Engineering is a rigorous program. We are committed to helping our students achieve their academic goals and go on to pursue their dreams.
Online workshops in time management, study skills and test preparation—aimed specifically at engineering students—help students learn to study smart.
The Engineering Tutoring Center is a free resource to help students in engineering subjects and prerequisites. Tutors in the center are paid student workers, gaining valuable leadership and mentoring skills, and solidifying their knowledge of the subject matter.
Our Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UGTA) program selects successful undergraduate students to serve as teaching assistants in freshman-level engineering classes. UGTAs assist faculty members by engaging students in exploratory and collaborative learning activities. UGTAs act as a cultural bridge from high school to the university environment, help freshmen navigate the institution, promote self-confidence and self-reliance, and act as role models for
The Engineering Career Center is a comprehensive resource that serves students, alumni and industry. The center combines both in-person and online resources from career coaching to serving as a single-point of contact to connect industry recruiters and job seekers.
For new engineering students, the Career Center hosts a Career Exploration Night. Now in its third year, the annual event is designed to get first-year students thinking of themselves as engineers and planning early for a successful career. The event attracts over 1,000 students and hundreds of professional engineers and industry representatives each year.
Students and alumni have access to a robust, nationally networked online system to post resumes and search for jobs.
The Center has held semiannual career fairs since 2008—growing from 59 companies and 788 students in fall 2008 to over 105 companies, 300 recruiters and 2,000 students in fall 2012. More than 400 individual interviews were scheduled for the day following the event.
Through the internship program, the Career Center helps technically trained students gain valuable industry experience. In turn, employers gain highly skilled, motivated talent to fill short-term or seasonal needs.
The Engineering Career Center also helps with career path planning, preparation of technical resumes and application letters, career fair strategies, job search techniques, interview skills and salary negotiation, along with graduate school application reviews.