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CUSD'S Career Connection Series: "So you think you want to be an Engineer"

High school and middle school students interested in engineering will have a chance to meet with young engineering professionals in the first of CUSD's Career Connection Series, "So You Think You Want to Be an Engineer", in an online webinar format. Students and families are able to ask specific questions and gain information, insight, and perspective of their career interest, and then question panelists about college experiences and job choices.


CUSD's College and Career Counseling Center, Futurology, is developing the Career Connection Series to help students and families with making college and career choices in the convenience of their own home on their own computers.


WHAT: So You Think You Want to be an Engineer


WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


WHERE: Online Webinar


REGISTER: for a link at


Panelists Include:

Elizabeth Schaack, former Dana Hills High School alumni. Elizabeth studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder for her B.S. in Environmental Engineering. She is currently a Staff Environmental Engineer at an environmental consulting firm specializing in managing risk for contaminated properties. Denver, CO

Nick Pfiel, former Dana Hills High School alumni. Nick studied at UCI received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He is now a Quality Engineer at a So Cal corporation, which focuses in developing unique optical solutions for the treatment of presbyopia. Lake Forest, CA

Sam Falkenhagen is a Stanford graduate and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Sam has worked in multiple positions for Amazon, but currently in the position as a Brand Specialist. Sam contributes improvements to the user experience for customers and provides support to drive category growth through detailed analysis of business inefficiencies and identifying solutions.

Shigeo Nakajima is a Marine, who received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering and studied at SDSU for his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Previously, Shigeo has worked with the US Air Force as a Flight Test Engineer and now as a Test Engineer at a global manufacturing company that focuses on providing fluid management and electronic control systems for aerospace markets. Irvine, CA





Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:2/28/18
Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

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