Exploring Careers

Selecting a major and considering the career possibilities ahead of you can seem like a daunting process. That’s why the Career Center is here to help, no matter where you are in your decision process.  Check out our exploration resources here!

Break Through Tech AI is now recruiting students for the 2024/25 Virtual program which will begin in June 2024! Break Through Tech AI is a free, 1-year extracurricular program that helps undergraduate college women (trans and cis), nonbinary, and other …

By Ashley Steffy
Ashley Steffy Career Consultant, STEM
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Companies Should Do More to Normalize Career Breaks

Companies Should Do More to Normalize Career Breaks
April 06, 2021
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Summary.   LinkedIn recently took steps to make it easier for people who take extended career breaks to better represent that time …
By Alissa Clark
Alissa Clark
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Meet Jefferies! The largest independent, global, full-service investment banking firm.


Register today! On September 27th and October 4th, Jefferies Information Technology will host Information Sessions for candidates to learn more about our 2024 Summer Internship opportunities within the #JefTech organization. At Jefferies, the #IT team is a competitive …

By Marie Newkirk
Marie Newkirk Assistant Director for Experiential Learning
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Carol Fishman Cohen on career breaks: “Most relaunchers are surprised they were out as long as they were.”​

Jessi Hempel
Host, Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel | Senior Editor at Large @ LinkedIn
August 31, 2020

Not long ago, I asked Hello Monday podcast listeners to write in with the most urgent questions you had about your careers. And, …

By Alissa Clark
Alissa Clark
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Mechanical Engineering: Industry Options, Outlook and Required Skills

As a Mechanical Engineer, you can find employment in virtually any field, including non-engineering focused industries such as finance, sales, education, law, government, management, medicine and research.  Industry sectors that may be more focused as options would include the following:

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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