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Feb 25 / Carmen Gamlin

Attention all WSU Engineering Students Working in Industry – Are You Enrolled in a Co-op Course?

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It is a smart career decision to register for the Co-op Course in order to document your work in industry. Your Career Services Co-op Coordinators can assist you in registering for this course even after regular registration period is complete. After all, jobs do not always start neatly when a semester begins.

There are at least 5 reasons that WSU Engineering students should register for one of the co-op courses each time they work in industry.

1. BE 3500 – “Co-op Record” documents your work in industry on your official transcript. Your resume and transcript should reflect each other. Employers will see your engagement with the co-op / internship process. When you apply to jobs for the rest of your career, your transcript will be requested. Employers that participate with co-op or internships with any university know that a formal co-op program exists; students generally register for a campus course when they are working in industry. Having the course on your record each semester will say that you work with the systems without question.

2. The course may help you to keep full time status active with the university. Without the enrollment in the course, it appears that you have “stopped-out” for a semester or two. You should communicate the benefits of enrolling in this course with your financial aid advisor and academic advisor. Some students may need to be enrolled to remain on their parent’s health insurance. This course could be the solution to these issues.

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3. Professional Schools will note the gaps in your transcript when you are applying. Just like applicants for employment have to explain gaps in employment on their resume, applicants for professional schools have to explain the gaps in enrollment on their transcript. When you register for the BE 3500 course, you have continuous enrollment.

4. Having a campus-based, career service professional dedicated to you while working off campus is ideal. This is part of the role of a Co-op Coordinator. When work politics arise (and they usually do) having open communication with someone with your best interest in mind is a benefit of course enrollment.

5. It is free! The BE 3500 – 0 credit Co-op Record course has $0.00 tuition. If you are not enrolled in other campus courses, the registration fee is even waived. If you want credit for your work in industry then you should enroll for the one credit course. This is coordinated through the academic departments. Your Academic Advisor will be able to advise you in the correct procedure.

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So if you are an undergraduate student not registered this semester, call (313) 577-3390 to reach your Co-op Coordinator assigned to your major.

Maureen Carmen and Diane

Graduate Engineering Students

Graduate students will have a course in each of their major departments. This is required if you are an international student working or planning to work in industry. Graduate internship courses have a different format than the career services course for undergraduate majors however each departmental course will indicate a semester of working in industry. If you are a graduate student, you should contact your Academic Advisor to see your options.

As the College of Engineering, Career Services Consultant, I remain available to you if you have career concerns or career related good news. I can be reached at 313 577-8336, or connect with me on LinkedIn,

Feb 24 / Carmen Gamlin

ASCE Student Night in McGregor for Local Civil Engineering Students, Tues, Feb 24th 5:00 Pm in McGregor

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38th Annual ASCE Student Night

at Wayne State University

Tuesday, February 24th

McGregor Memorial Conference Center

5:00 – 9:00

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WSU Civil Engineering Students 

along with  other Civil Engineering students from universities across

Southeastern Michigan

Network with Industry Leaders


The Following Companies will be attending:

  • Applied Science, Inc.
  • AEW
  • Barr Engineering
  • Commercial Contracting Corporation
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
  • FK Engineering Associates
  • Giffels Webster
  • G2 Consulting
  • HDR Engineering
  • Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.
  • NTH
  • OHM Advisors
  • PEA
  • Power Engineering
  • Road Commission for Oakland County
  • Spalding DeDecker
  • Spicer Group
  • Tetra Tech
  • Turner Construction Company
  • WadeTrim

It is a great time to be an Engineer!

Feb 17 / Carmen Gamlin

VITEC is Recruiting WSU Engineering for a Product Engineer


WSU Domestic and Canadian Students!

VITEC is seeking your resumes! to the attention of Lawanda Russell


Primary Purpose of Job:  Responsible for coordination of the design (to meet PFMEA/SOR/Source Package/ESOW & Customer Requirements), fabrication, installation, and launch of manufacturing equipment for fuel storage and delivery systems.

