Community Resources

Engineering Careers
Education and Outcomes
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Students working in the Clean Energy and Clean Water Internship Program.

Gain Experience and Skills

Hands-on learning beyond the classroom helps you expand your skills, form community connections, build your resume, and gain the Panther Edge. These include internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, community engagement, and leadership experiences.

Examples: The College of Engineering & Applied Science offers engineering-focused study abroad programs to Germany and Taiwan. To learn more about Study Abroad, visit this page and talk to your academic advisor. Find research specific to your interests here. Take advantage of Student Leadership Programs available on campus; learn more here.

Joining a student organization provides you opportunities to form friendships, explore your interests, gain work and volunteer experience, develop leadership skills, and network with professionals working in your industry. Explore UWM’s student organizations.

Be sure to visit the College of Engineering & Applied Science’s Student Organizations page and the Architecture & Urban Planning Student Organizations page to learn more! 

Examples: American Institute of Architecture Students, Emerging Green Builders, Engineer’s Without Borders, Google Developers Group, Prototyping Club, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Students for the Exploration and Development of Space 

Co-ops and internships provide an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience, expand your transferable skills, develop professional connections, and build your resume. Our staff can help you tailor your resume and cover letter, search for positions, and prepare for the interview. Be sure to utilize Handshake to search for positions. Employers looking to hire UWM students & alumni use this recruiting system to connect with you! 

On-campus jobs provide convenient options with flexible scheduling and opportunities to gain transferrable and career-related skills. Explore and apply to on-campus jobs on Handshake. For additional support, visit our employment website.

Examples: Content Creator, Recycling and Reuse Assistant, Research & Technology, and Web Developer

SET has deep community partnerships which provide student opportunities for volunteering, service learning, service trips, and other forms of community-based learning. You may even find yourself in a course with a built-in service-learning requirement. You can learn more about this on our website here.    

Examples: Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, Alternative Spring Break Trip, Virtual Tutoring Program, and Hope House Food Pantry…to name a few! 

Identify Common Local Employers

We proudly host eight career fairs every year, showcasing around 80 diverse employers each fair.

Career Paths and Search Terms

Here is a sample of keywords you can use when researching career paths or searching for open positions.

Career PathsSearch Terms
Biomedical EngineeringBioengineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biomechanical Engineer, Clinical Engineer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Project Engineer, Research Scientist, Systems Engineer
Civil EngineeringBridge Engineer, Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Design Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Municipal Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Transportation Engineer, Structural Engineer
Computer EngineeringHardware Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Network Engineer, Programmer, Sofware Engineer, Systems Analyst, Systems Architect, Systems Engineer, Test Engineer, Video Game Developer 
Computer ScienceComputer Network Architect, Computer Hardware Engineer, Computer Scientist, Cybersecurity Engineer, Data Scientist, Database Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Software Developer, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, Web Developer
Electrical EngineeringComputer Engineer, Controls Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronic Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Power Engineer, Signal Processing Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer
Environmental EngineeringCivil Engineer, Energy Efficiency Engineer, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Geotechnical Engineer, Land Surveyor, Natural Resource Specialist, Wastewater Engineer
Industrial EngineeringEnvironmental Health & Safety Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Production Supervisor, Quality Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer, Supply Chain Analyst
Materials EngineeringComposites Engineer, Forensics Materials Engineer, Materials Engineer, Metallographer, Metallurgical Engineer, Metallurgist
Mechanical EngineeringAerospace Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Product Engineer, Project Engineer, Quality Engineer, Sales Engineer, Test Engineer
Architecture / Architectural StudiesArchitectural Designer, Architectural Drafter, Project Architect, Landscape Architect/Designer, AutoCAD Drafter
Urban Planning / DesignTown Planner, Associate Planner, Transportation Planner, Plan Examiner, Urban Designer
ConstructionConstruction Superintendent, Construction Estimator, Field/Site Engineer, Sustainability Consultant, Project Coordinator
For more ideas, our staff is ready to help!

Meet Your Advisors

Juli Pickering
Director of Partnerships & Events
Sean Lybeck-Smoak
Clean Energy and Clean Water Internship Coordinator
Lauren Standish
Career Development Coordinator