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Hire an Engineer

The Statler College has an active and diverse student body. Get involved today to connect with top performing STEM talent.

If you're interested in helping recruit students to study engineering (or one of our other majors) at WVU, or maybe you know a particular student who you think might be a good fit here, contact our Recruitment Office. Representatives in the Statler College recruitment office can provide you with the materials and information you need to help talk with prospective students about engineering at WVU. Call 304.293.0395, or email

Hire an Engineer

Many companies recruit on our campus and seek out our graduates, who are well prepared to succeed in today's workplace. We assist employers in the hiring process in several ways. For information on any of the following, contact WVU Career Services at

Our Career Resource Center provides interview rooms for on-campus recruiting, access to Handshake, the WVU job search portal, and more. To learn more visit for the WVU Career Resource Center website. 

Why Hire Our Students?

We provide enthusiastic students

Our students receive a quality education, built on an outstanding tradition of academic excellence. West Virginia University ranks among the top ten public universities in the United States for the number of students receiving the prestigious Rhodes and Truman Scholarships. The University's twenty-fifth Rhodes scholar is a graduate of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

We prepare students

A full range of services are provided to ensure that the students are well prepared for their Co-op employment. Students can obtain assistance in resume writing and improving their interviewing skills. Individual advising on professionalism and career objectives is available.

We select quality students

In addition to academic criteria, every applicant is evaluated to determine the attitude and level of commitment before they are accepted into the Co-op Program.

We monitor student performance

On-site visits and written reviews are used to evaluate the students' experience and performance. Questionnaires are sent periodically to employers to obtain valuable feedback about our students.

We provide excellent service

Our top priority is to deliver fast, responsive service to employers.

Providing a Positive Work Experience

Identify your employment needs

When you express an interest in our Co-op program, we can often customize a student's schedule to fit your specific needs. Because WVU operates on a semester schedule, students can work one semester or combine a summer work period and spend as much as six months period on the job.

Interview prospective students

Once you become a participant in our program, we will send you the resumes of qualified students who have expressed interest in your openings. You may conduct interviews on campus, by telephone, or at your location. You can contact students directly, or we can arrange the entire interview process for you.

Provide salaries

Co-op employment is a paid work experience. Salaries usually increase as the student progresses, and some employers offer the students other benefits in addition to salary. We can provide salary guidelines based on previous experience.

Offer students practical work experience

Career Fairs

STEM Career and Internship Fair

The STEM Career and Internship Fair is held biannually and attracts 2,000 of our student’s seeking information from employers looking to recruit for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. For more information on how you can get involved, register on Handshake, or email WVU Career Services at

Co-Op Program

The Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) is a statewide initiative aimed at providing you with high quality students interested in career-related employment who are pursuing an accredited degree.

The program allows students to apply what they learn in the classroom to career-related employment by alternating periods of full-time study with paid full-time employment. All of the departments within the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources are active participants in the Co-op Program.

Before an employer can hire students as part of the college's Cooperative Education program, the Cooperative Education Agreement must be completed.

Co-op employment must be challenging and provide professional growth for the student by increasing the student's responsibility in each subsequent work period. For more information email WVU Career Services at


Internships allow students to observe and participate in their field in an actual professional setting. Internships are available in a wide variety of settings, from close to home to around the world. For more information email WVU Career Services at