Student Talent

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UB’s student body consists of 5,600 undergraduate and graduate engineering students who are eager to apply classroom knowledge at your business. Their cost-effective expertise is available to all types of organizations in any industry.

Our student talent programs deliver real-world solutions to those short on manpower, time or technical know-how. And who knows? One of these placement options might be the ticket to your next permanent hire.

Student Engineering Projects

Students work on short-term industry projects – lasting 12 to 16 weeks – during the fall, spring or summer semesters. Graduate and undergraduate assistants are placed according to their skill sets, and matched to address a specific problem statement identified by your company. Due to the custom nature of student engineering projects, contact Gary Simon at 716.645.8837 or for more information.

Electrical Engineering Student Program

Rising seniors from the Department of Electrical Engineering spend 40 hours per week, for 10 weeks, over the summer contributing their engineering know-how to a company. The students concurrently receive additional guidance and mentoring support from an electrical engineering faculty member.

Does your company have a broken process, or one that could benefit from extra attention? Consider the two-semester Student Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, which affords you a dedicated resource for improving an operation. From the end of May until early December, participants apply the problem-solving approach of Lean Six Sigma to eliminate the root cause of an issue and reduce variation. A Master Black Belt mentor supports the student, who works 20 hours per week for the summer semester and 14-16 hours per week for the fall semester at your company.

As part of its Experiential Learning Program, engineering students are encouraged to pursue internships and co-ops for academic credit. Organizations should post opportunities through the UB Career Services job portal, Bullseye.