Where Are They Now: USU Engineering Alumni José Campos
News Release — LOGAN, UTAH, Oct. 24, 2018 — José Campos graduated from Utah State University in 2016 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.
Campos is currently working for Boeing as a multi-skill engineer working on the 787 airplane doing structural analysis.
“I had two internships with Delta in Atlanta, GA, another one with Inovar, Inc. in Logan and finally one with Boeing in Washington,” said Campos. “This last internship was converted to a full time job upon graduation.”
Campos was the former chapter president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) here at USU. SHPE played a key role in his professional career and his time at USU.
“Every year my experience grew through my internships and leadership positions and it all stemmed from my participation in SHPE.”
Campos attended his first SHPE National Convention in 2011. During his time at USU, he was the SHPE public relations chair, regional conference chair and president. He also helped plan and execute Science and Engineering Day which is an event held by SHPE in which K-12 students come to USU and learn about engineering through workshops.
“It was very fulfilling to see how excited the kids were and how motivated they were to continue learning more about science and engineering,” said Campos. “It was also very rewarding to see chapter members growing closer together and learning to trust each other.”
SHPE helped Campos expand his skills in leadership and communication all while getting to serve his community.
“Companies are looking for engineering graduates with experience that is not always taught in the classroom,” said Campos. “Join a club, participate in a project, lead a team and learn how to work with people! These skills become critical for employers because not everyone has them. Many people graduate from engineering school with technical skills, but not everyone has the skills gained by participating in activities outside of the classroom.”