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Lyles College of Engineering

Welcome to Pathways: Student Services!

We are here for you! Getting through college takes a variety of skills. It requires building relationships with University resources and communities that support student discovery and a sense of direction for those who may need a little guidance along the way.

Faculty and staff in the Lyles College of Engineering realize that getting through college takes a variety of skills. That’s why we provide one-of-a-kind learning experiences for students through ‘Pathways: Student Services’ –  a “one-stop” student resource center located within the College in Engineering East room 365 that offers a plethora of resources and services tailored to meet the needs of engineering and construction management students. We also work to serve alumni with professional opportunities and provide direction in their job search. More details can be found below! 

Services Offered: 

Academic Coaching ensures that all students fulfill the class requirements for their respective major and understand their general education requirements.

Each fall, Pathways puts on the Lyles College of Engineering 'Industry Expo and Back to School BBQ.' This annual event brings in companies from around the Valley and beyond to meet and network with students. There were more than 65 industry members who joined us during the fall 2020 Industry Expo. Many students walked away wioth internship and employment leads.

Staff from Fresno State's Career Development Center spend one-on-one time with students and hold presentations to help enhance student's resume building and professional development skills. 

We offer free software to engineering and construction management students, click here for the latest list!

For the latest student events, visit our calendar!

We believe the only way to learn is to experience.

Each semester, we invite students to join us on field trips and industry tours. Industry Visits - Connecting students to industry and real application of their degrees. 

Locations have included local industry leaders as well as NASA JPL, Google, Apple, Tesla, Edwards Air Force Base, Computer History Museum, and Levis Stadium.

All field trip opportunities are on a first-come first-served basis - students must sign-up in a timely manner. 

Our leadership retreats provides students in the Lyles College of Engineering an opportunity to develop and learn leadership skills that can be implemented in their respective student organizations, and throughout their academic careers.

Organizations from the Valley and beyond contact Student Services directly to recruit interns and employees. They have the opportunity to post in our Employment & Internship database where students can go and search for the internship or career of their dreams. 

We believe the key to success is 'community' and our students are able to build a community through various clubs and organizations. Through participation, students have the opportunity to support one-another, attend events and conferences, and build their leadership skills. 

Freshmen Mentoring Program (Professional Alumni – First-time Freshmen)

Selected graduated alumni within the same engineering / construction management field provide mentorship for freshmen students. This mentorship program runs for one full academic year, and serves more than 300 incoming freshmen. The goals for this program includes providing news students with:

  • A better understanding of their engineering / construction management major and helps solidify their future roles as engineers and construction managers
  • A positive impact and motivation to freshmen students to continue with their engineering education and their engineering profession aspirations. Hence, help with student success and improve retention rates
  • An increase engagement of first-time freshmen by motivating them to join student organizations, use available student support services, and participate in research and internship opportunities
  • Networking opportunities that will support students’ professional development and career advancement

Each semester a variety of industry professionals and alumni provide support to the Lyles College of Engineering through our 'Professional Speaker Series.' Professionals bring their expertise in technological advances and industry trends, as well as participate in story sharing and talks on how to prepare for the professional realm.

If you would like to be a guest speaker, please reach out to Hernan Maldonado at

The Lyles College of Engineering offers numerous scholarships to both incoming and continuing students. In addition to these scholarships, students may also apply for scholarships offered by many companies and engineering and construction management professional organizations. Applications should be submitted online via the Fresno State Scholarship Office website.

Stay tuned for the latest Lyles College of Engineering Honors Program scholarship application.

Tutoring is available for all core engineering, general education, and gate-keeper courses.

While we are currenly providing tutoring via Zoom, the Lyles College of Engineering typically provides study and tutorial space for students 24-hours-a-day. 

The college holds ongoing Workshops throughout the semester including, but not limited to:

  • Resume Workshops
  • Mock Interviews
  • Elevator Pitch Workshops
  • Public Speaking Workshops
  • Professional Networking 
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
  • Enrichment Workshops: Software Tool Training (Matlab, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, BIM) 

For more information or questions about Pathways: Student Services, please feel free to contact us!

Director of Pathways: Student Services
Hernan Maldonado
Phone: 559.278.5408
Engineering East, Room 356

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