An engineering intramural is any problem-based extracurricular engineering activity that provides an authentic (i.e., “real-world”) learning experience for students.
The source of the problem can be industry, the community or can be defined internally by students and/or faculty. These experiences are considered "resume builders" and are a direct response to industry feedback reflecting a desire to see relevant engineering experiences, outside the classroom, on student resumes. Participation in engineering intramurals may also lead to internship offers in some cases.
Students who participate in engineering intramural projects are eligible to earn a digital badge upon completion of the project and its co-curricular requirements. Digital badges, which students can embed on digital resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and online portfolios, demonstrate completion of the co-curricular criteria and contain evidence of the competencies you gained by participating in the project.
Students who join an intramural team are provided with the materials needed to earn the digital badge.
Students are encouraged to apply for intramural opportunities when they are available. Intramural opportunities are posted on the UB Career Services job board, Bullseye, under the company entity UB Inc.
Students may develop their own intramural activities as well. You are encouraged to work with Dr. Andrew Olewnik to get started. To qualify as an intramural, an activity should: