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GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT

Thank you for visiting our website! My name is Sophia Looney and I am the President of the Structural Engineers Association of California Cal Poly Student Chapter for the 2019-20 academic year. I am honored to be chosen to fill this role alongside the other representatives on this amazing board. SEAOC serves to be a professional club for students interested in not only architectural engineering, but in this field as well. I am proud to say that we have many majors represented in this club, including construction management students and civil engineering students. This club promotes professionalism and networking for its members, in order to connect students from the school aspect of structural engineering to the professional field. Experiences in the professional world of this field are always available to our students, in order to have them connected to those in the workforce, but also to be a positive outlet to help foster an effective work-life balance, promote diversity and inclusivity, and prepare our members for success after their time at Cal Poly.

 

We are proud to have about 150 members in our student chapter, with majors ranging from ARCE, CE, ARCH and CM. Our club has weekly meetings with professionals from the industry to discuss important topics in our field, incredibly projects they personally have worked on, and more. In addition, we host our own career fair, Structural Forum, a no-resume all-day event where students can foster a personal relationship with companies in the industry. Furthermore, we have the opportunity to send students to various cities in the nation to visit firms in order to continue our network and expose our students to out-of-the-classroom experiences.

GOALS OF THE CHAPTER

  • Promote professionalism 

  • Networking place for students

  • Safe space

  • Connect  students from the school aspect of structural engineering to the professional field

  • Gain experiences in professionalism specifically in our field

  • Expose the members to more than just classroom work in structural engineering

  • Be a positive outlet for our members to promote healthy work-life balance, promote diversity and inclusivity, and prepare our members for success outside/after cal poly

ABOUT OUR CHAPTER

  • Group of about 150 students ranging from ARCE, CE, ARCH and CM

  • Meet every week for a professional from the industry to hear about their experiences, projects, etc.

  • Both a professional organization and social outlet for our students

  • Other events include:

    • Structural forum (no-resume career fair)

    • Quarterly firm visits around the country

    • Beach BBQs

    • Site visits