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.

    Great Ways to Spend Your Summer 2022

    June 02, 2022

    We probably all need a soul cleansing break this summer and we hope your first priority is your mental and physical health! We also want to help relieve the stress of worrying about what to do over the summer so we’ve put together a guide with info on the many different ways you can spend your summer and have something for your resume too. 

    Black History Month - Engineering Resource Spotlight

    February 15, 2022

    In celebration of Black History Month, we’re highlighting resources, events, and connections for Black Engineers! Read on to find out about annual Black conferences and conventions, how to connect with the Black community, various job boards, and more. We hope you’ll find these resources valuable in your career exploration and join us in observing Black History Month.

    Virtual Engineering Career Fair: Complete guide to event prep

    January 21, 2022

    The annual Spring Job & Internship Fair is just under two weeks away – and it’s virtual again this year! 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. 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.

    Winter Break 21-22: Career resources and our office's schedule

    December 14, 2021

    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.

    Apply for Competitive Leadership Development and Rotational Programs

    October 04, 2021

    Don’t know what your first job title will be? Not sure what the best role is for you? Rotational and leadership programs are competitive programs offered by multiple large companies that rotate new full-time hires through different roles in engineering, data science, business, or additional functions for 6 months or more to help you try out different roles and see what fits best for you. The main goal of these programs is to aid in early career growth and exploration. They are a great way to get hands on experience in various areas, work with people across functions, evaluate your strengths, and kickstart your career.