Undergraduate Internship Program

The purpose of the Undergraduate Internship Program is to support and facilitate students to search and secure their first industry internship.

  • Percentage of 2022 graduating seniors who completed an internship by graduation 87% 87%

About

The Undergraduate Internship Program (UIP) is a new initiative from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to assist Samueli Engineering students by providing resources, information, and opportunities.

UIP hosts multiple workshops throughout the year to better prepare students for securing an internship, offers a seminar class further breaking down the internship process (ENGR 23: Finding an Industry Internship Seminar Course, runs a Consolidated On-Campus Recruitment Calendar and highlights job and internship postings and recruiting events in weekly email blasts to Samueli undergraduates.

Get to know this year’s team of peer advisors with the adjacent link!

Why Meet with Peer Advisors?

Winter 2024 Events (Week 8)

Boeing – Business and Engineering Info Session

Time: Monday, February 26, 10-11 AM

Location: Carnesale Commons

RSVP: Virtual

Boeing will be discussing their 2024 business and engineering internship and entry level opportunities during this virtual information session.

SWE Non Traditional Engineering Pathways Panel

Time: Tuesday, February 27, 6:30-7:30 PM

RSVP: Google Form

If you are interested in seeing non-traditional careers with engineering degrees come join our virtual panel with UCLA alumni! Here from their personal stories on how they decided to pursue their paths and ask questions during the Q&A.

Entrepreneurship Speaker: Vinod Khosla – Silicon Valley legendary investor

Time: Wednesday, February 28, 7-8:30 PM

Location: Dodd Hall 147

RSVP: https://rb.gy/4qxr8g

Join Global Entrepreneurship Society at UCLA for an engaging fireside chat with Vinod Khosla, the visionary founder of Khosla Ventures. Khosla Ventures is a leading VC firm committed to empowering entrepreneurs to forge groundbreaking technology-driven enterprises. Mr. Khosla is a Silicon Valley legend who has unparalleled insights into the VC & startup world. Some of Mr. Khosla’s investments include OpenAI, Doordash, GitLab, etc. Currently, Mr. Khosla ranks #161 on Forbes 400 (2023).

Successful Interviewing as a First-Gen Undergrad Student

Time: Thursday, February 29, 1-2:30 PM

Location: Career Center Room 200

RSVP:  Handshake

The UCLA First-Gen College to Career Pathways (FGCCP) is a newly launched initiative developed by the Career Center designed to intentionally engage and guide First-Generation College Undergraduate Students (FGCUS) in achieving career success. As part of the FGCCP programming, we will be hosting a how to connect and network with professionals as a FG student. See details below! Nervous for your upcoming interview? Want to build your confidence as a first-gen student when speaking with employers and recruiters? If so, this workshop is for YOU! We will provide you with useful tips and resources to ace your next interview and land your desired opportunity. We’ll cover a variety of topics including how to prepare for the interview, recommended attire, commonly asked interview questions and how to answer them, and much more.

Epic DEI Info Session

Time: Tuesday, March 5, 12-1 PM

Location: Virtual

Epic is excited to invite you to our upcoming employer information session, where students from diverse backgrounds can explore a wide array of exciting career opportunities within our company. Epic is a healthcare software company headquartered in Madison, WI, with customers in all 50 states and even internationally. We design, build, and implement applications for everything from hospital scheduling to supporting medical specialties to hospital billing. By attending this session, you will have the opportunity to gain insights into our company’s inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our global community.

Illumina: Inspiring Career Paths in Biotech Webinar

Time: Wednesday, March 6, 4-5 PM

Location: Virtual

RSVP: Zoom registration

Join us for a panel discussion to hear directly from Illumina employees about their career journeys and what it is like to work in the biotech industry. Spots are limited so register today to secure your spot! *Please make sure to register for this event using the zoom link. 

Core Workshop: Ace Your Interview

Time: Thursday, March 7, 4-5 PM

Location: Career Center, Conference Room 200

Nervous for your upcoming interview? Want to build up your confidence when speaking with employers and recruiters? If so, this workshop is for YOU! Join Career Peer Interns Angela, Ann and Isha as they provide you with useful tips and resources to ace your next interview and land your desired internship or job. We’ll cover a variety of topics including how to prepare for the interview, recommended attire, commonly asked interview questions and how to answer them, and much more. 

Transfer Student Career Center Pop Ins

Time: Wednesday February 28, 1-3 PM

Location: Kerckhoff Hall – Transfer Center Room

RSVP: https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/events/1458381?ref=events-search

Drop-in for a 1:1, 15-minute career advising appointment at the Transfer Student Center (TSC)! The Career Center will be popping in the TSC throughout the quarter to support transfer students with the topics listed below. Stop by to speak to the Career Center about your career journey! Drop-In Topics: • Resume + Cover Letter Review • Career Exploration • Graduate and Professional School • Networking

Career Center Pop In Hours

Time: Wednesdays 1-3 PM

Location: 6288 Boelter Conference Room

Pop in to UCLA Engineering x Career Center advising hours to ask any career related questions, whether it’s how to secure a job or internship, how to perfect your resume and elevator pitch, or how to prepare for recruitment events. This is open to all engineering undergraduates and will be hosted by Wendy Nix, MBA and Assistant Director of Career Education and Development at the UCLA Career Center. See below for flyer, no appointments required!

Winter Student Organizations & Activities Platform (WSOAP)

WINTER 2024 SITE IS LIVE!! Click here to explore engineering orgs at UCLA.

This platform seeks to connect students, particularly first years and transfers, to engineering organizations. Check out the general Winter opportunities and specific Transfer opportunities to get involved! More information can be found here.

Consolidated On-Campus Recruitment Calendar

ENGR 23: Finding an Industry Internship Seminar

ENGR 23 is a new course designed to assist undergraduates in securing an internship offered this fall.

Take a look at the Winter 2021 ENGR 23 Syllabus.

ENGR 26: Finding an Entry Level Job Seminar

ENGR 26 is a new course designed to assist undergraduates in securing an entry level job offered this winter.

Take a look at the Winter 2022 ENGR 26 Syllabus.

Undergraduate Advising

Drop-In Peer Advising

Spring drop-in advising sessions are open! Appointments can be requested here.

You can also drop in to our advising room on Zoom here.

Career Center Advising
Drop-in Advising
(Virtual and In-person)

Visit the Career Center virtual drop-in room or come the Career Center in-person located at the Strathmore Building, 2nd floor. You will be able to get help with resume/cover letter reviews and job and internship questions.

Hours

Tuesday-Thursday
10:00am-2:00pm

Access Virtual Drop-In Sessions

Engineering Faculty Advising