Internships and Co-ops
Internships and co-op education provide students with real-world exposure to engineering practices and experiences. Many Union students participate in this program finding internships in their home towns and in our local industries.
Some of the companies that have hired Union engineering students include
- Berry Plastics
- CECO Door
- Dynegy Corp.
- General Cable
- Haywood Company
- Jackson Energy Authority
- Lexmark International, Inc.
- Marvin Windows & Doors
- S. M. Lawrence Co.
- Stanley Black & Decker
- Teleflex Corp.
- Toyota Bodine
- University of North Dakota
- Vanderbilt University
- Vogt Power International
- American Society of Engineering Education
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- American Standards of Testing Materials
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
- National Society of Professional Engineers
Student Advisory Commitee
The Student Advisory Committee is actively involved in evaluating the engineering program on an on-going basis and providing student feedback to the faculty members. Committee members have made some excellent suggestions for improvement, and the Engineering Department is stronger because of the valuable input of these students.
Bylaws of the Student Advisory Committee
Union University offers free tutoring to Union University students at the Hundley Center. For hours and course offerings check the Hundley Center website.
Careers in Engineering
Engineering is a challenging and rewarding field that allows you to put your creativity to work every day. Engineers turn ideas into reality as they search for quicker, better, and less expensive ways to use the forces and materials of nature to solve today’s global problems. If you have a curiosity for how things work, like to solve problems, and want to create things that change the world in which we live, consider a career in engineering.
Engineers work in a broad spectrum of industries, and the starting salaries for new engineers are consistently among the highest for recent college graduates. The U.S. Department of Labor website is a great resource for more information about the engineering as a career.