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Specific Duties:

  • Safety – Operate all machinery and equipment observing and adhering to all safety procedures.
  • Develop and maintain project folders on VITEC network (inclusive of ADVPR, BOM, design studies, presentations, test results, engineering reports, CAE reports, etc.).
  • Coordinate the design, fabrication, installation and setup of head tooling, moulds, cooling fixtures, finish lines and assembly equipment.
  • Support production launch of new equipment by troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, and programming issues.
  • Develop troubleshooting manuals and set-up guides during the launching of new manufacturing equipment.
  • Maintain open issues lists with manufacturing equipment suppliers.
  • Review statement of requirements (CTS/SSTS/Source Package/ESOW) and design specifications of fuel tank storage and delivery systems (FTS&DS).
  • Create and update Bill of Materials (BOM) and Product Structures within QAD.
  • Develop and update project timelines.
  • Facilitate determination of component suppliers.
  • Perform Design Failure Mode Effects and Analyses (DFMEA) for FTS&DS.
  • Coordinate design for manufacturability (DFM).
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plans, manufacturing layouts, etc.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of operator instructions.
  • Manage engineering changes through the TPM system. Engineers are responsible for initiating, tracking, coordinating TPMs that are driven by customer engineering changes.
  • Assist in prototype manufacturing of FTS&DS.
  • Create ADVPR and coordinate testing, analysis of test results, updates to ADVPR, and work to resolve any test failures.
  • Create PVPR and coordinate testing, analysis of test results, updates to PVPR, and work to resolve any test failures.
  • Responsible for coordination of prototype part builds (build request) and for assisting with prototype part production.
  • Assist with Pre-Production Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Analyze quality test results and perform engineering analysis to ensure production meets quality requirements.
  • Assist with implementation of process changes to improve production efficiency and quality of the part.
  • Assist in establishing tooling and equipment specifications.
  • Consult on continuous improvement projects where applicable.
  • Coordinate Design and Print Review Meeting with Process and Quality Departments.
  • Attend and support the customer Product Development Team (PDT/AQP) meetings.
  • Chair, attend and support the internal AQP meetings.
  • Assist with the Finite-Element analysis process to assess design manufacturability.
  • Define Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for all part drawings.
  • Assist in developing and updating the internal design standards, guidelines, procedures, best practices and benchmarking processes.
  • Assist in developing new products for cost reduction initiatives.
  • Works with the customer on design and development issues
  • Perform solid modeling of FTS&DS in UG NX8 (required) or Catia V5.
  • Responsible for adhering to and the use of all VITEC’s Quality Management System (QMS) Policies, Procedures and Documentation.
  • Initiate, and track all QAD routing sheets, including ensuring that proper evidence is provided by other departments.
  • Track product material margins by completing the Cost Tracking forms for all engineering changes.
  • All other duties as assigned.

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Required Training, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering / Engineering Technology or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years fuel system engineering experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in project management
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with PLC programming – Siemens S7 preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with a procedural programming language – SQL knowledge a plus
  • Knowledge of Electrical, Pneumatic, and Hydraulic prints
  • Experience with GD&T and solid modeling in Unigraphics NX8.0 or Catia V5 a plus
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.

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Critical Physical Demands and Working Conditions


  • Occasionally lifts and carries up to 25 pounds.
  • Works at telephone answering equipment and at a PC for hours at a time.
  • Works within an automotive components manufacturing and office setting and is occasionally exposed to heat, cold, wet, and fumes/chemicals.
  • Occasionally use hand tools in manufacturing setting.
  • Travel may be required.
Feb 17 / Carmen Gamlin

MI-LSAMP Applications are Open for the 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Academy at WSU


The Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation (MI-LSAMP) Summer Undergraduate Research Academy (SURA) at Wayne State University is designed to provide partner school participants a comprehensive research training and enrichment experience.


The WSU-SURA is an 8-week non-residential summer research opportunity scheduled from June 8, 2015 – July 31, 2015. Upon successful completion of the summer experience, there may be an opportunity for an additional research assignment at the student’s home institution during the fall semester.


