industry open house


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineers are recruited and hired by top engineering companies from around the world. The department hosts an Industry Open House each year which gives students the opportunity to learn about the many career paths within the fields of civil, architectural and environmental engineering. Practicing engineers from a variety of technical backgrounds are invited to share information about careers in industry, consulting, construction, research, government, education and more.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering students are strongly encouraged to seek out internships. Students can gain significant technical experience in industry before graduation through internships. Students can also earn a salary, enhance their engineering education, explore career interests, network with employers and become familiar with the corporate work environment. Students who have industry experience on their resumes often have a competitive advantage when searching for permanent employment after graduation. 

Our students have completed internships at the companies listed below and many more: 

  • Big Red Dog Engineering
  • Chevron
  • ExxonMobil
  • Frito-Lay
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Jacobs Engineering Group
  • LA Fuess Partners
  • Locojoy Games
  • McCarthy Building Companies
  • Nelson Forensics
  • Pape-Dawson Engineers
  • Stanley Studio Architects
  • Tekno Group
  • TxDot
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Walters-Story Design Group

Resources for obtaining a job or internship

In the Engineering Career Assistance Center (ECAC), students are guided through the recruitment process with career counseling and workshops to help develop resumes and interviewing and job searching skills. Throughout the year, we host employers and recruiters for student interviews, career fairs and information sessions. During their academic careers, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through externships and co-op and internship positions to help prepare them for full-time employment after graduation. 

For questions, students and employers may contact the Engineering Career Assistance Center.

Engineering Career Assistance Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM (closed 12-1 PM during summer)

Counseling Hours: 9-11:30 AM and 1-4:30 PM

Campus Location: EER 2.604