Welcome to the spring 2020 semester! As you settle into your classes, don’t forget about all the exciting things the Fulton Schools have to offer outside the classroom. See how you can customize your experience this semester whether you’re a new student, in your second semester or year, an upperclassman or a graduate student!
Join student orgs and teams
With more than 60 student organizations and teams, there’s bound to be at least one for you! You can join honors and professional societies, diversity organizations, service and major-specific groups and competitive teams. Find a group that suits your needs and interests, whether it is gaining hands-on experience working on a team or socializing with peers who share the same passion. Attend the Fulton Difference Spring Summit to learn more about student orgs, teams and other resources to help you be successful.
Fulton Difference Spring Summit
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Engineering Center G (ECG) patio, Tempe campus [map]
Govern student orgs and campus life as part of the Fulton Schools Student Council. The council serves as the voice for all registered Fulton Student Organizations and organizes events like social mixers and open forums.
Take your Fulton Schools education around the world
See the world in a new way and enhance your engineering education with study abroad! Programs during the semester and over the summer provide plenty of opportunities to enhance your understanding of engineering and technical concepts, global business perspectives, world issues and societies — experiences that help make you competitive in the job market.
Applications are being accepted for the Fulton Schools Study Abroad Scholarship for the summer and fall 2020 semesters! Scholarships in the amount of $500-$1,000 will be awarded to eligible students participating in an ASU Study Abroad program.
Get a jump start on your career
Think about your career from day one! Whether you’re just beginning to explore career paths or you’re looking for an internship or job, look no further than the Fulton Schools Career Center. From determining your career goals to résumé and interviewing help to networking and meeting with potential employers, they have it all.
Learn on the job
Classes and projects offer some great experience to put on your résumé. Internships give you practical work experience related to your major and a strong competitive advantage. Internships are usually one summer of supervised work experience related to your chosen career field. These experiential learning opportunities help foster your professional, personal and skill development, and on top of that, they’re usually paid! Experiential learning is a key element to transitioning from school-to-work. Check your academic department’s website about earning academic credit for internships.
Find career opportunities
Check Handshake for job and internship opportunities throughout the year, but don’t miss the Fulton Schools Career Fairs every semester. Save the date for the spring 2020 Fulton Schools Career Fairs: February 18–20, 2020.
Master’s and PhD Student Recruiting Day — Tempe campus
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Memorial Union (MU) second floor, Tempe campus [map]
Undergraduate Recruiting Day — Tempe campus
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Memorial Union (MU) Tempe campus [map]
Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD Recruiting Day — Polytechnic campus
Thursday, February 20, 2020
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCP), Polytechnic campus [map]
Students in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment can attend career fairs for civil and environmental engineering (Tuesday, February 11, 2020, and Wednesday, February 12, 2020) and construction (Thursday, February 13, 2020, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, and Wednesday, February 19, 2020). Find more details on Handshake.
Take initiative in the lab
The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, or FURI (pronounced like “fury”), is a great way to get in the lab early on in your academic career. Conduct independent research that can be thesis-based under the mentorship of a Fulton Schools faculty member. See past research projects and plan to attend the next FURI Symposium to learn more about student research.
Friday, April 24, 2020
Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCT), Tempe campus [map]
Solve grand challenges
Interested in solving problems on a global scale? The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges Scholars Program is another great opportunity for hands-on research with an interdisciplinary perspective and an entrepreneurial mindset. GCSP aims to prepare tomorrow’s engineering leaders to solve society’s fourteen 21st century grand challenges through innovative curriculum, cutting-edge research or creative projects, multicultural experiences and service-learning.
Any current student in the Fulton Schools who meets the minimum criteria is welcome to apply!
All GCSP students take FSE 150: Perspective of Grand Challenges on Engineering, a course designed to explore challenges and current work in the four Grand Challenges theme areas (Health, Sustainability, Security and Joy of Living), discuss the interdisciplinary and global nature of the challenges and their solutions and create a preliminary plan of study for completing the five competencies of NAE GCSP: talent, multidisciplinary, viable business/entrepreneurship, multicultural and social consciousness.
Be the change
Engineering Projects in Community Service, also known as EPICS, is an award-winning social entrepreneurship and design-based community service program. Through EPICS, you have the opportunity to take a hands-on approach to problem-solving while making an impact in the community. You can get started with EPICS by taking the FSE 104: EPICS Gold I course.
Learn how to be an entrepreneur (it’s not as scary as it sounds!)
Entrepreneurship + Innovation is an ASU organization designed to empower all undergraduate and graduate students to advance their entrepreneurial ideas for the benefit of our economy and society. You will learn about technology innovation and marketplace impact through signature entrepreneurship and innovation programs, courses, workshops, expert mentoring, new venture competitions and more! Throughout the semester, learn from successful entrepreneurs and startup CEOs, gather with like-minded students to build your venture team and learn new skills to help you on your path to entrepreneurship.
Join the innovators: Entrepreneurship and innovation happen at light speed. Keep up with weekly updates about Fulton Schools E+I events, deadlines and opportunities by signing up for the E+ I weekly newsletter.
You can learn to Make It Happen with a weekly interactive speaker series hosted by Entrepreneurship + Innovation. All students who want an edge in their future career and want to make an impact are invited to attend. Come learn tips and tricks from the pros to advance your career, life and ideas. See how you can make it happen starting with the first event of the semester on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Make It Happen: Matching ambitious learners with dynamic employers
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Polytechnic campus location to be determined
Sign up to attend this session and others throughout the semester!
Devils Invent is a series of weekend-long engineering challenges where you can design, build and implement innovative solutions to thematic problem statements submitted by community and industry partners. Interested? Mark your calendar for Invent for the Planet in February!
