The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and Prism Technical Management & Marketing Services (Prism) will host an Engineering Meet & Greet for Milwaukee students who are majoring in engineering and/or science. The event will take place at Blackthorn located at 750 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The event is being held to inform students of available paid internships through the Regional Internships in Science and Engineering program (RISE) for the summer of 2013, as well as give information about the field of engineering. RISE is a cooperative initiative that joins education and on-the-job experience to prepare students for professional success in the Greater Milwaukee community.
The RISE initiative, now in its fourth year, is a career and personal development program. It addresses the crucial need to not only retain top talent in the Greater Milwaukee area, but also addresses the underrepresentation of some ethnic minorities and women in the science and engineering industry sectors. While all students are welcome, the program targets talented students, who were Sanitary Sewer Service Area (SSSA) residents at the time of their high school graduation, and are currently engaged in science or engineering coursework at an accredited college or university, ultimately leading to a Bachelor of Science degree or higher. The SSSA includes the City of Milwaukee, WI and several surrounding communities.
The RISE program, through competitive interviews, places selected students in paid summer internships with planners, engineering firms, construction consultants and contractors. The program is designed to provide a two year internship experience with RISE firms, and it is hoped that many will enjoy a rewarding professional relationship upon graduation. This year’s participating employers included AECOM, Brown & Caldwell, CH2M Hill, Dakota Intertek, GRAEF, HNTB, JF Ahern, Pieper Electric, The Concord Group and WasteCap.
MMSD and Prism are currently recruiting applicants and companies. Students and employers should contact Keesha Sutton directly at 414-847-0990 x108 or at [email protected] for more information.