Most of Carroll's civil engineering, 3-2 and 4-2 majors work summers at private consulting firms or government agencies as engineering interns. Many students continue their employment on a part-time basis during the school year. The work usually includes assisting professional engineers. It is often a mix of outdoor field work and indoor office duties.
Several Carroll engineering faculty are registered professional engineers who work for consulting firms during the summer and, therefore, have contacts in the profession that often lead to opportunities for students. Potential employers contact these professors or advertise for interested students through the Carroll College career center.
Some of the organizations students have worked for as interns include:
Barry Damschen Consulting
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Engineers and Constructors
Federal Highways Administration
Great West Engineering
Helena Sand and Gravel Company
Montana Dept. of Fish Wildlife & Parks
Montana Department of Transportation
|Morrison and Maierle, Inc.
Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.
Robert Peccia and Associates
Stahly Engineering & Associates
Stewart Environmental Engineering
United States Forest Service
Utility Mapping Services, Inc.
Wilder Construction Company
Undergraduate research opportunities are available to students through a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation called "Research Experience for Undergraduates" (REU). The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students at major universities. Students typically stay on campus throughout the summer and receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
Recent REU projects undertaken by Carroll students include the study of structures at the University of Washington, optics and lasers at Colorado State University, robotics and artificial intelligence at University of Oklahoma, and aerospace at the University of Minnesota.