Career Advising

Our staff help undergraduate students reach their career goals by providing advice on resumes, facilitating mock interviews, and finding the perfect fit for co-op experiences. Schedule an appointment today to work towards a great career tomorrow.

Drew Crouch, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the college, meets with students to talk about careers.

Resume Review and Career advice

Career advisers are available for 30 minute appointments to discuss resumes, career goals, and expectations potential employers have.

A student gets advising in the Don and Susie Law Student Success Center of the Scott Bioengineering Building. July 2, 2014

Mock Interviews

Career specialists are available to conduct mock interviews for engineering students.

Why should you schedule a mock interview?

  • Understand what is expected in a real job interview
  • Gain confidence for real interviews
  • Receive valuable feedback
  • Learn the skills that will help you handle an upcoming interview
Handshake

All registration for appointments are now being done through Handshake.
Except for specified drop-in hours, appointments must be made 24 hours in advance.

Handshake is the place where students, career centers, and recruiters come to meet, talk, and share opportunities. Handshake allows students to follow certain employers, to make sure they receive any updates, events, or other content from them. 

Students can also access Handshake on their mobile phones and receive alerts when job listings are posted. Login or download Handshake here.

  • Sign into Handshake using CSU eID
  • Select Career Center Tab
  • Select Appointments
  • Select Schedule a New Appointment
  • Select category as Mock Interview Program or Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
  • Continue following steps to select open time slots

CAREER ADVISING STAFF

Aaron Benally, Program Coordinator, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, Colorado State University, September 20, 2019

Aaron Benally

Aaron Benally is the career services coordinator at the Engineering Success Center. Aaron is a graduate of CSU, and received a degree in electrical engineering with a minor in math.
Contact Aaron at aaron.benally@colostate.edu

Zach Bibik, Mechanical Engineering Tutor

Zachary Bibik

Zachary Bibik is a mechanical engineering student, graduating this year. He works on the fall and spring Engineering Career Fairs, and serves as a liaison between employers and CSU. He has been a part of the Engineering Career Fair for many years and is a great contact for any questions about the event.

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Delaney Galvan

Delaney Galvan is a junior studying environmental engineering, and has been a part of the Engineering Success Center staff since last spring. She is currently involved with the planning and execution of the fall and spring Engineering Career Fairs. She works on many behind-the-scenes tasks that help make the career fair run smoothly.

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Kylie Rasmussen

Kylie Rasmussen is a 5th year student studying environmental engineering. This is her second year working at the Engineering Success Center. Her roles include conducting mock interviews and assisting with other career readiness services. She has past interview experience with Merrick Engineering, Antea Group, and the DEQ.

Annie Elefante

Annie Elefante

Annie Elefante is a 5th year student in the biomedical and mechanical engineering program. She conducts mock interviews, provides constructive feedback, and collaborates with students on interview strategies specific to their desired field. She has experience with interview practices from companies such as Emerson, General Motors, Becton Dickinson, and HP.

CAREER READINESS PROGRAM

The Career Readiness Program provides students with real-world, soft skills to complement the technical curricula they receive at Colorado State. Workshops are led by faculty, staff, and key industry leaders to help students develop expertise in several focus areas: leadership, career preparedness, innovation, and ethics.

Career Readiness Workshops:

Each semester, career readiness workshops are presented by staff, faculty, and industry professionals.

Workshop topics include:

  • Resumes for engineering undergraduates
  • Job search strategies
  • Behavioral-based interviewing skills
  • Have you considered co-oping?
  • Building a robust LinkedIn profile

Workshop Schedule now on Handshake

Preregistration is not required. Complete information on workshops, dates, and times can be found on Handshake. In Handshake, go to Events and then search “engineering.”

  • Resume Building/Writing
  • Behavior Based Interviewing

What Happened to the PLI program?

The PLI program at Colorado State University is no longer a requirement for graduation.