Meet the Alumni of Engineering Technology

Meet BJ Curtis, a recent graduate of BHSU:

BJ Curtis

BJ Curtis- 2005 Graduate

I graduated from BHSU in December of 2005 with a B.S. in Industrial Technology and an A.S. in Drafting. I am currently working at Daktronics, Incorporated as lead mechanical designer in outdoor sports products engineering.  My responsibilities include new product design, and research and development of products and processes to increase efficiency and reduce cost.  I also supervise a team of designers throughout the design process of custom and standard projects.

My education at BHSU has enabled me to succeed at my job by giving me exposure to all areas of the industry. For instance, even though I work on the mechanical side at Daktronics, I still use the knowledge I gained of electronics, manufacturing, and management on a day-to-day basis. This type of expansive knowledge allows me to constantly grow and advance in the company and, with the training I received at BHSU, I have become one of the go-to CAD users in my department. I honestly can’t think of a class I took in the Industrial Technology program that I have not used in my career.  For career opportunities in an exciting and fun environment, please visit our website at We have hundreds of opportunities available in technology-related fields, as well as excellent internships.