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The Engineering Career and Student Development Center established

2005

The Engineering Career and Student Development Center was established 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, the center has 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. The center provides sample resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes in its 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).

The center’s job board 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 the center holds a variety of corporate information sessions for companies such as ExxonMobil, General Electric, Abbott Labs, 3M, Raytheon, and Westinghouse. In the spring students can attend the Campus-Wide Career Fair, ALANA, Life Sciences, or Summer Internship/Coop Fairs.

The Career Center connects employers with students through job and internship announcements, career fairs, company information sessions, the “Coffee & Careers” networking event, interview scheduling, and plant tours. Each semester, the center also publishes the Corporate Connection Newsletter, which highlights the technical acumen, innovation, research, and communication skills of our students.