Opportunities for Experience
As an engineering student at UAB, you will have opportunities to compete for valuable experiential learning opportunities. These opportunities include co-ops, internships, undergraduate research, and Study Away/ Engineers in Service and Learning trips. For many of these, your academic achievements and extra-curricular activities will be key in being a competitive candidate, so working hard as a Freshman and Sophomore can lead to awesome opportunities in your Junior and Senior years – opportunities that will land you better full-time careers when you graduate.
As a co-op, you will work with a company for up to 3 semesters to apply classroom knowledge in real-world engineering situations. Some co-ops are alternating, meaning you will be in school full-time one semester, work full-time the next semester, and continue alternating until you complete your co-op rotation. Other co-ops are parallel, meaning you will concurrently go to school part-time and work part-time until you complete your co-op rotation. Either way leads to incredible experience for you to include on your resume!For a step-by-step overview of the Co-op process, click here.