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by | January 26, 2017
Making connections. Landing Interviews. Receiving job offers. Many engineering students have mastered the art of a successful career fair. It’s an overwhelming experience, but if you prepare well, it can also be the start of a fruitful job search. This year, ECS implemented a new program that gives seniors the chance to “give back” to the college and help other students in their co-op/internship and full-time job search.
Who they are:
“Career Fair Coaches” are graduating seniors who have had great success at prior fairs and in their search. They are students who are energetic and have excellent communication skills. They have maintained solid GPAs and have completed multiple co-op or internship rotations. Most importantly, they have a desire to help other students be successful too!
What they do:
Career Fair Coaches are assisting ECS in preparing students for the upcoming fair in two main ways:
- Career Fair …
by | January 19, 2017
Welcome back! If you are like me, then this is the time of year that you realize all those things you thought would get done over winter break were never actually accomplished. Goals like getting organized, catching up on a semester’s worth of laundry, or starting your job search might still be looming over you. While this entry isn’t about organization skills and won’t help you with the laundry—watching these inspiring videos will undoubtedly motivate you as you start or progress through your job search.
Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work
In this talk Shawn presents the research to support that happiness and success can (and arguably do) go hand-in-hand. The video highlights the importance of enjoying what you do in your career and how some positive psychology principles support a productive workplace.
Angela Lee Duckworth: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
What characteristic determines success in a … Read More
by | January 12, 2017
If you are wrapping up your PhD, congrats! Completing an advanced degree is quite an achievement. It's likely you haven't had to think too much about employment prospects, but once the end of the road is in sight...you may be thinking "what now?" Today's blog will outline some options that you may want to consider.
Postdoc: A postdoctoral researcher (postdoc) is a temporary position in academia, industry, a nonprofit organization, or government. This type of role is primarily for gaining additional education and training in research for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a particular career path. It may be a stepping stone to a faculty role.
Faculty: Many PhD candidates pursue their advanced graduate degree with hopes of obtaining a full-time, tenure track faculty position at a university. With an interest in both gaining and transferring knowledge, a faculty position seems a likely career fit … Read More