Friday, November 20, 2015

UHart Partnership with Electric Boat

UHart Partnership with Electric Boat will Provide Job and Internship Opportunities

Kate Darcy Hohenthal, assistant director of student engagement and experiential education in Career Services, has worked with Electric Boat representatives to obtain a guarantee of eight internships for engineering students. In addition to these eight positions, the University of Hartford will compete with nine other higher education institutions to fill another anticipated 80 internship openings for summer 2016.

Over the next five years, Electric Boat has projected it will have 5,000 jobs to fill due to retirements and through the building of 10 new submarines. In order to maximize this opportunity, Hohenthal, together with Julie Spring, director of collegiate student services in CETA, and Barney School faculty member Celia Lofink, worked with student clubs and organizations to bring Electric Boat to campus on Nov. 10. Special thanks to the student clubs and organizations, which hosted this Electric Boat event: ASA (Acoustical Society of America), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers), BGS (Beta Gamma Sigma), BLC (Barney Leadership Council), and GIS (Gamma Iota Sigma).

Eric Simonelli, college relations human resource specialist for Electric Boat, and Stephanie Davis, internship and co-op program recruitment coordinator, provided students with an overview of Electric Boat and the internship and job opportunities that are available. They discussed the application process and demonstrated how to apply via the Electric Boat website. University of Hartford alumna Tiffany Cartier '09, M'12, who works as a structural engineer at Electric Boat, shared her experience transitioning from being a student to becoming an Electric Boat employee.

Career Services is working to bring Electric Boat back to campus for additional career readiness events. Upcoming events will be posted to CareerBridge.
CETA and Barney School of Business academic and student club leaders are pictured at the Nov. 10 Electric Boat event. Seated: Barney faculty member Celia Lofink and CETA Associate Dean Hisham Alnajjar. Back row (l-r): Julie Spring of CETA; students Daniel Pappalardo, Lucas Shearer, Hamza Salameh, Brandon Williams, Lane Miller, Jessy Oliverez, and Christopher Springthorpe; and Michael Malone, who represented Student Affairs.

Unotes - 11/19/15
K. Hohenthal

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