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1 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 1 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Bruce Mayer, PE Licensed Electrical & Mechanical Engineer BMayer@SBCGlobal.net Engineering New-Grad Employment at Stanford, Cal, MIT, CalPoly: What’s Important to Employers

2 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 2 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Recent Chabot Engineering Interns  Joshua Przepioski → NASA-Ames ACCEDP  Qijun Hu →UCBerkeley Transfer To Exellence (TTE) Summer Research Program  Omotayo Olukoya → UCB TTE Program Also earned an offer from UCB NIH Bridges Program

3 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 3 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Recent Chabot Engineering Internships  Robert Curry → SFBay Water Quality Control Board CA Dept of Water Resources  Jose Servanda → W. L. Gore  Garrick Bornkamp → Lockheed-Martin  Krishnil Mani → Cisco Systems Also two offers from NUMMI  Lucas Huezo → City of Palo Alto Public Works

4 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 4 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Recent Chabot Engineering Internships  Thein Win → Kiewit Pacific  Ishmael Ayesh → Kiewit Pacific  Nic Vickers → OptiSolar  Melissa Quemada → UCSB INSET  Alvin Lee → UCSB INSET  Bruce Mayer (Cabrillo College) → Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Well, Maybe Not So RECENT

5 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 5 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Community College Internships (CCI)  Check CCI WebSite Early in Fall Term

6 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 6 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Sci Undergrad Lab Internships

7 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 7 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering UCB Transfer Alliance Project

8 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 8 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering UCBerkeley TTE Program Chabot Student

9 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 9 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering NASA Ames (Sunnyvale)  Ames Community College Education Development Program (ACCEDP)  Many More Search Google Try Indeed.com Even CRAIG’S LIST

10 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 10 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering http://www.truststc.org/education/undergraduate.html

11 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 11 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Indeed.com Internships

12 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 12 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering http://education.cnsi.ucsb.edu/pages/inset/projects/projects2005.html http://education.cnsi.ucsb.edu/pages/inset/projects/projects2005/quemada.html

13 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 13 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering 2005 Chabot Engineering Interns Alvin Lee Melissa Quemada

14 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 14 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Chabot (way cool) Projects

15 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 15 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering

16 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 16 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Job Offers Circa Jan 1979 Thank You UC Berkeley Placement Center ~$70k in 2013-$

17 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 17 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Accepted Offer Jan 1979

18 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 18 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering B. Mayer – College Recruiter  My Industrial Employer, Watkins- Johnson Co. (WJ), Produced Heavily-Engineered Systems for µWave-Communications and Semiconductor-Fabrication  Dean Watkins Was an Ex-Stanford Professor of Electrical Engineering He also served 2 terms (24yrs) on the UC Board of Regents

19 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 19 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering B. Mayer – College Recruiter cont.  WJ Endeavored to Hire New-Grad Scientists & Engineers from Highly Regarded Universities  To Ensure Proper Probing of a Candidate’s Background, HR recruiters were NOT sent to Perform this Task Instead, Current Employees with Technical Degrees (Usually from the Target Institution) Visited the University –I did this for over Ten Years

20 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 20 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering B. Mayer College Recruiting Summary  Industrial Recruiter for Engineering Talent – 4-Year Institutions included: UC Berkeley – 10+ Recruiting Interview Visits Stanford University – 6 Recruiting Interview Visits –Representative at Two Recruiting “Faires” MIT – Recruiting Presentation & Interview Visit University of Arizona – Recruiting Interview Visit Arizona State University – Recruiting Interview Visit State University of New York, Albany – Recruiting Visit WJ Also Visited CalPoly, SJSU, UCD, CSUEB

21 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 21 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering UCBerkeley OnCampus Recruiting  https://career.berkeley.edu/Callisto/OCR.stm

22 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 22 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Typical Recruiting Day  0730 hrs: Arrive at University Placement Center; Receive 14 resumes  0730-0830hrs: Review Resumes, make notations for Specific Inquiries  0830hrs: 1 st of Seven, half-hour, Morning interviews  1130hrs: Last Morning Interview  1200-1330hrs: Lunch with Prof. Ask for Specific Recommendations

23 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 23 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Typical Recruiting Day cont.  1330hrs: 1 st of Seven, half-hour, Afternoon interviews  1600hrs: Last Afternoon Interview  1630-1800hrs: Informal Interviews with Students Recommended by the Prof.  Later: Collapse in Exhaustion caused by paying intense attention during 14+ Student Interviews

