  The program allows students to see firsthand practical applications of their education.  It also provides students the opportunity to network with area contractors and to see the various areas of the field that are available to work in with a degree in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology or Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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STEM Expo – Fall 2017

The STEM Expo was a tremendous success this fall. There was a total of 78 employers who participated in the expo. Students in all STEM majors could meet with employers to discuss available positions and job requirements. The expo event was created to provide students with internships, co-ops, full-time jobs, and part-time jobs. In total, there were 833 students that came to the expo in hopes of finding an opportunity in their designated career field.

If you were unable to attend the fall expo, don’t panic! There will be another expo this spring! For more information, contact STEM Professional Services at stem.jobs@ysu.edu.

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Join Handshake!

If you haven’t already joined Handshake, now is the time to do it! The Career and Professional Services at YSU switched to Handshake and they will use the database for all future communications and job postings. Handshake is home to over 200,000 employers from a wide variety of career fields. Every current student at YSU already has an account on Handshake. All you will need to do is go to the login page and enter your YSU credentials. If you are an alumnus who would wish to join Handshake, contact STEM Professional Services at stem.jobs@ysu.edu. For all the mobile users out there, Handshake also has a free app available to both Android and Apple users. Handshake offers you the ability to upload a resume for employers to view when they see your profile. Handshake also provides all students with various job openings that they can apply for right on the site that correspond to their chosen career field.

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National Manufacturing Day and Design Competition– 2017

On October 6, 2017, YSU celebrated National Manufacturing Day. There were various events held across campus from 11-3.

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There were 5 events that took place in the WCBA:

Industry Showcase A talk with industry professionals about their profession and the various technologies of manufacturing.
The Wonder of 3D Printing Ashley Martof, a recent YSU graduate and former intern at America Makes, shared her engaging insights about how 3D printing attracted her to a manufacturing career.
Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Joseph Angelo, Director of the WCBA Entrepreneurship Center, shared how many of the best (and worst) entrepreneurial aspirations are tied to manufacturing.
LaunchLab LaunchLab provides a multidisciplinary learning environment and maker space that supports education, learning, and innovation.

There were 3 events held in Moser Hall:

Center For Innovation in Additive Manufacturing, CIAM As one of the only universities in the country to have all 7 Additive Manufacturing Processes, visitors were able to learn how YSU is at the cutting edge of the next revolution in manufacturing.
CNC/AMBIT Lab Visitors could see how YSU students and faculty use computer-controlled additive and subtractive processes to create complex components.
Automation and Robotics Lab They assemble cars, sort products and do increasingly complex tasks in ever closer cooperation with humans. Visitors saw how robotics and automation can be used to support safe, efficient manufacturing processes.

There were two additional events:

Bliss Hall Foundry (Located in Bliss Hall) Where molten metal is transformed into functional and artistic castings, the Bliss Hall Foundry provides support metal casting activities across multiple disciplines at YSU.
Historical Center of Industry and Labor Visitors learned about the steel industry that dominated Youngstown in the 20th century and got to check out the “last hearts” (the final batches of steel produced at each of the mills before they closed).

 

National Manufacturing Day Design Competition – 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 3D Design Competition winners, Larry and Mariah, from Austintown! The 3D Printing Design Competition allowed students, 13 years of age and older, to test original designs for useful products that can ordinarily be purchased commercially, but that might be 3D printed at a competitive cost or with improvements to function or value. Winners, Larry and Mariah, will receive a New FlashForge Finder 3D Printer.

Fall 2017 STEM Expo is October 5th!

The STEM Professional Services office in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics hosts the semi-annual Fall 2017 STEM Expo from 12 to 4 p.m. October 5, 2017, in Stambaugh Stadium, Gymnasiums A & B at Youngstown State University.

Employers from private, non-profit and government sectors are invited to participate in the event to recruit and fill available internship and co-op, and full-time/entry-level Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics positions. Currently there are over 80 employers registered for the event.

The Expo is open to all current STEM students and STEM Alumni who are either seeking an internship/co-op for the upcoming year or a full-time/entry level position.  The Expo is a great opportunity to build awareness about your organization, learn more about student dynamics, and to potentially connect with faculty in various academic departments.

