The Institute of Industrial Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, and research of industrial engineering.
What is UF IIE?
The mission of IIE at the University of Florida is three-fold:
To foster and promote community and professionalism among UF Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) students
To connect corporate recruiters with the UF ISE student body
To help UF ISE students recognize the breadth of post-graduation career opportunities
Some of the events we host are listed below. Many of these involve corporate sponsors. If your company is interested in getting involved with UF IIE, please contact the President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companies such as PepsiCo and P&G speak at our bi-weekly general body meetings which allow students the opportunity to learn about corporate and interact with recruiters.
We also host information sessions with various companies that accommodate for a more flexible schedule and smaller audience.
Career Showcase Crash Course
This event provides students with advice regarding elevator speeches, resume building, attire, and professional demeanor in preparation for semesterly corporate job fairs.
Six Sigma Green Belt Seminar
Six Sigma is a set of techniques designed to reduce error and improve processes.
We annually offer the opportunity for students to pursue a Green Belt certification.
Regional and National Conferences
UF IIE participates in the Southeast Regional and National Conferences which provide opportunities to network with students from other universities as well as corporate recruiters who do not normally come to UF.
We host a resume critiquing service run by upperclassmen ISE students. Students are then emailed with suggestions for further improvement and can set up meetings for additional discussion.
We visit company sites such as Target and E-One to provide our members with hands-on knowledge about the industrial field.
These provide a fun atmosphere to our general body meetings and allow our members to bond through an industrial engineering-related game.
Every semester we go to a local camping area for an overnight trip for fun activities such as night hiking, kayaking, and s’mores.
Many students enjoy an active lifestyle and we have beach volleyball, soccer, and dodgeball teams to allow students more opportunities to get involved outside of meetings.
A student lounge graciously provided by Procter & Gamble, Rockwell Collins, and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts for students to study and meet other students from the department is located at 405 Weil Hall. All students are welcome to enjoy this space.