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Engineering Career Fair Hosts Hundreds of Job-Seekers


Career Fair 2007
Photos: David Sockrider

Thousands of resumes exchanged hands during UNL's College of Engineering Career Fair, Oct. 3. Held in the university's student union, 136 organizations from across the U.S. met approximately 880 students and other job seekers. The engineering fair was one of several conducted by Career Services during Fall Career Fair Week and was open to UNL students and graduates, and the public. More than 65 organizations also conducted personal interviews with students the following day. To view a list of participating organizations, go to UNL Career Services http://www.unl.edu/careers/fallfair.

 

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UNL to Offer Another Dual Degree in Engineering

The College of Engineering signed an agreement to offer a dual degree with Anna University in Chennai, India. Front row: David Allen, dean, College of Engineering; Doraiswamy Viswanthan, vice chancellor, AU; and Harriet Turner, director of the Office of International Affairs, UNL. Back row: R. Jayavel, director of the Center for International Affairs, AU; Ram Bishu, professor of industrial and management systems engineering, UNL; and Namas Chandra, associate dean of research, College of Engineering.

The College of Engineering signed an agreement to offer a dual degree with Anna University in Chennai, India. Front row: David Allen, dean, College of Engineering; Doraiswamy Viswanthan, vice chancellor, AU; and Harriet Turner, director of the Office of International Affairs, UNL. Back row: R. Jayavel, director of the Center for International Affairs, AU; Ram Bishu, professor of industrial and management systems engineering, UNL; Peter S. Levitov, Associate Dean of International Affairs; and Namas Chandra, associate dean of research, College of Engineering.

Oct. 1, 2007

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering signed a five-year agreement Monday to offer a dual-degree program with Anna University in Chennai, India.

The agreement opens opportunities for faculty exchanges, study abroad programs for undergraduate and graduate students, curriculum development and research collaboration. UNL and AU also will be able to submit joint applications for research and educational grants, said David Allen, dean of the College of Engineering.

Anna University specializes in engineering, technology and allied sciences. Doraiswamy Viswanathan, AU's vice chancellor, said the top students from his institution will be encouraged to attend graduate school at UNL.

Namas Chandra, the engineering college's associate dean of research, said developing partnerships between U.S. and Indian universities can be complicated because of barriers to creating democracy in India. However, Chandra said, forming this relationship was easier because he is an alumnus of the University of Madras, one of the schools AU absorbed when it was founded in 1978.

Allen said international collaboration is essential to being able to compete in an increasingly global economy. Outsourcing to countries such as India and China has become a reality, he said, and students need to learn other languages and cultural skills to succeed in the workforce.

"We cannot avoid this," Allen said. "We have to embrace it. We have to be part of it."

This is the college's second dual-degree program. Since March 2006, the college has offered a dual master's degree in engineering mechanics and materials engineering with the University of Rouen in France.

Growing the international education program is one of the College of Engineering's key priorities. Engineering students are encouraged to participate in at least one international experience before they graduate. UNL faculty lead short-term study abroad trips to France, China, Brazil, Greece and Spain, where students can earn up to four credit hours taking special courses only offered during those trips. Semester-long research programs and international internships also are available. The college hosts a number of exchange students from partner institutions as well.

 

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