For more information, call the STEM Professional Services office at 330-941-2151.

 

STEM Professional Services Student Resource Events

Looking for a way to get your feet wet in a STEM career field? The College of STEM has you covered! There have been several events created for STEM students to meet employers, learn how to be successful while searching for jobs, and learn the specifics for various companies who hire a tremendous amount of YSU students. Every event is open to students who are interested in internship/co-op or full-time job opportunities. There is no registration to participate.

 

How to Be Successful at an Expo

  • There will be multiple information sessions that will provide you with the knowledge you will need to know about being successful at an expo. Below are the dates, locations, and times of each session:
Dates Time Presenter Company Location
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm Kevin Hawkins Progressive Moser Hall, Room 2400
Monday, September 25. 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm Lisa Wise Eaton Corporation Moser Hall, Room 2400
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:30pm-3:30pm Chris Allen Vallourec USA Corp. Lincoln Building, Cafaro Suite, Room 510
Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:00pm-5:00pm Chris Allen Vallourec USA Corp. Moser Hall, Room 2400
Monday, October 2, 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm Chris Allen Vallourec USA Corp. Moser Hall, Room 2400

 

Fall 2017 Employer Information Sessions

  • There will be various companies from the area that will be discussing their companies (what they do) and what they look for in potential employees.
    • All Employers seeking to fill Internship/Co-op and full-time positions:

 

Date Time Company Information Session Location
Monday, October 2, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm RoviSys Information Session Moser Hall, Room 2400
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 3:30pm-4:30pm Vallourec Information Session Moser Hall, Room 2400
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:45pm-2:15pm Nucor Information Session Moser Hall, Room 2400
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:15pm-3:15pm Nucor Interview Workshop Moser Hall, Room 2400
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 4:00pm-5:00pm Vallourec Information Session Moser Hall, Room 2400
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm Honda Information Session Moser Hall, Room 2400

 

College of STEM Fall Expo 2017

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12pm-4pm at Stambaugh Stadium
    • Companies Seeking Science Majors for Internship/Co-ops and Full-time Opportunities:
      • Component Repair Technologies Dominion Energy · Johnson Matthey · Mercy Health · Naval Nuclear Laboratory · Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District · Ohio Army National Guard · Ohio Environmental Protection Agency · The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company · TIMET · U.S. Air Force Reserve · USMC Officer Selection Office

For more information on any of these events, contact STEM Professional Services at stem.jobs@ysu.edu.

 

Building Bridges Panel Discussion

Recently Sherri Hrusovski, Director for the STEM Professional Services office with the College of STEM at Youngstown State University recently arranged and participated in the “Building Bridges from High School to College to Career through Internship Experiences” panel discussion at the Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) Conference on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Other panel participants included Student – Rana Abu-Hashim – Chemical Engineering, STEM Co-op of the Year at the YSU College of STEM and Graduate of Chaney High School; John Pierko, Vice President – Technical Services, ms consultants, inc.; Pam Lubich, STEM Coordinator, Chaney High School (Youngstown City Schools); and facilitated by Judith Crocker, Workforce and Talent Development Consultant.

As the lead for the STEM Outreach Initiative grant program, Youngstown State University College of STEM initiated the partnership between local employers and the Chaney High School STEM program. The goal was to create internship opportunities for qualified Chaney High School students with local employers. Students who were interested in the program had to complete an application process (Application, complete a 500 word essay, and obtain parent permission if they were under 17 years of age), attend a 2-day Career Development work-shop, and then interview with the employers. After the student completed the entire process successfully, and then enrolled at Youngstown State University, the grant provided the students with a $1,500.00 scholarship divided into two semesters. Rana Abu-Hashim who participated with the panel was one of these success stories.

The panel concentrated on how high school internships provide students an opportunity to apply curriculum to the workplace. Strong partnerships, with high school and college staff, workforce intermediaries, and willing employers allow students to bridge from school to college to a successful career with a strong resumé, documented work experience related to their degree, and enhanced earning power. In this panel presentation, representatives from the partners will describe their roles and provide examples of how they work together to help high school students successfully obtain internship/co-op positions. These programs benefit the students and the schools by helping students determine their career and academic pathways. These decisions help benefit the schools, the employers, and the regional economy.

