Dr. John Thompson
Phone: 620-235-6189 Fax: 620-235-6190
Automotive Orientation Day, Thursday, March 16, 2017
Automotive Orientation Day (AOD) is held every and is hosted by the Automotive Technology Department. About 35-40 automotive business men and women from all over the United States come to visit with automotive majors during formal sessions in the morning and informal sessions in the afternoon. The morning session consists of industry representatives participating in a panel that allows students to ask questions and receive answers. The afternoon session consists of industry booths creating a mini career fair. AOD is held in the Kansas Technology Center from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
All AOD guests are invited to the AOD Appreciation Reception & Dinner the Wednesday night before AOD, starting at 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to visit with PSU automotive faculty, PSU automotive alumni, and other automotive Industry recruiters before Automotive Orientation Day. Please indicate if you will be attending the Wednesday night reception and dinner while registering for AOD.
AOD 2017 Overview of Events
AOD 2017 Official Schedule
AOD 2017 Panel Discussion Schedule (pdf)
There is a recommended REGISTRATION SPONSORSHIP FEE for this event of $100 per company to help sponsor AOD. As part of the registration process, users will be re-directed to the secure online payment portal, which accepts only VISA. After the payment is complete, a confirmation email will be sent.
AOD sponsors will be recognized at the AOD Appreciation Reception & Dinner.
Please see the links below for more general information about AOD.
Kansas Technology Center Map
Hotel information link
Parking information link
**For your convenience, please park in the north parking lot of the KTC. You can enter one of two doors to then be in the Automotive Technology hallway. The first door is located on the northeast side of the building. Once you enter this door, you will be located next to the main Automotive Technology office which is room N120 and across from room E101. The second door is in the middle of the north parking lot near the sundial. You can enter this door and be at the opposite end of the Automotive Technology hallway. **
Automotive Orientation Day Contact:Mr. Scott NormanAssociate ProfessorN120A, Kansas Technology Center620.235.4826
Look who is already registered!
Atlantic Contracting & Material
Berry Companies, Inc.
Davis-Moore Auto Group
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Firestone Complete Auto Care
Jons Mid America Fire Apparatus
Mazda North American Operations
Midway Motors Supercenter
NAPA Auto Parts
Nissan North America
Penske Truck Leasing
Reliable Toyota Lexus BMW Audi
RoadBuilders Machinery and Supply
Rusty Eck Ford
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Speedway Auto Group
The Walsh Group
Toyota Financial Services
Download AutomotiveOrientation Day 2016Powerpoint