Workshops | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Fill out the form below to indicate which workshops you plan to attend.
  • Unless noted, workshops are held in 1131B Glenn L. Martin Hall.
  • Expect each workshop to last about an hour. Bring pen and paper to take notes.
  • We will send a reminder one business day before each workshop.
  • 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.

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, how to use our jobs database, Careers4Engineers.

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, Careers4Engineers. You do not need to attend our other workshop Find an Internship (or Co-op!) if you attend this workshop.

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.

How can you prepare to impress in your next interview? We will discuss what to wear, what to bring, and what (not) to say.

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.

What do employers expect from you at a job fair? In this workshop, we discuss how to prepare for a career fair, what to bring, how to approach and engage employers to have the best chance of moving forward in the interview process.

Need help with your job search? Learn about the most effective job strategies and tools beyond Careers4Engineers. Practice building your professional network at events and online.

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.

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.

Develop a career to-do list and learn about the ways you can make most of the winter break.

Is there another workshop you would like us to offer? Please indicate the topic(s) as well as 2-3 days and times you are available in the box above.