March, 2000

U of C Dinner Gets Good Turnout

With sponsorship from Petro-Canada and APEGGA, the University of Calgary’s Engineering Students Society held its 30th Annual First and Second Year Engineering Dinner on Feb. 9 at the Palliser Hotel.

The event offers engineering students the opportunity to meet socially with industry professionals, ask questions about the "real" world of engineering, and learn about the kinds of careers available in Calgary. It is geared toward students who are about to choose a discipline within the field of engineering, but who are uncertain about the kinds of opportunities they may have upon graduating.

The dinner was capped by a keynote speech and slide show presentation on the Athabasca Oil Sands by Petro-Canada’s Sue Mackenzie, P.Eng.

Organizers were pleased with the turnout of nearly 300 students and professionals.

Student event organizer Mary Grace DeGuzman emphasized how important it is for students to receive this kind of support and encouragement from the professional community. "We are thrilled with the turnout, it just goes to show that the industries are supporting the students and interested in the future professionals."

The Engineering Student’s Society thanks their sponsors and the professional engineers who came out to help make the event such a success.

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