Center for Career Development – University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee – Center for Career Development

Engineering Student Plan: Junior Year

  • If you have not started co-op or intern experiences, it is now critical to begin adding engineering experience to your resume.
  • Choose electives to enhance your qualifications, especially your oral and written communication skills, leadership skills and language abilities.
  • Seek leadership positions in your campus activities. Employers look for examples of leadership on resumes.
  • Begin to plan for your job search or for graduate school. Set deadlines for required steps.
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with the Center for Career Development Consultant for Engineering at 865-974-5435 to update your resume and discuss your career plan. Explore the Center for Career Development website for additional resources.
  • Attend Career Fairs to begin identifying employers and to “practice” for your senior year of recruiting. The list of career events can be found on the Center for Career Development website.
  • Plan to incorporate EF 301 – Center for Career Development for Engineers into the Spring semester of your Junior year (best time) – this 1-hour course is open to Juniors and Seniors in both the Fall and Spring Semester.
  • Practice your interview skills using Interview Stream.
  • Start working on your “30-Second Commercial” to market your skills and abilities to employers.
  • Purchase or update your professional attire for your formal interviews starting in the fall of your senior year.
  • Attend the “Dining Etiquette for Engineers” event in the Spring semester (registration required).

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