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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
"The university has a lot of the right things going on. They’re providing the practical skills and training that companies need today."
- Karl Kriger, PeroxyChem Tonawanda, NY, plant manager