BYU club Engineers Mean Business focuses on uniting what may seem like two different career paths: engineering and business. But these two fields fit together naturally, the club presidency said.
Club president Jeremy Hardy said there’s a need for Engineers Mean Business on campus.
“More business recruiters were looking for engineering students and more engineering students that I have met recently have expressed an interest in going into business,” Hardy said. “We want them to be able to connect. We think that engineers are more valuable when they have business skills.”
The club plans to invite guest speakers from large companies, Hardy said. A Goldman Sachs representative is coming in October to discuss how to apply engineering skills in an investment setting. The club also plans to have a guest speaker from Wells Fargo.
Hardy said engineering students will benefit from interacting with bankers.
“You might be wondering what an engineer would be doing in a bank,” he said. “Well, engineers are known to have really great problem-solving skills, math skills, et cetera.”
Hardy said the club members are excited to do a fantasy stock competition and partner with similar clubs on campus. They hope business students will seek out the club. The club presidency said it wouldn’t be surprised if some companies are formed as a result of the networking connections.
The other officers hope their new club will make a lasting impact on BYU.
“When I’m a grandfather, I’d love to come back to BYU and see this club still around,” Hardy said.