Professional Development

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

Dedicated career counsellors helps to make connections with corporate opportunities, provides mentorship through discussions about your goals and how to achieve them. Dynamic engineering career fairs are a great opportunity, with more than 70 organizations regularly participating. Other career events both at the College and at the University provides programs and workshops on topics ranging from interviewing tips to job search tactics that will help get you career ready . At the College of Engineering you will have the advantage of the personal guidance and at the University-level you'll have all of the resources of the Temple Career Center available to you.

For more information contact Mike Madera, College of Engineering 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 and the possible career paths. 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 get comfortable with the job search process and get the reward of a resume with professional positions and have stories of your experience with applied work that will give you an an edge when seeking employment after graduation.

Internships 

More than half of Temple Engineering students take advantage of at least one internship. 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. 

A recent 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.

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 work assignment. Co-op jobs 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 longer and 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 in their second and/or third junior years with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and at least 30 accumulated credit hours. Transfer students must complete at least 1 semester at Temple University prior to participating.

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.