Wednesday, April 6 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Johnson 221
*NOTE: We plan for this workshop to be offered in-person in Johnson 221, pending any OSU COVID-19 policy changes. We will also broadcast the workshop remotely via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. More information about Zoom access will be provided closer to the event.*
When thinking about a company you might like to work for in the future, it's important to get a better sense of what it's like to actually work there. Usually, this can be done by talking with current employees at that company. But how often do you get to talk with two people from the same company with different perspectives? This unique session will bring together two OSU alumni and Jacobs engineers - one who has been at Jacobs for many years, and another who is earlier in their career and newer to Jacobs. While they both work at Jacobs, there are some interesting differences of experience! Each will both share their experiences of working at the same company in different phases of their lives as engineers, discussing their career paths, communication/team dynamics, diversity/inclusion efforts, future career planning, and much more! Participants will then have the opportunity to reflect on how they can assess whether a company is the right fit or not.
About the speakers:
Kathleen Mannion currently serves as a Water Conveyance Engineer at Jacobs. She is a registered Professional Engineer in California. Previously, Kathleen worked for Carollo Engineers in water infrastructure.
She graduated from Oregon State with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2016 and was the first graduate of the Oregon State Engineering Leadership Academy. She currently sits on both the OSU Civil and Construction Engineering Industry Advisory Board and the College of Engineering Leadership Academy Advisory Board. In her free time, she enjoys watching football, playing tennis, and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Gregg Thompson serves as a Principal Project Manager for Jacobs Engineering. Mr. Thompson is focused on the design, project planning, construction, and startup of water and wastewater treatment facilities. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon. In 1999, he started as an environmental process engineer working in the Corvallis treatability lab. While his work is currently focused in Boise, he has been assigned to the Corvallis, Portland, and Las Vegas offices.
Prior to joining the firm, he served as a civil engineer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), working at the Panama Canal Naval Station as a facilities planner and engineer, and later as a Project Manager at the Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children—especially getting the family together for indoor soccer! He also manages a livestock operation, raising both sheep and beef cattle.
Thompson holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois.
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(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)