Fenn Academy

Fenn Academy - Engineer For A Day Job Shadowing Program

Engineer For A Day Job Shadowing Program - 2015

The Fenn Academy at Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering, in partnership with its forty-eight member high schools and sponsoring engineering organizations, holds its annual Engineer For A Day job shadowing program during National Engineers Week. This event enables students to meet local engineers and to experience various engineering fields. Since 1999, more than 900 students have participated in this activity.

Pre-registered students from Fenn Academy high schools are able to apply through January 23, 2015. The actual job shadowing activity will take place at assigned locations on Friday, February 20, 2015.

An orientation for pre-registered students who have received acceptance letters will take place as indicated below. A parent or guardian must attend this mandatory meeting along with each participating student.  Assignments will be distributed at this event.


DATE: Saturday, February 7, 2015
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Cleveland State University
Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor)
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
See Map: http://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/media/about_csu/documents/campusmap.pdf

Free continental breakfast and pizza lunch provided

PARKING: Free parking is available in “Lot CG” next to the CSU Student Center.  Entrance to the garage is on the right side of E. 21st Street between Chester Avenue and Euclid Avenue.  E. 21st is a one way street heading south off of Chester. Follow signs.


Pre-registered high school students in grades 9 – 12 who have applied and received confirmation letters to participate in this event. Students must be accompanied by a parent or other adult over 18. During this mandatory meeting, students will be assigned to their sponsor in one of several participating companies or government agencies.  100 students will be selected.  11th & 12th graders have priority.  By registering for this event you are making a commitment to participate.  Please check your calendar for other commitments.


Company visits take place on Friday, February 20, 2015. We are asking participating students and their sponsors to contact each other to make final arrangements for each visit. Students are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements. Students may not accept rides from sponsors due to safety and legal concerns. In some cases, students may have to pay for parking and lunch at the sponsoring organization. Please check with your sponsor for details by calling them after you attend the orientation session.

If you have any questions about the Engineer For A Day Job Shadowing Program,  please contact Gregg Schoof, Manager of Engineering Student Programs at (216) 687-5272. You may email any questions to g.schoof@csuohio.edu.

* (The Fenn Academy is the high school outreach initiative of Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering, four corporate sponsors and forty-eight member high schools.)

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