Top Ten Resources for Engineering Students


Esmeralda Fisher

For new engineering students, balancing the many aspects of college life can be a challenging experience. That’s why the University of Houston offers a number of resources to help students succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Below is a list of resources, programs and centers that are available to University of Houston students.

10. Engineering Student Organization Fair | September 3, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Engineering Commons
Getting involved in student organizations makes up a large part of the formula for success in engineering. Campus groups offer leadership and networking opportunities to help students prepare for life after college, and allow classmates to connect with one another for study groups and academic support. The Cullen College of Engineering hosts a student organization fair at the start of the semester where students will be able to meet with organization representatives and learn how to get involved.from hundreds of student organizations. 

9. Free Tutoring
University Learning and Assessment Services offers free tutoring for students in a number of courses, including accounting, biology, chemical engineering and more to help you maximize your academic performance. Visit the Learning and Assessment services web site to see a full list of courses and times.

8. UH Wellness
UH Wellness is a campus-wide education and prevention program that supports student success by promoting healthy choices and creating a healthier, safer learning environment. Services include outreach programs and workshops, peer education, consultations, and more.

7. Center for Students with DisABILITIES
The Justin Dart, Jr., Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) office provides accommodations and support services to University of Houston students who have temporary or permanent health impairments, physical limitations, psychiatric disorders, or learning disabilities. CSD staff serve as liaisons between students and faculty, administrators, and community agencies. Advocacy services and environmental accessibility assistance are also provided.

6. UH Health Center
The UH Health Center offers general medical, dental and pharmacy services open to all currently enrolled UH students and faculty/staff.

5. UH Campus Recreation Center
Benefits of staying fit include increased concentration and energy. The UH Campus Recreation Center provides the UH community an inclusive environment that cultivates the development of life skills through engaging recreation programs, facilities and services, including group fitness, Outdoor Adventure excursions, sports clubs, natatorium, outdoor leisure pool, indoor track, and more.

4. Student Advocacy and Support Services
Student Advocacy and Support is a problem-solving service that helps students resolve problems or refers students to the office or person who can help with the problem, including various academic and non-academic concerns such as residency status, registration, fee payment, housing, financial aid, grades, parking and other university-related issues.

3. Engineering Computing Center
Engineering students have access to a computing lab in W129 Engineering Building 2. The ECC provides workstations running Windows XP, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Sun Solaris (plus some older legacy systems with HP Tru64 UNIX). These systems are all connected to the campus network.

2. Engineering Career Center
The Engineering Career Center is a comprehensive career services department that offers all students in the Cullen College of Engineering resources to help develop and achieve career goals. Workshops and information sessions with industry professionals are offered throughout the year.

Twice a year, engineering career fairs are held with hundreds of companies looking to hire for full-time and internship positions. Begin your engineering career search by scheduling an appointment with an engineering career counselor at 713.743.4230 and register with eConnection, a web-based system designed to increase contact between students and potential employers.

Students who seek success in engineering are encouraged to join the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES). A service of the UH Cullen College of Engineering, PROMES provides recruitment, academic advising, workshops, scholarships and professional and personal development opportunities for engineering students. It is highly recommended for students who want to:

  • Be the best engineering student they can be and are willing to adopt effective new ways to study.
  • Learn how to collaboratively work in groups.
  • Develop skills for professional development.
  • Learn how to maximize what they can accomplish in a day or week.
  • Give back to the community through fun engagements with K-12 students.
  • Take part in Excellence Workshops which support key math, science and engineering courses.
  • Work in a diverse scholastic environment.



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