Career Connections

Thank you for visiting SCE Career Connections, our webpage dedicated to students in search of internships, career coaching, and job opportunities.

If you are an employer looking to connect with students, please contact our Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Marjory Eisenman at eisenmanm@umkc.edu.

The School of Computing and Engineering is dedicated to helping students strategize their career paths. SCE has forged strong relationships with dozens of computing and engineering firms in the Kansas City area and across the U.S. These partnerships result in internship opportunities for about 85 percent of SCE students. Additionally, premier employers such as Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell and Cerner send representatives to campus regularly to interact with students, answer questions and explain their companies.

Events

Business, Computing & Engineering Career Fair
Friday, September 15, 2017
10am-2pm
Bloch Executive Hall

 

Jobs and Internships

Demand is high for graduates with engineering, computer science and IT degrees. (Bonus: These jobs carry some of the highest starting salaries in the U.S.) Of the recent SCE graduates who did not pursue higher education, 88 percent were employed in their field of study within six months of graduation.

SCE alumni are employed nationally and internationally at large and small companies alike. The school’s location in one of the nation’s premier computing and engineering cities presents a unique opportunity for students to find employment and internships right here in Kansas City. In fact, many students take part in internships or hold part-time jobs with local companies during the school year.

So how do you get your hands on one of these positions? To ensure SCE students are finding the internships and jobs they desire, we have listed some helpful resources below.

UMKC Career Services

UMKC Career Services offers a wide array of free services to students and alumni. You’ll find information on career fairs and on-campus recruitment opportunities, as well as assistance with resume writing and interviewing skills. Career Services is an essential resource for finding jobs and internships.

Roo Career Network

Roo Career Network is an employment database provided by Career Services. The network provides a simple method of finding and applying for local, national and on-campus job opportunities. These services are free to current students and UMKC alumni.

Hootboard 

Our student affairs team often receive notifications about open jobs and internships. Visit our hootboard, the digital bulletin board for the School of Computing and Engineering, for more details.

More jobs and internships are posted at: http://www.engineerjobs.com/jobs/missouri/kansas-city.php

Entrepreneurship

Have an idea that you want to take to market, but don’t know where to begin? The Regnier Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC is here to help.

Through innovative research, education, outreach and world-wide collaborations, the Institute helps people discover and develop their entrepreneurial potential and encourages new business development as a way to realize individual promise and spur the economy. The Institute provides entrepreneurs with varying levels of physical, experiential and economic resources, supporting and empowering budding entrepreneurs.

In addition, the Bloch School of Management’s Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers a minor in entrepreneurship.

Dr. Greg King, SCE Associate Professor, is an Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Institute, where he promotes cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship education in SCE and facilitates opportunities for engineering students to study entrepreneurship.