Internships, Co-ops, Full-Time Jobs
Advance your career and develop your professional skills with an internship, co-op, and full-time job. With the help of Career Services and Engineering Student Services, our alumni have been offered full-time jobs nationally and internationally. Many engineering internships and co-op opportunities lead to full-time employment after graduation.
Interested in learning where Nebraska Engineering graduates intern, work, and attend graduate school? Visit the UNL Engineering Course Catalog! Simply choose your major and follow the "Career Development" tab to read sample graduate outcomes.
Internships and Co-ops
- Internships are typically one semester (usually summer-only), and if they are local, there is potential for the student to continue working part-time during the school year. An internship allows you to gain the hands-on experience and knowledge necessary to succeed; you will work with practicing engineers and on real world projects.
- Co-ops (short for "cooperative education") typically last two semesters, usually one summer and one academic semester; this experience takes you away from campus/classes for a semester. Students maintain full-time student status while on co-op and resume their studies when they return to campus.
Participating in a co-op requires some careful planning and paperwork, including intercampus enrollment. Meet with your Academic Advisor and Bonnie Martin, Career Services Coordinator, to determine if a co-op is right for you and to receive the appropriate paperwork.
Interns and co-op students may also be able to receive academic credit through their department.
Many full-time job opportunities will be promoted at career fairs throughout the year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that about 70% of jobs are found through networking. We recommend you take full advantage of these fairs to network and find opportunities.
Handshake is another great way to launch your full-time job search. You have access to Handshake as a current student, graduating student, and as alumni. Employers post jobs and internships for every level on Handshake when they search for Nebraska Engineering students. Job opportunities may be listed year-round, but it is best to begin your search as early as possible in the school year prior to graduation. Here are some additional suggested sites supplied by UNL Career Services for your searching convenience.