Engage with students
Events and sponsorship opportunities
Many CSE student group activities and events depend on corporate sponsorship and private support. Learn how you can help.
Participate in the CSE Mentor Program
Industry professionals are matched one-on-one with students for a year-long mentoring relationship. Participate in the program or recruit University of Minnesota alumni within your organization to connect with current students. For help in promoting mentoring at your business or organization, contact Director of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn about the CSE Mentor Program.
An internship is a short-term position providing a student with hands-on experience and career insight. It provides corporations with opportunities to connect with students who may become future employees. Contact the CSE Career Center at email@example.com or 612-624-4090. Learn about internships.
Provide a co-op
Co-ops involve alternating work sessions and full-time course study. Students involved in co-ops often participate in multiple work terms. Learn about co-ops.
Volunteer in the CSE Career Center
Professionals from all industries are a valuable resource to students. Some examples include:
- Offer students feedback on their resumes or participate in our annual “Resume Marathon” helping students prepare for career fairs.
- Facilitate 45-minute practice interviews for current students. Practice interview days are offered every semester and volunteers can choose to do a half-day or full day.
- Plan a company site tour and presentation.
- Participate on a panel to talk about your career, your industry, or to offer general career advice.
Contact the CSE Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-4090 for more information.
Connect with student organizations
With more than 75 undergraduate and graduate student organizations, your company can connect with students by providing speakers for club meetings, hosting meetings, or sponsoring events. Many organizations host employer days to increase name recognition of their company, to provide general recruiting information to students, and to network with talented science and engineering students. Contact Raechelle Drakeford at email@example.com or 612-626-6874. Learn about College of Science and Engineering student groups.
Network with students
Register on our Professional Networking database in Handshake to help students with career-related questions and requests.
Mentor senior design projects
Provide a research idea and mentor a senior student design project in the mechanical, electrical, biomedical, or aerospace engineering departments. Contact the department and ask for the coordinating faculty member. Contact departments.
Participate in graduate projects
Your corporation can develop a working prototype of a new product and a business plan by collaborating with a team of graduate students and faculty. You provide sponsorship and launch the product. This program is a joint venture between the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Design, the Carlson School of Management, and sponsoring companies. Learn about the New Product and Business Development Program.