  • Complete 2015 WSU-SURA Application
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Major in a Science, Technical, Engineering or Math discipline
  • Have successfully completed the following courses:
  • 2 Semesters of Mathematics (at least up to pre-Calculus)
  • 1 Semester of Physics, Chemistry, or Biology
  • 1 Semester of Writing/English
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75
  • Provide a copy of the current transcript (can be unofficial)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement/Essay (background introduction, professional aspiration, why selection into this program would be beneficial, strengths and weaknesses, and relevant accomplishments)

WSU-SURA Application Deadline: March 20, 2015

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If selected, WSU-SURA students are expected to:

  • Make all scheduled mandatory meetings
  • Complete all aspects of the program
  • Attend Lab Safety Training
  • Attend all research seminars (on the selected mornings)
  • Present research (at a conference) outside the SURA structure
  • Submit all requested materials in a timely fashion
  • Attend a daylong joint outing with partner SURA students

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WSU-SURA students will be a paid $10.00 per hour for time spent conducting research and participating in Tuesday morning seminars. The maximum amount a WSU-SURA student can be paid is $2160.00.

General Research Areas:

  • Engineering
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Mechanical
  • Industrial
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Biological Science



Keith Wadley, Ed.S

MI-LSAMP Site Director

Wayne State University

5050 Anthony Wayne Drive, Rm 2129

Detroit, MI 48202

Research (Weeks 1 – 8)

Students will be engaged in mentored hands-on research. Based on the student’s academic program and/or area of interest, they are partnered with a WSU faculty research mentor(s) to conduct a research project. During this phase, students will work 20-25 hours per week on their project. Faculty mentors will work closely with their students to direct their continued growth and development in knowledge of research and proficiency. At the conclusion of this phase, students will present their work at the MI-LSAMP Fall Research Symposium.

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Introduction of Research (Wednesday mornings throughout the period)

Students will experience multidisciplinary introduction to the research enterprise. In a course like setting, taught by faculty actively engaged in research, students are introduced to important aspects, activities, as well as concepts that are common in all research programs and scientific disciplines. Additionally, subjects like research integrity, literature review, experimental design, data collection and analysis are overviewed. At a higher level of development, the modes of scientific reporting (i.e., manuscript preparation and the peer-review journal publication process, oral and poster presentation) will be discussed in weekly workshops. Students will engage in hands-on activities that reinforce the material presented. This phase of the program is designed to foster a sense of community and collaboration as the students work in groups and individually to complete workshop assignments.

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Fall semester following summer phase (Optional)

As positions are available, students may be able to continue their research experience when they return to their home university for the fall semester. Students will be partnered with faculty mentors based on their academic programs and/or areas of interest. A student’s project may either be a continuation of their summer project, a related project, or an entirely new project. Students will be encouraged to collaborate with their mentors to develop research proposals to request funding from their home university’s undergraduate research program.

Feb 17 / Carmen Gamlin

Plastipak Open House for WSU Engineering Talent – Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Plastipak Packaging Inc. Open House 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2:00 to 5:00 

1520 EDC

Full-Time as well as summer Internships

Bring Your Resumes to Network!

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Plastipak Packaging, Inc., founded in 1967, is headquartered in Plymouth Michigan and is a global leader in producing custom, proprietary rigid plastic containers producing over 20 billion units every year.

Plastipak Emily Cochran

Emily is recruiting WSU Engineers for full-time as well as internship positions. 

Plastipak operates in 8 countries and is the 3rd largest blow-molder in North America with twenty-seven (27) world-class manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, South America (Brazil) and Europe (Italy). Plastipak has opened 6 new sites within the past 5 years, 4 in the U.S. alone.

Feb 17 / Carmen Gamlin

Auto Owners Recruits WSU Students and Alumni for IT Positions

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Hello WSU Engineering Warriors!

 Auto-Owners Insurance is looking to fill their remaining software developer opportunities (full-time and summer internships) as well as some infrastructure roles. Exciting new development projects include:

  • e-Signatures –Auto Owners Insurance is developing a solution for their customers to electronically sign documents – this involves system integrations with a cloud-based e-signature solution.  They report that their first release will provide customers the ability to electronically sign several documents when they’re working with Auto Owners Insurance  claim representatives. They will also integrate e-signing within their web-based personal and commercial auto quoting system.

