UNT is located in Denton, a city of 123,000 people 40 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth, one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The region has the country's second highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies.
"CNN Money ranked Denton County as one of the nation’s Top 10 best places to live for job potential."
Business representatives recruit at UNT, interview students, attend career fairs and speak to classes. Among the 1,000 companies that visit are: AT&T, Bell Helicopter, Ericsson, Luminant, Schlumberger, Texas Instruments and Weber/Zodiac.
Notable alumni of the UNT College of Engineering include:
- Bill Benninghoff ('97), software engineer team lead, Cisco
- Jay Chenault ('84), president and CEO of Custom Computer Cables of America
- Jason Cinek ('94), senior vice-president, TDIndustries
- Etta B. Clark ('80), senior director of production services, PepsiCo
- Lettie K. Haynes ('82), assistant VP of Technology, BNSF Railway
- Cheryl Miller ('83), principal-technical architect, AT&T
- Lee Palmer ('90), senior vice-president, Hitachi Consulting
- Chris Pearce ('90), distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems
- Mohamad Sakr ('88 M.S.), CEO of Inovas Company
- Larry Sullivan ('92), director of engineering at Microsoft
- Elbert "Gene" Tindall ('74), CEO of Electric Energy Corp
- Michael Webb ('97), chief technology officer, SmartVault
- Tom Weger ('89), president and CEO of Coppell Construction
- Jason West ('96), founder of the Call of Duty video game franchise