Academic, Career, and Internship Advice

For Undergraduate Academic Advising, go to: cbee.oregonstate.edu/undergraduate-advising

Career & Internship Advising: If you've had your resume & cover letter reviewed and explored the resources here and at the Career Development Center, please email your question or set up a career advising appointment.

General Career & Internship Resources

CBEE Resources

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  • Just getting started? We have an overview document, "Job Prep: Things you can do NOW!", for those new to the job and internship searching process.
  • Bookmark (and check regularly) the OSUCBEE subreddit for CBEE Career and Internship Opportunities and related events.
  • Read the weekly CBEE Bulletin, especially the Jobs & Internships section, for the latest news.
  • Sign up for the cbee-jobs listserv for timely updates on new job postings.

OSU Career Development Center Resources

  • Check out the career management platform, Handshake, and set up your profile and email alerts. 
  • Tools and Resources- An overview page for all the resources offered by the OSU Career Development Center
  • Career Guide- A thorough guidebook of all things career! From writing a resume to networking, this guide includes great tips for any phase of the job search.
  • Resumes and Curriculum Vitae- An overview of all things related to resumes! Includes information about common resume formats, common mistakes, and how to write a compelling accomplishment-based resume.
  • Cover Letter- Need to know the basics of writing a cover letter? Get started here!
  • Interviewing and Negotiating- Tools for virtual and in-person mock interviews as well as general interviewing tips!
  • Networking- Networking is an essential, but often intimidating part of building your career. See here for some tips on getting started with building your professional network.
  • OSU Career Development Center Appointments and Drop-Ins
  • International Students - Employment — Find out how to work in the US as an international student on a F-1 or J-1 visa.

Internships

Internships are an essential way to develop skills that will make you a desirable candidate for jobs after graduation. The practical experience gained through internships will make you a better and more marketable engineer. Below are some links about internships programs in industry and in research.

Industry Internships

MECOP/CECOP Internship Program

The MECOP program offers two six-month internships for chemical or environmental engineering students and is a five-year bachelor's degree program.

Other Industry Internship Opportunities

Many companies hire engineering interns! Just follow the job search process used to find a career position. By learning these skills now, you'll have a head start when you're ready to graduate! 

Research Internships

Research Internships and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

Doing research at OSU or at another institution is a great first step towards gaining practical experience for your career. If you are interested in a summer internship, check out the information about REU programs. REU programs take place at universities across the country and many require no previous experience!

Pete and Rosalie Johnson Internship Program

The Pete and Rosalie Johnson Undergraduate Internship Program  provides research opportunities in the summer following the completion of the first academic year. The Johnson Internship is available to any CBEE student who has successfully completed a first-year engineering intro course (such as CBEE 101) and CBEE 102. Applications are due in mid-March each year. 

Jobs

Finding the right job often starts with identifying the right employers for your career goals! Below you will find information about employers of OSU CBEE alumni and general information about engineering employers across the country. For information about developing your resume, cover letter, or other logistics of the application process, see the General Career & Internship Resources section at the top of this page.

Potential Employers

Use these lists to explore internship and career opportunities available for CBEE students and graduates and get started on your job search. The lists are just a sampling of places where CBEE student interns or alumni have found employment; there are pleanty of opportunities beyond those listed here.

Job Boards

Employers: Please contact CBEE Corporate Relations at cbee.industry@oregonstate.edu for more information or to be added to these lists.

International Internships and Study Abroad

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