Learn to succeed in the global workforce by combining professional development skill building with experiential learning.
Industry professionals across a variety of STEM disciplines agree they expect the graduates they hire to have strong written and verbal communication skills, to be able to work with others from different backgrounds, and to balance the demands of engineering, science, policy, law, and business in professional practice. Across the board, they also feel that students who have participated in internships or co-ops are more desirable as potential employees.
- Complete one course or option in each category below.
- Other courses can be taken in consultation with your advisor.
- The INFEWS Program can help you find internship and civic engagement opportunities.
|Communications Course |
|Career Development Course |
|Internship w/ Independent Study Report |
(8 contact hrs)
|Professional Development Workshops
(8 contact hrs)
|CMS 386L.3 Communicating in Groups and Teams||BGS 380 Energy Development and Policy||Summer or regular semester internship||Volunteer in Austin with nonprofit or K-12 educational program||Upcoming workshops listed on calendar.|
|CMS 386P Advocacy||BGS 380E Global Political Economy||e.g. in industry, gov't, nonprofit organization|
|CMS 389C Conflict and Communication||CE 398T Supervised Teaching in Civil Engineering||Can be double counted if internship is part of INFEWS certificate|
|CMS 390S.11 Measurement Workshop: Scale Development and Instrument Design||CHE 384T Entrepreneurship|
|CMS 392P |
Communication Technology Use in Organizations
|CHE 398T Supervised Teaching in Chemical Engineering|
|EE 398T Supervised Teaching in Electrical Engineering|
|ME 397 Entrepreneurship/Incubation|
|ME 397/EE 390V Texas Venture Labs Practicum|
|ME 398T Supervised Teaching in Mechanical Engineering|
|PA 388L Advanced Topics in Management: Negotiation, Mediation and Dispute Resolution|