October 13, 2017

Case Western Reserve University’s Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice connects its students with opportunities to integrate fundamentals from the classroom into the real world. Their program offerings are dynamic; they are continually seeking new and innovative avenues to aid in students’ personal and professional growth, including global engineering experiences. We were able to connect with Nazanin Tousi, to discuss the division further.

CWRU is known for being a great engineering school, can you give us an overview of the College of Engineering and the types of engineering programs the university offers?

CWRU offers a variety of undergrad engineering programs (listed below) and 15 master’s programs in engineering and MEM (Master of Engineering & Management).

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Systems and Control Engineering

What types of skills do students have to offer to potential employers?

Engineering students offer different skills based on the major and their passion and preferences. It varies from artificial intelligence and nano technology all the way to market research and product design.

Can you explain the different ways employers can access CWRU engineering talent?

There are four ways:

  1. Coop program every semester (students will work full time for a company).
  2. Full time internship during the summer
  3. Part time (16-20 hours) internship all year long.
  4. Class projects: companies will offer projects mostly for Senior Design courses for different majors. Students will work on the project during Fall or Spring semester.

How do you work with employers to find students with the talents they need?

We meet with the employers and learn about their talent needs and projects. We will match student talents with company needs.


Nazanin Tousi serves as the Industry Relations and Talents Manager in the Case Western Reserve University Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice. She enthusiastically helps the division identify a wide variety of intentionally designed programs with specific missions in mind to give their students a chance to apply their engineering talents across disciplines, across campus and beyond.

Thank you again, Nazzy!

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