UNT is located in Denton, a city of 122,000 people 40 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. Our growing region is rich in internship opportunities and has the second highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S.
"Five out of the top 15 most valuable degrees are in engineering. -- Forbes, 2012 "
"CNN Money ranked Denton County as one of the nation’s Top 10 best places to live for job potential."
Representatives from national and multinational businesses regularly recruit on campus, post jobs, interview students, attend career fairs and networking events and speak to classes. Among the 1,000 companies that visit: AT&T, Bell Helicopter, Ericsson, Luminant, Oncor Electric, Schlumberger, Texas Instruments and Weber/Zodiac.
Notable alumni of the UNT College of Engineering include:
- Jay Chenault (’84), president and CEO of Custom Computer Cables of America
- Etta Clark (’80), director of Information Technology at PepsiCo
- Chris Pearce (’90), distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems
- Mohamad Sakr (’88), CEO of Inovas Company
- Nergis Soylemez-Sayed (’06), quality engineer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
- Larry Sullivan (’92), director of engineering at Microsoft
- Elbert “Gene” Tindall (’74), CEO of Electric Energy Corp
- Tom Weger (’88), president and CEO of Coppell Construction
- Jason West (’96), founder of the Call of Duty video game franchise