Explore Careers

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.

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


Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer & Electrical Engineering

Engineering Physics

Environmental Engineering / Science

Mechanical Engineering


Patent Careers

**  There may be fees for preparation services provided by these organizations.

Science and Technology Policy

Job Market Information

Review employment trends in Kansas and the Kansas City region.