Veterans in Engineering

Troops to Engineers Program

The Troops to Engineers (T2E) program is a pioneering initiative, supported by public and private industry partners to develop unique, practical solutions to assure successful transition of our military men and women to college and careers.  Through this program, SDSU's College of Engineering offers special services to our veteran and active duty students, with the goal of developing a model for assimilating veterans that can be adopted on a national scale.  Initiatives under this program include:  internships specifically designed for veterans, counseling and academic support for veterans, and consideration of academic credit for military training.

 

The following criteria must be met in order to participate in the Troops to Engineers Program:

  • Must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Be a current SDSU student
  • Declared Engineering major
  • Meet minimum 2.5+ GPA requirement
  • Security clearance (optional)

Please note:  Active duty service members who are currently transitioning out of the U.S. Armed Forces should begin by applying for SDSU admission.  Please visit The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center to review information on military-connected admissions.

The Troops to Engineers Program provides assistance with the following:

  • Paid internships (current T2E students)
  • Job opportunities (current T2E grads)
  • Networking events
  • Tours of engineering companies
  • Professional development activities

In order to get started, eligible participants must complete the following steps:

  1. SDSU Admission - Apply for admission to SDSU.  For more information on admissions for military-connected students, please visit The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center.  Please note:  The application period for the fall 2018 semester is between October 1 and November 30, 2017.
  2. Registration - Once accepted, participants will need to complete the Troops to Engineers Program intake form in-person at the Troops to Engineers office located in The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center (Student Services West, Room 1661C).  Office hours are 9:00am-4:00pm.
  3. Orientation - Complete the Troops to Engineers Program orientation.  Contact a T2E Program Coordinator regarding scheduling.
  4. Participation - Active program participation is required in order to remain eligible for the program (i.e. professional development workshops, networking events, career fairs, etc.).
No.  You must first be admitted into SDSU in order to participate in the T2E Program.
No.  You must be a current SDSU student in order to participate in the T2E Program.
Yes.  The Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who meet all other eligibility criteria.
Yes, pending approval by a Troops to Engineers Program Coordinator.
No. Currently, the Troops to Engineers Program is only available to SDSU student veterans with a declared engineering major.
No. Currently, the Troops to Engineers Program is only available to SDSU student veterans with a declared engineering major.
No, having a security clearance is optional.  However, many employers prefer candidates with an active security clearance.

Troops to Engineers Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the Troops to Engineers Program: