CEE Careers Program

Participate in a career development track that leads to employment or graduate school for the vast majority of SU students.

The CEE Careers Program places you on a career development track in their first quarter and creates opportunities to connect with employers and the wider engineering community. You will be able to explore different careers in civil engineering and environmental science and will have access to resources that facilitate engagement with professionals in your fields of interest.

Professional formation in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program follows a pedagogical approach: See > Practice > Do.

Year 1: Foundation

All students take CEEGR 1000, presentations by professional civil engineers, field trips to active project sites, network development through LinkedIn.

Year 2: Training

Professional Development Series: Engineering and Tech Takeover, Engineers Week, WSP Mentorship Program, Professional Development Seminars, Resume Workshops.

Year 3: Practice

Club and Research Projects: Students apply fundamentals through the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Engineers for a Sustainable World clubs, and undergraduate research.

Summer: Attend An Internship

Over 70% of our graduates complete an internship prior to graduation. Through our established professional network and on-campus resources, the CEE Department helps connect students to industry opportunities. Many students use the summer before their senior year to complete an internship.

Year 4: Industry-Sponsored Projects

Every engineering and environmental science student completes an industry-sponsored capstone project through the Project Center. Teams of 4 to 5 students work with a PE-licensed liaison to complete a real-world project with a private sponsor, providing experience and connections to the industry.

Employed or In Grad School: 92%

Graduates in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have a world of opportunities open to them. Students’ education and experience is assisted by resources offered through faculty and the Career Engagement Office to help students find a strong career start.

From Industry Experts

John Hooper, PE,SE Senior Principal/Director of Earthquake Engineering, Magnusson Klemncic Associate

“The courses offered by Seattle University have been refined by the practicing design community and provide the essentials we require from all our new hires. This is the skillset they need to master before they come to us.”