Working while you're a student is one of the best ways to explore career paths, build skills and make yourself a marketable candidate for post-graduation positions. Students in mechanical engineering are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities and have access to a broad range of related resources, all of which can also be applied to a post-graduation job search:
- MCEN 2000: Mechanical Engineering as a Profession - This sophomore-level undergraduate class provides students with an introduction to resumes, cover letters, interviewing and other aspects of the job and internship search process.
- Career Advising - Advising related to job and internship searching is available through Engineering Career Services, the Professional Development Advisor for Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering Student Apprentices.
- Job & Internship Search Toolkit - Both undergraduate and graduate students have access to job and internship search resources through Canvas. Undergraduate students can access those resources through the Canvas sites for ME Buffs Pro and Design Your Career. Graduate students can access them through the Canvas site for the Professional Development Program.
- Employment Postings - Employers can share postings with current students and alumni through Handshake and the mcen-prof listserv. Employers interested in posting to mcen-prof can contact email@example.com.
- Recruiting Events - Mechanical engineering students have access to career fairs, tabling and information sessions hosted by Engineering Career Services. Information about upcoming events can be found in Handshake. Mechanical engineering students are also encouraged to participate in recruitment events hosted by other departments and student organizations including the Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering Career Fair, Aerospace Ventures Connect and Energy Frontiers.
- Alumni Contacts - Networking is an important part of the internship and job search process. We provide opportunities throughout the year for current students to connect with alumni and are also happy to facilitate individual connections. Please check out the resources in Canvas or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about networking, informational interviews and opportunities to connect with alumni.
- ProReady - The ProReady website serves as a centralized platform for many of the College of Engineering & Applied Science's efforts related to career development. It includes information about both career exploration and the job search process.