Corporate Tours and Alumni Speaker Presentations

STUDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

As part of the STEPUP bridge program for first-year engineering students, the STAR office sponsors corporate tours to engineering facilities and a corporate speaker series.

Corporate Tours

The STAR office partners with industry to sponsor tours of engineering companies that provide our students a behind the scenes look at engineering in process. Typically, these events include a 3-4 hour tour of the company site, along with presentations from engineering staff, Q&A session, etc. The company may provide lunch at its discretion. There will be a maximum of 40-50 participants (students & staff) participating on each tour and all program participants will be first-year engineering students officially admitted into the University of Florida. Details regarding company tour/visitor policies (dress code, cameras, etc.,) are shared with students/staff prior to corporate visit to ensure compliance.

 Summer 2018 Tour Dates

  • July 6, 2018 @ 8:00am -12pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • July 13, 2018 @ 8:00am -12pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • July 20, 2018 @ 8:00am -12pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • July 27, 2018 @ 8:00am -12pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • August 3, 2018 @ 8:00am -12pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Companies interested in sponsoring a STEPUP corporate tour should contact Stephen E. Roberts, STAR office Director at srobe@eng.ufl.edu, or call 352-392-0944 x3. Tour dates will remain open until filled.  Fall and Spring tour dates are tentative and made available based on request.

Corporate Speaker Series

Corporate representatives, STEPUP and UF alum are invited to participate in the STAR office Corporate speaker series as a means of sharing their knowledge and expertise with our students.  Corporate speaker presentations typically includes a 60 – 90 minute presentation of the company (History, overview, job/internship opportunities, professional advice for first-year engineering students, Q & A, etc.). Fall and Spring presentation dates are made available based on presenter request.

Summer 2018 Speaker Presentation Dates

  • July 5, 2018,  TBD
  • July 12, 2018 TBD
  • July 19, 2018 TBD
  • July 26, 2018 TBD

Corporate representatives, STEPUP and UF alum interested in sponsoring a STEPUP corporate tour should contact Stephen E. Roberts, STAR office Director at srobe@eng.ufl.edu, or call 352-392-0944 x3. Tour dates will remain open until filled.  Fall and Spring tour dates are tentative and made available based on request.