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August 2019

8 Keys to Career Success

Success in the workplace requires a combination of skills, competencies, and experience. When recruiting talented engineers, employers assess your potential by reviewing your documents and interactions via interviews and events. Based on research by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), ECS spotlights 8 Keys to Career Success. Does your resume reflect some of these competencies? When interviewing, are you able to confidently show your abilities related to critical thinking, communication, leadership, etc.? Let’s take a look at the 8 Keys below.

Critical Thinking: Analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems by interpreting facts and exercising reason.

  • Critical thinking skills are put to the test every day during your engineering coursework. The tough part often lies in explaining your decision making process. Practice the structured method as outlined in the Student Handbook (p.34).

Communication: Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively in written and oral forms to a variety of … 

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Welcome Back from the ECS Director

Welcome back to campus! As I begin my 9th year here in ECS, I want to thank you for participating in all the things we have to offer and for being such amazing and gracious students to work with. We try our best to listen to you and provide exciting events and services that align with your needs. Even though much has changed, much has remained the same. Resumes are still being used when applying to internships/co-ops and jobs; networking is still key to helping you find a job; and using technology to help you along the way has increased by leaps and bounds.  But we hear it over and over—students still want that face to face interaction, so we’ve got you covered.  We have drop-ins and appointments with Career Advisors. We have interview rooms so companies who visit campus can hold interviews here in our office.   We have … 

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Finding Affordable Professional Attire

"Dress for Success". We have all heard this common adage before, and there is definitely meaning behind it! Over the years, there have been various studies showing that our clothes and overall style can affect how we feel and how others perceive us. With that being said, the topic of dressing for success often comes up in the world of work. When you are interviewing for a job or attending a networking event, first impressions are critical. You’re marketing yourself to a potential employer and the first thing they see is your clothing. Of course, just dressing properly won’t get you the job, but it will likely give you a boost of confidence and create a positive first impression.

Figuring out what to wear for interviews, employer networking events, work, etc. can be a source of anxiety for anyone. Factor in a college student budget -- and there’s likely an added layer of stress … 

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