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Event connects students with engineering grads

Feb. 11, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Current Western Michigan University students and graduates of the University's engineering programs are invited to participated in a semiannual networking event called Take a Bronco to Dinner.

The spring installment of this event will focus on the WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It has been set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Bernhard Center's West Ballroom.

Sponsored by the WMU Student Alumni Association, Take a Bronco to Dinner gives students an opportunity to talk with alumni is select professions about work and life after graduating from WMU.

"It's an awesome event, and a great opportunity for students," says Amy Young, program coordinator for the Student Alumni Association. "The alumni are genuinely interested in helping out students and giving them pointers and advice."

Alumni participating in the dinner are matched up with students who want to know more about the fields the alumni have pursued. The duos network and socialize while enjoying a free catered dinner and listening to keynote speakers who have excelled in their professional areas.

"We're thrilled to be featuring the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences this semester," says Katie Berry, president of the Student Alumni Association. "There are a wide variety of careers available within the engineering industry, and students seem very excited about this opportunity."

The registration deadline is noon Monday, Feb. 15. Alumni and students must register online at www.rso.wmich.edu/saa to participate in the Take a Bronco to Dinner event.

For more information, contact the WMU Student Alumni Association at wmu_saa@yahoo.com.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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