For Students & Grads

A chance to make a difference... from day one.

When you join CEI, you immediately become a part of the team. We believe in providing a clear and achievable development path from day one. At CEI, you will have the opportunity to learn alongside the best in the business, gleaning information that will stay with you throughout your career. You will also be given the opportunity to take charge and lead, developing the leadership and relational skills that will make you invaluable.

Thanks to our “flat” organizational structure, we are able to align projects and opportunities with the skills, interests and backgrounds of our employees. Culturally, we welcome challenges and try to expose employees to new markets and projects to encourage personal growth. We provide an experienced, supportive and innovative culture that fosters development, while ensuring excellence at all levels. We continually learn from our experiences, allowing us to grow and improve as a group.

In short, we learn together, have fun together and produce exceptional work as a fully-functioning team. This is why many of our newest employees and recent grads have found CEI to be a great environment for career development.  For more information, read about internship opportunities or view our current openings.

College/University Visits

Every year, representatives from Cupertino Electric, Inc. visit colleges and universities to answer questions, conduct interviews and introduce students to CEI. For more information about specific dates and times or to inquire about on-campus recruiting at your school, contact

Upcoming Events:

School/Organization Event Date
Arizona State University Engineering Career Fair Fall 2014 & Spring 2014
Associated Schools of Construction Student Competition & Job Fair Winter 2015
Auburn University   Winter 2014
Cal Poly SLO Info Session & Interviews Fall 2014
Cal Poly SLO Info Session & Interviews April 9-10, 2014
CSU Chico Info Session & Interviews Fall 2014
CSU Chico Info Session & Interviews March 12-13, 2014
CSU Long Beach   TBD
CSU Sacramento Engineering Career Fair March 7, 2014
CSU Sacramento Info Session Fall 2014
NECA Convention Student Summit Sept. 27-30, 2014
Purdue University BCM Job Fair Fall 2014
Santa Clara University Engineering Career Fair Winter 2014
University of Colorado Boulder   TBD


Cupertino Electric is an annual sponsor of the Associated Schools of ConstructionASC Student Competition Regions 6 & 7 Electrical Problem category. Attend the ASC competition to meet Cupertino Electric college recruiters and project management staff and learn more about the careers paths available in electrical construction. See photos from the 2014 ASC Competition on our Facebook page.

In Their Own Words

California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo

Meisa Kassis

Project Manager
LEED® AP, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo

"Before coming to Cupertino Electric, I didn't realize the breadth of experience I'd be able to get as a new graduate. While I truly enjoy the people I work with, I am most excited by CEI's willingness to accommodate my move from engineering to project management. I feel a great deal of control over my career and the path that will allow me to achieve my goals."

California State University at Chico

Ryan Ottmer

Project Engineer
LEED® AP, California State University at Chico

"They don't tell you in school that construction management can mean so much more than working for a general contractor. In my current role, I am not tied to a desk and enjoy the professional development opportunities and exposure to field team members. Compared to my peers at other contracting firms, I feel like I'm getting real-world experience much faster working for CEI."

Auburn University

Anne Brummett

Auburn University

"After exploring opportunities with general contractors, I accepted a position with Cupertino Electric because I love the environment, the interesting work and the value CEI puts on its employees. Because of the open lines of communication between estimators and project managers, I can see how my estimating role directly impacts a project."

Explore the Opportunities at CEI