Career Fair Placement Preparation for Current AE Students

The 2017 AE Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The Career Fair Social will be held the day before, Monday, September 18, 2017, in the evening at the Nittany Lion Inn. 

Career Fair Placement Preparation for Current AE Students

How to prepare a Penn State AE resume

The links below provide you with access to two sample architectural engineering resumes. These resume samples primarily concentrate on content, particularly those items specifically related to AE (such as your correct degree name) and our experience with AEC firms over the years.  You should look at the many other resume samples available on the web for ideas on how to make your resume look and read better.

Ron Burgandy "don't follow this example" resume

Ron Burgandy "revised and corrected" resume

Most of our employers do not electronically scan and search resumes so you can forget the rigid formats necessary for that activity and add a little more “flair” and individuality. However, it must be done well and in a professional manner. Also, remember that the number one cause for job interview rejection is a poor quality resume - especially those that include typos. A recent USA Today fact survey indicated that 40% of companies decide not to consider an applicant based on one typo and another 36 percent are rejected if two typos are found. Follow the three R’s, just like in grade school only in this case: READ, REVIEW AGAIN, REVISE.  

REMEMBER: Due to the early date of the Career Fair and with some companies requesting resumes in advance, many of you will need to have your resumes prepared prior to your return to Penn State. Watch for messages from staff in the AE department for those categories of students who will need to submit resumes in advance.

General resources on resume preparation and interview skills

Resumes 

Penn State Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations Resume Tips

Penn State Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations Cover Letter Tips

Penn State Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations CV Tips

Penn State Career Services Guide to Resumes and Cover Letters

Interviews

Penn State Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations Interview Tips

Penn State Career Services Guide to Interviewing

Thank You Letters

Penn State Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations Thank You Letter Tips

 
 

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Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394