Job Prospects for Engineering Technology Students
Many employers in the central Arkansas area and beyond seek graduates of the Electronics and Computer ET and Mechanical ET programs.
The Engineering and Science Career Network (ESCN) is an alliance of 39 niche association job boards built exclusively for professionals working within engineering and science industries. To access the ESCN mega-engineering industry job board, please click here, and click on â€śJob Seekers Click Hereâ€ť.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the association that represents private sector engineering employers â€” firms that range in size from small, one-location civil engineering firms to mega-firms. To access the ACEC online directory of engineering firms, please click here and select desired search criteria.
Companies that have hired recent graduates of UALR’s Engineering Technology programs include:
- HMC Solutions in Maumelle (automated control)
- Federal Aviation Administration at the Little Rock Airport (electronics and communications) – see an FAA video here
- Power Technology, Inc. in Alexander (laser products)
- DeCrane Aerospace Audio International in North Little Rock (aviation audio, video, and electronics)
- Dassault Falcon Jet at the Little Rock Airport (avionics and electronics)
- AT&T in Little Rock (communications)
- Verizon in Little Rock (wireless communications)
- Welspun Tubular LLC
- Georg Fischer Sloane LLC
- Hawker Beechcraft
- LM Windpower
- BEI Precision Systems and Space Company, Inc.
Students looking for jobs should visit the Donaghey College of EIT’s job page. There you will find resume writing tips and other resources as well as job postings.
Another source of information for both students seeking jobs and employers seeking graduates are the department chair and program coordinators for the two programs:
Department Chair: Professor George Tebbetts
Electronics and Computers: Dr. Hirak Patangia
Mechanical: Dr. Srikanth Pidugu
Students often seek part-time employment while in school either through the Cooperative Education Program or through the ET program coordinators.