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.

Handshake

All appointments for Career Advising with Engineering Success Center staff must be scheduled through the Handshake platform.
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.

  • Handshake Logo

    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 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.

Step #2

Complete the Resume Review and/or Behavior-based Interviewing Workshops

Step #3

Schedule your resume review or mock interview in Handshake

Career Readiness Workshops:

Career Readiness workshops have now been scheduled for the remainder of Fall 2020. 

  • As a reminder, students must participate in a Resume Review workshop before scheduling an individual resume review appointment.
  • Similarly, students must participate in a Behavior-Based Interviewing workshop before scheduling an individual mock interview appointment.

Please go to Handshake and get registered for your virtual workshop of choice today!

Resume Review Workshops:

Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Behavior-Based Interviewing Workshops:

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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
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 by appointment only to discuss resumes, career goals, and expectations potential employers have.

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

What Happened to the PLI program?

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