ENGINEERING NEWS

Helen Oloroso Receives Clement J. Freund Award

Helen Oloroso, assistant dean and director of the McCormick Office of Career Development, has been chosen to receive the Clement J. Freund Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.

The award is conferred upon an individual for outstanding contributions to the aims and ideals of cooperative education. The award consists of a plaque, a framed certificate, an honorarium of $2,000, and travel expenses to the ASEE conference in June.

“Helen has elevated the Office of Career Development to an entirely different level,” said Julio M. Ottino, dean of McCormick. “She has worked tirelessly to expand career opportunities for all McCormick students, and I’m happy to see she is being rewarded for her efforts."

Oloroso administers the Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Engineering Program and internship programs, leading the team that advises and places approximately 350 undergraduate and graduate students with employers throughout the country and around the world.  Oloroso has worked to expand services offered by her office, which now include research and service learning opportunities and a career development course. Oloroso has also increased outreach to graduate students.

Before joining Northwestern in 2001, she administered co-op programs at three other Chicago area institutions of higher education. She has a BS in political science from Loyola University and an MA in educational psychology from the University of Chicago.