About the event
WSU School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science:
Lunch and Learn with Industry
How to get your foot in the door, keep learning and contribute to your company’s success
by Troy Coleman, Puget Sound Energy
As a newly degreed engineer, Troy got his foot in the door at PSE by applying for a senior-level position and convincing the selection team he was the right applicant to fill the role. Troy will provide guidance on getting recognized for your capabilities and keeping yourself in learning mode for continued success in projects of increasing complexity. In addition to his technical engineering work, Troy has been active in multiple committees and leadership roles at PSE and will share examples of the benefits of networking in your new job.
Born and raised in the Tri-Cities of Washington, Troy attended WSU at the Richland campus to earn his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. Troy interned at both Energy Northwest (ENW) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) prior to graduation and beginning his career at Puget Sound Energy. Troy works on PSE’s Generation Electrical and Controls (GEC) team supporting generation operations and is pursuing a master’s degree online through the University of Idaho’s Engineering Outreach program for Power Engineers.
It has been said one should never let a crisis go to waste, because it can be an opportunity to try new things that may not have been possible before. And, with the temporary transition to online learning, we have a new means for industry to connect with students at WSU.
The purpose of this speaking series is for high-tech companies to share insight with EECS students and give time for Q&A.
Example topics will include career experiences, how to succeed in industry, what to expect with your first job, interviewing advice, along with technology discussions and trends.
The series is brought to you by the WSU EECS Executive Council. We are engineers, managers, and executives that help advise the WSU EECS program so what you learn at school matches the skills and values needed for a successful career.