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The Engineering Club at UW Oshkosh provides students with opportunities to learn more about the engineering field through visits to manufacturing plants, where students learn about production processes, apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real industrial settings and meet employers in northeastern Wisconsin.

The club is open to students in all majors.

Kevin Jooss, a junior mechanical engineering technology major from Omro, said participating in the Engineering Club has helped assure him he chose the right major.

“Going on trips with the club and seeing what you get to do and the skills you’ll need has really helped me know what to expect when I graduate,” Jooss said.

For Juan Cabrera, a junior mechanical engineering technology major from the Dominican Republic, being involved in the club has helped him learn more about what to expect as an engineering technologist.

“Through our trips with the club we make a lot of contacts with engineers in the area,” Cabrera said. “It opens doors for internship opportunities, you get to know a little bit about the company and you also gain knowledge in the field.”

Jamal Arafeh, a sophomore mechanical engineering technology major from Jordan, Oman, said Engineering Club helps students prepare for their future careers by visiting manufacturing plants.

“Engineering Club is important because we make trips to different countries in the area, we get to learn more about the processes in these companies, meet engineers and gain experience,” Cabrera said. “I’ve already made a lot of contacts with people in the engineering field in the area, and they are excited about offering internship opportunities to us.”


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