At Newcomb-Tulane College, we encourage all our students to reach for the stars. Thanks to the efforts of the Career Services team, some students might get to do so literally.
As part of a new relationship with Boeing and NASA, the NTC Career Services team and members of SSE Senior Leadership were invited out to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Factory for a private tour and conversations with industry experts. Located in New Orleans, the Michoud Assembly Facility has been an important construction and production facility since the 1940’s and a key asset on projects ranging from the Apollo Program, to the Space Shuttle, all the way to today’s Space Launch System.
The Career Services team was able to get up close and personal with the Artemis rockets, the first of which will launching on August 29th from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the opening to a four-part series of launches that ultimately aim to land on Mars. “It was very exciting to see the cutting-edge of aerospace engineering and the future of space travel,” said Eddy Cruz, Assistant Dean of NTC Career Services, “but it’s even more exciting to think about how this connection with NASA and Boeing will benefit Tulane students. The companies are definitely interested in hiring Tulane students, as they’ve demonstrated by coming to our Science and Engineering Expo. Our next step is establishing formal recruitment pathways that further open the door for students wanting to work in aerospace engineering and space travel.”