Commencement is just the beginning
Your WVU experience doesn’t end with graduation. Whether you start your career as a project engineer or create your own business, the moments you experienced on our campus will live with you forever. We encourage you to stay connected with the Statler College and WVU. Joining the WVU Alumni Association is a great place to start.Join the Alumni Association
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WVU Connect is a useful platform for alumni to fully integrate with social networks, to cultivate a culture of helping and giving back. You will be amazed how vibrant your West Virginia University community is!
Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer
WVU alumni groups create thousands of opportunities worldwide each year to connect with fellow Mountaineers. From professional growth to community service, our communities are strengthened when WVU graduates come together.
If you're interested in helping recruit students to study engineering (or one of our other majors) at WVU, or maybe you know a particular student who you think might be a good fit here, contact our Recruitment Office. Representatives in the Statler College recruitment office can provide you with the materials and information you need to help talk with prospective students about engineering at WVU.
There are many ways in which you can help ensure the College's continued strength and leadership in engineering education through pledge payments, gifts of real estate, endowments, gifts of securities, matching gifts, chairs and professorships, scholarships and fellowships to start.
Many companies recruit on our campus and seek out our graduates, who are well prepared to succeed in today's workplace. We assist employers with interview rooms for on-campus recruiting, access to Handshake, the WVU job search portal, and more.
Our annual Career Fair, held in the fall, attracts 2,000 of our students seeking information from employers representing the military, government, and private sector, here to recruit for internships, co-ops, and permanent positions.
If you would like to be "in the know" when it comes to Statler College events, student competitions, research activities and awards, student success stories and opportunities to get involved, please submit or update your contact information.
From research discoveries and the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students, to the successes of our alumni and the generosity of our donors, each issue is a deep dive into the best of Statler College.
The Statler College maintains a very active group on LinkedIn. There, you will find links to recent stories on the College as well as job opportunities in engineering. You can join the group by visiting us over on LinkedIn
The Career Closet is a resource for students to select donated business attire to wear for career fairs, internships, interviews, capstone presentations or attending conferences. Do you have lightly used business attire that is just sitting in your closet? Please consider donating slightly used business attire and accessories.
The Statler Student Pantry is intended to support students who experience food insecurity at WVU. It is intended to work as a supplement to larger pantries like the WVU Rack that is located on the Downtown campus. Please explore the ways to help stock our food pantry.
This informal program connects alumni with students to increase students’ engagement, satisfaction, persistence and success at WVU by supporting individual student professional development and community integration. Informal discussions consist of professional development as related to overcoming barriers and thriving in a complex and diverse environment, guidance on work-family-life balance, and perspectives on different career paths, etc.
Placing a spotlight on our outstanding alumni.
Inspiring K-12 students to pursue STEM
co-executive producer and host
NETFLIX SERIES “EMILY’S WONDER LAB"
Calandrelli, a WVU mechanical and aerospace engineering alumna, returned to her
alma mater for an intimate evening discussion on the roles engineers and computer
scientists play in society, as well as on opportunities for students to further
their education and prepare for future careers.
Inspiring a sense of belonging for one and all
Lower carbon director
VanGilder, a WVU petroleum and natural gas engineering alumna, returned for the
All Voices as ONE Student-led Conference. She shared her experience from growing
up in Fairmont, West Virginia, to entering a male dominated industry and working
her way up at a Fortune 500 company.
Inspiring through guidance and mentoring
Gbolahan "Bugzy" Idowu
manufacturing equipment engineer
Idowu graduated from WVU with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a
bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering. Fast forward to 2022,
Idowu is now working at Tesla in Reno, Nevada, as a manufacturing equipment engineer.
Idowu was first inspired to choose engineering because of his late father, Adesina
Idowu, an electrical engineer.
In recognition of graduates who have attained national or international distinction in their profession or discipline the College and Departments recognize these individuals through induction into Distinguished Academies and Awards.View Academies
- Distinguished Alumni Academy (Lane Department)
- The Academy of Chemical Engineers (CBE)
- The Academy of Distinguished Alumni of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
- William N. Poundstone Lecturers (MinE)
- Academy of Industrial Engineers (IMSE)
- The West Virginia Academy of Civil Engineers (CEE)