Internships and Externships
Looking for career-related experience? There are many options — all bring value!
Career-related experience typically full-time during the summer or part-time during the semester, and usually paid. Start with ePACK. [View guidelines for full-time, non-credit semester internships.]
Career-related experience for first year engineering students during spring break. Externs job shadow full-time for 1-2 days and are unpaid. Start with externships.
Career-related experience involving three rotations of work alternating with semesters of school. Co-ops work full-time and are paid. Start with a Co-op orientation.
Career-related experience during the summer or semester working with faculty and grad students. Ideal choice for students considering graduate study. Research is full-time or part-time and often paid. Start with faculty in labs of interest or Undergraduate Research.
Career-related experience gained through hands-on projects in class, through student organizations, in the community, or on your own.
Career-related experience gained through service on campus or in the community.
Benefits of experience
- Clarification of major or career interest
- Development of skills
- Hands-on experience in the field
- Professional advice and contacts for the future
- Competitive edge at graduation
Need help with your decision?
Consult with a professional staff member.