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Etiquette & Professionalism
by Alex Austin | February 19, 2019
Finding a job is not easy. It can be hard to know when the right job offer comes around, especially since companies are working on different timelines. You might receive an offer for one company, knowing that you have final interviews with another company in two weeks. Should you accept an offer as soon as it comes in and keep interviewing? Should you just say "yes" and see if anything better comes along?
The answer to both those questions is an emphatic "no". Accepting a job, only to turn it down later is called reneging. While this might seem harmless, there are far reaching implications of these decisions to the student, the employer, and the university.
1. Poor professional reputation.
Even if a company does not keep a physical list, the recruiter will likely remember a candidate that has reneged. The recruiter would have worked with you and your name … Read More
by Guest Student | February 5, 2019
Eva Rezek, B.S. Chemical Engineering, May 2018
Are you looking to do something beneficial over spring break this year? If so, consider signing up for ECS’ Job Shadow Program! It’s a great opportunity to test-drive a career… in ONE day! You can sign up for one event per day (five maximum) over Spring Break (March 11-15). Not only will you learn about the day-in the life of an engineer, but you will also meet company contacts that hire students like you! In fact, many participating employers state that they use this program as a recruiting tool. Below, you’ll find out how Chemical Engineering alum, Eva Rezek’s, job shadow experience helped her with the job search!
Where did you job shadow?
I job shadowed at Lincoln Electric in Cleveland, Ohio in 2017.
How was the event structured?
Lincoln Electric’s job shadow consisted of various tours of the plant … Read More
by Alex Austin | January 29, 2019
There is a lot going on during the semester! From classes to a social life, from job searching to clubs and activities. With everything you are trying to accomplish, it can be hard to keep it all straight. Setting goals is one way to make sure that everything stays on track. Rather than just trying to survive the semester, make it a time where you grow and reach new potential. The most effective way to set goals is to establish a SMART goal.
Specific - The best goals are the ones that are defined because most general goals end up being forgotten. Ever made a New Year’s resolution that you didn’t keep? Most often the error is that people say things like “I want to be healthier” or “I want to achieve good grades.” While these intentions are good, they don’t include a specific target. A … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | January 15, 2019
It’s spring and companies are beginning another round of campus recruitment efforts. The SWE Career Fair is just around the corner and ECS wants to make sure you are a part of the many ways to connect with employers. Intern Week(January 22nd – 29th) was developed for students seeking internship experiences and looking for ways to connect with professional skills and engineering employers. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that a majority of companies discover new hires through on campus resources, activities, and clubs. So, while your resume is important, it is just as critical to begin building relationships with recruiters in person.
Attending networking events can be intimidating—especially if it’s your first one. Intern Week purposefully includes unique ways to engage with employers in a less formal setting; so no matter your comfort level there’s something for you! These are just a few of the … Read More
by Alex Austin | January 8, 2019
Engineering Career Services has some exciting changes and additions for 2019!
- Intern Week is a new program primarily targeting first and second year students in their pursuit of an internship or co-op. It is strategically placed the week before the SWE fair and is packed with events.
- SWE Career Fair is on Wednesday, January 30th and will admit BS students within one calendar year of graduation, MS/ PhD students, and recent alum ONLY from 1pm -2pm, while the fair will be open for ALL students from 2pm-6pm. Read more HERE.
- Job Shadow will now take place during Spring Break week and signups will happen virtually via Handshake beginning February. This will allow you to quickly secure your spot to network with employers and get insider knowledge of a specific industry or company.
- Engineers Week celebrates the varied careers within engineering with events during the week of February 18th.
- Walk-in Hours …