Career Development Workshops

The CECS Experiential Learning Office is holding one-hour virtual zoom career development workshops to learn more about the following throughout the semester:


Co-op for Degree Credit, Create a "Winning Resume" & "Interviewing", How to find a Co-op - Career Connections, Employer Informationals, Experiential Honors Program 

To learn more and register for events see "calendar of events' below.    Any questions, contact:

What is happening...STUDENTS

10/13, 4-5 pm Resume, Job Search & Experiential Honors Program Workshop

- 10/14, 12-1 pm Interviewing & Job Search & Workshop 

10/15, 4-5 pm Interviewing, Job Search & Experiential Honors Program Workshop

- 10/20, 4-5 pm Interviewing & Job Search Workshop 

10/22, 12-1 pm Interviewing, Job Search & Experiential Honors Program Workshop

-10/11, 12-1pm Conversation Circle – Audience International Students

-11/12, 6–7pm, Alumni/Student Networking Event 

What is happening...EMPLOYERS

10/20, 4-5:30 pm ALPFA Conference – Free to UM-Dearborn students 

- 10/21, 4-6 pm ALPFA Job Fair – Free
11/11, 5-6 pm RediMinds Informational

-1/21/21, Midwest CEIA Job Fair

-2/11/21, 10-2pm CECS Internship & Job Fair 

-3/4/21,  Campus wide Job Fair

What is happening...Perspective STUDENTS

-10/19, 6-7:30 pm CECS OPEN HOUSE – High School & Transfer Students

11/16, 6-7:30 pm CECS OPEN HOUSE – High School & Transfer Students

Co-op Recognition & Career-Related Campus Events

Every year, The College of Engineering and Computer Science selects a student who has exceeded the expectations of their co-op employer by providing excellent contributions and dedication to the on-going success of the company is chosen as the CECS Cooperative Education Student of the Year. The winning student receives a cash award and a plaque to memorialize his/her accomplishments and recognition. 

Additionally, the college selects two employers one as The Co-op Employer of the Year and another for their Dedication to Cooperative Education. These awards are given to employer partners who collectively uphold their outstanding contributions and commitment to the field of engineering experiential learning. 

During each semester employers are invited to engage with our engineering & computer science students thru workshops, informational, career-related virtual events.  To learn more or set up a virtual campus event to recruit students contact


2020 "Co-Op Student of the Year"

Kawthar Badran, Software Engineering major

Congratulations to Kawthar Badran, senior Software Engineering student, and winner of the 2020 Co-op Student of the Year Award. Kawthar completed multiple co-op semesters as a Software Developer Intern at Ancor Information Management, a leading Tier 1 Automotive supplier of data management and VIN specific label solutions based in Troy, Michigan.

Kawthar was nominated by supervisor Deric Jones, Director of Information Technology for her exceptional performance and capabilities demonstrated throughout her co-op terms.

Past CECS Co-op Award Winners

Cooperative Education Student of the Year

In recognition of outstanding performance and contribution to their cooperative education employer, established 2014:

2019 - Hong Tran, GM Hamtramck Assembly  2016 – Brandon Schwartz, Fives Cinetic Automation
2018 – Maridy Mazaira, Ford - Dearborn Truck Final Assembly Plant & Mohammad Ghali, Trillium Secure, Inc. 2015 – Toney Ross, DTE Energy
2017 – Waseem A. Hijazi, Denso International America, Inc., Ford Motor Company and Epitec. 2014 – Kyle Milliman, Linamar/McLaren Performance Technologies
Cooperative Education Employer of the Year

Each year CECS recognizes an employer for their outstanding commitment and partnership to cooperative education, established 1993 

2019 – DTE Energy  2006 – United States Steel Corporation
2018 – ZF 2005 – DENSO International America, Inc.
2017 – Toyota Motor North America 2004 – DTE Energy
2016 – Tegrit 2003 – SY Systems Technologies
2015 – Marathon Petroleum Company 2002 – Lear Corporation
2014 – TRW Automotive 2001 – No award given
2013 – Visteon Corporation 2000 – Siemens
2012 – CalsonicKansei North America 1999 – Acromag
2011 – Urban Science 1998 – Alcoa Fujikura
2010 – Fives Cinetic Automation 1997 – Acromag
2009 – DaySmart Software 1996 – Magna
2008 – GE Consumer & Industrial 1995 – TRW-TED
2007 – TK Holdings, Inc. 1994 – United Technical Automotive
  1993 – Kelsey Hayes


Dedication and Continual Support

Each year CECS recognizes an employer for their extensive support and dedication to cooperative education, established 2006 

2019 – Bosch  2012 – Takata
2018 – DTE Energy 2011 – GE Appliances & Lighting
2017 – GE Digital Technology 2010 – Marathon Petroleum Company
2016 – DENSO International America, Inc. 2009 – Acromag.2008 – Xilinx
2015 – Vector CANtech, Inc 2007 – DTE Energy
2014 – DaySmart Software 2006 – TRW Automotive
2013 – Fives Cinetic Automation  


SAE Team visit Ford's Wind Tunnel

Ford helps Univeristy of Michigan-Dearborn' SAE Race Team to study aerodynamics by allowing them invaluable access to its world-class wind tunnel, along with the expertise of its engineers. 

UM-Dearborn SAE Team at Ford Wind Tunnel
SAE Team

Co-op Education

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