Devils Invent: Invent for the Planet 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020–Sunday, February 16, 2020
Engineering Center F (ECF) and Engineering Center G (ECG), Tempe campus
Watch Inner Circle for the sign-up link!
The Generator Labs, located in Engineering Center G-Wing on the Tempe campus, is a space that provides resources to support the Fulton Schools’ entrepreneurial students. Three lab spaces, a café lounge area, and access to faculty and mentors, make the Gen Labs an ideal space for all engineering majors who want to change the world.
While you’re visiting the Gen Labs, be sure to book an appointment with our team of Entrepreneurial Catalysts, who provide guidance on opportunities in the realm of entrepreneurship + innovation at ASU and the Fulton Schools, and coaching on incorporating the Entrepreneurial Mindset into your project design and ideation process.
Encourage the next generation of engineers
At the Fulton Schools, we like to share our passion for STEM education with the wider community and help young students see engineering as a path they, too, can pursue. You can give back to the community through a number of outreach opportunities we do every year. These include Field Trip Days, ASU Open Door, EPICS High, Young Engineers Shape the World, FIRST® Robotics and FIRST® LEGO® League programs.
Coming up are the ASU Open Door outreach events. Mark your calendars for the Tempe and Polytechnic campus events, and watch Inner Circle for ways you can get involved!
ASU Open Door — Tempe campus
Saturday, February 22, 2020
ASU Open Door — Polytechnic campus
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Each year, we host a number of summer camps that engage K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math-related activities to inspire a passion for STEM. Faculty and staff often recommend exceptional students to serve as counselors, and the K-12 Engineering Education team has their eyes out for those who are volunteering and doing engineering outreach.
Help new Fulton Schools students
We hope you all had a great time at E2 before your freshman year! You likely made new friends and got an inside look at the Fulton Schools from the upper-division students who serve as camp counselors, or E2C2s, as well as E2 Leads. As an E2C2, you can help incoming students throughout camp to learn skills that are important to their success at the Fulton Schools through a variety of fun and interactive activities. E2 Leads are the behind-the-scenes planners of E2. Watch for application instructions in Inner Circle in the spring.
Provide career guidance and resources
As we make our way through career fair and recruiting season you’ve likely come in contact with the Fulton Schools Career Center peer career coaches at workshops and one-on-one appointments. These undergraduate and graduate student leaders are trained in career development, résumé writing, internship/job search resources, interviewing and other areas related to obtaining degree-related employment.
If you’re passionate about helping other students be successful in their careers, look for openings on Inner Circle.
The Fulton Schools Career Center is seeking to hire students to be Engineering Futures Mentors who will work with freshmen and sophomores to offer academic support, information, skill development, and advocacy.
Learn more information and apply! Use REQ number 57280BR to find the position.
Be a leader in the classroom
You can also be a leader in the classroom as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UGTA) or as an ASU 101 Section Leader. Successful sophomores, juniors and seniors are chosen to serve as teaching assistants in a variety of Fulton Schools classes, including ASU 101, FSE 100 and EGR 101.
Talk with your professor about getting involved as a UGTA for a specific class, or watch for application openings on the UGTA website.
Be the face of the Fulton Schools
Fulton Ambassadors are a select group of students who interact with prospective students by giving tours, hosting students on shadow days, sharing personal experiences and getting the word out about opportunities available at the Fulton Schools. They represent all majors at the Fulton Schools on both the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.
Do you want to be a Fulton Ambassador? Polytechnic-campus-based students can apply year-round. Tempe-campus-based students should watch Inner Circle for application opportunity announcements.
Assist your peers with their coursework
Help your peers outside of the classroom
The transition to university life can be a challenge, but residential community leaders are here to help. As a residential community leader, you make a difference in new students’ success by connecting them with other Fulton Schools resources and create a great residential community environment.
Community assistants are community leaders on each floor of a residence hall. As a community assistant, you are expected to actively build relationships with other students on their floor community, serving as a mentor, resource referral and role model to others.
Whether you are on or off campus, peer mentors are another resource for academic and social success. On campus, they help shape the community. For off campus and transfer students, they help build a Fulton Schools identity and connection with students who don’t live on campus.
Celebrate the culmination of your ASU journey
Are you graduating this semester? Don’t forget to apply for graduation on My ASU by Monday, February 17, 2020!
Graduation from ASU involves two ceremonies: ASU Commencement and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Convocation ceremony.
ASU Commencement is where the university celebrates all ASU graduates. The ceremony is split between an Undergraduate Commencement and a Graduate Commencement. ASU Commencement ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020.
Convocation is a high-spirited ceremony to celebrate undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the six Fulton Schools. This is the ceremony where your name is announced and you walk across the stage to receive congratulations from the deans and program chairs. Watch Inner Circle for details about this semester’s Fulton Schools Convocation ceremonies.
If you’re graduating this semester be sure to start planning your mortarboard decorations! We hold a mortarboard contest at Convocation to choose the most innovative designs for some great Fulton Schools swag. See some of our past favorite mortarboard decorations.
Commit to lifelong engineering excellence
Fulton Schools tradition extends beyond graduation as well. Make a lifelong commitment to the engineering ideals of integrity, pride and responsibility through the Order of the Engineer. Graduating seniors of ABET-accredited engineering programs are eligible for this national organization that fosters a unity of purpose for engineers. Watch Inner Circle for this semester’s ceremony information.
Additionally, the Pledge of the Computing Professional is for students in computer science and related programs, modeled after the Order of the Engineer. It promotes and recognizes the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computing-related degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society. Watch Inner Circle for this semester’s ceremony information.