Preparing for Your Career

Career development programs and resources to ensure you are workforce-ready upon graduation.

Career Services and Bullseye

Visit the Career Services website for information on internship opportunities, resumes and cover letters, developing a LinkedIn profile, networking information, interviewing skills, job search tips, career fairs and more.

BullsEye is a virtual tool to connect employers with UB students for jobs, internships and networking opportunities. 

Experiential Learning Programs

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Experiential Learning Programs allow our students to “engineer today” in addition to attending class. Experiential learning expands students’ technical competence and prepares them for their future careers.

Experiential learning initiatives include:

Industry Visits

The CSEE department organizes industry visits, during which companies come to the department to talk to students about internship and job opportunities. It's a great way to learn about available opportunities as well as build professional connections.

Upcoming events will be shared through the civil engineering and environmental engineering listservs.

Internships

Students may obtain practical experience by enrolling in CIE 496 (Civil/Env. Engineering Internship), which may be used as a technical elective if taken summer after junior year, or later. The internship will involve working on an engineering project in a practical setting (private design, consulting and/or construction company office, governmental agency office, construction site, etc.) under the joint guidance of a practicing engineer and a faculty advisor. Students must have a "Good Senior Standing" (senior with overall and engineering GPA above a 2.0). Projects shall involve applying knowledge acquired in course work to practice civil or environmental engineering.

UB Linked

For UB students, UBLinked is the central hub of all campus activities and involvement. It provides an easy and convenient way to explore, connect with, and learn more about the various clubs, organizations, and offices on campus. This platform also serves as a means to track your participation in different events throughout the year and create a comprehensive resume, also known as a co-curricular transcript.

Undergraduate Research

Participating in undergraduate research provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a laboratory setting. A research experience also makes your resume more attractive to employers and your transcript more attractive to graduate schools.

Work-Study positions

Faculty welcome work-study students into their laboratories. If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, contact them directly. Positions also open up in our staff office throughout the year. Work-study positions are a great opportunity for students to gain work experience in a professional or lab environment. You must have a valid work-study award letter to be eligible for these positions. Bring the letter with you when you meet with your potential employer.