Careers and Opportunities
Careers for Engineering Majors
Engineering majors have great opportunities after graduation. Possible careers include, but are not limited to:
- Civil Engineer
- Biomedical Engineer
- Environmental Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Materials Engineer
- Nuclear Engineer
- Agricultural Engineer
- Computer Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
The JBU Career Development Center (CDC) is also available on campus to equip CM students with quality programs, resources and services for making wise decisions concerning their academic and professional lives.
Computer Programming Competition
Every spring, a dozen enthusiastic engineering students get together on a Saturday morning for the JBU Computer Programming Competition. They work intensely in teams for five hours, using programming to solve a set of logical challenges. Student teams are allowed to use C++, C#, C or Java to solve the problems, and the teams that solve the most problems in the shortest amount of time win prizes. The opportunity for students to hone their programming and problem solving skills helps to prepare them for real-world engineering jobs. For more information, read the press release from our very own Threefold Advocate.
Potential employers like to see that graduates have gained practical experience through internships. JBU encourages internships at all stages of an Engineering student's undergraduate experience.
Many internship opportunities come from companies who have successfully hired JBU graduates in the past and have contacted our department in pursuit of new candidates. Networking with fellow students, alumni and personal contacts ensures that our students are provided with a broad base of internship opportunities.
Multiple undergraduate research opportunities exist for Engineering students during their undergraduate studies at JBU. Some research is integral to course requirements, but externally funded research opportunities are also available to students.
Current activities include funding by the National Science Foundation, Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Environment Protection Agency. Senior design projects often provide some industrial research elements funded by industrial sponsors.
JBU's Engineering program provides an excellent foundation for future graduate-level specialization. Each year, our department receives multiple requests from graduate schools familiar with the quality of our graduates, as they seek to recruit promising new students.
From Virginia and Mexico, to Saudi Arabia, JBU graduates have gone on to continued success in graduate-level Engineering programs across the world:
Institute for Biblical Community Development
The mission of the Institute for Biblical Community Development (IBCD) is to extend the basic blessings that God has intended for all of his children to the 90 percent of the world's population who lack provisions such as clean water, food, energy, shelter, and health and hygiene.
IBCD offers training in many underdeveloped and developing countries in Holistic Community Development. We train local missionaries using technologies that are appropriate to specific social, economic and environmental contexts in a variety of development areas including:
- Water Resource Development
- Agricultural Development
- Renewable Energy Development
- Health and Hygiene
To find out more, please visit the IBCD website.