College of Applied Science and Technology

Practical Skills. In-Demand Careers.

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Meet your Career Services Coordinators

 Serena Draper career services liaison to the College of Applied Science and Technology

Serena Draper

 Evan Faidley career services liaison to the College of Applied Science and Technology

Evan Faidley

We work in Career Services to assist you specifically in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

We can help you:

  • explore majors;
  • find and prepare for internships, co-ops and jobs; and
  • gain lifelong career skills.

Please contact Serena or contact Evan with any questions.

CAST Events

CAST 2018-2019 Five-Star Friday activities


Student success

EMHS Graduate Mason McMaster puts degree to use at the Pentagon.


CAST News

WAKR Radio interviews Stacy Willett about Flight 93 investigation and hurricane evacuation

September 12, 2018

Dr. Stacy Willett was interviewed on WAKR radio today (September 11, 2018) about Flight 93 on the Jasen Sokol show.
Listen to the interview.

Dr. Willett also was interviewed on WAKR radio the following day (September 12, 2018) about the evacuations related to Hurricane Florence.
Listen to the interview.

Willett is a nationally-recognized expert in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security field. She teaches in the Department of Disaster Science and Emergency Services in the College of Applied Science and Technology.


WZIP interviews Surveying and Mapping program director Gary Schuller

September 5, 2018

Surveying is sometimes called the "Top-Secret Profession" due to a lack of understanding about the nature of surveying. However, the job outlook remains promising for its graduates, with 100% placement being the norm in recent years. And career opportunities and pay are becoming increasingly attractive for surveying graduates.

Listen here or an interview with Professor Gary Schuller about the Surveying and Mapping program in the College of Applied Science and Technology.


Apply now for a scholarship in several careers, including Construction Engineering Technology, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Surveying and Mapping, Business Management Technology, and more. Scholarship opportunities are available for military veterans.
Get connected with other students by joining one of our many student organizations and clubs, including Robotics, Fire Protection, Emergency Management, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Kappa Beta Delota, Phi Theta Kappa, and many others.
The College of Applied Science and Technology offers its own seamless associate to bachelor's degree pathways so you can start here and finish here. No need to transfer credits from one institution to another. Contact Academic Advising for more information.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Corrosion Engineering Technology, you can find employment in any industry that is impacted by material degradation. Find out more about our new AAS Degree in Corrosion Engineering Technology.

Career outcomes for the College of Applied Science and Technology (graphic)

Based on a survey knowledge rate of 95% of our Spring 2015 graduates. See story about University-wide results: More UA grads report career success.


College of Applied Science and Technology
The Polsky Building (POL)
The University of Akron
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6001
Phone: 330-972-6578
Fax: 330-972-5300

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CAST inducts its first Dean's Team

The College of Applied Science and Technology inducted its first Dean's Team members on Friday, September 7, in a special induction ceremony.

dean s team 2018-2019 group photo

From left to right: Dean Elizabeth Kennedy, Casey Crawford, Megan Vocatura, Sylwester Robakowski, Skyanna Minor, Tommy Alvarado, T. Harris, Emma Harrison, Jason Oppong, and Assistant Dean of Student Success Dee Dee Pitts.

The Dean's Team is comprised of a select group of first-year freshman students with excellent academic backgrounds and leadership potential.

Members of the 2018-2019 Dean's Team will participate in a variety of events and activities designed to enrich their undergraduate experience. They also will have opportunities to share their personal, professional, and career experiences at the College of Applied Science and Technology by participating in college and community events, as well as serving as CAST Ambassadors.


2018 CAST Outstanding Student Awards

The College of Applied Science and Technology held its annual Outstanding Student Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018, to recognize its outstanding students and faculty members for 2017-2018 academic year.

The ceremony, held in the Jacobson Common Room in the Honors Complex Building, was hosted this year by Assistant Dean of Student Success, Dee Dee Pitts.

Visit the CAST Awards web page for a complete list of this year's winners.

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