Jobs and internships
Career Center @ Engineering
The Career Center @ Engineering (CC@E) is here to help you with every step of your job search. Their services include career counseling, job seeking guidance, resume and portfolio building assistance, skill development, and networking opportunities. You can schedule an appointment or drop by during walk-in hours to get feedback on anything career or job-search related. CC@E is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with reduced summer hours.
Location: Loew Hall Suite 014
Walk-in hours: Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
CC@E runs the Engineering Internship Program, through which you can get academic credit while you participate in an internship. Internships are one of the best ways to get experience in your field, because you learn, hands-on, how to work within real-world business environments and constraints. By taking ENGR 321 or ENGR 601, undergrad and graduate students can maintain full-time student status while away from campus.
UW Career & Internship Center
The university-wide Career & Internship Center provides additional resources for students and recent graduates. The Career Center also runs Handshake, a job and internship database just for UW students and alumni. Current UW students and recent graduates (those who have received their degree within the past 24 months) can schedule appointments for one-on-one career counseling or mock interviews.
CC@E and the Career Center host career events, from info sessions, to workshops, to career fairs.
If you are a current ME student interested in learning about life after graduation, consider connecting with an alumni mentor via the College of Engineering Mentor Program. Alumni mentors are College of Engineering graduates who are ready to answer your questions about their field and provide insight into what day-to-day work is like as an engineer out in industry or academia. Note that a NetID login is required to view the list of mentors.
Some UW Engineering programs also offer mentoring:
- Join the UW Mechanical Engineering LinkedIn group.
- Join a professional organization and attend meetings armed with business cards.
- Make your own web page. If you are enrolled at the UW, you have access to free UW web hosting. Learn more at IT Connect.
ME posts on Handshake
Handshake is a free tool for UW students and alumni to search though hundreds of internships, part- and full-time jobs, volunteer opportunities, and more. Learn more about Handshake access for students and alumni.
Log in to Handshake to see all jobs, narrow your search, or filter by location, job type, etc. Upload your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to apply directly for jobs. You'll find up-to-date information about employers and which ones are interviewing on campus.Log in to Handshake - Students