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Occupational Knowledge

Expand your understanding of occupations and career possibilities:


 

Self Knowledge

For increased career satisfaction, take time to reflect on who you are.  Schedule a meeting with an Engineering Career Center Advisor at 785-864-3891 or ecc@ku.edu

  • Interests - The Strong Interest Inventory is available free to School of Engineering students (requires a brief preliminary meeting as well as a post assessment interpretation). 
  • Work Values - Choose work that reflects your values to increase career satisfaction.
  • Strengths - utilize your StrengthsFinder results from freshmen orientation to explore how your talents can align with various career options.

 

Investigate Potential Career Paths

Check out what a "day in the life" is like for engineers, computer scientists, and others in areas of interest.

  • Informational Interviews - A conversation where you ask the questions and get advice / information about a field, industry or company that interests you.
  • Career Road Trips - Join a group of School of Engineering students on a tour of companies related to a specific interest area.
  • Jayhawks on the Job - Spend an afternoon shadowing an engineering or computing professional to find out what a job is really like.

 

Professional Associations & Info Sources

Discover professional associations by major or interest areas.

Aerospace Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Bioengineering
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Environmental Engineering / Science
Mechanical Engineering
Science and Technology Policy

 

Job Market Information

Review employment trends in Kansas and the Kansas City region.

 


Engineering Career Center Events
 
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Hire Jayhawks

Office Hours - (In person)

Monday through Thursday

8:00am – 3:00pm

Students may reserve private space for virtual or phone interviews on weekdays between 8-5 with 24 hours’ notice.

 

 

Virtual Office Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri

8:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesdays

8:00am – 7:00pm