A female student workin in the Materials Processing and Applications Development Center.The Engineering Career Center is housed in the UAB School of Engineering and provides a hub for engineering students seeking career advising and industry connections. Our team helps develop enginering students as young professionals and supports employer recruiting efforts at UAB. Services provided through the Engineering Career Center are open to all UAB Engineering students and alumni. 

Career Center Services 

  • Career Advising
  • Resume Development
  • Application and Interview Assistance
  • Mock Interviews
  • Events with Employers
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking Guidance
  • Industry Networking Events
  • Employer Recruiting Support
  • UAB Handshake Portal

UAB Handshake

Handshake is your portal to view on-campus and off-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, research opportunities, events, workshops, career fairs, and more. This resource is available to all UAB students and alumni. Please upload your resume and complete your Handshake profile items to ensure the best results when applying for jobs in Handshake. The Engineering Career Center is here to support and answer any career-related questions you have.

Students and employers, be sure to visit the UAB Engineering Career Center page in Handshake to view upcoming events including the Engineering Career Fair each fall and spring semester.

Internships & Co-ops

  • Professional experience and hands-on learning are critical elements of an Engineering education at UAB. Internships and co-ops allow students to directly explore career opportunities, apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting, and gain valuable experience that gives a keen advantage when seeking full-time work upon graduation.
  • Internships typically take place full-time over the summer and must be professional in nature. Co-ops comprise full-time work with an employer over an academic semester (fall or spring) and over multiple semesters. Returning to the same employer over multiple semesters allows students to participate in long-term projects, development, and industry networking. Employers use internship and co-op programs to provide a talent pipeline for full-time engineering roles.
  • UAB Engineering students who participate in an internship or co-op should enroll in the appropriate course to track their experience. Students must register before the work semester begins. Internship/co-op courses cannot be added retroactively.
  • Students on a UAB scholarship must submit an “appeal form” through the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships no later than the Friday before the first day of classes for the semester of co-op work. That form is found in BlazerNET. Approval by the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships is based on registration in an appropriate internship/co-op course for that semester.
  • Internship/Co-op Course Listings: BME 011, CE 011, EE 011, EGR 011, ME 011, MSE 011
  • The UAB School of Engineering Guarantees Internships to incoming students who participate in Internship Readiness workshops and career events through the Engineering Career Center. Currently enrolled UAB Engineering students should visit here for program details.

Employers

Are you interested in recruiting UAB Engineering students and alumni? Please reach out to Neil Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a recruiting meeting and to be added to our contact list for UAB Engineering event updates.

If you are a new employer to Handshake, please visit the following to get started.

Create an Employer Account

Get Started As An Employer

Post Jobs Through Handshake

Contact

If you are a current UAB Engineering student seeking career advising or Internship Readiness support please email Molly Kate Lallone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit Handshake, to schedule an appointment. Services are offered in-person and virtually. If you are interested in recruiting UAB Engineering students and participating in networking events with students, please email Neil Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to connect.  

The Engineering Career Center is conveniently located in the 254 Suite of the Education & Engineering Complex (EEC). We look forward to working with you!


Neil Adams
Director, Engineering Career Center
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Molly Kate Lallone

Molly Kate Lallone
Assistant Director, Engineering Career Center
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