Resources for Students
Thayer Career Service's goal is to connect students with resources, tools and advice they need to explore and obtain "dream jobs." We offer individually customized assistance, facilitating connections with employers and alumni/ae. Whether through on-campus recruiting, career fairs or making connections we are here to help you, step-by-step, in pursuing your goals and dreams.
Your career connections start here!
In order to assist us in helping you connect with potential opportunities and leads, please let us know what you are looking for by completing our Student Interest Survey.
Our office and website is a source of much guidance and information. Please see the brief summaries of student resources below.
Many students seek our advice or assistance in the following areas:
- Resumes and cover letters
- Identifying organizations and opportunities
- Finding contacts and networking
- Interview preparation
- Offer evaluation and negotiation
Contact us to set up an appointment anytime.
See which organizations are coming to campus as well, as workshops and programs being offered this term on the Events Calendar.
Resumes, Cover Letters and More
Most students dread the day they need to put together a resume or even worse – a cover letter! These critically important documents are the key to getting an employer's attention; however, getting started is always the hardest part. Our tips for resumes, cover letters, and other correspondences can help ease the process.
Job & Internship Search Tools
Where and how do you look for positions to apply to? A variety of job & internship search tools are available to you, as well as suggestions on how to navigate the process.
Also, be sure to attend our annual Engineering Career Fair at Thayer School, October 3, 2013
Student Recruiting/Networking Policies
Please read our recruiting and networking policies (PDF) before beginning your job or internship search.
Now that you have an interview, you will need to prepare: What questions will I be asked? What should I know about the company? Our interviewing resources will help you get started.
Evaluating and Negotiating Offers
Great – you've got an offer! Better yet, more than one! Decision time can sometimes be stressful. Where do I want to work? What is "best" for my career? Should I be getting paid more? Evaluating and negotiating offers are often crucial steps in the process.
Career Services Library
Books, directories and guides are available in the Thayer Career Services Library. Just stop by Cummings 135 to sign-out any item.
Graduate School Resources
Perhaps you are thinking about or have decided to pursue further education after Thayer. Our graduate school resources may help you decide where, how and when to apply.