Internships and Employment

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Successful internships offer students practical experience in their field, an opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge to work and help can build a professional network.  Engineering & Design students have found internships and employment across many different fields in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.   Some companies that have consistently hired students for internships and employment include Alpha, Boeing, Fluke, General ElectricJanicki, San Juan SoftwareNike, PACAAR, R & D Plastics, Milwaukee ToolSpaceX, TeslaTeague, and Safran.

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Employers can register online with a Handshake account. 

Students and Alumni

The Engineering and Design Department partners with Western's Career Services Center to showcase current job and internship announcements specifically for Engineering and Design students and alumni.  Career Services Center provides Handshake as a recruitment tool to link employers with students and alumni. 

To apply for jobs and internships, you must first set up an account. Get started today!

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Interested in posting a position for Engineering & Design students?  Please contact WWU's Career Services Center to get started. 

Career Services Center

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Employer Presentations - Outside the Lab

Our department hosts employer talks to help students become aware of opportunities for internships and employment after graduation.  These events also allow opportunities for networking with professionals and information sharing about careers.  

If you are interested in hosting in an Outside the Lab, please click on link Host a Presentation.

Employer Highlight

WWU has equipped SpaceX with 30 engineers since 2010 from the Plastics & Composites Engineering, Industrial Technology - Vehicle Design, and Manufacturing Engineering programs. Alumni have worked on projects such as manufacturing process design/validation of rocket assembly, new product development, composite tooling design, and structural flight hardware design. Pictured above from left to right: (Top row) Bryant Idzik, Rachel Leacock, Katie Peltonen, Colin VanDeMark, Chloé Boland (Middle row) Clayton Button (Bottom Row) Andrew Call, Andrew Squires, Noah Katz, Stefan Weiss, Jake Moomaw. (Not pictured of current employment) Bobby Panerio, Teddy Ciocca, Daniel Burke, Andrew Colebrook

A group of Engineering Space X interns posing for a photo