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Graduate Students

Graduate students have several methods to engage with Engineering Career Development. We suggest you follow the steps below to ensure a successful experience participating in one of ECD's work-integrated learning programs. 

1) Attend a Graduate Info Session

Master's Students: Career Summit

During the Winter Quarter, Engineering Career Development conducts several MS Career Summit for all master's-level students.

Approximately 200 students attend this annual half-day event filled with workshops covering:

  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing
  • Networking
  • Job Searching

If you are a McCormick master's student, you will receive more information via email when registration opens.

Our advisors also offer shorter, topic-specific Career Workshops during the Fall quarter.

PhD Students: Summer Seminar Series

During the summer, Engineering Career Development organizes a series of workshops called the PhD Summer Seminar Series to help PhD students develop tools related to their career development.

Past workshops have included:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Searching
  • Alumni Panels

Engineering Career Development also works with PhD students on their individual job search.

Please note: registering PhD-level internships and fellowships is conducted through the Crown Family Internship Program. The steps listed below are for Master's students only.

2) Meet With a Career Advisor

  • To set up an initial meeting with an Engineering Career Development career advisor, log into your McCormickConnect account. Click on the "Make Appointment" link on the left menu navigation to schedule a meeting with your career advisor.
  • You can also attend walk-in advising hours, which are first come, first served express appointments in our office. Upcoming walk-in hours are listed on our Plan-it Purple webpage.
  • Your Engineering Career Development career advisor is an important resource to help you create a strategy for your work search.

3) Interview with Potential Employers

  • Use Engineering Career Development's job search resources to prepare for interviews with potential employers.
  • Log into McCormickConnect to apply for jobs and improve your chances of being selected for an interview.

4) Accept Offer & Report It to Engineering Career Development

  • Once you have accepted an offer, report it to ECD using McCormickConnect.
  • If you are participating in a co-op or a multiple-term internship, meet with your faculty advisor and speak with your employer to determine your work schedule.

5) Maintain Enrollment Status

  • Schedule a registration meeting with your career advisor.
  • Learn about enrolling in the CRDV course. Your advisor will enroll you after you report your hire and complete your registration meeting.

6) Evaluate your Experience

  • During each work term, you will evaluate your own experience and participation, and your supervisor will complete a performance review.

7) Return to Campus

  • Browse our student resources section for assistance with logistics such as financial aid, housing, and meal plans, as you return to campus after your program.
  • Check-in with your career advisor to discuss your experience.