• Engineering Career Fair. Be part of one of the largest networking events in the nation

Welcome to Engineering Career Services at
Iowa State University

We take pride in helping ISU engineering students and alumni plan, prepare for, and launch successful careers. Additionally, we enjoy helping employers connect with ISU’s great engineering talent.  We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and follow the guidelines established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Please use the menu at the top and the quick links to explore the information we have prepared for you.

Services During CoVID-19 Social Distancing Period

Engineering Career Services continues to provide services to students, alumni and employers during the period of social distancing aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  While we are doing our part by not participating in face-to-face meetings, we continue to interact with all of our customers via email, phone, and video conferencing.  We are also expanding our efforts to help job seekers and employers connect by assembling resume books and facilitating interviews via video conferencing.  See the following for more specific information:

Students and Alumni:

  • Career Advising:  Schedule career advising appointments through CyHire or by emailing ecs@iastate.edu.
  • Online Career Prep Learning: On-demand career preparation information can be found in the student area of this website and through the Engineering Career Prep Course in Canvas.  If you do not see this course on your Canvas dashboard or have any questions, email or call us.


  • Job Postings: Please continue to post employment opportunities through your CyHire account.  If you don’t currently have a CyHire account, you can create one and post positions free of charge (see the CyHire link in the menu)
  • Resume Books: Employers that have a full-time position posted in CyHire will be granted access to an opt-in resume book for graduating seniors beginning in mid-October.
  • Interviewing via Phone or Video Conferencing:  If you need any assistance in arranging interviews via the phone or video conferencing, please let us know.  We are eager to assist.


  • News and Announcements

    • We have a few upcoming opportunities to ask any last-minute questions you have about the virtual career fairs! Employer Career Fair Q&A: Monday (9/14) at 1-3PM; Use this link to join https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee5274bea5d12e2f893e24ef4156c357a If asked for a password, enter ‘ENGR’ Student Career Fair Q&A: Monday (9/14) at 4-6PM; Use this link to join: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea4c2f89eb3a1abe21cace5c5863842f9 If asked for a password, enter ‘ENGR’

    • Student registration is now open through CyHire: Simply log into your CyHire account, click into each of the two engineering career fairs under the ‘Events’ section, and click the ‘Attend’ button. You will be asked to submit a resume when you RSVP, so make sure to update it beforehand. Resumes will be released to participating employers starting September 8th, so it’s in your best interest to RSVP by that date. However, you can RSVP up until the days of the career fairs.

    • Iowa State now has a new major in Cyber Security Engineering. Find more information here.

    • “From career fair to dream job”: Mechanical Engineering alum, Sarah Walter, has held a 16-year international career with Rolls-Royce that all began with a conversation at a career fair during her first semester at Iowa State.

    • Employer registration for the 2020 Fall Virtual Engineering Career Fairs is now open through CyHire! The fairs will take place on September 15th and 16th.