The Engineering Career and Student Development Center is here to help prepare students for career and professional opportunities and to provide a place where engineering students, faculty, and employers can meet and develop a mutual and beneficial relationship. Located in Marston 114, we have a dedicated staff to assist students with a variety of career-related needs.
Planning for your engineering career is key to being prepared when opportunities for internships, co-ops, and jobs arise. The Career Center offers workshops for resume and cover letter writing, career fair preparation, and interview skills. We provide sample resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes in our Career Development Handbook as well as one-on-one counseling between 9:00-5:00 M-F during the academic year (summer by appointment only).
When you are ready to gain relevant engineering experience, check out our job board, which includes internship, co-op, and full-time positions. In addition, the UMass Career Services maintains a searchable job board at www.umass.experience.com.
Every fall around 90 companies participate in the Engineering Career Fair, and we hold a variety of corporate information sessions for companies such as ExxonMobil, Cisco, Abbott Labs, 3M, General Dynamics, and Westinghouse. In the spring students can attend the Campus-Wide Career Fair, ALANA, Life Sciences, or Summer Internship/Coop Fairs.
The Engineering Career Center connects employers with students through job and internship announcements, career fairs, company information sessions, our “Coffee & Careers” networking event, interview scheduling, and plant tours. If your company has engineering hiring needs, whether immediate or in planning for the future, please contact Cheryl Brooks at 413-545-2386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizations that recruit UMass Amherst engineers often ask us about ways to improve their visibility and recruitment efforts on campus. The Engineering Career and Student Development Center offers a unique opportunity for organizations to expand their presence on campus, while also contributing to the positive development of potential future employees. The Corporate Partnership Program extends to organizations multiple resources to promote their brand and to engage with students, faculty and the Engineering Career Center staff while on the UMass Amherst campus.