College FAQs

Is Burns & McDonnell hiring?

Yes. Burns & McDonnell is hiring top new graduate and intern candidates, particularly in our regional offices. All available positions are posted here.

What happens at a career fair?

A career fair gives students opportunities to network with recruiters and alumni to learn more about Burns & McDonnell and our current openings. Topics that might be discussed include classes taken, campus involvement and internship experience. Resumes are not accepted during a career fair.

What can I expect at a campus interview?

Campus interviews match candidates one-on-one with a Burns & McDonnell interviewer. They last about 30 minutes and start with general questions about the candidate's qualifications.

What happens at an on-site interview?

Interviews at a Burns & McDonnell office are a daylong process, designed to determine the candidate's degree of technical and communication skills. Candidates make a presentation for a group of Burns & McDonnell managers, take a tour of the building and have the opportunity to learn more about the company.

What technical disciplines do you hire?

Burns & McDonnell seeks a broad range of education and experience. See our complete list of majors and disciplines.

What are Burns & McDonnell's hiring requirements for college graduates?

Candidates should have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Other key qualifications include:

  • Internship experience
  • Campus/community involvement
  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work in teams
  • Strong work ethic

What colleges and universities do you visit?

Burns & McDonnell recruiters visit more than 25 universities around the country. Check out the complete list of the schools we visit here.

What should I do if Burns & McDonnell doesn't visit my campus?

Opportunities nationwide are listed on our Web site. Search them here.

What kind of internships are available?

Burns & McDonnell offers summer internships for freshmen through seniors in architectural, chemical, civil/structural, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering. We also have intern positions for students majoring in architecture, environmental science, drafting, geology, computer science, marketing and business. Our cooperative education program also provides opportunities outside the summer term. Read more here >

When should I apply for an internship?

Our intern candidate search typically begins during the fall semester, usually in October and November. Our internships are usually filled by early spring. To be considered for our internship program, please apply online.

How do I apply for a job?

All applicants for positions in all Burns & McDonnell offices must start by filling out our online application.

Who will review my application?

All applications submitted via the career center are reviewed by a member of our recruiting team. When you apply to a position, the recruiter assigned to that position will review your qualifications and contact you if you have been selected for an interview.

How do I know if my application was received?

After registering with our career center, you may request an e-mail acknowledgement be sent after you apply for a job. Follow these steps to receive notification:

  • Select "My Account Options."
  • Under "Correspondence," select the "Edit" link.
  • Select the checkbox next to the statement: "Send me an e-mail acknowledgment when you receive my job submission."
  • Click the "Save" button.

When you apply for a specific position, it will appear in "My Submissions" under the "My Job Page." You may track the status of the position and your application from this list.

Should I follow up on my application?

You may view the status of your application via your career center account. When you log in, a list of your applications and the status will be displayed under "My Submissions" on the "My Job Page."

Does an internship mean I'll have a job after graduation?

Burns & McDonnell considers internships to be a three-month interview, where we have the opportunity to evaluate your skills, knowledge and fit with our culture. While we hire interns with the expectation of potentially hiring them for a full-time position after graduation, being selected for an internship is not a guarantee of employment after college. Interns must demonstrate the ability to work on our projects, build relationships within the company and perform up to expectations.