With over a dozen local universities actively building vehicles for the various SAE Collegiate Design Competitions, and most of those competitions being 1,000+ miles away, the SAE SoCal Section is staging an event to showcase our students in front of our local industry. Thanks to our industry friends at the SEMA Garage we have the ideal venue for it!

What:            SAE/SEMA Showcase

When:           Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where:          SEMA Garage, 1577 Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA  91765

Who:             Local SAE students + SAE & SEMA Industry Professionals

Why:              To connect industry and students for the benefit of both. 

This will be an ideal place to recruit engineering talent

Schedule:     9:00 am – 10:00 am            Student unload and stage vehicles in SEMA parking lot

                        10:00 am – 10:15 am          Opening remarks from SAE & SEMA

                        10:15 am – 1:45 pm             Tech Inspections, Career Fair, SEMA Garage Tours, & Student Presentations

                        11:45 am – 12:45 pm          Lunch available

                        1:45 pm – 2:00 pm               Q&A / Closing remarks

                        2:00 pm – 2:30 pm               Loadout & cleanup

Q)     Why should students attend?

A)     This event will help teams be better prepared for Formula & Baja competitions with mock tech inspections and presentations. They will also meet industry professionals who can potentially hire graduates and/or support student programs.  It will also be an opportunity to check out the amazing SEMA Garage!

Q)     Why should professionals attend?

A)     It’s quite simply the best local opportunity to meet a wide variety of graduating seniors as well as industry professionals.  How else could you meet 100+ students from over a dozen universities in a single day?  We feel this will be the most time efficient recruiting opportunity of 2022.

Q)     Is there a cost for companies?

A)     We are asking companies seeking to recruit to donate $300/company to cover the operating costs of the event, including lunch for all attendees.  Each company will be provided space for a table-top display.

Q)     Is there a cost to attend?

A)     SAE professional members and students will be FREE.  SEMA members will likewise be FREE. Non-members will be charged $10 each at the door.

Q)     What should the school teams bring?

A)     Bring your Formula, Baja, or Aero Design project, completed or not. Bring any presentation materials you have.

Q)     What should students bring?

A)     Resumes!

Q)     Is there a dress code?

A)     This is a casual event. Wear your school or company colors.  This is the perfect event to wear a logoed shirt or hat.  Show your colors.  Connect with others!