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Internship opportunities at California Universities

therealestsenioritistherealestsenioritis Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I'm an aspiring engineer deciding between UCSD, UCSC, and SDSU. I know that the internship and job opportunities are really numerous at UCSD, but how do the other two measure up?

Replies to: Internship opportunities at California Universities

  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,071 Forum Champion
    Check out the Career Center website for both UCSC and SDSU along with the Department website for internship/job postings. Many schools will send internal email job/internship opportunities postings to current students also, so many of these opportunities will not be available for non-enrolled students to view.

    Also check out Linked In and the specific schools. Most of the jobs/internships are going to require research on your part. They definitely will not be handed to you.
  • DoctorPDoctorP Registered User Posts: 532 Member
    It's always going to depend on your commitment to finding a job or internship. I believe UCSD has a stronger presence in the biggest tech firms (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, etc.) than either of the other two, although UCSC likely isn't far behind. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-20-best-schools-for-getting-a-job-at-google-2014-10?utm_source=linkedin-ticker&utm_medium=referral The stats are likely similar across all engineering disciplines, as

    In the end, you're comparing a top-15 engineering school with one top-100 one and one top-200 one. The alumni network for one will be larger, and the Jacobs name will likely carry more cachet than the Baskin one. I don't doubt that you can excel no matter which of the three you graduate from, as long as you put in the extra effort required by each school.
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