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by Ashley Taylor | January 22, 2020
Did you know that 70.4% of employers surveyed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) have firm or tentative plans to recruit this spring? On top of that, the #1 source for their new hires is through university campus connections and events. With all that said, it’s a “no-brainer” that you should make the most of our events occurring these next couple months starting with Intern Week (January 27th - 31st). There's something for everyone as we help prepare you for the upcoming SWE Career Fair.
ECS will be partnering with Capital One, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Cummins, Eaton, Emerson, General Electric, Nationwide, Navy, and Niagara Bottling to bring you a week full of programming with 28 different chances to interact with engineering employer representatives! A few of those events include:
- Workshops: Practice your networking skills and enhance your interviewing strategies before the SWE Fair.
- Lunch & Learns: Brush up …
by Guest Author | January 14, 2020
Today’s blog is written by Lakesha Cross, the College of Engineering’s Program Manager for Graduate Education.
Job searching for advanced degree students may be daunting at first. Some of the strategies that have worked in the past may not seem as fruitful in your current search. Here a few tips to help you stay motivated and productive.
Be sure to identify your interests and values. Begin to think about what you want from a career and let this introspection guide your search. Research industries and organizations, and become familiar with job descriptions to understand what companies seek. Then, ask yourself which of those skills align with your experience. Use that information to create your personal brand.
Remember that as an advanced degree student, you have additional training and experience that allows you to not only contribute to a team, but also potentially lead a team. Transferable skills acquired … Read More
by Richard (Alex) Broshious | December 11, 2019
For most people, Winter Break is a time to forget all about their studies and get some much needed— and deserved— rest and relaxation. While Winter Break should be used as a time to recharge for the spring semester, there are some things you can do to optimize your search for an internship, co-op, or full-time job. Engineering Career Services has compiled a simple checklist of activities you can do during Winter Break to kick start your spring search and reduce your stress during the semester.
1. Update your resume.
Before you can apply to any positions, it’s important that your resume reflects all of the new projects, roles, and opportunities you completed over the fall semester. Even if your projects or jobs are ongoing, be sure to update it with your recent contributions. A strong resume is a current resume! If you need help updating your document, use ECS … Read More
by Guest Employer | December 11, 2019
Today’s blog was written by Megan Conway, Campus Talent Acquisition Specialist at Eaton.
I remember being in my sophomore year of college for my engineering degree and asking all my friends in engineering what they wanted to do. That was such a hard question for me to answer at the time. My sophomore year was the first year that I was seriously thinking about an internship and attending the career fair at my school but was completely lost on what my interests were and what companies I wanted to talk to. Some of my friends were interested in design, some research, some in helping the environment, and they all seemed to know what companies they wanted to talk to at the career fair. For me, I knew that I didn’t like sitting at a desk all day, that I loved working in a team environment to solve problems, and that … Read More
by Ashley Taylor | October 29, 2019
Our staff spends quite a bit of time visiting engineering survey courses to introduce first year students to our office and services. During a few recent presentations we collected questions and this blog is the first of a two-part series addressing some of the frequently asked questions.
Is it reasonable to want to wait a year before beginning the search for a co-op/ internship?
Yes! Adjusting to academics at the university, understanding time management, and getting involved on campus takes time. While some companies may hire first year students, we find that most of our employers begin active recruitment with sophomore and junior students. That said, it can be a good idea to visit career fairs and networking events to understand the process before having the pressure of the job search to contend with.
How does a co-op/ internship during the school year affect financial aid, student status, and graduation … Read More