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Career Opportunities

Engineers can have some of the most satisfying and lucrative jobs on the planet. How do you launch one of these prized careers? That’s where we come in. We are happy to help you with any of the following counseling services to make the most of your top-notch UK College of Engineering degree.

Cover Letter and Resume Critiques

Do you want to put your best foot forward on paper? Your cover letter and resume are the documents you use to market yourself to employers, so you can’t afford to have mistakes. We will assist you in polishing these documents to highlight the skills employers are seeking. Bring a paper copy of your cover letter and/or resume to the meeting. The Stuckert Career Center has tips and sample letters here.

Practice Interviews

Do you want to improve your interviewing skills? Practice interviews are an excellent way to become more comfortable with the process. Schedule a practice interview with us today. Plan to dress professionally and bring a copy of your resume. if If you’d like the interview tailored for a specific position, bring information about the position for which you are interviewing.

Finding an Internship

Do you want to gain experience before graduation? It’s never too early; more and more employers are hiring engineering students after their first year for internships. Make an appointment with us, bring a copy of your resume and learn how to identify potential internship employers to whom you can market yourself.

Job Search Strategies

Do you know how to make the most of your job search? Learn strategies for finding opportunities in the “hidden” job market, targeting a specific location for a job search or making connections in a particular industry.

If you are looking for a way to gain extensive work experience while continuing to make progress towards an academic degree in engineering, please visit the Career Development Office page.

Visit CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution.

Did you know:

  • 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking
  • Job seekers should consider scheduling informational interviews with contacts
  • Job seekers spend 24.11% of their hunt networking
  • 46% of successful job seekers applied directly to the employer
  • 54% of job seekers use social media to network

Use CandidCareer.com, A FREE and convenient way to explore careers–to view informational videos online, anytime, anywhere. Hear first-hand the personal stories of professionals and get insight and advice about their jobs. For more information, view the brochure.

Use Glassdoor.com to search jobs then look inside. Company salaries, reviews, interview questions and more--all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.

Make an appointment with the College of Engineering Paducah Career Services today!