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Experiential Learning Programs

Experiential learning programs help ISE students develop professionalism and a practical perspective by connecting the classroom to the real world. 

Required Capstone Industrial Experience

All undergraduate IE students complete a supervised industry project as a required part of the IE curriculum. These projects are typically completed as a 1-day per week internship during the spring semester of the senior year. Along with the work experience, students register for a 1-credit lecture which covers important topics in ethics, communication and professionalism; and provides a forum in which students can receive input on their projects and produce a technical report and presentation regarding their work project. Internships can be identified by the student, faculty or department, and must include a substantive engineering analysis and/or design component.

Some examples of recent required internship projects are:

  • Berry Plastics — Oreering System Redesign and Lean Improvements
  • M&T Bank — Process Redesign and Standardization
  • Tapecon Inc. — Work Instruction Design
  • Summitt Lubricants — Scheduling System Design
  • Liston Manufacturing — Lead Time Reduction

Six Sigma Program

UB's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) have launched a Six Sigma Certification Program available to seniors and graduate students within UB Engineering. This program provides students with a distinct advantage in the competitive workforce and can result in Black Belt certification.

SEAS Experiential Learning programs help young engineers develop professionalism and a practical perspective by connecting the classroom to the real world.

Career Support: Paid Internships, Summer Jobs and Help Finding Engineering Positions

Career Services offers a wide variety of assistance for engineering job placement including on-campus interviews, technical career fairs, resume and interview workshops, and emailed job postings. They also provide information on part-time UB campus vacancies, graduate assistantships, part-time summer vacancies (no degree), part-time summer professional, and paid/unpaid internships.

Career services assistance is available to current students as well as alumni.