Use additional methods

Conducting targeted outreach and submitting online applications are the two most common ways Engineering Master’s Students have landed interviews. But, there are additional methods that students have found to be successful.

Actions:

  • Write and engage with online articles, postings, or projects through LinkedIn, Github, professional engineering chapters, and more!
  • Join Professional Student Organizations to learn about roles through organic networking.
  • Post a cyber-safe version of your resume on job boards or online portals like Indeed so that employers can reach out to you. If you post your resume online, make a cyber-safe version in order to protect your privacy and avoid scams. Jobhunt.org shares a useful article called Protect Yourself (and Your Job) with a Cyber-Safe Resume and this is a good place to start.
  • Create and maintain an intentional Professional Brand. Check out the Personal Branding Steps and Resources, a guide and worksheet created by one of our career coaches.
  • Consider using a staffing agency to learn about possible opportunities.

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Find hidden opportunities through news and trends

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I don’t have an internship yet, and I’m kinda freaking out. -the 2022 edition!

Yes! It’s true! We know this is happening for many of you and hope that you’re working with a career coach to make your life and process easier.

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Your Internship Search – Phase 3: Troubleshooting

If your search is not getting the results you want, it’s time to troubleshoot. First, start with the basics and move on to advanced search techniques. Contact one of the EMP career coaches using Teams chat if you want to …

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Resources

If your search is not getting the results you want, it’s time to troubleshoot. First, start with the basics and …

Once you’ve established a solid search, improve your ability to incorporate the employer perspective. This single factor is often the …

Congratulations! You’ve got a solid search if you are:
✅ confidently submitting online applications
✅ reaching out to people at the organizations …

Start Your Search with Focus and a Plan.

These three steps will ensure your search is on track from start …

Learn about fields, organizations, and customers using resources from Duke Libraries. The library’s market research guide provides information on resources …

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