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Professional Milestone Program

Professional Development Milestones Program

The Professional Development Milestones Program, sponsored by the Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR Career Center, is designed to help you track your progress toward achieving your career goals. The program parallels your academic path and allows you to plan and track your career path as you would your academic path.

Possessing a college degree is no guarantee you will secure the job you want. In fact, in addition to a college degree, most employers desire candidates with relevant work experience in their specific field. This experience can be obtained in the form of an internship or a research experience.

It is strongly encouraged by the Bourns College of Engineering that all students complete at least one internship and at least one research experience during their academic careers. The Professional Development Milestones Program will keep you on track toward that endeavor. It is an outlined plan that leads you through each recommended step of the process toward full-time employment after graduation, or graduate school.

The Process

Visit the Career Center's Bourns College of Engineering page

As shown on the Professional Development Milestones Diagram, each activity, or milestone, is mapped out on the recommended quarter from freshman through senior years. You will be able to learn about elements of the diagram by clicking on either:

  1. Class level: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior.
  2. Quarter within each class level: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.
  3. Individual milestones.

Staff members at the Career Center are available to help you with this program. Contact the Career Center at (951) 827-3631.

For questions about the Professional Development Milestones Program, please contact Jun Wang, the career development and placement officer in the Bourns College of Engineering.

Professional Development Partners

Companies continue to be impressed with Bourns College of Engineering students and with the Professional Development Milestones Program. Your continued pursuit of the Professional Development Milestones will make you increasingly marketable and competitive for both internship experiences and full-time employment opportunities, as well as for research experiences and graduate school.

The following companies/organizations have hired Bourns College of Engineering students and/or graduates for internship opportunities:

  • AMF Support Surfaces
  • Bourns College of Engineering Systems Group
  • CHASS College Computing
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
  • IBM
  • International Rectifier
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Ontario Fire Department
  • UCR Office of Faculty & Staff Affirmative Action

Additional internship opportunities are pending at the following companies/organizations:

  • David Taussig & Associates, Inc. (DTA)
  • FATA Hunter, Inc.
  • Granite Construction, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA)
  • Intel
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
  • Microsoft
  • Riverside Cement Company
  • Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA)
  • Shaffer, Travis
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Toro Company
  • UCR Physics Department

The following companies/organizations have hired Bourns College of Engineering graduates for full-time employment opportunities:

  • Abbott Vascular (formerly Guidant Corporation)
  • Advatech Pacific
  • Caltrans
  • Cannon Fabrication
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
  • Goss Engineering, Inc.
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division
  • R.W. Lyall & Company, Inc.

Additional full-time employment opportunities are pending at the following companies/organizations:

  • Americap Development Partners
  • Ashworth Leininger Group
  • Cannon Fabrication
  • Forterra Systems, Inc.
  • Gas Company
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Ice Management Systems, Inc.
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Intel
  • Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Navcom Technology, Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Nova R & D
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Standard Pacific Homes
  • Surado Solutions, Inc.
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Thermal Structures
  • UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imagining (LONI)
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • URS Corporation
  • Wikia