- Career Fair
The College of Engineering and Computer Science holds a Career Fair twice a year, the first Wednesday of March and November, within the Engineering and Computer Science Building (EMCS).
During this event, students have access to prospective employers within the halls of the building in which they attend classes.
- Etiquette Dinner
Current students have the opportunity to practice networking skills with faculty and representatives from sponsoring companies to receive feedback on appropriate formal dining practices.
- Industry Tours
Opportunities to tour various facilities with CECS Industry Partners are offered throughout the academic year, often in conjunction with specific courses or departments within the college.
- Lunch and Learns
Events offered to students who are interested in learning about various local industries and business partners.
- Resume Review
The Center for Career and Leadership Development offers tips to improve student resumes so students improve marketability! Held in the EMCS building.
- Mock Interviews
The goal of this event is to help students gain interviewing experience by meeting face-to-face with real employers. During the interview, the employers will provide students with feedback on their resume, interview responses, and overall impression. We encourage employers to use their own interview format to make mock interviews as close to a real interview as possible.
- LinkedIn Reviews
This event will allow you to receive feedback from local employers on ways to improve your LinkedIn profile score and your discoverability on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a premier networking tool, providing job seekers and potential employers with the ability to connect. Hiring managers and recruiters will provide their insights, offering you an opportunity to network with these VIPs. With more than 500 million users, it has huge potential to shape your life.
- Speaker Series
In support of the UTC CECS teaching, research, and service missions, the College offers the Speaker Series. As a further outreach commitment to students, faculty, and the extended community, the Speaker Series is open to the public. The presentations in the Speaker Series provide opportunities for sharing both cutting-edge information from noted researcher in various fields as well as experience and timely insights from community leaders.
How to Request an Appointment through Handshake
Students can submit their cover letter and or resume for review to [email protected] There should be an option to select from the following appointment types (see image), please choose the one that says 30 minute career counseling appointment for CECS College of Engineering and Computer Science Students. Once an appointment date and time has been approved, a Zoom link will be sent to complete the appointment virtually.
Please go to the following link to set up a career counseling appointment through Handshake: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/219133257-How-to-Request-an-Appointment
- Perfect Interview
Practice for the Big Day.
Perfect Interview™ is an innovative learning tool that you can use to enhance your job interviewing skills and develop an edge over the competition. Perfect Interview™ creates a compelling and realistic "simulated interview" experience where you are asked challenging questions and must respond, just as you would in a real job interview. You can repeat each question as often as you like, and you can even see examples of how someone else might answer. If you get stuck, there's a built-in Interview Coach to offer help.
Go to: https://www.perfectinterview.com/utc/
Log in now (Links to an external site.)
Perfect Interview hits you with compelling interview questions you must answer on-the-spot.
Learn to think on your feet quickly and effectively. Record and playback your responses to the interview questions. Tailor the session based on your work experience and the type of position you seek. Review your answers, view alternate responses and develop an edge over the competition.
- Suit Up
Center for Career and Leadership Development and JCPenney collaborate on this extraordinary opportunity in which UTC students can obtain everything required to perfect the professional look, including suits, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, shoes, and accessories at a 40% discount.