Thinking About an Internship?

My Next Step

Meet civil engineering student, Tanna Schley. She walked us through a day in her life as an engineering student, and also shared how she was able to get an internship through her relationships with faculty. Her internship with a local engineering firm gave Tanna the professional experience, practical skills, and confidence to go out and be the best engineer she can be.

Internship Information

If you're interested in meaningful work experience in your major, it is time to check out the WT Internship Program. Students intern for a variety of reasons including:

  1. To obtain valuable work experience
  2. To see if I'm in the right major
  3. To earn money to pay for my college education
  4. To help me choose a career
  5. To earn academic credit
  6. To establish contacts for future employment opportunities
  7. For personal growth: confidence and to interact professionally
  8. To apply skills and knowledge I've learned in school
  9. To enhance and add to my classroom education
  10. To find out what it is really like to have a real full-time job

Post-graduation data shows that WT students who reported an internship made on average $3,200 more in their first year and $6,100 more in their second year than those who did not report having an internship. A staggering 95 percent of employers said candidate experience is a factor in hiring decisions, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE.)​ Our office is committed to helping all WTAMU students in their internship search.

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