What is engineering? What is a day in the life of an engineer? How did you choose your university? All questions answered at the WISE Sudbury and PEO Sudbury Engineering Information Night. This evening is for high school students in Grades 11 and 12 and their parents to learn about engineering and to ask questions of engineering students, recent graduates, engineering interns and professional engineers.
A presentation was given to the 88 attendees by Megan Dillabough and Taylor Shantz, both on the 2012 WISE Board of Directors, and Siobhan Dooley, a recent graduate. There were 6 other volunteers on the panel to share their experience with the students and parents. This annual event is typically held in the fall prior to the university application deadline. Megan has been volunteering at this event for the last 5 years and she says:
“When I was in high school, it wasn’t obvious to me what an engineer actually does or the available career paths. I like to participate in this great event because a similar event helped me decide to be an engineer.”
The presentation covers topics such as the difference between the core engineering disciplines, high school classes required, university life and some of the careers paths open to engineering graduates.
Thank you to all the volunteers and those who attended the session. Keep your eyes open for next year’s event.