Engineering Career Services - City Campus

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    Engineering Career Services - City Campus

Thousands of engineering alumni have gotten jobs and internships, now it’s time to get yours. UNL’s Office of Career Services, in collaboration with Engineering Student Services, makes it easy for you to access the programs and services you need to be successful in your job or internship search. Through these services, you can:
  • Meet and network with future employers
  • Perfect your resume and cover letter
  • Learn helpful interviewing tips
  • Define your future
For more information
Visit UNL Career Services or make an appointment with Lark Bear, Career Development and Academic Advising coordinator, through MyPlan.

Career Fairs

The College of Engineering offers career fairs throughout the year for students to interact with employers for full-time and internship opportunities.  Attending a career fair will enable you to:
  • Explore possible career opportunities specific to your area of interest
  • Interact and network with employers
  • Increase your chances of interviewing with an employer.

To view the dates and times of upcoming career fairs and how to prepare, visit the college's Student Events Calendar.

Full-Time Jobs

Our research suggests that more than 80% of students who graduate from UNL with an engineering degree get a job that averages approximately $55,000 per year. This placement rate and salary are higher than any other college at UNL.  With the help of Career Services and Engineering Student Services, our alumni have been offered full-time jobs nationally and internationally.  

To see a list of full-time job opportunities, visit Handshake.


Advance your career and develop professional skills prior to graduation. Internships allow you to gain the hands-on experience and knowledge necessary to succeed in your specific area of engineering.  You will have the opportunity to work with practicing engineers on real-world projects.  Career Services helps more than 300 UNL engineering students participate in internships per year. Many of these positions lead to full-time job offers prior to graduation.

Visit Internship FAQs for more information and listings of employers looking for interns.  The UNL Career Services Internship Resources page does not list employers.   


Gain experience, money, and job offers, all while completing your degree.  Cooperative Education combines education with practical work for the ultimate student experience.  Numerous co-ops are available as an engineering student at UNL. You will spend a semester away from campus exploring your career field of choice and may be able to arrange academic credit with your department for this experience.  

Make preparing for your job search easy. The UNL Office of Career Services provides workshops to help you:
  • Understand how to best network with professionals
  • Participate in mock interviews with employers for practice and feedback
  • Have your resume and cover letter reviewed
Visit Events and Programs to view upcoming workshops.


In order to intentionally increase your chances for a successful internship or job search, all College of Engineering students are required to take a seven-week seminar class that enables you to:
  • Explore the professional development opportunities that are available to you on campus
  • Get your resume and cover letter critiqued
  • Participate in a simulated interview
  • Learn from your peers about their experiences
For more information about ENGR 20, contact Lark Bear, Career Development and Academic Advising coordinator, with questions about the course.

Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2016
Spring 2014 Co-Op -- Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)

The work was close to something I would like to do at an entry level position. Power Plants and everything involved in running them is very interesting and the field is always changing. 

I was placed in charge of own projects. Projects included design, taking bids from and hiring contractors, and supervising contractor work. As I felt more comfortable I was given bigger projects and had less supervision. 

Do not hesitate to push school back a semester or two to go do a co-op. The money and the experience are 100% worth it. I plan on returning for a second co-op at OPPD for Spring 2015 because of the experience I had the last 7 months. Use your co-op to ask any silly questions about engineering you might have. Co-workers are happy to lend advice/tell stories (at least at OPPD).

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