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Career & Professional Development

If you are interested in a full version of the presentations with the script (as available), please reach email ess@unm.edu with the request.
  • Resume & CV Writing Tips ( HERE)
  • Writing Resumes and Cover Letters ( HERE)
  • Interviewing Tips ( HERE)
  • Career Pathways in Engineering & Computer Science ( HERE)
  • How to Dress for an Interview (HERE)
  • History and Careers within Engineering & Computing- Come learn about the significant points in history and what careers are out there for you through a Showcase of research in each field.
    • Computer Science History presented by Dr. Dave Ackley, UNM Emeritus Associate Professor (see the video HERE)
    • Civil, Environmental, & Construction Engineering History presented byTrevor Amestoy, UNM Undergrad (see the video HERE)
  • School of Engineering students: ESS Center has many internships available. Explore the site: https://ess.unm.edu/programs/current-students/internships-jobs/external-internship-job-opportunities/index.html
  • Office of Career Services: unm.edu or 505-277-2531 – they can help with resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and much more. All for FREE.
  • Resource Centers
  • Talk to your professors, advisors, mentors, graduate students, and counselors. You may not know what you want to do with the rest of your life right now, and that is completely okay and normal. Always remember to be honest with yourself about your likes and dislikes – a lot of starting a new program is figuring out things you don’t like, but you won’t know until you try it on.
  • Employers seek students who are career ready ( https://unm5.unm.edu/), so seek out opportunities to develop these skills.
  • Enhance your future employability by getting a Technical and Professional Communications Certificate as part of your Undergraduate course work.

This page lists internship and co-op opportunities available to graduate and undergraduate, engineering and computer science majors. 

The UNM Engineering Student Success (ESS) Center is committed to providing our students with opportunities to help them succeed academically and professionally.  A resource we provide our students is help finding internships and job opportunities with local and national engineering companies.  Many of our company partners have transitioned our engineering and computer science students from being interns to becoming part-time or full-time employees.  We also keep our students notified about current job opportunities that they can apply to directly.

As an added service, we collaborate with UNM Career Services in providing professional development workshops to help with building skills that pertain to career exploration, planning, and enrichment.

 

What to know more about Career Options within Engineering & Computing? Visit  UNM's Career Services and check out our Career & Professional Development resource page.

 

Want help with your Resume or Cover Letter?

Send your resume and or cover letter directly to  esscareers@unm.edu, with subject line "Resume/Cover Letter Help"

 

Engineering & Computing Companies Interested in Participating  

Companies and agencies interested in hosting student interns or hiring Engineering and/or Computer Science students as full-time or part-time employees, please complete the Company Information Form, then submit to  esscareers@unm.edu.  Flyers and write-ups containing job descriptions and inforamtion on how to apply can also be sent to this email address to be distributed and posted on our student LISTSERV.

 

Learn about our Current Job and Internship Postings

Opportunities are listed by academic major, and then listed in chronological order by application deadline when applicable, followed alphabetically by company. Apply directly unless otherwise specified. 

 
  • ABCWUA Internship Opportunity
  • Ball Aerospace Internship Opprtunity
    • The GO BEYOND® Diversity Internship is a paid fall internship program for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in degree-seeking programs and interested in working in the Aerospace industry. Students from any university who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented, including but not limited to Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and women/gender minorities, are encouraged to apply.
  • Beareau of Reclamation 2022 summer internship opportunites
    • Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility (BGNDRF) in Alamogordo, NMis looking for summer interns
  • Cache Valley Electric
    • Project Engineer Job Opportunity! CVE is one of the nation’s premier design-build electrical contractors in the country and they are looking to bring on a project engineer to join their New Mexico project team.
      They have been one of our industry’s leaders within electrical construction for over 100 years. They are a privately owned company headquartered in Logan, Utah with five other offices throughout the United States.

      Employer: Cache Valley Electric

      Location:  New Mexico

      Majors/Fields:  Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Electric Engineering, Project Management  

  • Corbin Electronic
  • ^ Flow Science 3D
    • Website:  https://www.flow3d.com/ 
    • Additional information: FLOW-3D products are used by engineers, designers and researchers across a broad range of applications including water and environmental, metal casting, additive manufacturing, coastal and maritime, manufacturing, microfluidics, biotech, consumer products, and energy.
  • Hensel Phelps
    • Internship & job opportunities
    • Apply at: See Attached flyer for details
  • Intel
    • Apply at: www.intel.com/NMjobs
    • Additional Information: Intel is investing $3.5 Billion into Intel New Mexico for our manufacturing ramp.  This means we need to hire engineers with a BS/MS/PhD in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science along with Manufacturing Technicians with key skills in mechanical systems and/or military experience.  Please share with your friends and family near and far!  
    • Engineering Positions: 

      -JR0176239 Fab11X Process Engineer 

      -JR0176240 Fab11X Process Engineer 

      -JR0176241 Fab11X Process Engineer 

      Student reqs:

