Professional Development

An engineering degree will provide you with exciting and successful in-demand job opportunities. The directions you can go with an engineering career is vast. Your time at Temple Engineering will help uncover your potential and your passion.

Professional development at the College includes the mentorship of career counsellors to present corporate opportunities and connections, as well as to discuss your goals and how to achieve them. The College’s engineering career fairs are a great opportunity to make connections, with over 70 organizations participating. Temple University also holds many career events, programs and workshops. You will have the advantage of the personal interactions with College of Engineering advisors and the Career Center resources and events on topics ranging from interviewing tips to job search tactics.

For more information contact Mike Madera, College of Engineering Associate Director of Industrial Relations at michael.madera@temple.edu.

Experiential Learning

Experience is where your education becomes real. Working in a professional environment provides invaluable hands-on exposure to engineering. More than double the number of Temple students that participate in an internship or co-op are employed or enrolled in grad school compared to those who did not — so be sure to jump start your career by trying it on.

Gain a clearer idea about whether your chosen major is the right one for you. Build a network of professionals working in the industry. You’ll benefit from the real-world experience of job seeking and the reward of a resume with professional positions and examples of applied work, for an edge when seeking employment after graduation.

Internships 

Nearly half of Temple Engineering students take advantage of at least internship during college. Opportunities are found through the strong network of alumni, corporate, faculty connections, and student organizations and through the college's robust career fairs and the extensive resources available in Temple's Career Center. 

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) survey shows that 73% of employers offer employment to interns, and the College of Engineering trends show a similar pattern. The time between spring and fall semesters is a great time to get out there and get these rewarding positions.

Co-op Program

Like an internship, the co-op program gives you a chance to try out the engineering fields and work side-by-side with professionals. The difference is that you will alternate academic semesters and a six month or more assignment. These are full-time positions with a competitive wage found through many of the same channels as an internship, but with a longer commitment and deeper connection made from the more extensive experience.

This optional program allows you to decide on the structure of your work and study. You can choose to do either one or two co-ops and whether you want to work in the fall or spring semester. The program’s flexibility gives you the freedom to tailor fit the experience into your academic schedule and plan. Participants are in their sophomore and junior years with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and at least 30 credit hours complete. Transfer students must complete at least 1 semester at Temple University.

Ambitious students find their co-op and internship positions to be a great way to take initiative. You'll  benefit from a jump start to your career and the shaping of your future in engineering.

Student Research

Explore the creation of knowledge by getting involved in the research being done by faculty at the College. Learn more about student research.