Employer FAQ

What are the academic backgrounds of UIC College of Engineering students?

We offer Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees in Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Materials Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Physics, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.

How can I connect with the College of Engineering students on campus?

  • Call Rose Cappola-Conroy at 312-355-5174. We have 20+ engineering professional societies and design teams active on campus. We will connect you to the most appropriate organization to meet your recruitment and on-campus engagement needs.
  • Meet engineering students at the annual Engineering Career Fair in February.
  • Send one of your company representatives to mentor students at our Résumé Expo each fall or Engineering Career Prep Day workshops each spring.
  • Sponsor or judge a project at the annual UIC Engineering Expo in April.

How do I post an internship and/or full-time position with the Engineering Career Center?

You can log on to our job posting website UICcareers to post your information. There additional functions on UICcareers to help you meet your hiring needs. To get started, you can set up an account here

Are engineering internships paid?

Yes. On average, UIC undergraduate engineering students earn between $15-$25 per hour. Graduate students typically earn more pay based off of more experience and a more developed skill set.

How diverse is the UIC College of Engineering student population?

UIC has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. One third of the university’s freshmen identify as first-generation college students and one-third of freshmen indicate that English is not their first language. UIC students report more than 50 different first languages.

SEPT 2016: UIC earns national award for diversity, inclusion

Why are UIC and the College of Engineering a good fit for my organization?

  • Location: UIC is located five minutes from downtown Chicago. Our central location makes it convenient for employers to recruit and for students to work while in school.
  • Flexibility: Your project needs can be met, whether you require short-term or long-term interns or prefer a structured co-op program.
  • Expertise: UIC is a premier, public, urban research university. Currently, the College of Engineering has over $75 million of research and development grants in force.