A female student workin in the Materials Processing and Applications Development Center.At the UAB School of Engineering, a dedicated career services professional works individually with students to help bridge the gap between academics and employment. From internships and co-ops to full-time careers, the UAB Career Center helps match engineering students with opportunities that are best suited to their interests, experience levels, and personalities.

The office oversees career development for all five engineering undergraduate departments and all graduate programs.

Meet and Train with Employers

Internships, co-ops, part-time work, and research work offered by local and regional employers often gives students the proverbial "foot in the door" that they need to gain employment after graduation. Employers frequently come to on-campus recruiting events, post open job positions, and work with the school's career center to find talented students.

“Companies don’t expect you to know everything. If you can make good grades in engineering school, they can teach you what you need to know to do a co-op. Typically, you’ll be paired with a mentor and given jobs that you can handle, and you’ll learn so much about what it means to be an engineer in your field.” — Brandi Vines, Class of 2002

Other Resources

UAB Career Center

The UAB Career Center has many resources for undergraduate and graduate students, including internship listings, peer mentors, guidance on writing resumes and CVs, interview tips, and job listings for academic and non-academic careers.

UAB Graduate School

The UAB Graduate School has a list of UAB career development resources for graduate students. You can find them at the bottom of the Current Students page.


For more information about career services, contact:

""Desland Robinson
Director of Engineering Career Services
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