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Vanguard Engineering Society - Engineers Week 2021


E- Week Schedule 


DAY 1: Tuesday, Feb. 23rd 

Graduate School Series - The Basics

The first of a 3-part series covering initial questions about grad school: Where do I start? What is grad school? Why consider it? What is the purpose of it? And much more...

Hosted by: CCPA (ELizabeth Atilano and Hector Cuevas)


Graduate School Series - Applying

The second of a 3-part series discussing how to apply to grad school, common questions, and applying to UC Merced's programs. And much more...

Hosted by: Graduate Division and School of Engineering Graduate Division


Alumni Panel and Networking Event hosted by Student Alumni Association 

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

As part of UC Merced’s Engineers Week (E-Week), the Student Alumni Association (SAA) is hosting the Alumni Career Chat Employment Success Series (A.C.C.E.S.S.): Engineering featuring a panel of UC Merced alumni in various engineering careers and industries.

Join us for conversations with our alumni panel and learn about their journey from undergraduate/graduate student to career professionals. How did UC Merced shape their journey? How did they prepare for the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification? What classes/activities are recommended to help you succeed? Ask these questions and more to learn how you can best leverage your education and resources.

Register today and submit your questions!

Location: Zoom

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Register for Zoom Link: RSVP:

Hosted by: Student Alumni Association

DAY 2: Wednesday, Feb. 24th

Graduate School Series - Continuing the Conversation

This session will provide a space for students to discuss and ask follow-up questions after attending the previous sessions. After a brief general presentation in the main room, participants will access breakout rooms covering topics where staff will discuss tips, tricks, and hidden information to help you navigate the next steps in the application process. Breakout room topics will include funding graduate school, faculty (connections and selecting grad advisor), admissions information, and research experience.


Passcode: 032125

Times: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Hosted By: UROC and Graduate Divsion


DAY 3: Thursday, Feb. 25th

Workshops hosted by Center for Career & Professional Advancement 


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 2021 All Majors Virtual Career and Internship Fair on March 9th and the Virtual STEM Career and Internship Fair on March 11th.    


Passcode: 890240

Times: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   

Handshake Info Session

Come learn how to navigate Handshake and apply to upcoming events


Password: 203066

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 


Day 4: Friday, Feb. 26th

Environmental Summit

Participants will learn about the NRDCC and will discuss with leading NRDC experts the current state of the environment, how environmental advocacy is a tool for social progress, and learn about environmental policy careers. 

Participants will participate in small group discussions with leading environmental policy experts and attend presentations on critical issues including the importance of centering equity in environmental advocacy.

Register to participate in the event at:

Times: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  

Student Competition: T-Shirt Design Contest Selection

Calling Bobcats! Start getting your creative juices flowing. A t-shirt design competition is on! We are looking for the next School of Engineering shirt design. Represent your Bobcat Engineer pride! 

There will be prizes! 

Only open to UC Merced undergraduate students. 

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