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UCI Samueli School of Engineering

Anteater Network 

Find an alumni mentor via the UCI Alumni Association’s online tool “The Anteater Network.”

Corporate Partners Program 

System in place aimed at allowing corporations to partner with UCI, giving them access to Engineering students and vice-versa.

Engineering Internship (Course #195) 

Internships are a great way to gain experience and skills, develop self-confidence, and make career connections. Students can earn between 1 unit while working with professionals.


GPS-BIOMED is an NIH-funded program to create, identify and support innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training through exploration of diverse careers outside of academic research and provide hands-on experience.

GPS-STEM Professional Development Activities 

Professional development and career planning activities for grad students and postdocs in STEM fields .

MAE 188: Engineering Design in Industry 

Teams of 4-5 senior level undergraduate students are guided by an advising team of two faculty and an industrial advisor to address an engineering problem of concern to the sponsor.

Peer Academic Advising (PAA) 

Peer Academic Advisors (PAAs) expand their knowledge of UCI’s academic programs and resources while developing public speaking and communication skills. Applications are due in January for the following academic year.

Program in International Engineering (PIE) 

The only program in CA, PIE provides a course of study over 5 years leading to both a B.S. degree in engineering and a B.A. in German. This involves a study abroad component and internship in Germany.

SAGE Scholars Program – Student Achievement Guided by Experience 

This program provides undergraduates who have significant financial need with the tools to invest in their future through leadership training, career and graduate school planning, and access to internship and scholarship opportunities.

Science Careers – Individual Development Plan 

This tool includes assessments and resources to assist graduate students and postdocs with exploring more than 20 different scientific career paths.

Undergraduate Mentorship Program 

This program, comprised of alumni, community members and industry professionals, forms meaningful relationships with Engineering and ICS students where they explore career interests, academic guidance and personal development.


This program enables upper-division undergraduates to develop & deliver their own lower-division seminar classes. Under the DUE, this program  provides a unique opportunity to integrate research, teaching, & learning.


Learn what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. “Vault Guides” are free, downloadable ebooks that provide information about industry outlook, trends, advancement prospects, & skill requirements.