industry relations

Industry Partnerships

By forming an industry partnership with us, you can maximize the growth potential for your business by identifying and accessing the university’s vast resources, including research discoveries, high-tech facilities, student and alumni talent, continuing education programs, and strategic giving opportunities.

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Thank you for your interest in recruiting at Florida International University. We can assist you in meeting your recruitment needs by providing you a variety of ways to engage with our engineering and computing students. Every organization’s hiring needs are unique and we can provide customized opportunities to increase your presence and brand on campus. A few of our recruitment activities include the following:

Job Posting
Career Fairs
Internship Fairs
On-Campus Interviews & Information Sessions

Additionally, we collaborate with the CD-SSEC to connect companies with student organizations and a host of other ways to help you meet your recruitment needs. To discuss your needs and available options, please reach out to our office at 305-348-1281 or contact Nelly Leon, Associate Director​ of CEC Career Services.


Paul A. Metcalf, Ph.D

Chief Development Officer

Office: EC
Phone: 305.348.6298
Email :


Gretchen Sauerman

Senior Director of Development

Office: EC
Phone: 321.243.8350
Email :


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College of Engineering and Computing is a breeding ground for cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge research in electrical engineering, computer science, data science, materials science, mechanical engineering, civil & environmental engineering and bioengineering.

We are focusing on our strengths in cybersecurity, big data, infrastructure and resilience, artificial intelligence, biomedical technologies, robotics, sensors and sensing, internet of things, wireless communications, automotive and aerospace engineering, and 3D manufacturing, and pursuing multidisciplinary research, leading to cutting-edge discoveries, significant growth in patent generation and entrepreneurial activities.

To explore collaboration opportunities with our faculty, please contact:
Chris Poellabauer, Associate Dean for Research
Steven Luis, Executive Director for Technology or
Gretchen Sauerman, Senior Director of Development

Learn more about our research areas