How to make myself more employable as a civil engineering during uni?

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What can I do over the summer or during the school year to beef up my CV and increase my chances of landing a job in civil engineering after university?

My degree is an MEng in Architectural Engineering which covers parts of civil, structural, and mechanical engineering as well as a little bit of architecture. I am most interested in the digital design areas (Revit, CAD, programming etc) of the industry, so any advice specific to those would be even better.
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What can I do over the summer or during the school year to beef up my CV and increase my chances of landing a job in civil engineering after university?

My degree is an MEng in Architectural Engineering which covers parts of civil, structural, and mechanical engineering as well as a little bit of architecture. I am most interested in the digital design areas (Revit, CAD, programming etc) of the industry, so any advice specific to those would be even better.
Are you at school or university?
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Are you at school or university?
currently finishing my second year at university.
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currently finishing my second year at university.
OK. The best thing you could do would be to get internships/summer placements. If you're more interested in the design side, then the consultancies would be a good place to look first.

Does your degree enable you to do civil, structural and MEP?
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OK. The best thing you could do would be to get internships/summer placements. If you're more interested in the design side, then the consultancies would be a good place to look first.

Does your degree enable you to do civil, structural and MEP?
I think so. Here is a quote from my university website about my degree accreditations:

"The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers under licence from the Engineering Council. This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

The course is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers."
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In a nutshell: internships.

You may also consider "playing around" with CAD in your spare time and showcasing your models on a simple website hosted on Github. Perhaps also get involved in 3D printing and the various communities in that area - again with the aim of showcasing your design modelling skills.
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I think so. Here is a quote from my university website about my degree accreditations:

"The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers under licence from the Engineering Council. This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

The course is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers."
That gives you plenty of options then! Do you have a preference for which path you want to go down? Do you have any location preferences?

Also, get help from your university's careers service on how to write a CV, do application forms, interviews etc.
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