The EECS Alumni Society
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has an alumni group whose objective is to promote fellowship and communication among the alumni, faculty and students of the School in order to work for the improvement of all. There are no dues or fees to join and the society is structured around a board of directors that directs the activities. These activities can include membership in alumni committees, participating alumni mentoring program, offering practitioner feedback, helping to enhance communications between alumni and students, assisting students in projects, and attending/speaking at technical talks and conferences. Please contact Cathy Schultz at email@example.com if you would like to join.
From the president:
Penn State EECS Alumni Society – State of the Society Year End 2016
To our members and friends of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:
The members of our School of EECS Alumni Society Board of Directors and I are honored to represent the alumni of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State. Many of us, like many of you, graduated from a department or college that is now part of a school. What’s important is that the consolidation of the School has brought us all together, enriching our story and our experience, and we are so proud.
Our Society exists to offer you, its members, opportunities to renew or strengthen your connection with the university, fellow alumni, faculty, staff and students through activities, events, social media and updates like this one.
We run one of the most successful alumni mentoring programs at Penn State, with over 250 alumni mentor/student pairs participating last year. We are active on campus, offering alumni experience and insight to student organizations, in the classroom, through resume reviews and mock interviews with the career center, as alumni ambassadors for prospective students and through Society sponsored events, like the EECS tailgate. We annually host Silicon Happy Valley to exchange technical ideas and to reconnect with fellow alums.
Our signature professional exchange event, Silicon Happy Valley, brings industry partners, alumni, faculty and students together to share academic research and industry experiences in a day long mix of presentation and panel discussions. Our next Silicon Happy Valley, focused on Disruptive Technologies, is planned for October 3, 2017 at the Nittany Lion Inn. This is during the Engineering Career Fair, to hopefully increase student participation and offer industry partners more opportunity to engage with students and alumni alike. I encourage you to present, participate or just attend what has proven to be an enriching and rewarding experience for all who do.
I’d like to share a bit about our plans for the future. Our immediate priority is to reach out to you, our fellow alumni, to ask for your ideas about how to interest you and engage you in the Society and our activities and events. We are also currently investigating opportunities to plan and participate in events outside of University Park, perhaps in collaboration with local chapters of the Penn State Alumni Association and to let you know when faculty or staff or Penn State alumni activities are coming to your area. I’d welcome your advice, ideas and recommendations, which you can share with us by contacting Cathy Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org, or me, email@example.com.
I’m proud of Penn State and the School of EECS. I hope you’ll join us at an upcoming event and follow one of our groups on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Together we can take this further: We Are Penn State.
Andy Berger, BSEE, ’88.
President, School of EECS Alumni Society
Additionally, the College of Engineering has an alumni society, PSEAS, which offers many activities and networking opportunities for the College of Engineering. Please visit their website to learn more about this organization.