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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering | Resources for Online Students

Customize your experience

Whether you’re a new, returning or transfer student, there are many opportunities available to you as an online Fulton Schools student. See how you can customize your experience to meet new people, expand your engineer education, boost your career, help your peers and more!

Connect with your peers

With more than 60 student organizations and teams, there’s bound to be at least one for you! You can join honors and professional societies, diversity organizations, service and major-specific groups and competitive teams. Find a group that suits your needs and interests, whether it is gaining hands-on experience working on a team or socializing with peers who share the same passion.

If you’re a new or returning university student, student organizations can help ease your transition.

Graduate students can get involved in the Graduate and Professional Student Organization.

Find a student organization that’s right for you

Get a jump start on your career

Start thinking about your career from day one! Whether you’re just beginning to explore career paths or you’re looking for an internship or job, look no further than the Fulton Schools Career Center! From determining the right major for your career goals to résumé and interviewing help to networking and meeting with potential employers, they have it all.

Watch Career Spots, a series of short videos covering a wide variety of career readiness topics, including:

  • Job search
  • Résumés
  • Cover letters
  • Networking
  • Personal brand
  • Internships
  • Interview dress
  • Interview
  • Salary negotiation
  • Social media

Online students should watch for Betty Boza’s Career Tip blog in Inner Circle for Online Students for helpful tips and upcoming opportunities to boost your career. 

Explore the Career Center website

Get personalized career help now to be ready for fall recruiting season, which starts four weeks into the new semester! If you wait, you might not get in for an appointment before the Fulton Schools career fairs September September 17–19, 2019. Fall is a primary time for employers to recruit summer 2020 interns, and fall 2019 and spring 2020 graduates.

Appointments can be scheduled through Handshake and are available via phone, Skype, or in person. At your appointment you can discuss a variety of topics, including:

  • Major and career exploration
  • Careers in your chosen major
  • Job and internship search
  • Networking and informational interviews
  • LinkedIn profile development and review
  • Résumé and Curriculum Vitae review
  • Interview preparation tips
  • Interview practice
  • Coding interview
  • Evaluating job offers and salary negotiation

Make sure you set up your Handshake profile. Handshake is the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers. This tool includes many helpful features:

  • Personalized job and internship recommendations based on your major and interests
  • An easy way to register for and attend career fairs
  • Managing your applications and interviews with top organizations
  • Scheduling appointments with career advisors at any location or virtually
  • Access to career information and tools that will support you throughout your entire time at ASU
  • A mentor database to connect you with professionals

Watch a video to help you get started.

One of the features available to Fulton students is submitting your résumé for an online review. Log into Handshake and select the Optimal Résumé option. In addition, you can utilize Optimal Interview for assistance with preparing for interviews.

Want more job and internship opportunities? Attend the ASU STEM Virtual Career Fair!

Friday, October 4, 2019
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Attend Online

Take advantage of virtual tutoring — and become a tutor

Gain access to tutors who are current ASU students and have successfully completed the courses they are tutoring. Now anytime our face-to-face centers are open so is our virtual tutoring classroom. That means you now have access to more tutors, coverage of more subjects and during more times.

Tutors also work online to provide one-on-one help through Adobe Connect drop-in “classrooms” on a first-come, first-served basis. The tutoring centers have recently expanded Virtual tutoring to provide more hours and more classes. These Virtual sessions are available to any Fulton Schools student, whether you attend at one of the ground campuses or online. Check out what classes are offered and when.

Did you ace your math and engineering classes? Student tutors at the Fulton Schools Tutoring Centers provide academic support to our undergrads so they, too, can do well in their classes.

Watch Inner Circle and the Fulton Schools Tutoring website for more information on tutoring and becoming a tutor.

Get involved in research as an undergrad

One of the best ways you can enhance your engineering education is through hands-on research projects. Research and lab experience help you develop your interests and make a great impression to future employers and graduate programs.

The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, or FURI (pronounced like “fury”), is a great way to get in the lab early on in your academic career. Conduct independent research that can be thesis-based under the mentorship of a Fulton Schools faculty member.

FURI provides this kind of opportunity for Fulton Schools undergraduate students attending the Tempe campus, Polytechnic campus and online. You are eligible to apply for up to two semesters of FURI funding.

