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by Caleb Craft | July 29, 2014
It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and fall semester is right around the corner. I'm not sure what your summer highlights were, but definitely at the top of my list was the 2014 FIFA World Cup! Even though the U.S. didn’t make it all the way to then end, we had some great games, and I am already looking forward to the 2018 World Cup. It’s crazy to think that four years of preparation and anticipation goes into this one season, but I think that’s what makes it so great!
As the summer wraps up, many of you are heading into you first full-time engineering career search. In a similar fashion, you have spent the last four (or more) years preparing for this season too. Almost 70% of our on-campus interviews take place in the fall and the Engineering Expo will be here before you … Read More
by Caleb Craft | January 30, 2014
Have you ever heard of company information sessions? Better yet, have you ever been to one? Info Sessions are when a recruiter, and usually an engineer or two, come to campus and give a presentation about their company and the kinds of jobs they are currently looking to fill.
I’ll be honest. When I first started working for ECS, I didn’t really think info sessions were that big of a deal. I would tell students during their first appointment that info sessions existed, but I didn’t really explain anything further. To me, and probably to a lot of students, they seemed like a glorified “show and tell” set up by companies.
At least that is what I thought before I attended a few last semester…
Since last semester I have become somewhat of an unofficial advocate for company information sessions, and here are a few reasons why (listed in increasing … Read More
by Rachel Kaschner | July 18, 2013
There are only three weeks left to register for the First Annual Engineering Career Success Conference on Saturday, August 24th. I know that the weekends are so valuable to busy engineering students, however, I can't stress enough how helpful this event is going to be for those of you seeking career employment in the upcoming school year!
The networking portion of the event will give you access to 25+ company representatives. The keynote speaker will make you laugh and energize you about your job search. The etiquette luncheon will teach you how to mind your manners during those important interactions with employers that happen over meals. The multitude of breakout sessions that you can chose from will ensure a customized day so that you are improving in the right areas of your search. Participants will also receive a professional development certificate.
Don't miss this opportunity to get all of … Read More
by Rachel Kaschner | October 17, 2008
Piggybacking on my previous post, The College of Engineering’s Annual Activities Fair will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 10:00-3:00 on the plaza between Hitchcock and Knowlton (in case of bad weather the fair will be held in the lobby of Hitchcock). This is a great opportunity to get learn more about engineering project teams, engineering honoraries, and engineering student organizations.
“The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.”
by Rachel Kaschner | October 2, 2008
There’s only one week left before Engineering EXPO…it’s go time! A lot of students have been asking me, “How do I best prepare for the career fair?” Well, there are some things you could be doing to put your best foot forward…
- Make sure your resume is up-to-date, error free, and formatted properly. Check out guidelines for formatting in the Resource Library section of your Handshake homepage.
- Spend some time on the EXPO web site and see who is coming for your major. Decide which companies you are most interested in. Familiarize yourself with the company’s profile and get acquainted their web sites.
- Apply to companies of interest in advance! Go to your job search account and apply if there are postings…if there aren’t, go to the company’s site and view the “careers” section to apply for openings.
- Also print out the number of resumes that you will need for the number …