NUWC Comes to URI College of Engineering to Meet and Interview Students

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWC) is one of the largest employers of University of Rhode Island engineering graduates.

Hiring personnel and engineers from the warfare center visited the URI College of Engineering recently to interview students and share information about the engineering and research conducted at NUWC.

“The URI engineering students presented themselves in a professional manner and were eager to learn about the opportunities that NUWC has to offer,” said Crystal Tanguay, recruiting and staffing specialist at NUWC. “We wanted students to know that NUWC is a continuous learning environment and a fantastic place to pursue interests related to their area of study. It is important to maintain a partnership with URI because it allows us to continuously fill our need to hire diverse talent and ensures a seamless college to career transition for all students.”

James LeBlanc, chief scientist in NUWC’s Platform and Payload Integration Department, echoed Tanguay’s sentiments.

“The information session with the students was a meaningful opportunity to engage with graduating seniors, as well as underclassmen, to discuss employment and internship opportunities,” said LeBlanc. “We highlighted some of NUWC’s unique capabilities and technologies while promoting NUWC as a potential employer. Furthermore, we discussed opportunities for collaboration, such as the capstone projects that NUWC mentors for seniors, as well as the NIUVT program.”

Student feedback

“Everyone from NUWC was delighted to answer questions. I feel very well informed having talked to hiring managers and other NUWC employees.” 
–Jamie Davis, fifth year, mechanical engineering and German, International Engineering Program, Newtown, Conn.

“I enjoyed learning about the many different projects and career paths at NUWC. I also liked that they support graduate school education, as that is something that I’m interested in.”
–Eliza Taylor, senior, ocean engineering, Newport

“After someone from NUWC interviewed me, I gained more information about the available positions from NUWC engineers in the networking room. I enjoyed learning about the different areas within the departments, especially the Undersea Warfare Platforms and Payload Integration Department.”
–Alberto Intrieri, senior, mechanical engineering, Westerly

“I interviewed with someone from the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department, which I thought went really well. I also spoke with folks from the Undersea Warfare Platforms and Payload Integration Department. I stayed until I ran out of resumes to handout, which was about two hours.”
–Danny Ngin, senior, computer science, Cranston