Careers

Entry and Employment in the Profession

Initial Licensing

Formal study in an accredited engineering program is the principal means of becoming licensed to practice engineering in Kansas and other states. During the junior or senior year, a student may take the national Fundamentals of Engineering examination. After 4 or more years (licensing regulations vary among states) of practice satisfactory to the board, the student may take the examination to become a registered professional engineer.

Job Search Assistance

The Engineering Career Center offers a comprehensive array of services to students seeking permanent employment and career-related summer or co-op employment. These include on-campus interviewing; 2 career fairs each year; individual advising and group workshops on résumés; interviewing, and job search strategies; online interviewing sign-up; online job postings from many employers not interviewing on campus; a library of employer and career literature; and an online résumé book searchable by employers.

The Engineering Career Center offers services to all engineering students. Students are encouraged to visit the Engineering Career Center early in their undergraduate or graduate studies. Many employers actively seek KU engineering and computer science students. Some prefer to hire students as early as the first-year level for internships. The Career Center is in 1001 Eaton Hall; additional information is available from 785-864-3891.

Entry and Employment in the Profession

Initial Licensing

Formal study in an accredited engineering program is the principal means of becoming licensed to practice engineering in Kansas and other states. During the junior or senior year, a student may take the national Fundamentals of Engineering examination. After 4 or more years (licensing regulations vary among states) of practice satisfactory to the board, the student may take the examination to become a registered professional engineer.

Job Search Assistance

The Engineering Career Center offers a comprehensive array of services to students seeking permanent employment and career-related summer or co-op employment. These include on-campus interviewing; 2 career fairs each year; individual advising and group workshops on résumés; interviewing, and job search strategies; online interviewing sign-up; online job postings from many employers not interviewing on campus; a library of employer and career literature; and an online résumé book searchable by employers.

The Engineering Career Center offers services to all engineering students. Students are encouraged to visit the Engineering Career Center early in their undergraduate or graduate studies. Many employers actively seek KU engineering and computer science students. Some prefer to hire students as early as the first-year level for internships. The Career Center is in 1001 Eaton Hall; additional information is available from 785-864-3891.

Contact Info

School of Engineering

Eaton Hall
1520 West 15th St., Room 1
Lawrence, KS 66045-7605
785-864-3881
785-864-5445
kuengr@ku.edu
http://www.engr.ku.edu/
Stanley Rolfe, Interim Dean
785-864-3881

School of Engineering

Eaton Hall
1520 West 15th St., Room 1
Lawrence, KS 66045-7605
785-864-3881
785-864-5445
kuengr@ku.edu
http://www.engr.ku.edu/
Kyle Camarda, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
785-864-3881

School of Engineering

Eaton Hall
1520 West 15th St., Room 1
Lawrence, KS 66045-7605
785-864-3881
785-864-5445
kuengrgrad@ku.edu
http://www.engr.ku.edu/
Arvin Agah, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs
785-864-8821
Anna Paradis, Director, Research & Graduate Programs
785-864-1952
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