Spartan Engineer Success Program

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Define your success.

Spartan Engineer Success Program serves to help students at all levels, and especially during transition from their first year to their second year, through a series of events to help increase their social, personal, professional and academic development. Doing so will help with the retention rate of students, their sense of belonging to SJSU and the College of Engineering, and solidify what they want to do after graduation.

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To Do...Done!

Academic and Career/Professional Development checklists [pdf] help you make a plan and track your progress toward success.

Do you have 30 to 59 units? Need an academic boost?

See an ESSC Advisor

Fall 2021 Success Events

Our Fall 2021 success program has kicked off with a mix of events to boost your professional, social, personal, and academic success.

See event calendar for details

New Events for Spring 2021

We listened to your feedback and have created several new events for Spring. Topics include Research Opportunities, Networking and Elevator Pitch, Mock Interviews, and What to do in Your Summer. See the calendar below for details.

Review the slides from the 2021 Scholarship workshop [pdf] with ESSC and the Financial Aid Office.

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Fall 2020 Success Event Highlights

Missed an event? Want to refresh your memory? Read more about the Welcome Event and the workshops on Time Management, Peer Tutoring, and Study Abroad.

Resumania was not to be missed, and the department Faculty Panel Meet & Greet sessions were a big success.

How to Get a Scholarship workshops and Career versus School: Life After SJSU wrapped up in November 2020.

Spring 2021 Success Events

Event On,Jan26

Spartan Sophomore Success Spring Welcome

Event starts at:,12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC, Career Center, and MEP/MESA
Event On,Feb2

How to Create your own Time Management

Event starts at:,1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC
Event On,Feb3

How to Create your own Time Management

Event starts at:,10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC
Event On,Feb4

Chemical Engineering Faculty Panel

Event starts at:,1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and ChE department
Event On,Feb11

Civil Engineering Faculty Panel

Event starts at:,11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and CEE department
Event On,Feb16

Study Abroad Workshop

Event starts at:, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and Study Abroad
Event On,Feb17

Resumania

Event starts at:,1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event On,Feb22

How to get a Scholarship

Event starts at:,1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and Christine Cha from Financial Aid
Event On,Feb25

Research Opportunities Workshop

Event starts at:,10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and Dr. Xiao Su
Event On,Mar18

Resumania

Event starts at:,6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and Braven
Event On,Mar22

Networking and Elevator Pitch with Alum

Event starts at:,4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and Braven
Event On,Mar29

Civil Engineering Faculty Panel

Event is located at:,Presented by ESSC and CEE department
Event On,Apr19

What to do in your Summer (Academics)

Event starts at:,11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC
Event On,Apr20

Mock Interviews

Event starts at:,5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and Braven
Event On,Apr21

What to do in your Summer (Career)

Event starts at:,1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event On,Apr22

Career Versus School: Life After SJSU

Event starts at:,12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Event is located at:,Presented by the ESSC, GAPE, and Career Center
Staff of Engineering Student Success Center

Message from the Coordinator

Thank you all so much for attending a Sophomore Success Event this past Fall semester. Since our first event launched in August 2020, a total of 147 students have participated. With everything going on--COVID, the fires, and other personal issues that this may have brought up for you--this semester has been extremely difficult. We hope to have given you helpful resources and confidence in your academics and your future career. We have heard your requests for future events: more career events such as internships, resume and cover letter reviews, networking events with faculty and alumni, and recruiters from different companies. You also mentioned events regarding financial and academic help. We are happy to announce that we will be hosting such events (dates and times TBA). Please see our web page for up-to-date information, and keep in mind that these events are for all SJSU students from all majors and class standing. I look forward to continuing to serve you, and I am happy to bring events again in the spring. All the best, Jesus Santos

Fall 2020 Success Events

Event OnAug20

Sophomore Welcome

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Career Center, and MEP/MESA
Event OnAug24

How to Create your own Time Management

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC
Event OnAug27

How to Create your own Time Management

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC
Event OnSep1

Do I need Peer Tutoring?

Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Michelle Hager and Sarah Uminski
Event OnSep2

Do I need Peer Tutoring?

Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location: Presented by the ESSC, Michelle Hager and Sarah Uminski
Event OnSep9

Study Abroad

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Vid Raatior
Event OnSep10

Study Abroad

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Vid Raatior
Event OnSep17

Resumania

Time:1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event OnOct1

Professor Meet and Greet (BME)

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location: Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Selvaduray, Dr. Yun. and Dr. Erogbogbo
Event OnOct6

Professor Meet and Greet (ISE)

Time:3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Location: Presented by the ESSC Dr. Erdogan and  Dr. Dessouky
Event OnOct12

Professor Meet and Greet (Electrical Engineering)

Time:6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Location: Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Pham and Dr. Banafa
Event OnOct13

What Careers to do with your specific major?

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Career Center
Event OnOct15

Professor Meet and Greet (General Engineering) 

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Hsu
Event OnOct19

Professor Meet and Greet (Computer Engineering) 

Time:3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Jetcheva and Dr. Rojas
Event OnOct21

Professor Meet and Greet (Computer Engineering)

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Karimian and Dr. Agumbe Suresh
Event OnOct26

Professor Meet and Greet (ME)

Time:1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC, Dr. Okamoto and Dr. Viswanathan
Event OnOct28

Professor Meet and Greet (Engineering)

Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC,  Dr. Caires (CS) and Dr. Mysore (ME)
Event OnNov10

How to get a Scholarship

Time:2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Christine Cha from Financial Aid
Event OnNov18

How to get a Scholarship

Time:4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC and Christine Cha from Financial Aid
Event OnNov19

Career Versus School: Life After SJSU

Time:1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location:Presented by the ESSC