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Activities Help Students Prepare for Career Fair, Job Search

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Engineering Career Center has several ways for students to get ready for the fall recruiting season.

On Wednesday, Sept. 4, ECC will hold its annual Career Kickoff Tailgate with free food and career information for students.  The tailgate will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the Engineering Courtyard. 

As the semester progresses, students can take advantage of numerous workshops and activities to prepare for the Fall Engineering and Computing Career Fair on Sept. 18 and interviews and communication that follow.

Students are also encouraged to use the resources available at Engineering Career Center, 1001 Eaton Hall.  The center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Students can also schedule personal appointments for individualized attention.  Contact ECC staff at ecc@ku.edu or 785-864-3891.

Here is a schedule of fall activities in order by date:

Mock Interviews

Times and dates vary

Students can test and refine their interviewing skills through mock interviews with actual industry recruiters.  Contact ECC staff for times and availabilities, ecc@ku.edu .

 

Career Kickoff Tailgate

Wednesday, Sept. 4
Noon to 2 p.m.
Engineering Courtyard, between Eaton and Learned Halls.

Free food for students and career search preparation information.

 

Walk-in Resume Review

Thursday, Sept. 5
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1001 Eaton Hall

Students should bring a printed copy of their resume for review and critique by Engineering Career Center staff.

 

Walk-in Resume Review

Friday, Sept. 6
11 a.m. to 2p.m.
1001 Eaton Hall

Students should bring a printed copy of their resume for review and critique by Engineering Career Center staff.

 

Walk-in Resume Review

Monday, Sept. 9
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
1001 Eaton Hall

Students should bring a printed copy of their resume for review and critique by Engineering Career Center staff.

 

Interviewing Skills Overview (the STAR system)

Tuesday, Sept 10
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Deans Conference Room
Room 1 Eaton Hall

 

20 Tips in 20 Minutes (for Career Fair Success)

Tuesday, Sept. 10
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Deans Conference Room
Room 1 Eaton Hall

 

Walk-in Resume Review

Friday, Sept. 13
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1001 Eaton Hall

Students should bring a printed copy of their resume for review and critique by Engineering Career Center staff.

 

Interviewing Skills Overview (the STAR system)

Monday, Sept 16
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Deans Conference Room
Room 1 Eaton Hall

 

20 Tips in 20 Minutes (for Career Fair Success)

Monday, Sept. 16
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Deans Conference Room
Room 1 Eaton Hall

 

SWE Evening With Industry

Tuesday, Sept. 17
6 p.m to 9 p.m.
Kansas Union Ballroom

Network and have dinner with more than 30 industry representatives. Advance registration is required.  There is a fee.  Learn more.

 

Fall Engineering and Computing Career Fair

Wednesday, Sept. 18,
Noon to 5 p.m.
Kansas Union, fifth and sixth floor.

Open to all KU students and recent graduates. All majors and grade levels are welcome, however, employers will focus on students in engineering, computing and the hard sciences. Students should dress professionally, research companies of interest and bring multiple copies of their resume.



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