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Student Life

Students in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering may take advantage of a wide variety of opportunities to enrich their academic experiences and enhance their futures.

From student chapters of professional societies, to internships, cooperative education experiences, outside speakers, projects with industry, and more, unlimited opportunities are there. All you have to do is be involved.

Student Organizations

Alpha Pi Mu

Alpha Pi Mu is the brainchild of James T. French, who in 1949 was a senior industrial engineering student at Georgia Tech.

The idea was to develop an organization to provide a common ground on which outstanding young industrial engineers could exchange ideas, and to provide experience which could help their future professional development. The goals as stated by Alpha Pi Mu are as follows:

  • To confer recognition upon the industrial engineering student who has shown exceptional academic interest and abilities in his field
  • To encourage wherever possible any movement which will advance the best interest of industrial engineering education
  • To further unify the student body of the industrial engineering department in presenting its needs and ideals to the faculty
  • To create a closer student-faculty relationship by bringing together the needs and thoughts of both
  • To assist and cooperate with all organizations and persons working for the interest of industrial engineering
  • To benefit its members by the association and experience that can come from bringing together a group with similar interests, objectives and abilities and to promote the professional welfare of all

American Society of Safety Engineers

Founded in 1911, the non-profit American Society of Safety Engineers is the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization. ASSE is a global organization that works to advance the technical, scientific, managerial and ethical knowledge and skills of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals, and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE provides such services as education, public affairs, government affairs and involvement in national and international safety standards development, technical publications and timely and ongoing communications on safety advancements worldwide.

Its more than 30,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in all industries, government, insurance and education. Safety professionals work to prevent accidents, injuries and occupational diseases, create safer work and leisure environments and develop safer products.

ASSE has 149 chapters, 56 sections and 64 student sections within eight regions. There are members in 64 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Egypt. Chapters offer localized membership services, issue advocacy, networking and professional development opportunities through seminars, conferences, meetings and newsletters.

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

The purpose of the organization is to promote the industrial engineering profession and to acquaint students with the ideas, purposes and objectives of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. The group is comprised of undergraduate and graduate WVU engineering students.

The IISE group meets about every month. Guest speakers present lectures on a wide variety of subjects ranging from preparing for a job interview to, expectations of internships and first jobs to how to navigate your career path. They meet IMSE alumni and learn about their journeys and lessons learned. Tours of area plants or facilities are planned at least once a year to offer students a chance to become familiar with different types of work environments. During the spring semester, many of the IISE students attend the IISE student regional conference. This allows WVU students a chance to network with and learn about other universities, attend informative paper sessions, panels, seminars, career fairs and socialize with students from around the region.

The IISE organization also offers educational opportunities, such as Lean Six Sigma training and potential green belt certification. In addition, there are opportunities to socialize with other IE and Engineering students at various events including, picnics, games, parties, and banquets. IISE students represent the IE department to new engineering students and high school students and stay connected via Instagram.

Statler College Student Services

The Office of Student Services is dedicated to serving the students of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Please visit us in Room 340 of the Mineral Resources Building at any time. We will do everything we can to help you succeed and achieve your academic and personal goals.

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