Freshman

Course Selection

  • Familiarize yourself with engineering requirements and explore interest areas.
  • Gateway courses: MATH1610/1620, PHYS 1600/1610, ENGR 1110/1100, COMP 1210 Java.

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Attend Co-op orientation.
  • Attend Internship and Part-Time FairFall and/or Spring semester.
  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your resume.

Handshake

Get Involved

  • Check out the engineering student organizations in your area of interest like The Association of Computer Machinery and others.
  • Volunteer for engineering and campus events such as E-Day and BEST robotics.

Sophomore

Course Selection

  • Discuss course plan with your departmental advisor after moving into major and have PIN reset.
  • Gateway courses: COMP 2210, ELEC 2110, ELEC 2200, ELEC 2220, COMP 2710, COMP 3350.

Ask for Assistance

  • Know all areas of departmental and university academic support to improve your performance: free tutoring, group, and Study Partners.

Gain Experience

  • Visit the Engineering Career Development and Corporate Relations office to help build a resume, find out about internships and on campus recruiting activity.
  • Participate in an internship or Co-op, this adds valuable experience to your resume.
  • Attend career fairs and departmental info sessions/Tech Talks to begin networking and gain insight into different areas of computing.

Get Involved

  • Utilize AUInvolve to identify organizations of interest to attend meetings and enhance your resume.
  • Continue involvement in ACM with participation in programming competitions and individual hackathons.
  • Consider application to Cupola Engineering Ambassadors.

Junior

Course Selection

  • Discuss course plan and appropriate electives with your departmental advisor; have PIN reset.
  • Progression courses: COMP 3510, COMP 3710, (Spring only Jr. Year), ELEC 3400, ELEC 3800.
  • Continue Developing Knowledge through more sophisticated and in-depth computing courses.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with your departmental advisor to register for classes in your major field.
  • Meet with someone in the Engineering Career Development and Corporate Relations and/or University Career Center to explore company options, receive individualized assistance with your resume and cover letter.
  • Take advantage of Dr. Seals in major tutoring program.

Gain Experience

  • Consider study abroad opportunities and seek out undergraduate research projects.
  • Attend professional development conferences, the Engineering & Technology Career Fair, take industry tours.
  • If pursuing graduate school get involved with undergraduate research projects.
  • Begin to attend Career Fairs and Department Information Sessions to obtain a possible internship for summer and gain experience with the hiring process.

Get Involved

  • Pursue leadership roles in an Engineering and University wide organizations to gain experience and enhance your resume.
  • Stay involved with ACM and work on programming competitions and hackathons to gain added value to resumes and prepare for problem solving interviews.

Senior

Course Selection

  • Begin to synthesize materials and skills to complete senior design project.
  • Meet with your departmental advisor to register for classes and have your PIN reset.
  • Progression courses: COMP 4710, ELEC 3060, Courses designated for selected Network Specialization or Software Specialization.
  • Complete graduation check in Engineering Student Services the semester before you expect to graduate.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with someone in the UCC to explore career options, receive individualized assistance and update your resume and cover letter sample.
  • Meet with Graduate Advisors in your department to learn about graduate opportunities.

Gain Experience

  • Attend the Engineering & Technology Career Fair, All Majors Career Fair and/ or the Graduate and Professional School Fair.

Get Involved

  • Attend the Graduating Senior Exit interviews with Department Chair to review program, offer insights and begin involvement to prepare for alumni status.
  • Pursue leadership roles in ACM.
  • Continue involvement with ACM.

General Information

This program prepares students to enter the rapidly growing wireless industry. The program allows students to specialize in one of two tracks: wireless hardware and wireless software. Graduates work in a variety of roles including: telecommunications, manufacture and design, and others.

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Interests

Holland's Code: RIS

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Social

Personality

Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ISTJ
  • ISTP

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated

Values

  • Achievement
  • Working Conditions
  • Recognition

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Complex Problem Solving

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Wireless Engineer: Software Majors

Meet your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

Tasheila Williams-Townsend, EdS

Interim Associate Director, Career Development

tjw0024@auburn.edu

Make an Appointment

College of Engineering Contact

Last modified: September 29, 2021