It's never too late or too early to start looking for an internship. Many CSE students use the CSE Ugradjobs blog and the College of Engineering's Engineering Internship Program to find full-time, paid positions that last three to nine months. You can also find a variety of jobs and internships through the Career Center's Handshake database. Also, remember to attend the Allen School's Industry Affiliates Career Fairs in autumn and winter to meet recruiters from established and startup companies.
For detailed resources and information on how to obtain an internship, please see our career pages.
What You Should Know
CSE 301 offers students the opportunity to explore and develop their careers through professional practice. The structured plan of education impacts student work-readiness through a number of professional development skill-building activities. To earn credit, students will complete a few assigments, including submitting a brief final report on their experiences, an updated resume, and a feedback survey taken by the student and their on-site manager. After completing the course, undergraduate students earn credit towards their degree with CSE 301 listed on their permanent transcript.
The Department Advisor is Jenifer Hiigli (firstname.lastname@example.org). You MUST use the @uw email address; @cs.uw email addresses no longer work. F-1 visa students looking for OPT authorization (after graduation) can list Jenifer Hiigli (email@example.com) as their OPT approver.J-1 visa students do not need to request CPT or do internship credit. Please see CSE advising for J-1 work authorization instructions.
CSE 301 To-Do List
- Accept an official offer for a qualified internship.
- Petition the department using the Handshake Experiences platform. You will need to submit a new petition each quarter you will be working an internship. Don't forget to upload your offer letter.
- Your Handshake Experience request will be reviewed by the internship team, and you will receive an email when it has been approved. When registration for the requested term opens, your add code will be posted on your Handshake Experience page.
- Around the midterm, your supervisor will be emailed an evaluation they will need to complete for you to get credit in the course. During finals you will be sent a post-internship self-evaluation that is identical to the one you filled out when petitioning.
If you are planning to register via MyUW/MyPlan in the Summer, then please make a note on your Handshake Experience request so that the course administrator knows your plan. If you don't make a note on your Experience request, you will not be issued an add code until Autumn.
Students working full or part-time during the Summer will register for 2 credits of CSE 301 for the following Autumn quarter. Students working part-time during the academic year will register for 1 credit of CSE 301 with at least 11 additional credits (max 17) to maintain full-time status.
Rules of Conduct
Students are expected to adhere to the CSE Recruiting Policy during their job search and period of employment.