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Career Readiness

Start early in your college career to gain skills employers are looking for. Schedule a meeting with an Engineering Career Center Advisor at 785-864-3891 or ecc@ku.edu


Internships - Actions to take Before, During & After

Video Resources


The Job Search Process


Increase your visibility and virtual network by:

  • Updating your LinkedIn Profile and reaching out to KU Alumni
  • Sign up and network through KU Mentoring.
Video Resources from the ECC's Spring 2020 Career Tip Tuesday series


Graduate Student Career Planning

Prepare for career paths in industry as well as academe (both faculty and nonfaculty positions):


Professional development resources through KU:
Helpful articles for PhD candidates from The Chronicle of Higher Education:
Helpful articles for PhD candidates from Cheeky Scientist:


Engineering Licensure

In the United States, engineering boards at the state level award the P.E. license based on education, experience, and exams. Typically the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is the first step to becoming a professional licensed engineeer (P.E.):

FE Exam (available for students and recent graduates of ABET accredited programs):
Helpful links for P.E. licensure:


Engineering Career Center Events
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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


8:00am – 7:00pm