Engineering Studies + Career Center = Decision Fall 2011 An Engineering Studies major… Curious Multi-Faceted Spatial Analytical Conceptual Detailed Problem solver “Good at Math and Science”… …Still Exploring An Engineering Studies major… Still Exploring? How do you explore? How do you make a decision? Wait for lightening to strike? …No? Engineering Studies major’s decision making process… You gather information. RESEARCH! About differences in engineering disciplines… Professors/First Year Planning Employers and Career Center About yourself…. TypeFocus-Personality preferences Career Center-Mentoring/Shadowing The Career Center Research = Internal + External …both are critical The Career Center Internal Research: YOU! TypeFOCUS “CU77” Interactive Web based Self assessment Tool….. http://www.clarkson.edu/career/planning/index.html Scroll to mid page The Career Center TypeFOCUS Characteristics & Traits Assessment Independent Modules Save/Continue Change/Update Objective Data Explore/Analyze/Compare The Career Center www.clarkson.edu/career External Research: KnightLink job postings, events/info sessions CareerShift, contacts/jobs LinkedIn mentors/shadow Center Library-Books -Publications/Journals Career Fair- CHEEL Fall 2011 The Career Center Where to find Knightlink http://www.clarkson.edu/career/ Click:Career Resources Click:Knightlink Click:Student user button Knightlink “HOME” Knightlink “PROFILE” It is critical to update your profile EVERY semester. When employers want you, the system “finds” you based on your profile, NOT your resume. Once the system “finds” you, THEN employers see your resume. Information sessions, Career Events, Graduate School, misc. presentations-all Show up under events! An Engineering Studies major… Curious Multi-Faceted Spatial Analytical Conceptual Detailed Problem solver “Good at Math and Science”… Researcher …Happy with my major! Focus on what you know: Research- not worry! Semesters 1+2 same. Use your resources systematically: Pace yourself. Come see us in the Career Center.