Don't miss the CBEE Fall Career Reception - Tuesday, October 16, 4:30-8:00 p.m. 

Academic, Career & Internship Advice

Peer Mentors can assist you with job search advice, resume & cover letter review, interviewing tips, and academic advising issues. Peer mentors will be located in Johnson Hall - Room 124.

Peer Mentors hours for Winter Term are:

Mon 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wed 10 a.m. - 2 p.m

Thu 3 - 5 p.m

For Undergraduate Academic Advising, go to:

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.

Where to begin?  -- What's your goal?

NASA intern wearing protective gear

2018 Job Prep -- Things you can do NOW! (pdf)

Entry-level career position after graduation

Engineering internship in industry

Research internship in the summer or during school

Study or work abroad - or both!

Job search skills improvement

Go to: OSU Jobs Board to find paid work on-campus full-time or part-time, during school or in the summer

Go to: International Students - Employment to find out how to work in the US as an international student on a F-1 or J-1 visa

Learn about past student internships in the Fall '15/Winter'16 CBEE Alumni Newsletter, Diffusion. Story starts on page 5.

Careers, Internships and the Job Search

Check out the new career management platform, Handshake, and set up your profile and email alerts. Handshake is a networked platform that allows employers to connect with students nationwide and includes internships, entry-level and alumni career opportunities.


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

Explore the CBEE Employer Lists (organized by Major and by Industry) and the Buzzfile Lists

Improve your Job Search skills

Search online Job Boards

Industry Internships

MECOP ChE Intern wearing chemical protection

MECOP/CECOP Internship Program

The MECOP program offers two 6-month internships for chemical or environmental engineering students and is a five-year Bachelor's degree program.

Watch the video here: What is MECOP?

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

MECOP Company List  (Note: not all companies on the list hire chemical or environmental engineering students)

Industry intern at a poster session

Other Industry Internship Opportunities

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

Research Internships

Grad students and Johnson interns next to parabolic solar dish

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. 

Research Internships and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

CBEE Research Internships & REUs list

OSU College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Page

Undergraduate Research at OSU

Information about Letter of Recommendation Requests from Faculty

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.

Information about Employers

Check out the Buzzfile Lists

Employers - By Major


Research intern using lab equipment

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Employers - By Industry Sector

Chemical and Materials Processing

Product and Device Manufacturing

Semi-conductor and Electronics

Medical Device and Pharmaceutical


Government and Regulatory

Employers - please contact CBEE Corporate Relations at for more information or to be added to these lists.

International Internships and Study Abroad

OSU College of Engineering International Programs - Meet with a study-abroad coordinator to explore the possibilities. See also: Programs by Major

International Internships - Explore IE3 Global Internships, IAESTE, DAAD and others in Switzerland, France, Germany and Japan

OSU Office of Global Opportunities - Research opportunities to study and work abroad

GoinGlobal - This is a great source for searching for jobs abroad, as well as gaining valuable information about the culture of various countries in which you'd like to work.

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All about the Job Search

OSU Career Development Center Tools and Resources

Career Guide

Resumes and Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter and Personal Statement

Interviewing and Negotiating 


OSU Career Development Center Appointments and Drop-Ins

Linked-In for Students

Job Boards

AIChE Careers site

After College Job Resource Center

State of Oregon Employment Department

Washington State Employment Department

Northwest Environmental Business Council

Oregon Bioscience Association

Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association

student research intern in boat

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