Are you wondering...
- ...if EECS is right for you?
- ...what to do with your EECS degree?
- ...about job opportunities in the field?
- ...if you're on track to reach your career goals?
We've assembled some resources on this page to help you find the answers (or at least start looking!) to those questions. If you're curious about how and when to start your career research, check the 4-year plan (below) to see what sorts of activities will help you get on the right track.
RESOURCE for EECS Undergraduates:
The EECS Faculty Career Mentor Program
What does the program entail? Each student will be assigned to a faculty member from his/her program. This faculty member will serve as a resource for assigned students with regard to general career guidance and advice about the engineering profession.
How do I find out who my Faculty Career Mentor is? Each semester, newly declared students will be assigned to the faculty. Currently, students may view their mentor online via Wolverine Access. The semesterly assignments will occur approximately one month into each new semester. If you have questions about this, please contact the Undergraduate Advising Office and we'll be happy to assist you.
What can I expect in the Career Mentor relationship? Career Mentors will be available to meet with you occasionally (once per semester at least) to discuss your general career plans. Each Career Mentor will likely initiate contact with you at some point during the semester to introduce him/herself, provide contact information, and let you know what to expect by way of meetings. Remember: each Career Mentor will undertake the role differently-- do not expect the same type or level of contact from each Mentor. The faculty is dedicated to providing guidance to undergraduates, but each professor will have his/her preferred method of communication. If you have questions about what to expect or how to contact your Faculty Career Mentor, please ask at the Undergraduate Advising Office.
Can I ask my Career Mentor questions about class selection? Career Mentors are NOT Academic Advisors: for specific questions about your degree progress and academic rules and policies, see the Undergraduate Advising Office. Career Mentors can and should give you general information about research areas and some ideas about possible classes to take, but these should be bigger picture discussions.
EECS 4-Year Academic & Career Plan
Use this outline to help guide your career research
First Year: Discovery!
Sophomore Year: Exploration!
Junior Year: Confirmation!
Senior Year: Implementation!
... and into the Future:
- Continue to stay active and involved in your field: read and study whenever possible. Stay up-to-date on trends in the job world, and continue to explore!
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