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Welcome to the Engineering Career Development and Experiential Learning Center

Welcome to the Engineering Career Development and Experiential Learning Center. The Engineering Career Center is here to help engineering students develop their professional skills and to provide opportunities for students, faculty and employers to meet and develop mutually beneficial relationships. Located in Marston 112, we have a dedicated staff to assist both undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of career-related needs.


During this time of suspended in-person services, The College of Engineering Career Center will continue to offer services via remote channels (telephone, Zoom video call, email, online, etc.). Between our website and Handshake, the Engineering Career Center has been offering remote and online services for years, and how you access those services remains the same.

In terms of career advising, all appointments ("scheduled" and "drop-in") will be scheduled, and the sign-up process remains the same, simply log-in to Handshake and sign-up for an appointment. However, rather than coming to the Career Center for your appointment, it will be conducted via telephone or Zoom video call. The morning of your appointment, you will receive an email from a Career Center staff member confirming your appointment that day. In the message, they will provide you with a telephone number for you to call at the time of your appointment. In addition, you will also be offered the option to do an online appointment via Zoom (no Zoom account required, if you can get online, you can use the platform). If you would prefer Zoom, simply reply sharing that is your preference, and you will receive a Zoom invite for the meeting. That's it. If you have documents to share, for example a resume, share that with the staff person who emails you in the morning, and they will explain how they prefer you to share your document(s).

Thank you to everyone for your patience while we reconfigure our services to best serve your needs.

Jason Wall, Director
​UMass Engineering Career Center



The UMass Amherst College of Engineering is pleased to launch Handshake, a platform where students can find jobs, internships, co-ops and connect to the UMass Engineering Career Center for recruiting events, fairs, workshops and helpful career resources.   

To sign up for UMass Engineering Handshake, you must have a UMass Net ID and password. This PDF explains how to get started »

Already have an account? Log in here »

Handshake has a great help center full of Q & As, short videos, tutorials, and materials to help you find your way!

Trouble with sign-in? Need help? Contact the Engineering Career Center at or 413-545-4558.



The Engineering Career Center connects employers with students through job and internship announcements, career fairs, corporate information sessions, networking event, interview scheduling, and plant tours. If your company has engineering hiring needs, whether immediate or in planning for the future, please contact Jason Wall at or 413-577-4235.

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.