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Advice for Engineering Grads: Houston Chronicle Taps Into Engineering Career Center

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Audrey Grayson

An article published in the Nov. 3rd issue of the Houston Chronicle taps into the expertise of Engineering Career Center senior director Vita Como for advice on how engineering grads can increase their chances of employment after college. Her answer? Get an internship.

In this case, the title of the Chronicle article says it all: “Engineering grads need internships on resumes.” No one understands this better than the UH Cullen College of Engineering, in general, and Como, in particular. In fact, the Cullen College’s entire engineering curriculum centers around this one simple fact: the more real world experience you obtain while earning your degree, the easier finding a job will be after you’ve graduated.

To this end, the college schedules the majority of engineering classes to take place after noon or 1 p.m., with many classes beginning in the early evening. “That leaves the morning for the internships,” Como explains in the article.

And quite frankly, with 2,500 to 2,800 internships being offered by the Cullen College throughout the academic year, students don’t have many excuses not to take on an internship while enrolled in college.

Click here to read the full article, “Engineering grads need internships on resumes,” on the Houston Chronicle website.

Click here to visit the Engineering Career Center website.

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