The process involves developing an idea under a faculty mentor (or looking through research opportunities posted by faculty), then applying for funding with a proposal that outlines the importance of the research and your research methods. If your proposal is accepted, you perform research, attend workshops, prepare research summaries, design a research poster and participate in the research symposium.

If you’re near the ASU Tempe campus, consider attending the Fall 2019 FURI Symposium to get an idea of the great research our undergraduates are working on. You can also check out past symposium archives on the website to learn about the projects students are working on.

Fall 2019 FURI Symposium
Friday, November 15, 2019
1–3 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCT) 2nd floor gym, Tempe campus [map]

You can also get the opportunity to travel to professional conferences through the Undergraduate Research Travel Grant program. Fulton Schools undergraduate students — whether you’re participating in FURI or not — conducting research with a faculty mentor can apply for financial assistance for travel expenses if you’ve been accepted to present your research at a conference. We know that conference presentations are great opportunities to present your research, compare data and network with peers, so take advantage of this funding opportunity!

FURI alumni often go on to apply their research experience to work in industry or in academia through graduate studies in engineering, medicine, law and other disciplines.

Watch Inner Circle and the FURI application page for the next funding opportunities.

Be an innovative entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship + Innovation empowers all undergraduate and graduate students to advance their entrepreneurial ideas for the benefit of our economy and society. You will learn about technology innovation and marketplace impact through signature entrepreneurship and innovation programs, courses, workshops, expert mentoring, new venture competitions, and other curricular and extracurricular events that expose you to the concepts of technology innovation and marketplace impact.

Visit the Entrepreneurship + Innovation page to explore all of the amazing entrepreneurial offerings at the Fulton Schools.

Be a leader in the virtual classroom

You can also be a leader in the classroom as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, or UGTA.

As a UGTA you can assist faculty members by leading, engaging and mentoring students within the classroom or in the online environment.

This is a great way to improve your communication and leadership skills and develop a working relationship with faculty and students in your program. UGTAs receive a $1,000 stipend at the end of the semester, and Section Leaders receive $500 per section (with a maximum of two sections) at the end of the semester.

Talk with your professor about getting involved as a UGTA for a specific class, or watch for application openings on the UGTA website.

Peer mentors help students who live on or off campus

All freshmen — whether living on campus in our residential communities, commuting to campus or enrolled in an online program — are assigned a peer mentor who helps navigate them to success at the Fulton Schools.

Off-campus peer mentors help build a Fulton Schools identity and connection with freshmen who don’t live on campus. They share knowledge about Fulton Schools resources, services and events and serve as a friendly person who students can recognize as a mentor and leader.

Do you think you’d be a good peer mentor? Watch Inner Circle for more information about these opportunities.

Take your Fulton Schools education around the world

See the world in a new way and enhance your engineering education with study abroad! Programs during the semester and over the summer provide plenty of opportunity to enhance your understanding of engineering and technical concepts, global business perspectives, world issues and societies — experiences that help make you competitive in the job market.

See what other Fulton Schools students did for their summer study abroad programs.

Need help with funding? Scholarships like the Fulton Schools Study Abroad Scholarship (which can be found on the Fulton Schools scholarship page when available) and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can help fund study abroad program fees.

Start thinking about where you’d like to study abroad!

Govern student orgs and campus life

The Fulton Schools Student Council is the governing body of Fulton Schools students. This leadership group strives to cultivate strong engineering and technology professionals.

The council serves as the voice for all registered Fulton student organizations and organizes events like social mixers and open forums. The Fulton Schools Student Council also is responsible for many Fulton Schools traditions — including the Fulton Schools Homecoming float, Engineering E-Week and trebuchet launches — and creates new ones!

As a member of the Fulton Schools Student Council, you have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, understand organizational structures, network with Fulton Schools faculty and staff, and serve as a conduit for communication between students, student organizations and the dean to help shape the future of the college.

Watch the Fulton Schools Student Council’s application page for available positions.

Commit to lifelong engineering excellence

Fulton Schools tradition extends beyond graduation as well. Make a lifelong commitment to the engineering ideals of integrity, pride and responsibility through the Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional.

Watch Inner Circle for registration and event info for the Fall 2019 events.