Manufacturing

Welcome to the Manufacturing Community! Learn more here about the different career paths you can pursue, get resources to start your career journey and take next steps to pursue career opportunities.

The jobs in this group support the building of products, or the pieces of products that make up our tools, appliances, cars, and many other important parts necessary for daily life.  Process engineers, managers, technicians, and drafters are a small sample of the types of roles in this category.  If you like to see know your actions provide tangible results and have an interest in making the pieces that build our world then manufacturing may be right for you.

Occupations within Manufacturing

Handshake Highlights Engineering Insights for Early Careers

Are you studying for an Engineering Degree? These specialties can lead to a wide breadth of opportunities for those graduating with their bachelor’s degrees. In the article “Top 10 Jobs for Engineering Majors and Who’s Hiring”, the Handshake team hones …

By Aimee Tejeda Lunn
Aimee Tejeda Lunn Employer Relations Manager
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Future Internships

Do you see an internship in your future? If not, why not? An internship can be beneficial in many ways. It can help you decide if the major you have chosen is a good fit for you or not. It …

By Maureen Summit
Maureen Summit Graduate Staff Assistant
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Marketing your diversity in a job search

In the article, How to market your diversity in your job search, Adejoke Adeboyejo highlights these tips to highlight the unique aspects of your professional background –

By Melanie Kiel
Melanie Kiel Career Coach
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The Pull of Steel

At last week’s Grad Fair, Cougs grabbed gowns or regalia. Employment was a popular discussion topic. Occasionally, students said that they were still interested in finding a career placement. Of the students who already had a job lined up, it …

By Nels Blair
Nels Blair
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First Destination Survey Data

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) offers an excellent tool for planning with their first destination survey results.

“NACE’s First-Destination Survey captures information regarding how new college graduates fare in their careers within six months of graduation. The …

By Harrison Hughes
Harrison Hughes Career Coach & Academic Advisor
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Learn From Professionals – What is it like working in Manufacturing?

When making decisions about what career to pursue, hearing from professionals within the field can provide extremely valuable prospective. Consider …

The following is a short list of organizations that assist in research of the occupations in the Manufacturing community.

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