Career Center Events
On-Campus Recruiting |
Engineering Career Fairs |
Corporate Presentations |
Graduate School Panels |
Behavioral Mock Interview Night |
Business Etiquette Luncheon |
Engineering Career Evening |
Job Search Strategy Panel |
Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop
The Cooper Union hosts a thriving on-campus recruiting program, both in the fall and spring semesters. Students are expected to register with the Cooper Career Connection (C3) and keep their profile active, as we administer the entire on-campus recruiting program through the Cooper Career Connection. Past companies recruiting on campus include Con Edison, Port Authority, Citigroup, Bloomberg L.P., Credit Suisse, Southwest Research Institute, Malcolm Pirnie, BAE Systems and more.
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Engineering Career Fairs
The Career Center holds two career fairs on an annual basis. The Fall Engineering Career Fair brings both companies and educational institutions to campus, and is held in October, in the midst of on-campus recruiting. The Spring Internship and Job Fair attracts companies who are interested in recruiting for both full-time and summer internships.
The Career Center invites companies to deliver corporate presentations to students, both on and off campus. Students who are interested in employment with a specific company are expected to attend their presentation. Not only will students gain the opportunity to network with company representatives, but students will also learn more detailed information about the company beyond what is made available on their Web site.
Graduate School Panels
Periodically, the Career Center will host graduate school panels, exposing students to a variety of options, including Engineering, Law School, Medical School, and Art Graduate School. Event announcements will be made through Cooper Career Connection (C3), so check your e-mail accounts for upcoming graduate school panels.
Behavioral Mock Interview Night
Every September, the Career Center and Alumni Relations cosponsor the Mock Interview Night, where alumni return to campus for an evening of networking, including a demonstration of an interview that is followed by consecutive rounds of individual interviews to assist students in honing their skills in preparation for on-campus recruiting. Résumé feedback is also given.
Business Etiquette Luncheon
Corporate consultants from The Madison Group will discuss business etiquette and offer suggestions on how to feel confident in any professional situation. The luncheon is an informative and fun event that will help to enhance students' professional image. The Business Etiquette Luncheon is held annually during the fall semester, at The National Arts Club.
Engineering Career Evening
Join fellow engineering students and Cooper alumni in exploring careers at this annual spring semester event. Following a buffet dinner and attendee introductions, participants will break away into groups according to industry or discipline, giving students an opportunity to learn directly from alumnus and/or alumna about the increasingly diverse career paths that an education in engineering offers.
Job Search Strategy Workshop and Panel
In the Job Search Strategy Workshop and Panel, student panelists discuss their own personal career development paths, which is then followed by an intimate exchange advice regarding helpful resources and obstacles overcome, and best practices in achieving professional success. The informal setting encourages learning and growth among students, sharing advice on all areas of the job search, including salary negotiation, interviewing, networking, and résumé and cover letter development.
These events are only open to current Cooper Union students.
Résumé and Cover Letter Workshops
Students are expected to begin developing their application materials early on in their academic experience at The Cooper Union, sourcing assistance with critiques from the Career Center. The Career Center will hold workshops periodically to assist students in refining their application materials, including their résumé and cover letters, as well as any other presentation materials required in the job search. Students should also use the resources available on the Career Center's Web site for assistance.