Student Programs and MESA


Build Your Experience

Your Engineering journey in the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering is about more than your academic training. Engineer your unique experience and build your success at SJSU and beyond.

Access Engineering

Engineering Ambassador

Engineering Ambassadors Program (EAP)

Interested in giving back to the community? Help inspire the next generation of engineers as a volunteer or ambassador doing STEM/College outreach with local youth while developing critical professional skills. EAP is part of the national Engineering Ambassador Network.

College of Engineering Grads

MESA Engineering Program (MEP)

Since 1983 MEP has been a learning community to students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Engineering/Computer Science who face educational/economic barriers to academic success. Learn more and apply now to become a part of our 20,000+ MESA statewide community.

SOLES team with trophy

Engineering Student Organizations (SOS)

Find your engineering community among the over 60 affiliated student organizations. Whether you are looking for technical projects, professional development, peer networks, honor societies, etc., explore and find what works for you.

Students at Career Fair

GO Program

The GO Program encourages you to take an active role in preparing for your engineering career. Current engineering students (including aviation and industrial technology) can earn points by participating in career-preparedness activities. Cash out your points for prizes that can help you in your career!

Student talking to Advisor

Your Journey to Career Readiness (YJ2CR)

Early strategic career planning and preparation is critical. Explore career options, build critical job search tools, and launch your career with this self-paced online canvas course and when you are ready connect to Student Resource Groups and advisors to take your career development to the next level.

Engage Engineering

Students at Conference

Conference for Engineering Diversity (CED)

A collaboration between SJSU collegiate chapters of NSBE (BASE), SASE, SHPE-MAES (SOLES) and SWE, CED brings together undergraduate students and industry professionals for a day of TechTalks, Diversity Discussions, Professional development and networking.

GTI Studetns in Tiawan

Global Technology Initiative (GTI)

In 2004, the SJSU Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering established a $1 million Global Technology Initiative, with the mission of giving SJSU students a global perspective on technology and business developments. Its goal is to expand students’ horizons about the opportunities and challenges of a global economy, to expose them to global environmental and energy problems in which technology plays a central role, and to motivate their learning of global issues and different cultures.

Students at WIE conference

Women in Engineering

Inspire the next generation of women innovators by creating a learning community of students, professors, and industry professionals in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Speaker Series

Student at Dean's Talk

Dean's Career Conversations

Join us for an afternoon of conversation with alumni and other professionals from a variety of engineering fields. During small roundtable conversations with some of our most accomplished alumni and industry connections, you will have a chance to ask questions, gain industry insights, and discuss your career development. In order to keep the conversations small, participation is limited to 20 students at each event.

Students listening to Speaker

GreenTalk Speaker Series

Practicing engineers, scientists, and technical experts deliver up-to-date briefings on how engineers deal with environmental issues.

Interdisciplinary Speaker Series

These interdisciplinary talks are available to faculty, staff and students in an effort to bridge the boundaries between departments and research areas.

Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium

Since Fall 2002, the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering has hosted the Silicon Valley Leaders Symposium (SVLS). The Symposium hosts industry and technology leaders to talk about business and technology trends. It also features prominent leaders who discuss broader societal and political issues that shape our life and society.