Career Services

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Students attend the Fall Career Fair hosted by Career Services

We’re Here. In the Engineering Center lobby and Engineering Career Services office (ECST 128), next to the BOLD Center
We’re There. In the Center for Community (N352), Biotechnology Building, Idea Forge, ATLAS
We’re Everywhere. Classrooms, presentations and workshops, student group meetings, online

Engineering Career Services is here to bring out your best and help you reach your fullest potential. We are allies — starting your first year — in your personal growth and career development. We’ll work with you to discover your interests and strengths; learn about the industry that you choose to pursue; and develop effective strategies for launching your engineering career.

We help with major, career, and self-exploration; developing effective application materials, i.e. resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles; creating an internship and job search strategy; preparing for interviews; deciding between multiple offers; negotiating salary; identifying references; and more.

Connect with Career Services

Hotspots

Access and connect with Career Services around campus at our career hotspots. Get quick questions answered or have your resume reviewed in this drop-in friendly format.

Monday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Biotechnology Lobby 5-7 p.m. Idea Forge
Wednesday: 1-3 p.m. Engineering Center Lobby
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ATLAS Lobby

CareerLabs

Need assistance with your resume or LinkedIn profile and don’t want to wait for an individual appointment? CareerLabs are topical, hands-on labs, where you can work independently or with your peers to craft your professional materials. A career counselor is available during the labs to provide brief tips and answers to questions on the spot. All CareerLabs will be hosted from 4-5:30 p.m. in the ECCR 239 computer lab.

Engineering Buff Talks

Engineers and technical professionals speak on a panel about their careers and provide advice on how to launch into the world of work. Buff Talks will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Locations vary.

Appointments & Office Drop-Ins

Make 30- to 60-minute appointments through Career Buffs or by calling (303) 492-6541. Appointments can focus on identity and strength development, major or career exploration, resumes and cover letters, internship and job search strategies, mock interviews, and more. Appointments are held in either the Center for Community or the Engineering Center career services locations.

Student Group and Classroom Presentations

Engineering Career Services will customize a presentation about a range of career development topics, based on your student population’s needs. Schedule a presentation or workshop by contacting our Engineering Career Counselor, Rae Brendecke, atrae.brendecke@colorado.edu.

Engineering Career Workshops

Engineering Career Services develops a number of programs throughout the academic year to support students’ career development. We hold Prepare for the Fair events that allow students to not only receive resume feedback from technical employers but also opportunities to practice their networking skills. These events are practical ways students can engage with employers in informal ways.

Career Fairs & Employer Events

Career Services hosts career fairs, industry nights, and other career events, including our Practice Networking Night and Employer Resume Critiques throughout the year.

Drop-ins will be from 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Engineering Career Services, ECST 128, as well as 1:30-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the centralized office, located in Suite N352 in the Center for Community.

For Our Employers

Engineering Career Services is a satellite office of the centralized Career Services at the University of Colorado Boulder. We assist you in developing your brand recognition with engineering undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, and staff. If you have questions about how to get involved with recruiting on campus, contact our Engineering Employer Relations Specialist, Erin Penberthy, at erin.penberthy@colorado.edu.

Contact
Crystal Ligon
Engineering Career Services Program Manager
crystal.ligon@colorado.edu

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