Future Students & Parents

Floor of Hilton Coliseum during an engineering career fair. The fair also fills the outer concourse and Scheman Building.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that the information that we have prepared answers many of your questions.  However,  if you have unanswered questions after reviewing this information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We would love to hear from you.

Most universities have a career services office, but here at ISU, we have a specialized career services office in each of our colleges.  We understand that the process of preparing for and pursuing professional employment is not the same for all majors.  This office has the pleasure of focusing all of its time and attention on engineering students and alumni.

The Engineering Career Services staff is dedicated to assisting our students from the first day they walk on campus to the day they graduate and beyond. We are here to help students and alumni develop effective resumes and cover letters, learn job search techniques, develop interviewing skills, and provide other career-related support.

Not only do we help students prepare for employment, but we also work very hard to help students and graduates connect with employers.  Employers recruit heavily at ISU and this provides our students a significant advantage in the job search process.  In a typical year, 400 to 500 companies will come to campus to engage with engineering students and attempt to identify the talent that they need.  The employment process is largely about networking; while at ISU, students have many opportunities to meet with employers and build professional relationships that lead to full-time employment at graduation.

Find information on each of the majors offered by the College of Engineering here.


How can Engineering Career Services help?
When should a student start working with Engineering Career Services?
Is there a cost to use Engineering Career Services?
What is experiential education (co-ops and internships)?
What is the difference between a co-op and an internship?
Does involvement in extracurricular activities help students get jobs after graduation?
What traits and skills do employers look for?
How can parents best assist their student with his/her career development?
Where can I find information on placement rates and average salaries?
What resources are available to someone that has questions about engineering as a career field?

Annual Report

View information about the services and recruiting activity of the past year, including: Career Fairs, Experiential Education, Seminars, and much more!


Useful Links

2016-2017 Engineering Career Services Annual Report
Click to download Annual Report