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Vanguard Engineering Society - Engineers Week


E- Week Schedule 


DAY 1: Tuesday, Feb. 18th – Show Case

Project Palooza  

An opportunity for Vanguard orgs to show case their engineering organization to the campus community. A great opportunity for students to explore, ask questions, and join clubs. 

Location:  SE2 Breezeway 

Times: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

DAY 2: Wednesday, Feb. 19th – Outreach Day

Kid's Day

Approximately 50 students from Pioneer Elementary School will be on campus learning what it is to be an engineer.  

Location: Capstone Room

Times: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sign- up to volunteer at: 

DAY 3: Thursday, Feb. 20th – Professional Day  

Workshops hosted by Center for Career & Professional Advancement 

Register through Handshake: 


Participate in a Resume Writing Workshop then receive 1:1 and small group assistance on perfecting your own resume. Make sure you have a Career -Ready Resume and be prepared to attend the Spring 2020 Career and Internship Fair on March 3rd and the Engineering Networking Mixer on March 2nd.  

Location: Crescent Arch  

Times: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   

RSVP on Handshake requested. Drop-Ins welcome 

LinkedIn Lab

Learn the basics of building an effective LinkedIn Page. Explore how to utilize LinkedIn to enhance your job and internship search, career development and networking efforts. Following the presentation, students will have time to actively work on building and updating their own LinkedIn site. Students are invited to bring their laptops to the event.  

Location: Crescent Arch 

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

RSVP on Handshake requested.  Drop-Ins welcome. 


Applying for Internships and Jobs? Attend Career Appy Hour to receive professional guidance and peer support. Work on materials such as resumes, cover letters and applications. Bring your laptop to complete on-line applications and hit SUBMIT! 

Location: SSB 250 

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

RSVP on Handshake requested. Drop-ins welcome. Bring a Friend! 

Alumni Panel and Networking Event hosted by Student Alumni Association 

Alumni Career Chat Employment Success Series (ACCESS): S.T.E.A.M. 

Learn about the journey of our UC Merced Alumni in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)! Join us for free food, connect with alumni, ask your questions, and more! 

Location: California Room  

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Register through: 

Day 4: Friday, Feb. 21st- Competition Day 

Competition Day

Calling Bobcats! Form a team, let’s compete and show off our skills! Compete against other teams and win cool prizes.  

Location: SE 2 Breezeway 

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Groups should be a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5 people.  

3 round competition:

  • 1st Round: Rube-Goldberg machine, must be built within the given area, can extend horizontally or vertically of the poster, can be built through the poster as well
  • 2nd Round: Design a catapult-like structure form the given material and testing it how far and accurate it can toss the given object.
  • 3rd Round: Will be given a scenario of a real-world problem and tried to solve it through an explanation of why is it the best solution to that problem.

Register your group at: by Feb 18th, 2020