Career fairs provide excellent opportunities for employers to connect with engineering students and recruit for full-time, internship or co-op positions. There are five career fairs throughout the year including the Engineering & Technology Career Fair in the Fall, two Civil Engineering Career Fairs (Fall and Spring), a Diversity Fair and the Campus-Wide Career Blast in the Spring. Click here for more information and how to register.
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.
Employment Offer Guidelines
We are pleased that many companies are interested in hiring our students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In agreement with the NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) professional principles, we believe that it is in the best interests of the students and employers, if students have a reasonable amount of time to interview and consider alternative offers before making important career decisions. Thus, we encourage employers to give students a reasonable timeframe for acceptances and discourage employers from using practices that would improperly induce early acceptances. Specifically, we expect that any company that makes use of our Career Services will abide by the following employment offer guidelines:
If a returning student is offered a full-time position after a summer internship, that student has until mid-November to make a decision about that offer. This provides students with time to participate in fall on-campus recruiting.
If a student is offered a full-time or internship position during the fall semester, that student should have at least until mid-December to make a decision about that offer.
If a student is offered a full-time position during the spring semester, that student should have at least until mid-April to make a decision about that offer.
If a student is offered an internship position, that student should have at least 3 weeks to make a decision.
If offers are made close to the above mentioned deadlines, employers should give students at least 3 weeks to make a decision.
Career Services requests that all employers adhere to the Principles for Employment Professionals, developed by the National Association of College and Employers, in all on- and off-campus recruiting of UMass Amherst students.