The Engineering Career Center hosts two annual Career Fairs focused on students with engineering and computing majors, usually held each September and February. Students are highly encouraged to attend both Career Fairs each year, since different companies may be at each event.
There is no fee or pre-registration required to attend.
Watch our video to get an idea of what to expect when you attend. It's really a great event!
KU School of Engineering Career Fairs are open to the following individuals:
- Current University of Kansas students (any major)
- Previous students or alumni of University of Kansas (any major)
- Current students attending KU pre-engineering or dual degree engineering programs at Baker University and Washburn University
- Individuals who attended colleges/universities OUTSIDE of the immediate area (75 mile radius) may pre-register to attend by requesting reciprocal services. Please email email@example.com and include, name, university attended, and years attended. An e-mail from the individual’s college career center requesting reciprocal services on the student’s behalf, may also be requested.
- Students INSIDE the immediate area (75 mile radius) may not attend unless, as stated above, they are attending KU pre-engineering or dual degree programs at Baker or Washburn.
Upcoming Career Fairs
Fall 2013 Engineering & Computing Career Fair
Date: Wed., Sept. 18, 2013
Place: Kansas Union Ballroom, fifth foor
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This Sept. 18th, the Engineering Career Center will be holding its Fall 2013 Engineering & Computing Career Fair in the Ballroom on the fifth floor of the Kansas Union. Attending the Career Fair is a great way to meet employers, learn about careers in engineering and discover internship and job opportunities. Preparation tips and a few strategies for success are below. Do not miss out on this great event!
A list of companies attending can be found here.
- Clarify your interests and goals
- Study the advance list of employers attending the fair
- Prepare a "focused" resume for particular employers that you plan to talk to at the fair
- Prepare a "generic" resume, without a focused objective, that can be used for any employer
- Have your resumes critiqued by the Engineering Career Center; either schedule an appointment by calling (785) 864-3891 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or attend a drop-in resume review
- Make multiple copies of your resume(s)
- Prepare a 30 to 60 second "commercial" about yourself
- Prepare questions for employers
Strategies for Success at the Fair
- Carry multiple copies of your resume(s)
- Bring a pen and paper to take notes after meeting with each company
- Be polite at all times to everyone you meet
- Talk to many different types of employers