24 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 24 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Anatomy of the 0.5hr Interview  1st 25 minutes Welcome Student Probe Background, Interests, Inclinations, Long Term Plans, Match between Student- Potential and Company-Needs Ask if Student has ANY Questions for me –Typical = “When will you next contact me regarding my joining WJ”  I got all kinds of Good, Odd, Interesting Qs  Last 5 min = Make notes on interview

25 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 25 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Class Question???? WWWWhich Aspect of the Student’s Background was MOST important in evaluating the Recruit’s Suitability for Professional Employment (at WJ)? 1. ? 2. ? 3. ?

26 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 26 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Recruiting – WJ Assessment Criteria 1.GPA: Demonstrates One or All of: Commitment to the Task at Hand Ability to LEARN and MASTER –WJ Wanted Engineers Who Were “Quick Studies” and could Adapt to Rapid Change Aptitude and/or Intellectual-Capacity for Applied Math/Physics Based Engineering 2.Match Between Course-Work and the Needs of the Organization e.g., Microwave E&M Courses

27 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 27 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Recruiting – Assessment Criteria cont 3.Capacity to DESIGN Design Projects (preferably BUILT) Hands-On Experience 4.Work Experience Technical Work Experience Preferred –e.g.; Internship, Research Assistant Responsible Charge –e.g.; Night Mgr at a Retail Store

28 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 28 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Recruiting – Assessment Criteria cont 5.Preparation, Decorum, Maturity Positive Attitude –Focus on the WORK or PRODUCTS, NOT on the COMPENSATION or BENEFITS –Career Goals Research on the Company –Familiarity with Products Appropriate Dress Thank-You Letters WJ wanted “Fully Functional” People

29 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 29 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering What to Bring to the Interview  Remember; you have only about 25 minutes with the interviewer  Extra Copies of Your Resume In case interviewer did not receive one  Copy of Academic TRANSCRIPTS For Quick Reference  Examples of your BEST & MOST-Relevant Work-Product Lab/Project Report, “BluePrints”, etc.

30 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 30 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Dress-for-Success Fashion Show

31 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 31 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering NewGrad Resource  NACE

32 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 32 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering NACE  What Employers Want  2010 NACE Survey on Skills and Qualities Desired in NEW-Graduate Hires 5 = Extremely Important; 1 = not Important 1.Communication Skills: Verbal & Written (4.7) 2.Strong Work Ethic (4.6) 3.Motivation and Initiative (4.5) 4.Interpersonal Skills – Relates Well to Others (4.5) 5.Problem Solving Skills (4.5) 6.TeamWork Skills – Works well with Others (4.5)

33 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 33 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering NACE  What Employers Want 7.Analytical Skills (4.4) 8.Flexibility and Adaptability (4.3) 9.Computer Skills (4.2) 10. Attentive to Detail (4.1) 11.LeaderShip Skills (4.1) 12.Technical Skills (4.1) 13.Organizational Skills (4.0)  This list applies to the GENERAL- Case Employer Engineering Employers have Different Priorities

34 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 34 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering What ENGR Employers Want * 1.Technical Skills (tie) * B. Mayer Best Estimate * Oct2010 1.Communication Skills; especially WRITTEN (tie) 3.Problem-Solving (Design) Skills 4.Motivation & Initiative 5.Strong Work Ethic 6.TeamWork Skills 7.Analytical Skills 8.Flexibility & Adaptabilty 9.Computer Skills 10.Attentive to Detail 11.LeaderShip Skills 12.Organizational Skills 13.Interpersonal Skills

35 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 35 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering Personal Values Employers Seek  Honesty/Integrity/Morality  Adaptability/Flexibility  Dedication/Hard-Working/Work-Ethic/Tenacity  Dependability/Reliability/Responsibility.  Loyalty  Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion  Professionalism  Self-Confidence  Self-Motivated/Ability to Work With Little or No Supervision  Willingness to Learn. http://www.quintcareers.com/job_skills_ values.html

36 BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu ENGR-10_Lec-03B_New_Grad_Professional-Recruiting.ppt 36 Bruce Mayer, PE Chabot College Engineering All Done for Today Be Valuable & Liked Be COMPETENT HELP Others Offer SOLUTIONS; not Whining Do NOT be a JERK


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