Extracurriculars by major — Jessica’s Career Tip of the Week

During your undergraduate journey, while it may not be easy to balance extracurriculars among heavy engineering course loads, it is essential for students to take part in activities outside their classes.

Not only are extracurricular activities excellent resume material, you will get the opportunity to network with other ambitious students, perhaps take part in hands-on projects and work with integrative teams, and accelerate and deepen your learning and development as an engineer. Below, our awesome Fulton Engineering Peer Coaches have compiled a starter list of clubs, organizations, internships and opportunities that we’ve come across at our time at Arizona State and highly recommend to you!

General Engineering Opportunities

  • KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network)
  • Grand Challenge Scholars Program
  • Global Resolve (Barrett students)
  • EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) enroll in FSE 104/404
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
  • NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers)
  • SASE (Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
  • SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
  • ASU Facebook alumni chapters

Chemical Engineering

  • Clubs:
    • AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
  • Other opportunities:
    • Lean Six Sigma classes
    • Leadership skills
    • Semiconductor Manufacturing Classes
    • Working as a technician

Civil Engineering

  • Clubs:
    • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
    • Chi Epsilon
    • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
    • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • SSEBE Ambassadors
    • Society of Water and Environmental Leaders (SWEL)
    • Advancing Women in Construction (AWIC)
    • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

Computer Science

  • Clubs:
    • Software Developers Associations (SoDA)
    • WICS (Women in Computer Science)
    • Artificial Intelligence Club
    • Mobile Devs
    • Arizona AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
  • Other opportunities
    • Attend Conferences
    • Personal Projects
    • Hackathons

Electrical Engineering

  • Clubs:
    • Eta Kappa Nu, International Honor Society for Electrical Engineers (HKN)
    • Underwater Robotics at ASU
    • Sun Devil Satellite Laboratory (SDSL)
    • Formula SAE
  • Other opportunities
    • Personal Projects
    • Attend seminars from companies.

Biomedical Engineering

  • Clubs:
    • BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society)
  • Other opportunities
    • Local Internships (Unpaid)
    • Labs on Tempe and Polytechnic campus

Mechanical Engineering

  • Clubs:
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • Formula SAE
    • Sun Devil Motorsport
    • Underwater Robotics
    • Sun Devil Robotics Club
    • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
    • SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space)
  • Other opportunities
    • Personal projects
    • Conferences (through research professor, professional diversity org, etc)
    • Workshops hosted by companies/peers

Here is a list of Professional Organizations list for all Fulton Majors. Make sure to click on the state you are interested in at the bottom.

**This blog was written by Peer Career Coaches – Aarya Mecwan and Prashant Mokkapati.