Expand your understanding of occupations and career possibilities:
- Candid Career Videos - Watch engineering and computing professionals describe what they do.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- O*Net Skills Search - An interactive application for exploring and searching occupations.
- engineering Go For It (eGFI) - Information for K-12 students from the American Society of Engineering Education.
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 email@example.com
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
- Architectural Engineering Institute (ASCE)
- Associated General Contractors (AGC)
- Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
- American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
- American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
- International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
- Rehabilitation Engineering (RESNA)
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
- Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers (ACC&CE)
- Chemical Engineering Magazine
- American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
- Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Associated General Contractors (AGC)
- Engineering News-Record (ENR)
- Environmental Science and Engineering Magazine (ESE)
Computer & Electrical Engineering
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- ACM Sigcomm - SIGCOMM is ACM's professional forum for discussing communications and computer networks.
- Computing Research Association (CRA) - Uniting industry, academia and government to advance computing research and change the world.
- EDN Network - an electronics community for engineers, by engineers.
- Game Developers Conference
- Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - The world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.
- International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
- Society for Technical Communication
- Telecom Industry Association (TIA) - trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry.
- Total Telecom - meeting the information and research needs of the Global Communications industry, from breaking news to expert analysis.
- Urgent Communications - technology source for the communications technology industry delivering real-world, practical information.
Environmental Engineering / Science
Science and Technology Policy
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP)
- Internships, Fellowships, and Graduate Programs
PhD Student Career Planning
Explore PhD career options for both faculty and nonfaculty positions in academe as well as industry:
Helpful articles for PhD candidates from The Chronicle of Higher Education:
- Graduate School is a Means to a Job by Karen Kelsky, March 27, 2012
- From Doctoral Study to ... Administration by Jennifer S. Furlong and Julie Miller Vick, December 18, 2016
- From Doctoral Study to ... Institutional Research by Jennifer S. Furlong and Julie Miller Vick, August 30, 2017
- The First Steps to a Nonfaculty Job Search by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, April 20, 2016
- Using Your Last Two (or More) Years Wisely by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, July 9, 2014
- Hedging Your Bets by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, March 11, 2015
Books for PhD candidates available for one week check-out from Engineering Career Center, 1410 LEEP 2:
- The Academic Job Search Handbook by Julie Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong, and Rosanne Lurie, 2016
- The Professor is In: The Essential Guide to Turning your PhD into a Job by Karen Kelsky, 2015
- Job Search in Academe: How to Get the Position You Deserve by Dawn M. Formo & Cheryl Reed, 2011
Job Market Information
Review employment trends in Kansas and the Kansas City region.
- State Labor Market Information - from Kansas Department of Labor
- Regional Economic Indicators - from Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- Regional Economic Databooks - from Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City