Networking

 

Plan to attend the next Engineering & Computing Career Fair:

March 1, 2016

 

  • No fee or pre-registration required
  • 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 e-mail ecc@ku.edu 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, is also required.
    • 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.

Find out more about On-Campus Interviews:

  • During the fall and spring semesters, employers visit campus to interview students for internship, co-op and permanent positions.
  • Registered students utilize our on-line Career Connections system to request and schedule interviews. 
  • Deadlines to request on-campus interviews tend to be early in the semester.

Know What Employers Want

According to an employer survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) - Job Outlook 2015, Top skills and qualities that employers rate as important in new college graduates are:

  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to obtain and process information
  • Ability to analyze quantitative data
  • Technical knowledge related to the job

Jayhawks on the Job

What is it?

It is an event sponsored by the School of Engineering that allows students to “shadow” an engineering or computing professional during the course of a workday afternoon.  Because this is a career exploration program freshmen and sophomore students are given preference.

When is it?

Over winter break

Where is it?

Jayhawks on the Job for Engineering & Computing Students takes place during Winter Break when many students are back home or traveling – so even if your host location is outside of the Kansas City / Topeka area, we may be able to match up a student(s) for your location.

What are the objectives?

• To provide students with a focused experience that enhances their understanding of a particular field
• To provide an opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and refine their career goals.
• To provide an opportunity for students to network with engineering & computing professionals.
• To provide an opportunity for the engineering/computing community to interact with KU School of        
   Engineering students.

How does it work?

• Engineers and Computing professionals are recruited
• Students sign-up and indicate their major and field or fields of interest
• Students are matched with professionals based on their major and field of interest.
• Students accompany professional hosts throughout a normal workday afternoon.
• Hosts are encouraged to involve students in as many activities as possible


* This program is modeled after and somewhat similar to the KU School of Business job shadow program.  We appreciate them allowing us to utilize their ideas and format. 

 

For questions about Jayhawks on the Job:

Senior Career & Retention Coordinator, ***KU Safe Zone Member
785-864-2989
LEEP2, room 1410


 

KU Career Connections is an online platform to connect KU job seekers and prospective employers.


785-864-3891
 
1410 LEEP 2
1536 W. 15th St. 
Lawrence, KS 66045
 
Open Monday - Friday from 8 to noon & 1 to 5
 
Closed on Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 23-24 for holiday.
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