Career Pathway

INITIATE

Freshmen:

  • Schedule an appointment with an Engineering Career Center counselor
  • Create your eCONNECTION profile/account
  • Learn about student organizations
  • Attend the engineering student organization fair held in the fall semester
  • Create a resume
  • University Career Services (UCS) – Cougar Pathway; take an assessment test

INFLUENCE

Sophomore:

  • Schedule an appointment with an Engineering Career Counselor
  • Continue using eCONNECTION
  • Join a professional student organization
  • Create a LinkedIn account
  • Research companies that hire your major
  • Attend a career center workshop
  • Attend industry information sessions
  • Attend a career fair
  • Start thinking about leadership and volunteer opportunities
  • Continue to build your resume
  • Career panel workshop
  • University Career Services (UCS)

INTEGRATE

Junior:

  • Schedule an appointment with an Engineering Career Counselor
  • Continue using eCONNECTION
  • Create your elevator pitch
  • Attend networking events
  • Run for officer positions within your organization(s)
  • Participate in mock interviews/resume reviews
  • Create your cover letter
  • Find an internship/job
  • University Career Services (UCS)

INNOVATE

Senior:

  • Schedule an appointment with an Engineering Career Counselor
  • Continue using eCONNECTION
  • Acquire references and recommendations
  • Attend the following workshops:
    • Financial Matters/Benefits
    • First Day on the Job
    • Job Offer and Negotiating Tips
  • University Career Services (UCS)
  • Find a job!

Graduate Students:

  • Resume vs. CV
  • Grad School Resources:
    • MBA
    • Engineering
    • Research
  • University Career Services (UCS)

International Students:

  • ISSSO
  • Attend the following workshops:
    • OPT Orientation
    • International Student Info
  • Resume/Cover letter/CV
  • Resources – Grammar/Spelling Links
  • University Career Services (UCS)