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Q. I’m an engineering major. What are my chances of getting an internship?

March 22, 2010

A. Excellent, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Winter 2010 Salary Survey. Engineering disciplines account for 8 out of the top 10 most highly paid degrees in the Top Paid Majors Among the College Class of 2010. The only non-engineering-related degrees on this list are computer science and information science and systems. has over 600 engineering internships listed because these companies need you! Here are a few names you’ll recognize:    

  • Intel – Name any kind of engineering internship and Intel has it. You can work in Oregon, New Mexico, or California, plus many other locations. Be a part of “developing the better, faster computing platforms the world is waiting for.”
  • Cummins – Take your pick: mechanical engineering, agricultural engineering or product engineering for starters. You’ll find lots of listings ranging from North Carolina to Wisconsin.
  • Boeing – A best bet for a junior engineering student. The company wants student engineers with basic skills as well as more advanced skills. Interested in Anchorage, AK? That’s one of Boeing’s many locations.
  • IBM – The 3 magic letters in the engineering world.  IBM has every sort of engineering internship in the industry with operations in New York, Kentucky, Arizona and almost any other place you want to work.
  • Hewlett-Packard, Medtronic, and Procter & Gamble also offer many internship opportunities.

P.S. Most of these internships are unpaid. But do the math, and you’ll realize that your big payoff will come later.

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