Intern of the Year: Carmen Marinucci

Carmen MarinucciJunior mechanical engineering student Carmen Marinucci has been named Intern of the Year 2016 for his internship work with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron.

Each year, one student is selected to receive the award for outstanding performance on the job and positive influence in the community. The Intern of the Year Award was presented at the annual Internship/Co-op Appreciation Event.

Carmen worked for Goodyear in the Global Engineering division on the curing team.

“My team specifically was curing, which is a process in making the tire—it’s one of the last processes, the vulcanization of rubber,” said Carmen.

He said that he was assigned to all different sorts of projects during his internship, including design and research. Being on summer rotations, Carmen will resume his work with Goodyear during the summer, this time in North Carolina.

When asked about his classroom work, he said that it has been affected by his internship immensely. He has experienced what it’s like to take classroom knowledge into the “real world.”

“I’ve learned that it’s important to just learn as much as you can because you never know when you’re going to have to use it,” said Carmen.

Not only did he perform well on the job, but he has also involved himself in academic groups on campus. Carmen is a member of STEM Leadership Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program. He also presented a project at QUEST and the STEM Showcase this semester, as he has in the past.

Carmen’s advice for finding a good internship? All STEM students should attend the STEM Expos, even freshmen. Goodyear was the first company he spoke with during last year’s fall expo, and he clearly made a good decision in that.

Spring 2017 STEM Expo

The STEM Professional Services office in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics hosts the semi-annual STEM Expo on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.

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The Expo is open to all current STEM students and STEM Alumni who are either seeking an internship/co-op for the upcoming year or a full-time/entry level position.

Formal attire is required, and students are advised to bring several copies of their resumes. Registration is not required.

For more information, call the STEM Professional Services office at 330-941-2151.

Fall 2016 STEM Expo

The STEM Professional Services office in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics hosts the semi-annual Fall 2016 STEM Expo on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.

Employers fromprivate, non-profit, and government sectors are invited to participate in the event to recruit and fill available internship/co-op and full-time/entry-level science, technology, engineering and mathematic positions. Employers can register here until Friday, September 30, 2016, or until registration is filled to participate in the event. Currently there are more than 60 employers registered for the event

The Expo is open to all current STEM students and STEM alumni who are either seeking an internship/co-op for the upcoming year or a full-time/entry level position.  The Expo is a great opportunity to build awareness about your organization, to learn more about student dynamics, and to potentially connect with faculty in various academic departments.

For more information, call the STEM Professional Services office at 330-941-2151.

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Developing Strong Regional Partnerships

Sherri Hrusovski, Coordinator for the STEM Professional Services office with the College of STEM at Youngstown State University recently presented along with Vicki Thompson, Director of Adult Education Programs at Trumbull Career & Technical Center (TCTC) and Kelly Darney, Director of Adult Education at Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (CCCTC) at the Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) Conference on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The three colleagues presented on Developing Strong Regional Partnerships.

As the lead for the Oh-Penn Internship Clearing House grant and the PICAM2 (aka Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops2), Youngstown State University College of STEM initiated the partnership with the educational institutions from Ohio and Pennsylvania during the OH-Penn grant and then became a part of the OMIC2 grant proposal which only involved the State of Ohio institutions. The goal was to create a network of educational institutions and employers to support internships and co-ops.

Partners in this initiative include:

OHIO
Eastern Gateway Community College
Choffin Career & Technical Center
Columbiana Co. Career & Tech Center
Mahoning Co. Career & Tech Center
Trumbull Career & Tech Center
Kent State University – Trumbull

PENNSYLVANIA
Butler Co. Community College
Penn State University – Shenango
Slippery Rock University
Theil College

The presentation was geared towards discussing the collaboration between the entities, the struggles, the benefits, and how to be a success while building strong partnerships. This presentation has also been accepted for the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Second Annual Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops (OMIC2) Grantee Meeting on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Columbus State Delaware Campus. Presenting it will be Terry Hutson, Assistant Director, Columbiana County Career & Technical Center (CCCTC); and Christina Costello, Assistant Coordinator from YSU Williamson College of Business Administration.