A Few Good Students
Thanks to many, the ERE program has grown from 175 students to over 300 students in the past 5 years. Having a robust population of ERE students helps us maintain funding sources, as well as allow us to offer more elective classes.
We need to continue to recruit students. Your story of how the ERE program helped you start your career can help other potential ERE students find their way to HSU. Word of mouth is frequently cited by our students (and academic consultants) as the main reason students come to HSU. A five minute talk with a prospective student extolling the virtues of HSU and the rewards of an ERE degree can do more to convince a perspective student to come to HSU than our website, talks, and careers fairs combined.
What you can do
There is a wide range of things you can do to help us recruit quality students.
- If you know a high school student or a community college student who is interested in math or sciences, have a short talk with them one-on-one. Let them know about your experience both at HSU and what your career has to offer. Most high school students haven't thought in detail about a future career. A few minutes of conversation can pique lifelong pursuit. If they show interest make sure you send them to the ERE website or better yet engineering [at] humboldt [dot] edu (send us their contact information)!
- If you would like to do more, we are always open to finding new representatives in various regions that would be willing to talk to perspective students about the ERE department. This activity can range from us sending you email addresses of potential local high school students to actively giving talks at high schools in your area. Many high schools science teachers are willing to have engineers come in and talk about how they apply scientific principles in their job. After talking to the students about how a drinking water treatment plant works (for instance) you can tell them about your experience at HSU. We have prepared a PowerPoint (5 MB) that can assist you in identifying all the strengths of the ERE department. For more information or ideas, contact the engineering [at] humboldt [dot] edu (department chair).
- If you are excited about the opportunity to help the department, we are seeking recruitment coordinators. These coordinators would organize the activities of other Alumni volunteers on a regional basis. New student recruitment is an active duty of the ERE External Advisory Committee . Coordinators will work closely with, or maybe members of the External Advisory Committee. Please contact the engineering [at] humboldt [dot] edu (department chair) if you interested as serving as a ERE department recruitment coordinator.
We gratefully thank you for whatever level of assistance you can provide us in our search for quality students.