What kind of internship would an industrial engineer get?

<p>I'm wondering. I know electrical majors go to Intel, for example. What would an industrial major do for an internship? Do Intel or the like use industrial majors for other positions?</p>

<p>There are plenty of companies that hire IE majors for internships, but it depends on the school / your focus. For a school focused on Supply Chain operations, the major retail stores (especially Walmart, Staples, Home Depot, and Disney) hire many interns. For logistics, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, FedEx, UPS hire many interns. For Operations Research, airlines (Delta and Continental especially), revenue management companies (hotels, contractors, etc), and analytic companies. For more business/economics, consulting firms (Accenture and IBM in particular) and banks (Bank of America in particular). If your focus is ergonomics, good luck. </p>

<p>I don't know if I can generalize the "best" positions, because I'm sure it differs from school to school and person to person, but typically the most sought after positions are in business consulting, Disney, and Walmart. </p>

<p>That's just off the top of my head, though. Manufacturing companies like Intel still hire IE students, but it's either in a supply chain or manufacturing support role.</p>

<p>Okay. To add more information, I'll be studying at UF. I am curious to know what I can do to help myself for grad school/ getting a job.</p>

<p>Speak with your professors or the people at your university's career center or whatever is called. You can also contact companies around your area and ask them what they would like to see in a prospective intern.</p>

<p>I found these after some googling. They should give you some ideas. </p>

<p>Industrial</a> Engineering Internship Jobs - Browse Keywords | Juju Job Search</p>

I am curious to know what I can do to help myself for grad school...


  1. Keep your GPA as high as possible.
  2. Study for the GRE and make sure you do well on the Math section (perfect / near perfect).
  3. Find a professor to let you perform some undergraduate research.
  4. Go to office hours and get to know your professors. You'll need references.</p>

... / getting a job.


<li> Keep your GPA as high as possible.</li>
<li> Intern at least two semesters in a relevant position in a well known company.</li>
<li> Practice your interview skills / resume writing skills.</li>
<li> Go to professional events / professional societies and network.</li>
<li> Get to know your Career Services department well - how to find positions, how to schedule interviews, etc.</li>

<p>Engineerjw, i also go to UF, though I am in computer science, I know a couple of industrial engineering majors who got internships at IBM and made some serious dough</p>

<p>but i guess the end-all of industrial engineering internships is Walmart, the most efficient company on the planet!</p>

<p>If you enjoy industrial engineering I would say go for it .. I hear here at UF almost ALL industrial engineers get good jobs just because they are hard to come by..</p>

<p>Thanks for the info, everybody!</p>