Next Steps for the Fall

Students walk across the Student Union Mall near the Castleman Building.

Autumn is marching forward. The leaves are all but gone from the trees, and the two fall semester Engineering Career Fairs are behind us now. What’s next for your job or internship search?

Be sure that – if you haven’t already done so – you email the contacts you made at the career fairs. The events hosted a total of 1300+ students, and you’ll want to make sure your resume does not get lost in the shuffle. Email each employer contact you met with a brief not of thanks for their time, reference something you discussed at their table, and attach a copy of your resume. This simple action will keep your credentials on their radar and will allow you to practice your professional communication.

Is your resume presenting your best professional self? Have it reviewed at the Engineering Resume Review hours on Monday and Friday from 12-2 in the E2 Tutoring center, or stop by the Center for Career Development weekdays between 10 and 5.

How about HuskyCareerLink? A quick keyword search for “engineer” provided 150+ entry-level job postings and over 250 internships, co-ops, and part-time jobs for students not gearing up to graduate this spring.

Have you used other CCD resources? A brief check of the web calendar shows that there are nearly 30 career-related events offered between now and Thanksgiving break alone – and more to come next semester!

There’s more than enough out there to keep your professional development moving forward – but you will have to take the next step. Go get ’em engineers!

By John Bau
John Bau Career Consultant, School of Engineering John Bau