      -JR0173742 F11X Process Engineering Undergrad Intern (Open) US Citizenship is required

      -JR0174119 F11X Process Engineering Graduate Intern (Open)  

  • ^  Jaynes Corporation
  • Lawrence Livermore National Labs
  • Los Alamos National  Labs
  • NMDOT
  • Northrup Grumman
  • RMCI, Inc.
    • Career and internship opportunities: http://rmciinc.com/careers.html 
    • Additional Information: General Contaractors working in utility work and renewable energy, 
  • The Office Of Water (OW) Job Opportuninty
    • The Office of Water (OW) is recruiting a  Branch Chief (Supervisory Physical Scientist/Environmental Engineer) in Washington, DC. This position is in the Office of Wastewater Management’s Water Permits Division.  To view the full announcement and to apply, click the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597064400  

      The OW ensures drinking water is safe and restores and maintains oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitat for fish, plants and wildlife. In OW and at EPA, we are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment where individual strengths and abilities make us a stronger organization. More information about the EPA’s Office of Water can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-water 

  • Sandia National Labs
  • Smith Group
    • Additional Inforamtion: We are looking for civil engineers to join our team.  We have openings at all levels.  Civil Engineers at SmithGroup have the opportunity to work on multidisciplinary teams designing exciting urban, waterfront and campus projects! 
  • Tesla
  • US Forest Service
    • Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/jobs   
    • Additional information: At the U.S. Forest Service, you can make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Find out more about our available job openings.
  • US Department of State
    • Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship
      This is the fellowship I mentioned specifically for IT majors which can include computer science and cyber security. It offers two years of paid education, two paid internships, professional development, and a full-time career in the State Department as an Information Management Specialist upon completion of the Fellowship. 
      Main website link - https://www.faitfellowship.org/
      Internship Programs
      Below are links to more info on the two biggest internship programs that I mentioned in our call. 
      Student Internship Program - Just became a paid internship program. Is full-time for a semester (spring, summer, or fall). Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA and the student must be a junior at the time the internship begins. The next internship offering to apply for will be Spring 2023 and that should open up in the coming weeks. 
      Virtual Student Federal Service - This is the virtual internship program I mentioned that is for the full academic year, but only part time (max 10 hours/week). There is no GPA minimum and a student can be anything from a freshman to doctoral candidate to apply. The actual list of projects that students can apply for when the application period opens July 1 is at vsfs.state.gov. 
  • Weitz Company


Internships

Please visit our Internship Programs page.

 

Additional Company Information & Opportunities

Listed alphabetically.

  • Get help from our very own, Nada Abdelhack at esscareers@unm.edu. She can help Engineering & Computing students with anything job and internship related, ranging from Resumes and Cover Letters, to Interview Prep and Job Searches. 
  • Job Applications (provided by UNM's Career Services):
    • Resume Guide ( PDF)
    • Cover Letter Guide ( PDF)
    • Sample Engineering Resume ( PDF)
  • Graduate School (provided by UNM's Career Services):
    • CV Guide ( PDF)
    • Application Essay (letter of intent and personal statement, also useful for scholarship applications; PDF)
    • Graduate School Guide (includes the application process and when/if you should apply; PDF)
The STEM Collaborative Center has compiled words of wisdom from those who have gone before you. Here are the tips and strategies from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) majors from a panel of Graduate and Upper Level Undergraduate students at UNM.  Additionally, read about the advice from our mentors who are STEM Professionals and Peer-Mentors on our Mentoring page

 

Career Pathways

  • Soul-search for the type of job you might actually want and whether a graduate degree is actually helpful/necessary to get that job
  • Many STEM fields require  additional certifications before you are considered, for example, an Electrical Engineer. Until you have these certifications, you are considered “in training.”
  • Get  hands-on experience – get a practical view of the field you are entering.
  • Sandia National Labs jobs are pretty sweet. However, they all require a  security clearance and a drug test. So maybe don't drink or do drugs/crimes if you think you might like to work there.
  • To  select the best advisor for graduate school, ask yourself these three questions about a potential STEM advisor for thesis/dissertation based programs:
    1. What do the advisor's current or past students say about them?
    2. Has the advisor written a first-author paper in the past 3 - 5 years in your potential field of interest?
    3. How long does it take your potential advisor's students to defend?
CareerPathway
The STEM Collaborative Center has compiled words of wisdom from those who have gone before you. Here are the tips and strategies from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) majors from a panel of Graduate and Upper Level Undergraduate students at UNM.  Additionally, read about the advice from our mentors who are STEM Professionals and Peer-Mentors on our Mentoring page

 

Skill Acquisition

  • Coding and statistics are skills are beneficial for pretty much any discipline.
  • Don’t limit your skills to your major – at a minimum be proficient at Word and Excel, work at having good writing skills, as well as other tools to help with any job.