Connecting employers with our highly trained engineering and computer science students is one of our most pertinent goals. If you are interested in hiring Wayne State University students you can work with Career Resource Center staff to share opportunities, recruit talent, schedule information sessions, get involved on campus and attend on-campus events.
One of the best ways employers can get involved on campus is by participating in on-campus events or hosting events for our students on-site at individual companies. There are many event opportunities for employers on campus throughout the academic school year.
Each year the College of Engineering hosts a Fall & Winter Career Fair to promote internship, co-op and full-time opportunities for our engineering students. Our largest career fair is typically held in the Fall of each year. Last year, our fall career fair featured approximately 90 employers and more than 650 College of Engineering students and alumni.
The next College of Engineering Career Fair is scheduled for: Thursday, January 30th, 2020.
Information sessions hosted on campus are a great way for you to share information about your company brand and hiring needs with engineering and computer science students. Most information sessions include a presentation about company culture, employee perks/benefits, application process, and current projects. They are generally held in our newly renovated Ford Activity Center room located in the College of Engineering. Information sessions are free for employers to host, but most employers do choose to provide lunch/dinner or light refreshments for students as an added bonus.
If you are looking for a more casual way to connect with students, you can host a recruiting table or room in the College of Engineering. We will promote the event to students in advance. Most interactions will be short 2-3 minute conversations on opportunities at your company, and ways to approach applying (and best fit). Most employers bring resources along with them, such as infographics, job postings, information on the company, and small giveaways.
Professional Development Workshops
Our Career Resource Center team works hard to provide professional development workshops for students, but we know that the best professional development insights come from industry directly. We always welcome companies to come to campus to host professional development seminars for our students and alumni. We've had employers present workshops on topics such as resume writing, STAR interviewing, working with recruiters, navigating corporate culture and many other topics. We are always open to hearing new ideas.
To set up any of these events, please contact the Engineering Career Center Staff.
Posting an Opportunity
Posting a job with Wayne State University's College of Engineering has never been easier. With our career portal Handshake, you are able to freely post opportunities for our students and alumni, share events and search student resumes.
Using Handshake is a breeze. Simply visit the new employer Handshake registration page, create an account if you don't already have one, and post your opportunity. Once approved by Career Resource Center staff, your job will be visible to College of Engineering students. Visit the Handshake Help Center for more information on using Handshake.
Looking for students outside of the College of Engineering?
If you're looking for other students and alumni in disciplines other than engineering and computer science, please contact the Central Career Services.
Research and Senior Capstone/Design Projects
Another great way for you to become involved on campus and get to know our talented engineers is to have your company participate in a senior design project. Industry-sponsored projects allow students to apply their engineering expertise to a real-world problem, all while benefiting the company sponsor.
For more information about having your company participate in a senior design or research project, please contact Sondra Auerbach.
Getting feedback from industry is one of the most effective tools we have for providing continuous improvement of our Career Center practices and preparing our students for their careers. If you are an industry employer and you have feedback related to either the Engineering Career Resource Center or the career-preparedness of WSU College of Engineering students and/or alumni, or have an idea for a career-related workshop or event, please contact one of our Career Resource Center Coordinators.