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  • Collections/Billing – Auto Owners Insurance is revamping their existing billing systems. Front end changes include implementing Java-based user-friendly web screens to give their agents and associates more modern functionality, while the back end is being transitioned to an SAP-based system that will modernize their processing and unify our billing systems.

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  • Responsive Design – Auto Owners Insurance  recently rolled out a new associate portal, aoinside.  The new portal includes feature enhancements such as search capability, a customizable home page, and quick access to frequently used information.  It was developed as a responsive website providing optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices such as desktop computers, mobile phones, and tablets.


Erin McLaughlin  of Auto Owners Insurance looks forward to hiring Wayne State students and alumni to help make these projects and much more a success! Contact her today!

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Erin McLaughlin

I.T. Corporate Recruiter

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Feb 16 / Carmen Gamlin

WSU Formula Hybrid Teams with Altair Engineering

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Wayne State Motorsports Formula Hybrid Team has teamed up with Altair, developer of Hyperworks, Inspire, Solidthinking, Evolve CAD, FEA, and Simulation software to offer the College of Engineering students seminars and workshops covering various topics and HOW-TO’s using such software.

We would like to see what topics the student and faculty body would be most interested in having covered. Please follow the link to choose your preferred topic or software suite to be covered:

Altair will be coming to Wayne State during Engineering Week (Friday 27th 12:30-2:15pm) and will be presenting the first of such workshop seminars and will be offering a contest to student engineers….keep your eyes open for the flyer.
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Chris Gregory, Captain

Wayne State Motorsports – Formula Hybrid SAE

Feb 12 / Carmen Gamlin

GM Financial Continues to Engage WSU IT. ECE Students and Alumni

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If you missed the open house on February 12th then….

Send your Resumes!

GM Financial HR Steven Plate


GM Financial is a Global Employer

Offices in USA, Brazil, China, Mexico, Germany and the UK


WSU IT, Computer Science and ECE

Undergraduates, Graduate Students and Recent Grads

 Both Domestic and International Students

Full Time, Co-op and Intern Positions

 General Motors Detroit

Sample Job Titles:

  • Business Systems Analyst and Technical Application Specialists
  • Business Systems Analyst and Technical Application Specialists
  • Software Developers and Programmers
  • Data Warehouse
  • Desktop Support and Help Desk
  • Information Security Engineers
  • Technical Application Specialists
  • Project and Program Managers
  • Oracle Developers
  • Network Operation (NOC) Analysts and Monitoring Engineers
  • Network Engineers


Campus Recruiters:

Steven Plate, HR Director at GM Financial

Rashmi Kottur Rajagopal, WSU MBA Candidate

Don Steffes, Director of BI and Data Solutions

Narendra Visai, WSU MS Comp Science Candidate


Find out more about GM Financial

Feb 11 / Carmen Gamlin

NORMA Group Open House Today, February 11th, 2-5 1520 EDC

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NORMA Group Open House

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2:00 to 5:00 EDC

All WSU Engineering Alumni, Seniors and Graduate Students

seeking full time employment

Stop-in an bring your resumes – Open House Format

NORMA Group is a global market and technology leader in Engineered Joining Technology solutions, with more than 60 years of manufacturing and product-development experience. Employing about 6,000 employees, it has a global network of manufacturing facilities and numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

The Group manufactures a very comprehensive range of innovative joining-technology products in the clamp, connect and fluid categories and occupies a leading position as a solution provider. Its dedication to quality and its technological leadership has won NORMA Group the confidence of over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries.

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Recruiting for Two Types of Engineering Positions

Application Engineers – Chemical and Material Science

Two-year Engineering Rotational Program

Feb 10 / Carmen Gamlin

LinkedIn 1010 and Networking Skills for Engineers Friday, Feb 13th

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Friday, February 13th

College of Engineering Career Resource Center


Pictures for your LinkedIn profile

8:30 to Noon  Room 1524 EDC

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LinkedIn 1010 and Networking Skills

2:00 to 3:00 Room 1520 EDC

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Walk-up Profile Reviews and Career Advising

3:00 – 4:00 Room 1520 EDC

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Connect with the College of Engineering Career Services Consultant today!

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