Congratulations on choosing the College of Engineering! Engineers can have some of the most satisfying and lucrative jobs on the planet. But 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. The Engineering Career Services 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. The Stuckert Career Center has the ability to record your interview and playback during the critique portion. 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. The Stuckert Career Center has 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. In addition to the tools we will provide you with during your appointment and through UK resources, this article summarizes helpful job search strategies (please note that this link is outside of the University of Kentucky site).
Make an appointment with the College of Engineering Career Services today.