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.

Engineering Career Center Events

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