1410 Engineering Bldg

Major and Career Exploration

First and Second Year Student Information

Career Skill of the Week:

Resumes – Week of April 1-5

Workshop: Build Your Resume
Best for students who are looking to create their first professional resume that will work with ATS systems.

Tuesday, April 2nd @ 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Rm. 1800, Engineering Hall

Drop-ins: Resume Reviews
Best for students who would like a quick review or have quick questions

Thursday, April 4 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
Rm. 1150, Engineering Hall (ECS office)

Looking for more in-depth resume support? Schedule an appointment with Matt in Starfish!


Interviewing – Week of April 8-12

Workshop: Interviewing Strategies & Technologies
Best for students getting started, or limited experience with engineering interviews.
Learn about interviewing strategies and techniques. The workshop will also discuss how to use the Big Interview software.

Tuesday, April 9 @ 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Rm. 1800, Engineering Hall

Drop-ins: Interviewing 
Best for students with quick questions about interviewing software or strategy

Thursday, April 11 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Rm. 1150, Engineering Hall (ECS office)

Looking for a mock interview? Schedule a Mock Interview on Starfish!


Handshake & LinkedIn – Week of April 15-19

Workshop: Handshake & LinkedIn
Best for students interested in learing more about Handshake & LinkedIn. Focus will be on creating a profile, searching for jobs and building a network.

Tuesday, April 16 @ 3:00 – 3:30 PM
Rm. 175, 1410 Engineering Drive

Drop-ins: Handshake & LinkedIn Profiles
Best for students seeking a review of their Handshake or LinkedIn profile

Thursday, April 18 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Rm. 1150, Engineering Hall (ECS office)

Looking for more in-depth Handshake support? Schedule an appointment with Matt in Starfish!

Major Exploration Drop-in Hours

In partnership with Academic Group Advising


Tuesday, April 2 @ 2:00-4:00 PM
Rm. 175, 1410 Engineering Drive Building, or Zoom

Wednesday, April 3 @ 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Rm. 175, 1410 Engineering Drive Building, or Zoom

Friday, April 5 @ 12-2:00 PM
Rm. 175, 1410 Engineering Drive Building, or Zoom


Monday, April 8 @ 12:00-2:00 PM
Zoom Only

Tuesday, April 9 @ 1:00-4:00 PM
Rm. 175, 1410 Engineering Drive Building, or Zoom

Wednesday, April 10 @ 1:00-4:00 PM
Rm. 175, 1410 Engineering Drive Building, or Zoom


Monday, April 15 @ 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Zoom Only

Tuesday, April 16 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rm. 175, 1410 Engineering Drive Building, or Zoom

Wednesday, April 17 @ 2:00-4:00 PM
Rm. 175, 1410 Engineering Drive Building, or Zoom


 

First Year Engineering Major & Career Information (canvas course)

Self-enroll here: https://canvas.wisc.edu/enroll/47YCXW

Course modules will be published throughout the semester to provide you with the tools and resources needed to :

  1. Gain knowledge about engineering majors and careers
  2. Build your internship/co-op search skills

 

Current Modules:

  • Major/Career Exploration
  • Career Readiness
  • Utilize Your Handshake Account
  • Resume Building
  • Career Fair Information
  • Interviewing
  • Get Involved
  • Workshops & Events

Major & Career Exploration Resources

It is an individual responsibility to investigate majors and career fields in order to gather information to make an informed decision on which major is best for you and how to best apply that major to the world of work.  It isn’t an easy task, but one worth the investment.  Don’t fear making a decision.  Careers are not linear, but can zig zag.  Selecting a major does not define you as a person and does not “box” you in to a select field for the rest of your life.  You are the sum of your experiences and can continue to grow, evolve, and change direction.  Here are a few resources to get you started.

Intro to Engineering Course Presentation

The 30-minute presentation provides additional ways to explore majors and career opportunities.

A career exploration tool that has detailed descriptions of more than 1,000 occupations. Developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, it’s free to the public, and contains resources for veterans.

A great way to learn from engineers about majors and their applications to careers – talk to engineers!

Here are some resources to help you set up and conduct an informational interview:

Meet with an Advisor

Matt Nelson

Schedule an appointment with Matt Nelson, Career Exploration Specialist @ ECS to discuss your major and career exploration plans.

Matt Nelson