University of California, Riverside

BCOE Student Affairs

Professional Development Officer & Program

Paul Talavera
Professional Development Officer

Bourns College of Engineering
Bourns Hall A165
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-7149

At Bourns College of Engineering one of our objectives is to nurture and grow our students into professional engineers of the future. Professional Development Officer Paul Talavera is the primary staff officer responsible for the professional development of all engineering students. Her duties include:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with premier industrial, academic, and government organizations.
  • Supervising the student chapters of 24 professional engineering organizations.
  • Facilitating student organizational events and conferences, budget controlling and strategic planning of activities that support the professional development of students.
  • Advising engineering students on professional career opportunities.
  • Recommending and assisting students in seeking information on career options and their career development processes.
  • Advising students on resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing techniques and job search methods.
  • Assisting with the marketing and outreach components of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Rosie Zhang via e-mail or by calling (951) 827-7149.

Bourns Professional Development Programs

Bourns College of Engineering's Professional Development Program helps our students become exceptionally qualified to pursue any employment opportunity by providing them the opportunity to learn important leadership skills. These professional development programs include:

  • Professional Development Milestones.
  • IMPACT (Industrial Mentorship in Professional Advancement and Career Training).
  • Undergraduate research programs.
  • Professional organization student chapters.

Download our Professional Development Program brochure for more information on all the programs and research opportunities available to students at the Bourns College of Engineering.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
A159 Bourns Hall A

Tel: (951) 827-3647
Fax: (951) 827-2822