WELCOME! The engineering career resources you will find here and throughout the Center for Career Development website are designed to assist students as they plan and prepare for their career goals and begin their job search.
Resources for Engineering Students – Undergraduate & Graduate
You may meet with your COE Consultant to further clarify your career interests and options, hone your job search skills or ask your individual career-related questions. To schedule an appointment, call (865) 974-5435.
All Engineering Students Should:
- Get registered with Hire-A-Vol (profile and resume) and pay attention to the career e-mails on special events, jobs and resources
- Get experience, engineering-related is best, through co-ops, internships, part-time jobs or volunteer positions and think about your accomplishments for your resume and interviews
- Visit a Job Fair before your senior year to begin networking and planning your strategy
- Consider signing up for EF 301 – Career Planning for Engineers (juniors and seniors)
- Network with companies when they visit campus and build your contacts
- Get involved and seek leadership roles – student groups, athletics, volunteer/community opportunities, band, etc. – this can make a difference to an employer
- Read the Career Services page in the @COE e-mail newsletter to stay up to date on the latest engineering career news and upcoming events
- Practice for interviews – never wait until the night before to start preparing
- Use these resources to begin your career action plan and then make an appointment – visit your Career Consultant early and often
Which Office Should You See and When?
At the University of Tennessee, College of Engineering students are fortunate to have two offices to guide them as they obtain experience and then transition into the full-time job search. If you are a freshman or sophomore, your first career contact should be the Office of Professional Practice to discuss opportunities available to you as a co-op student or through engineering internships. If you have other career questions, engineering students are always welcome to schedule an appointment with your College of Engineering Career Consultant at any time as a student and as an alumnus.
In your junior year, you should schedule your first appointment or a return visit with your Engineering Career Consultant to begin or update your career action plan. And as a senior or graduate student, it is imperative that you have finalized your resume and be fully prepared for the job search and interview process by September 1st of your senior or graduating year (that pertains to both December and May graduates). Students are often unaware that many of the engineering job offers are made through the Fall Job Fair and the fall recruiting season. So a final appointment with the Engineering Consultant is recommended by September 1st to be sure that you are fully prepared.
College of Engineering Career Consultants:
Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Materials Science, Mechanical, Nuclear & Polymer Engineering, Aviation Studies, Reliability/Maintainability
Biomedical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science