Plan for Success

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

Career Accelerator Lecture Series

  • The KU Engineering Career Accelerator Lecture Series launched in Fall 2020 to help students develop professional skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication that are often not part of a regular classroom environment. The series features lectures from School of Engineering advisory board members who share their insight on a range of topics designed to promote career success.

The Job & Internship Search Process


LinkedIn for Students:

Increase your visibility and virtual network:

First days & months on the Job or Internship

Graduate Student Career Planning

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

Professional development resources through KU:

Helpful articles for PhD candidates from The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Helpful articles for PhD candidates from Cheeky Scientist:

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: