Careers and Internships for MSE Students and Alumni

Students and alumni have access to engineering internship and career guidance at the Career Center @ Engineering (CC@E) and a wealth of events, workshops, career fairs, and other resources at the UW Career & Internship Center.

CC@E student services

The Career Center @ Engineering is happy to assist you throughout your entire job search process, from career exploration to resume writing to salary negotiation. Whether you are a pre-Engineering student, graduating senior or graduate student, our office can help. It's never too early (or too late!) to begin your job search.

CC@E walk-in hours & appointments

The CC@E is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with reduced summer hours. Get feedback on anything career or job-search related: resumes, cover letters, interviews, internships, etc.

Loew Hall, suite 014
Walk-in hours: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
No appointment needed* during walk-in hours.

* By appointment only during summer

Internships & career engagement

Internships are an opportunity to enhance your engineering curriculum through practical, hands-on work in industry. They are a great way to learn more about engineering, gain experience, and make connections with employers to increase your chances of full-time employment post-graduation. We encourage organizations and their recruiters to abide by the standards of the Department of Labor and National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). For more information, contact the program at

Students who complete an internship during the academic year or summer can earn credit that counts toward their degree requirements. By taking ENGR 321 or ENGR 601, undergrad and graduate students can maintain full-time student status while away from campus. Learn more about credit-based internships »

Career events

Career events for engineering and technical students are held throughout the year at the University of Washington. Career Fairs provide opportunities to meet students and broadly advertise your position openings, including internships, co-op and full-time positions. Registration and event logistics are managed by the sponsoring organizations. More about UW Engineering career events »


Handshake is a free tool for UW students and alumni to search though hundreds of internship and job opportunities. Log in to Handshake to see all jobs, narrow your search, or filter by location, job type, etc. Upload your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to apply directly for jobs. You'll find up-to-date information about employers and which ones are interviewing on campus.