Center for Engineering Career Development Blog

We prepare our students to make smart, strategic career decisions throughout their professional lives. Through professional advising and counseling, students can build their understanding of job search and career self-management processes, identify their strengths and interests, and connect with prospective employers so they gain confidence and competence as they plan for their future.

    Winter Break 23-24: Career resources and our office's schedule

    December 04, 2023

    It's almost time for a winter break!

    We hope that the break is a time for rest, reflection, hobbies, personal projects, catching up with friends and family - and maybe a J-Term course or academic/professional projects sprinkled in.

    Before final exams wrap up, our team wants you to know about our winter break office hours (we're open!), ideas for career-related activities you can participate in over the break, and early spring career events so you can save the dates now.

    Virtual Engineering Career Fair: Complete guide to event prep

    September 19, 2023

    The annual Virtual Engineering Career Fair is just around the corner! We’ve created this guide to help you prep for and navigate the event.

    First, complete these 5 key steps BEFORE the fair:

    1. Review and sign the annual Recruiting Policy Agreement. You’ll learn about important policies for participating in events with employers.
    2. Update your Handshake profile to be visible to Employers. This will allow you to register for 1:1 chats with employers. PLUS, employers will have an opportunity to search student profiles and reach out to YOU first.
    3. Register for the Career Fair before the event.
    4. Once registered, review the list of employers participating in the fair. Build a schedule in advance of the fair by signing up for 1:1 and group sessions of interest.
    5. Make a plan for how you want to spend the 10 minutes you’d have to chat with a company rep during scheduled 1:1 conversations.

    Get Ready for Fall Recruiting | Week of Aug. 14

    August 03, 2023

    During the week of August 14, Engineering Career Advisors are hosting "Get Ready for Fall Recruiting", a week of virtual events to help you prep for fall recruiting just BEFORE the academic year starts!

    You'll receive a daily email full of tips and advice, PLUS, you can join any (or all!) of our virtual workshops, led by alumni and employer volunteers.

    Fall 2023 Networking Nights & Career Fairs | Save the date!

    July 26, 2023

    We hope you're having a great summer break and are looking forward to a new academic year starting in just a few weeks!

    If you're planning on searching for a Summer 2024 internship or post-grad full-time job, the fall semester is a perfect time to start your search.

    1. Carve out 10-15 minutes in your day to review the early fall career-related events below.
    2. Save the date! Add events of interest to your calendar now.
    3. If registration is open for an event already, register today.
    4. Look for future emails from our team as we share more details about each event.

    Top 5 Tech Interviewing Tips

    June 26, 2023

    If you're interested in programming or software engineering, you'll likely experience one or more technical interviews with any given employer. The technical interview helps employers evaluate a candidate’s ability to use a technical skill in real time. If you anticipate a technical interview this semester, check out our top 5 tips for understanding and preparing for the interview. Then, carve out time in your schedule to review the resources below in more depth and boost your technical interviewing preparedness and confidence.

    Great Ways to Spend Summer 2023

    February 27, 2023

    We're a couple of months away from the end of the spring semester, and we know many of you are making plans for Summer 2023.

    Our career advising team is here to support your search for summer experiences, whether that be an internship, research experience, or other opportunities, such as self-paced skill building courses or short-term projects (a great way to try something out without a summer-long commitment). 

    Read on to learn about upcoming events and programs, and apply for Summer 2023 experiences.

    We’ll be sure to update this post with more opportunities as we learn of them.