Internships are essential in preparing for engineering careers in private industry, consulting, government, or research. Working as an intern bridges the gap between theory and practice, and helps you gain real-world experience and establish relationships with potential future employers.
Having a completed internship on your resume sends a message that you're serious about your career advancement. CSULB engineering students have interned at software and electronics companies, research laboratories, consulting firms, government agencies, biotechnology giants, and entrepreneurial enterprises.
- Before applying for an internship:
- Prepare a professional resume
- Have the Career Development Center critique your resume
- Attend Professional Development Workshops
- Attend Speaker Series events.
Employers look for interns with:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Technical knowledge related to the job
- The ability to plan, organize, and prioritize
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
View and apply for internships at the Career Development Center.