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Mar 3 / Carmen Gamlin

Volunteers Needed for The Ford Fund Team – Sign up Today Warriors!


The Ford Fund team is coordinating

a Hackathon with middle school students in Detroit. 

  Are you passionate about engaging youth of color in technology? The #YesWeCode and Ford STEAM Lab hackathon powered by the Level Playing Field Institute is rolling into town, and we need your help to make it happen! We are looking for volunteers who are willing to commit all or some portion of the last weekend in March to working with students from Detroit middle schools. Your time and energy will make a huge difference in making this event a life-changing one for participating youth!

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We are currently recruiting for the following:


Developer Volunteers

Number: 1 volunteer per team of 5 students; 25 Developer volunteers total

Time commitment:

  • Training: Wed, March 25 OR Thursday, March 26, approx. 6-9pm
  • Hackathon: Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28, approx. 8am – 6pm

We’re looking for developer volunteers with mobile or front-end experience to help student teams wireframe and build Android apps. Your role will be part leader, part expert and part mad scientist to help the students articulate and scope their ideas into an app. We will train you on design-thinking methodologies and introduce you to the developer tools that the students will be using.


Facilitator Volunteers

Number: 1 volunteer per team of 5 students; 25 Facilitator volunteers total

Time commitment:

  • Training: Wed, March 25 OR Thursday, March 26, approx. 6-9pm
  • Hackathon: Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28, approx. 8am – 6pm

We’re looking for facilitator volunteers who enjoy working with kids. Your role will be to ensure a student-led experience, help the student teams stay on task during the hackathon and provide positive feedback and encouragement. Teaching experience or experience with youth preferred.  No technical experience needed – we will train you on design-thinking methodologies.

General Volunteers

Number: 15 volunteers

Time commitment:

  • Hackathon: Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28, approx. 7am – 1pm or 12:30-7pm
    • Volunteers for the entire weekend preferred, but you have the option for signing up for a Morning or Afternoon slot.

This general volunteer role is ideal for parents, community members and people working at startups who want to help encourage youth in tech.  No technical experience needed. Tasks include setting up the space, manning check-in tables, setting up food, taking inventory and cleaning up.

How do I sign up to volunteer?

Please contact Michael Nobleza, #YesWeCode Deputy Director, at, or go directly to the EventBrite registration.


Mar 3 / Carmen Gamlin

Wayne State University 2015 Employment Expo is Thursday, April 16 th


Wayne State University’s Career Services 

is pleased to invite you to attend the 2015 Employment Expo! 

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: McGregor Memorial Conference Center

(Wayne State University’s main campus)
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Mark your calendar and save the date!

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This professional job fair is for WSU students and alumni to connect and network with employers. All majors are welcome. The event details are below.

  • Event open to WSU students and alumni only
  • No registration is necessary
  • WSU OneCard or a current resume is required for admittance
  • Professional dress is required for this event.
  • Free admission for students and alumni
  • Open to all majors
  • Bring a professional resume!

A list of registered employers and their hiring needs will be available closer to the event date.

Mar 2 / Carmen Gamlin

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – Production Unit Leader-Summer Vacation Replacement (SVR) -Summer Positions for WSU Technical Degree Warriors

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Production Unit Leader-Summer Vacation Replacement (SVR)

Application Instructions:

Please apply at and input S390 in the requisition field.

Job Description:

The Production Unit Leader — Summer Vacation Replacement (SVR) is a temporary position responsible for managing in a supporting role multiple work teams in a fast paced, high volume unionized manufacturing environment. The Unit Leader SVR will be responsible for coordinating daily team activities to achieve business metrics and implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) tools and processes. The Unit Leader SVR will be required to oversee and develop highly functioning work teams, comprised of team leaders and team members and practice the Chrysler Leadership Principles. Salary is negotiable and position is 40 – 50 hours per week.


. Bachelor’s degree or working towards the completion of a Bachelor’s degree
. Ability to work any shift and overtime as required
. Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
. Excellent interpersonal skills

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Preferred Qualifications:
. Bachelor’s degree or pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in technical field
. Previous manufacturing supervisory experience
. Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor/develop team members
. Previous experience working in a union environment
. Strong background in LEAN manufacturing systems
. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Application Instructions:

Please apply at and input S390 in the requisition field.

Mar 1 / Carmen Gamlin

3 Point Career Check for WSU Engineering Warriors

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WSU Engineering Warriors!

Here are three quick career  items you can do in 5 minutes…

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Create or update your profile in Career Services,

  • This profile is not linked to Pipeline so you key-in your major, graduation date, GPA etc.
  • In your profile indicate if you are “not searching”, “passively searching” or “actively searching” for jobs. For example, if you are not searching, then you will not be included in resume books for employers.
  • Freshmen! You can look at job postings to read in advance what skills you would need to apply. You can then make a plan to acquire the skills in classes, student organizations or volunteering. Of course, summer internships are currently posted.

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Join the College of Engineering Career Services LinkedIn Group

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Make plans to have your job search documents reviewed by a career services professional

  • Appointment with Career Services Consultant Wednesday or Thursday mornings.
  • Stop-in counseling 5 days a week in Career Services, 1001 FAB, 313 577 3390.
  • Leveraging Your Resume with Yazaki” on Tuesday, March 3rd 6-8 in College of Engineering Hall of Fame.
  • Resume Workshop and Walk-in Resume Reviews – Friday, March 6, at 2:00 in room 1520 EDC


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

Information Systems & Technology