Career and Internship Resources for CBEE students
Primary Resource - Beaver JobNet
To streamline the recruiting process and eliminate confusion about where OSU students and potential employers should be looking for one another, the College of Engineering has elected to close its various program-specific posting systems in favor of using OSU's centralized "one-stop shopping" system, the Beaver JobNet. All College of Engineering students are encouraged to use the Beaver JobNet as their primary job and internship search engine. The Career Services website has detailed instructions You can set up your profile and subscribe to e-mail alerts of current job postings in Beaver JobNet. NACELink which is also found on the Career Services website contains additional engineering job and internship postings.
- Pete and Rosalie Johnson Internship Program
- Potential Industry and Government Employers
- University Research Internships (REU's)
- CBEE Jobs Listserv
- MECOP/CECOP Internship Program
- International Internships
- AICHE Student Career Development Center
- Even More Internship Information
Pete and Rosalie Johnson established the Pete and Rosalie Johnson Undergraduate Internship Program to support undergraduates in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. The Johnson Internship is available to any CBEE student who has successfully completed the first year CBEE courses CBEE 101 (or equivalent COE intro engineering course) and CBEE 102.
The Johnsons believe that work experience is necessary for students to become fully educated, and that it is within the structure of a formalized work experience that students meld technical knowledge with professional behavior resulting in professional efficacy. The typical university curriculum offers excellent technical and academic training, but little professional behavior development that is required to be immediately prepared for practice upon graduation. Universities depend upon internships and summer work experiences, both in institutional research and industrial environments, to supply this training.
Our students in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering compete nationally for summer internships and research experience for undergraduate (REU) programs. In order to be competitive for summer positions after the sophomore year of schooling, they need to have demonstrated mastery of skills not taught or practiced at other schools, and this is what is provided by the Johnson Internship in the summer following the students first year in the CBEE program, when it is difficult to obtain a meaningful engineering internship.
Qualifying Applicants: Any first year student in Chemical, Biological or Environmental Engineering (must have successfully completed CBEE 102).
- Completed Current Year Johnson Internship Application / Click here (.doc)
- Resume, which must include:
- High School Information (school, year, GPA);
- list of high school and OSU activities and leadership positions;
- employment history - employer name, dates, and brief description of duties.
- Essay on what excites you about the field of chemical engineering, bioengineering, or environmental engineering and how you see the Johnson Internship helping you to achieve your career goals. (1 page).
Application Materials must be saved in one file as JohnsonInternship13_YourName.doc
Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, March 25, 2013 at 5pm PDT.
Students will be notified in the first week of Spring 2013 term and will be required to attend weekly meetings at a time to be determined.
QUESTIONS?Contact Dr. Skip at email@example.com
This resource contains a list of some employers that have hired CBEE students or that might have job openings of interest to CBEE students. The list is not inclusive but is meant to give students some information about regional employers and other places from which students have received internships.
Nationwide Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities are listed here. REUs are an excellent way to learn about graduate research and to explore topics that interest you. They are sponsored by universities and often included housing and transportation stipends as well as a salary for the research work. NOTE: REU applications are often involved. They usually require getting reference letters. Be sure to start the process of applying at least several weeks before the application is due. Applications are usually due late fall or early winter term.
Join the CBEE jobs listserv to receive e-mail updates about upcoming internship and job events. Selected job and internship listings will also be posted to this list, in addition to being on Beaver JobNet or NACELink. To have your subscription approved you must be a CBEE student. Either use your OSU onid e-mail account to sign up or supply your full name when subscribing. Alumni may also subscribe, please send Tracy Rothwell an e-mail identifying yourself as a OSU CBEE alumni prior to subscribing. Also be sure to read the CBEE Student Bulletin which is e-mailed to all CBEE students regularly during the school year. It will have current job and internship information, advising information, information about scholarships, and other opportunities directed specifically to CBEE students. Archived copies of the CBEE Student Bulletin are also available.
The MECOP program is a partnership between the College of Engineering and industry that offers 6-month internships for OSU engineering students.
This page contains information about several international internship opportunities.
Includes job listings for jobs and internships as well as career development information, salary survey results.and other career guidance information.
Visit this page for more internship resources, including sample resumes, links to resume writing tips, and more. This page includes links to many other on-line internship and employment websites.
For more information about internships contact Tracy Rothwell