Student delivering pitch at design showcaseStudents learn to deliver pitches for themselves and their ideas. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)

Career development


Engineering Student Services

230 Bechtel Engineering Center
Berkeley, CA 94720-1702
(510) 642-7594

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Don’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: Drop-in career counseling appointments in Engineering Student Services are suspended for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students are encouraged to make an online appointment with a career counselor via the Career Center website.
  • 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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