- Sign up for individual workshops via Handshake. Login and search under Events.
- Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held online.
- Expect each workshop to last about an hour.
- Provide feedback on our workshops using this brief survey.
FINDING AN INTERNSHIP OR CO-OP JOB
Learn how the Engineering Career Services Office can help you with your job search. We will review basic job search strategies, the difference between a co-op and an internship, and how to use our jobs database, Handhsake. Watch our playlist.
FINDING AN INTERNSHIP: TIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Looking for work as an international student can be daunting. Learn some of the cultural norms of the US work world and how to effectively focus your job search efforts. We will also review basic job search strategies, the process for enrolling in CPT, and how to use our jobs database, Handshake. You do not need to attend our other workshop Find an Internship (or Co-op!) if you attend this workshop. Watch our playlist.
Writing an effective resume is essential to obtaining interviews. This workshop reviews the fundamental information that should be included, proper formatting, how to make yourself stand out, and common mistakes students make. Watch our playlist.
How can you prepare to impress in your next interview? We will discuss what to wear, what to bring, and what (not) to say. Watch our playlist.
OPTIMIZING YOUR LINKEDIN
Bring your resume and your laptop. Get started with LinkedIn, with the help of a peer advisor. Draft a headline and summary that will catch recruiters' attention. Round out your profile with all the necessary sections. Watch our playlist.
CAREER FAIR PREPARATION
In this workshop, we discuss how to prepare and what to expect for a Virtual Career Fair. Learn about the benefits of completing your profile early so that you have the best chance of moving forward in the interview process. You are also encouraged (but not required) to pair this workshop with the LinkedIn101 workshop as many interested employers may decide to look further into your qualifications and background.
NETWORKING & JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
Need help with your job search? Learn about the most effective job strategies and tools beyond Handshake. Practice building your professional network at events and online.
CV vs. RESUME FOR PhD STUDENTS
Within academia, the curriculum vitae (CV) is used as a means of application for employment, funding, fellowships, and grants. The CV is a comprehensive history of your career path and it will grow in length as you gain related experience. Resumes are shorter documents more commonly used in industry. We’ll discuss format and content of each type of document.
The cover letter can be the key to getting an interview. In this workshop, we discuss how to write an effective cover letter for a specific job application. We recommend that participants bring a job description for a position that interests them.
JOB OFFERS & SALARY NEGOTIATION
Be ready when you receive your first job offer! We'll discuss salary research and negotiation, evaluating multiple job offers, and asking for more time to make a decision.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SUMMER/WINTER BREAK
This workshop offers tips on job search strategies and how you can increase your employability. Use the break for your professional development.
CAREER Q+A SERIES
On the third Friday of every month at 1pm, join us for a virtual Career Q+A session. We discuss topics such as neurodiversity at work, transferable skills, success as a first generation student, and much more. Presentations are recorded; the Q+A portion is not. Watch our playlist.
- To request a custom workshop for your department or student group, send us an email request at least one week in advance.
- Not an engineering student? The University Career Center in Hornbake Library offers workshops for all majors.