Professional Events

Company Presentations

Every semester, Quarterdeck brings in various companies and presenters from the marine industry to discuss current projects and research, give company overviews, and recruit Michigan NAME students for internships and full-time positions. If you are interested in presenting to Quarterdeck, please contact our Program Chairs to set up a meeting.

Past presenters include Newport News, Bay Shipping, Electric Boat, Chevron Shipping, GD Bath Iron Works, ExxonMobil, Vigor as well as Steve Kemp, Donald Winters, and Bruce Rosenblatt, and many more. We also occasionally have panels such as top industry leaders discussing their careers and accomplishments and students describing their internship experiences.


Quarterdeck also sponsors our members to attend different conferences. During the fall semester, we send students to the SNAME Marine Convention. In the winter semester, we send students to the Great Lakes/Great Rivers Meeting. By attending these conferences and events, our members have been able to network with industry professionals, as well as find internship and full-time offers.

Other Trips

We have also been fortunate enough to also send our students on trips to shipyards as well as yacht shows.

Looking for our past events? Check out our Archived Events page.