Category: Professional Development


What Leadership Can Look Like as a CSU Engineer

The Engineering Student Ambassadors atop the roof of Scott Bioengineering

What Leadership Can Look Like as a CSU Engineer While most people think of the stereotypical engineer as someone who does math all day at a desk, there is actually a lot of social and relationship navigating when it comes to engineering. Engineers have to learn how to communicate, learn, and teach within a group. This is […]

Research 101: A Guide to Research for Undergraduate Engineers

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Support Engineer Ryan Saunders with undergraduate student, drill press instruction Engineering Manufacturing Education Center teaching laboratory January 2020

Research 101: A Guide to Research for Undergraduate Engineers Hi everyone! My name is Ananya and I am a third-year student studying Chemical and Biological Engineering. As you may already know, there are tons of involvement opportunities on campus and my favorite one happens to be undergraduate research! So if you are looking to learn […]

What Does Being an Engineering Student Ambassador Look Like?

The engineering student ambassador team with their mascot, Walter

What Does Being an Engineering Student Ambassador Look Like? Do you want to make a positive impact on someone’s life? Do you love talking to people and sharing excitement? Do you enjoy the field of engineering and being a part of a team? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then an engineering student ambassador […]

Battling Digital Burnout

Sami with Cam the Ram

Battling Digital Burnout Achieving balance has always been a challenge, even before the COVID-19 pandemic gave the term “work-life balance” a whole new meaning. I certainly don’t claim to be an expert in battling digital burnout and finding that perfect balance in this newly virtual world. I too experience feelings of apathy, short attention span, and […]

How to Search For, Apply To, and Get Internships

Student ambassador Sarah at an internship with Solar Turbines

How to Search For, Apply To, and Get Internships Probably one of the most common (and stressful) things college students studying engineering encounter is the prospect of an internship. An internship usually is a part-time or full-time opportunity for college students to work in a field they’re interested in, at a company they might want […]

Research as an Undergraduate Student

Connor Witt, Engineering Student Ambassador

Research as an Undergraduate Student Research – is it for you and where do you start? Are you wondering what opportunities there are for research as an undergrad student at CSU? I was wondering the same thing when I first started looking at CSU. I knew that I wanted to do research, but I had […]

What’s the Deal with Internships?

CSU civil engineering intern and other interns on site

What’s the Deal with Internships? When you hear the word “intern,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of Parks and Recreation and the apathetic college recruit, sitting at a desk and popping her gum with disinterest. Maybe you imagine someone giving their unpaid time to a thankless summer job of making copies and taking […]

My Experience in the Hospital

My experience in the hospital My name is Jarrod Cornejo, and I am a Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering student at CSU! I spent seven weeks last summer working at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. I worked for a week in each of the below hospital modalities learning just how surgeons, physicians, […]