Congratulations on choosing the College of Engineering!
Engineers can have some of the most satisfying and lucrative jobs on the planet. How do you launch one of these prized careers? That’s where we come in. We are happy to help you with any of the following counseling services to make the most of your top-notch College of Engineering degree.
Call us at 859-257-4178 to schedule an appointment today!
Making a career decision
Are you unsure what direction you’d like your career to go? Learn the many career paths available within the different engineering majors. Take the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to better understand your interests and personality by visiting the Counseling and Testing Center.
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! Check out the O*Net Interest Profiler career assessment for free! Go to http://www.onetonline.org then click on “I Want to Be a…” to take this assessment. You will receive the “Holland Code”
type of personality description and guides as to possible occupations for your personality. Extensive research in those occupations is available right there in O*Net.
The Engineering Career Development office can also connect you with employers through mentoring or shadowing opportunities which can confirm your career choice.
Cover letter and resume critiques
Do you want to put your best foot forward on paper? Your cover letter and resume are the documents you use to market yourself to employers —so you can’t afford to have mistakes. We will assist you in polishing these documents to highlight the skills employers are seeking. Bring a paper copy of your cover letter and/or resume to the meeting. The Stuckert Career Center has tips and sample letters here.
Do you want to improve your interviewing skills? Practice interviews are an excellent way to accomplish this. Schedule a practice interview with us today. Plan to dress professionally, bring a copy of your resume and the position for which you are interviewing if you’d like the interview tailored for a specific position. Want to practice from the privacy of your own computer? Access InterviewStream directly from your computer through your Wildcat CareerLink account. Example questions and etiquette information here.
Finding an internship
Do you want to gain experience before graduation? It’s never too early — more and more employers are hiring engineering students after their first year for internships. Make and appointment with us and bring a copy of your resume to your appointment and learn how to identify potential internship employers and market your skills to them.
Job search strategies
Do you know how to make the most of your job search? Learn strategies for finding opportunities in the “hidden” job market, for targeting a specific location for a job search or for making connections in a particular industry.
Try Wildcat CareerLink , UK’s online career management tool that allows you to apply for jobs and internships and sign up for on-campus interviews online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in the world! Many local, state, national and even international employers conduct interviews on UK’s campus during the fall and spring. Don’t miss out on this chance to land an interview! You can also publish your resume for review by employers, find specific contacts at an organization, view company information sessions through Wildcat CareerLink and conduct an online practice interview from your own computer with InterviewStream.
If you are looking for a way to gain extensive work experience while continuing to make progress towards an academic degree in engineering, please visit the Cooperative Education page.
Visit CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution –to learn why winter might be the perfect time to network your way into your dream job.
Did you know:
- 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking
- Job seekers should consider scheduling informational interviews with contacts
- Job seekers spend 24.11% of their hunt networking
- 46% of successful job seekers applied directly to the employer
- 54% of job seekers use social media to network
Use CandidCareer.com, A FREE and convenient way to explore careers–to view informational videos online, anytime, anywhere. Hear first-hand the personal stories of professionals and get insight and advice about their jobs. For more information, view the brochure.
Use Glassdoor.com to search jobs then look inside. Company salaries, reviews, interview questions,and more – all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.
Make an appointment with College of Engineering Career Services today!