Student Resources

You are more than your major.

While learning begins in the classroom, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE) student experience stretches far beyond. In addition to coursework, our students build their resumes and career readiness through opportunities like senior design projects, our entrepreneurship certificate program, industry internships, networking with alumni and humanitarian engineering projects abroad. The results are witnessed in reimagined farming systems, pioneering medical devices, off-the-grid cookstoves and solar-powered appliances. See how our students are thriving.

Meanwhile, San Diego serves as the ideal climate for students to thrive on adventure, fitness and recreation. Our city is a feast for the senses — while also serving up actual feasts found in the city’s many outstanding taco eateries. SMSE students dive into on-campus activities like chorus, chapel and athletics. And students take full advantage of the trails in Tecolote Canyon as well as the infinite ways to de-stress at the beach. (Maybe just rinse the sand off your feet before coming back into the classroom.)

student talking with advisor Your academic advisors are at the ready.

Reach out to our supportive faculty for answers, insights and direction personalized to help you reach your goals.

student sitting on cliff overlooking nature See the world, shift your perspective: study abroad.

Each year, we offer unforgettable study abroad experiences that blend engineering and computer science instruction with perspective you can only gain in a global setting.

students at career fair Internship opportunities for hands-on career experience.

It's more than a resume-builder — get real-world job experience along with professional networking and industry mentorship.

students visiting career opportunities Career resources to help you chart your course.

Wondering where your career can take you? Or would you like a little help with your interviewing skills, resume building or networking opportunities? Our Career Development Center is here to help you excel.