Internships and Employment
Engineering & Design Students
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 Electric, Janicki, San Juan Software, Nike, PACAAR, R & D Plastics, Milwaukee Tool, SpaceX, Teague, and Safran.
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.
Employers who wish to recruit our students should contact Career Services to post a position.
WWU Handshake Hub
WWU's Career Services Center uses Handshake as a recruitment tool to link employers with students and alumni.
To apply for jobs and internships, you have to set up an account.
Outside the Lab - Employer Presentations
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.
WWU has equipped SpaceX with 24 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