Student Engagement Program

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The IIGE Student Engagement Program (SEP) opens up classroom learning through site visits, the Distinguished Speaker Series, and a growing professional network. 

The purpose of SEP site visits is to bring students into environments where they can understand the complexities of decision-making, entrepreneurship, and innovation, to name just a few processes that orient them to the flexibility, adaptability, and lateral thinking they need to be successful in an interdependent world. By meeting with executives and professionals from a variety of fields at globally-connected companies, students can explore career options, develop professional contacts, and make critical connections between coursework and careers.

Site visits and other SEP activities are arranged and announced on a quarterly basis. Please email IIGE Program Coordinator Alexis Wheeler ( for more information.

Examples of SEP Site Visits:



Spring 2020

Global Careers- Global Honors Alumni Panel

Winter 2020

Port of Tacoma

Autumn 2019

Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia


Winter 2019

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Autumn 2018

Port of Tacoma

Autumn 2018

Center for Urban Waters, Tacoma


Spring 2018

Port of Tacoma

Autumn 2017

Moss Adams, Tacoma

Autumn 2017

Center for Urban Waters, Tacoma


Spring 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

Winter 2017

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Seattle

Autumn 2016

MOD Pizza, Tacoma

Summer 2016

LaborWorks, Tacoma