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EECS Lunch and Learn with Industry Series: Why consider utility engineering and what employers look for when hiring engineers by Cameron Doneen, Puget Sound Energy

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About the event

WSU School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science:
Lunch and Learn with Industry

Why consider utility engineering and what employers look for when hiring engineers
by Cameron Doneen, Puget Sound Energy

Cameron will share personal experiences that led him to choose a career in the utility industry and provide an overview of the breadth of opportunities offered by this sector. He will discuss how engineers manage many complex pieces of the power grid to work together and the role he plays as an engineer supporting generation operations. Having served on PSE’s selection team for hiring new engineers, Cameron will provide insight to what employers are looking for when selecting new hires to the utility industry.

Cameron was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley of Washington and worked as an intern at Chelan PUD while pursuing an undergraduate degree in Power Engineering from WSU. Cameron also interned at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories prior to his graduation in 2016. Since beginning his career at Puget Sound Energy, Cameron has gained a breadth of experiences through PSE’s Engineering Development Program to grow his knowledge of how multiple components of the complex power grid work together. He currently supports PSE’s power generation operations and is pursuing a master’s degree online through WSU’s PSM Power Engineering Program.

Series Purpose:
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.