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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


Graduate Student Career Planning

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

Graduate Student & Postdoc resources for success through NCFDD:
  • KU has an institutional membership to NCFDD
  • Learn strategic planning, explosive productivity, work-life balance and more
  • Activate your institutional sub-account membership at https://facultydevelopment.ku.edu/ncfdd
Helpful articles for PhD candidates from The Chronicle of Higher Education:


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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Hire Jayhawks


Schedule an Appointment

  • Request in HireJayhawks.com  
  • Call 785-864-3891  
  • Email ecc@ku.edu  

Drop-in Options

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., when fall and spring classes are in session, students can drop by the Engineering Career Center for a brief 15 minute meeting with a career advisor.