For Students
Getting Started

If you are an undergraduate student, please follow the steps on this page to participate in one of Engineering Career Development's four work-integrated learning programs:

1) Take CRDV-301: Intro to Career Development

  • Enroll in this course to get important information about networking, interviewing, resumes, cover letters, and other job search skills.
  • Five sections of CRDV301 are offered every quarter.
  • This is a zero-credit, one-hour course that meets once per week for the quarter.
  • Register for the course through CAESAR during normal registration periods.
  • Create an account in McCormickConnect after your first class. You must be registered for the CRDV-301 course to have access to McCormickConnect.

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 ECD 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 ECD advisor is an important resource to help you create a strategy for your job search.

3) Interview With Potential Employers

  • Use ECD'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

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