Educational Involvement

 

KSN has participated in a variety of career fairs throughout the year, which can range from industry-specific career fairs where KSN staff set up a table with educational materials including slide shows, career descriptions, and starting salary projections, to interview-style career fairs where students are randomly paired with KSN staff, who provide a job interview experience while providing input on resumes, cover letters, and real-world "if I had only known" advice for students planning for their high school graduations.

KSN has hosted several engineering and land surveying students for job shadows, and we make an effort to show as many aspects of our company as possible in the time available. Our job shadows have lasted anywhere from several hours to three days, and we have compiled a schedule that can be adjusted to the student's primary area of interest, while also providing similar experiences to all students who come to KSN to see what an engineer or land surveyor does during a typical day.

In addition to our interest in meeting individual students through career fairs and job shadows, KSN also supports engineering-based education at the University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta College. KSN's experienced and talented staff have provided in-class demonstrations, been honored as guest lecturers, supported professional organization activities, mentored senior project teams, judged student projects, and served on Industrial Advisory Councils for these schools. 

University of the Pacific
American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter
Justin Pyun, Pacific Steel Bridge Team
April 24, 2012

"[KSN]'s contribution to our team has made our effort to teach, learn, and compete in the annual [ASCE steel bridge] competition possible. I am excited to inform you that our team placed 2nd in stiffness and 3rd in aesthetics this year."

San Joaquin Delta College
Helm Haas, Engineering Adjunct Professor
December 12, 2006

"Without [the KSN staff’s] efforts it would have been very difficult for Danell Hepworth to be ready to introduce Delta’s first GPS class this spring in a timely fashion. We can’t thank [KSN] enough for all of your and their contributions in that regard."


KSN Staff at SJCOG Transportation Career Fair (Photo from The Record)

KSN offers job shadow opportunities for interested students