UGA Specific Information for Biological Engineering

Engineering is about creating new solutions to existing or future problems. Engineers are problem solvers who employ science, math, analysis and synthesis to design unique and practical solutions to everyday problems. They must accomplish this often under the constraints of time, budgets, and safety and health issues. Engineers also must be concerned about the environmental, political and social impact their answers will create. The biological engineering discipline applies concepts and methods of biology (and secondarily of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science) to solve real-world problems related to the life sciences. Biological engineering uses primarily the rapidly developing body of knowledge known as molecular biology to study and advance applications of living organisms. 

Employers Hiring UGA Biological Engineering for the Class of 2016*

Aalto Scientific, Ltd | Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. | ArunA Biomedical, Inc. | Clark | Envirorisk Consultants, Inc. | Erlanger Health System | OLIS, Inc. | Richardson & Biskup | The University of Georgia

Job Titles of UGA Biological Engineering Majors for the Class of 2016*

Biomedical Engineering Technician | Engineer | Group Manager | Laboratory Technician | Process Engineer | Product Design Engineer | Recreational Sports Utility Worker | Research Technician

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Biological Engineering Majors for the Class of 2016*

Georgia State University-Perimeter College | The University of Alabama at Birmingham | The University of Georgia | Washington University in St. Louis

UGA Biological Engineering Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers-UGA Chapter
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers-UGA Chapter
  • American Society of Civil Engineers-UGA Chapter
  • Engineers Without Borders-UGA Chapter
  • The Society of Environmental Engineers at UGA
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-UGA Chapter
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UGA
  • Society of Women Engineers The National Society of Black Engineers

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Preparing Early for the Job Market: Tips for Getting a Jumpstart on your Career

There are many things that you can do throughout college to help prepare you for the professional world. Below are a few tips to get you started.

Staying Professional throughout Your College Career:

  • Carefully choose your e-mail address. You will use your e-mail to communicate with many people throughout your college career—friends, professors, advisors, potential employers, and more. It is important to have an e-mail address appropriate for all situations.
  • Have at least one suit. There may be times in your college career where professional business attire will be required, such as job interviews, career fairs, and class presentations.
  • Gain practical experience inside the classroom. Courses that offer tips in résumé writing and interviewing skills will help you tremendously when beginning the job search or graduate admissions processes.
  • Look for possible work experience and/or internship opportunities. This can be one of the best ways to gain work experience before you graduate and enter the field.
  • Find a balance in extracurricular activities. Activities outside the classroom can offer students a variety of options for participation; from volunteer organizations and Greek life to athletics, clubs, and professional organizations, students can meet new people and become involved on campus.
  • Meet with your advisor regularly. Even if you have a specific reason for meeting, it is important to develop a relationship with your advisor. He or she can help you decide which courses and career paths are right for you. 

Tips for Beginning the Job Search and Interviewing Process:

  • Always have your résumé up to date. Even if you’re not actively searching for a job yet, you never know when an unexpected opportunity may arise.
  • Start to build a portfolio of your work. Whether you have examples of classroom projects, samples of work from an internship or co-op, or an assortment of both, many prospective employers like to see the type experience that you’ve had and the quality of work you can do.
  • Get letters of recommendation before you graduate. If graduate school is a possibility for your future or you feel that a recommendation from a faculty member could increase your chances of getting a job, try to get a letter of recommendation before you graduate. Some schools will even keep them on file for you for future use.
  • Use the career service centers that are available on campus. Career centers offer services such as career advising, practice interviews, résumé critiques, and much more.
  • Attend job fairs. Many colleges and universities offer job fairs that bring representatives from businesses and organizations across the United States. Job fairs can be a great place to make new contacts and talk to others who work in your field.
  • Make the most of alumni/faculty contacts. Sometimes the best way to get your foot in the door is through people you know. Some schools even provide graduates with an alumni network to help them get started in their careers.
  • Take the time to really look at the jobs or graduate programs to which you are applying. Avoid blindly applying to jobs and programs without knowledge of the company or school—you don’t want to be caught off guard if the employer or school representative calls you to discuss a position or program. Being able to ask questions and engage in a discussion will increase your marketability. 

*Taken from CollegeView.


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