Step 10: Inform Engineering Career Services and Discontinue Your Job Search

The final step in the process is to inform Engineering Career Services of your acceptance of an offer.  There are three primary reasons for doing this:

1. Placement rates and the average salaries for each major are made available on our website for use by you and other graduates evaluating job offers, and for use by prospective students.

2. The College uses the placement rate data to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs.

3. Federal law (the Gainful Employment Act) requires us to report placement data.  If in-profession placement is too low for a certain major, then government financial aid for future students may be affected.  This has never been an issue for any of ISU’s engineering programs but it is important that we collect and report the data.

Placement data can be found at the following links:
College of Engineering Placement and Salary Data
Iowa State University Placement Data

If you have received other offers, decline these offers immediately so employers can focus on other candidates.  Cancel any interviews that you have scheduled for the same reason.
 

The Employment Process Menu

Introduction

Step 1: Understanding Employers and the College Recruiting Process

    -Maintain a Positive Attitude

Step 2: Determine Career Goals and Skillset

Step 3: Identify Preliminary Target Employers and Industries

Step 4: Develop Effective Marketing Materials

Step 5: Search for Specific Employment and Research Target Companies