Beginning in September, when students arrive on campus each year, the College’s Career Services Office conducts various events that are targeted toward preparing students for career week activities and beyond. We encourage every student to visit the College’s Career Service Office and make a connection with staff for assistance. Below are the primary events that students can participate in to prepare themselves for a successful career outcome.
Visit Handshake for the most up-to-date list of upcoming opportunities.
The workshops focus on, but are not limited to:
- Resume preparation
- Interview preparation
- How to prepare for the career fair
- Job search strategies
- Social media presence, such as LinkedIn
Students should use Handshake to sign up for a career advising appointment with their assigned Career Advisor.
Drop-In hours are another avenue where students can obtain career advice. A drop-in appointment is typically a 30-minute session. Drop-in hours are posted on the door of 121 Link Hall. Emails will go out as career fairs approach with expanded hours.
Mock interviews are an ideal way to work out the nervous kinks that are common during interviews. Each semester employers sign up to assist our students by conducting mock interviews. The mock interviews consist of a 20-minute “formal” interview and a 10-minute feedback session.
Emails will go out to students when there are opportunities. They can also be seen in Handshake.
During the winter school break, the College alumni sign up to host a current student who lives in the same location as the alumnus. Job shadowing is a wonderful opportunity to connect with someone in the field who is willing to share professional career advice.
The College offers all expenses paid visits to engineering and computer science firms. Students must be in good standing to participate as the tours usually require a full day commitment. Many of these tours are organized in partnership with professors or student organizations. Open slots will be visible in Handshake.
Each semester, the College’s Career Services office offers engineering specific career fairs during what is called “Career Week”. In addition to the career fairs, during career week, a number of events focused on connecting students with potential employers are held in the College. In an effort to hire students for internships, co-op, and full-time openings, many employers take full advantage of participating in career week events such as lobby tabling, info sessions, and conducting interviews.
Keep up to date on all of these events by checking Handshake often.