Career development

Poster session participantPhoto by Noah BergerDon’t wait until you have your diploma in hand to think about career choices. Working with Berkeley’s Career Center, Engineering Student Services assists students with career and job-search planning and advises students interested in applying to graduate school. We also connect students with employers as well as graduate and professional schools.

  • Drop-in career counseling appointments: Offered in the fall and spring semesters every Wednesday, 1–4 p.m. in 230 Bechtel. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis - sign-up in 230 Bechtel beginning at 1 p.m. Have your résumé critiqued, get help with a cover letter or statement of purpose for a graduate school application, or ask about internship and full-time employment opportunities.
  • Engineering career conference: This annual conference each August offers workshops presented by industry representatives on topics such as successful networking, job search etiquette, case interview format, negotiating a job offer and writing a results-oriented résumé.
  • Career and professional development programs: Each semester, we offer workshops on summer research positions, graduate school preparation and other topics, as well as our popular speed résumé critiques. Visit the Career Center's Events & Workshops page for a complete list of programs, including a printable guide to programs and services for the current semester.
  • Weekly engineering career email. Engineering students can log in to Handshake and sign up for the engineering career email that contains the latest internship and full-time employment opportunities in industry. For detailed instructions follow this guide and choose "Engineering/EECS" at the final step.

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Stephanie Chang

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“I would love to find some way to create a colloquial bridge so that science and technology are not so intimidating and are far more user-friendly.” Stephanie Chang, mechanical engineering, 2014