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Established in 2011, the Troops to Engineers (T2E) Program is a unique program currently offered exclusively at SDSU to student veterans in undergraduate and graduate engineering programs. This program provides specialized career assistance for student veterans seeking to improve their professional development skills, obtain paid internships and secure engineering specific employment upon graduation.

T2E is funded by Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Booz Allen Hamilton to provide our program participants with exclusive support opportunities including: professional networking events, interview preparation, resume building, recruitment events, engineering facilities tours, and mentorship opportunities.

T2E is dedicated to our veterans' success and strives to cultivate an environment for academic and professional excellence through our core program values: Community Ingenuity, Excellence, and Diversity. For more information, please e-mail:





SDSU Troops to Engineers Program (T2E) endeavors to support the career development of student veterans majoring in engineering and computer science. To ensure the continued success of veterans in our community T2E partners with Industry leaders to provide unique opportunities for professional growth while attending San Diego State University. Our goal is to prepare Student Veterans, and Veteran Engineers on what lies beyond their military experiences and set them on the path to personal and professional success.

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Josh Imes
Program Coordinator

Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia,  Josh comes to SDSU from ViaSat where he served as a government contractor in a  Security Analyst role. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy and International Relations from the University of Oregon. He also served 7 years in the US Army as an Infantryman. 

Josh looks to utilize his experience as a Service Member transitioning to a Civilian career to help jumpstart the careers of student veterans majoring in the Engineering & Computer Science fields.


If you are an engineering company seeking to partner with the program to create a professional development event and connect with SDSU engineering student veterans please email:, or call: 619-594-2577

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