In the United States, engineering students are discovering that they can receive on-the-job and classroom experience to become valuable contributors to employers in short periods of time. The Collegian reports that engineering jobs are some of the highest-salaried positions available to students after they graduate. Computer engineering and chemical engineering were among the top sectors in terms of annual salaries, which could drive more students to pursue careers in these fields.
Additionally, colleges and universities could increase their course offerings to provide students with a wide range of educational opportunities. These institutions can help pupils develop their skill sets so that they can quickly provide significant contributions to the engineering industry.
According to the Houston Chronicle, more students are exploring summer internships to gain on-the-job experience before they graduate. For example, many students at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering are taking advantage of the opportunities promoted by the school's Engineering Career Center.
"We have some students who only work in the summer, and we're seeing more and more how attractive that is to both students and companies," Vita Como, senior director of the Engineering Career Center, told the news source.
With internships, pupils can find temporary, unpaid positions that enable them to learn more about various engineering positions and gain course credit to move closer to earning their degrees.
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