Your options for reaching, connecting, and recruiting UCF CECE students
Thank you for your interest in recruiting engineering students from the University of Central Florida’s College of Engineering and Computer Science! College recruiting is all about building excitement around your company brand. Please see your recruitment options from the list below.
Posting a Job or Internship
Internships and job opportunities should be posted on Handshake. Handshake is UCF’s internship/job board. Handshake helps over 14 million students find meaningful careers 300,000+ Employers connect with those students and young alumni. You can create a company account and post and manage all FT, PT, internship, and co-op positions here. All UCF students have a Handshake account, so they will be able to view and apply to your posting. To set up your UCF Handshake account please visit the link to post your position – https://csel.ucf.edu/.
Corporate Options for Experiential Learning
One of the best ways to learn is to do. And our Office of Experiential Learning gives students an opportunity to take their first steps into the real world. If you’re interested in setting up a formal internship program, please contact Sandra Leon-Barth within the Office of Experiential Learning at Sandra.Leon-Barth@ucf.edu.
On-Campus Recruiting Options
Whether you schedule on-campus interviews, host and in an information session or recruiting table, or post a position you’ll want to partner with Career Services. On-campus recruiting provides an opportunity for employers to connect with a diverse, highly qualified, and talented student population. Recruiting on campus creates links with our students, student organizations, faculty, and administrators while increasing your company’s image, brand, and visibility. UCF uses the Handshake system to coordinate reservations for all on-campus recruiting schedules. Students will submit résumés and sign up for interviews directly online through Handshake, and the schedule and interview details are also finalized online by the employer. If you have questions regarding on-campus recruiting, please contact Jessica Thomas, Assistant Director of Employee Relations for the College of Engineering & Computer Science, and the College of Optics and Phonics via email at (Jessica.Thomas@ucf.edu) or visit the Career Services Website – www.career.ucf.edu.
The colleges’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion was created with the purpose of recruiting and retaining minorities, women, and underrepresented groups into the fields of engineering and computer science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are always looking for opportunities to partner with companies that have an interest in diversity and inclusion. We work to support our office efforts (along with the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) to support the advancement of underrepresented groups (women, a student with disabilities, veterans, ethnic minorities, and non-traditional students) in the STEM fields. If your company is interested in partnering with or supporting the efforts of the above programs please reach out to Dr. LeeAnn Roberts, Interim Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the College of Engineering via email at LeeAnn.Roberts@ucf.edu or visit their website at https://diversity.cecs.ucf.edu/.
Affiliate Programs Facilitate Recruiting
The benefits of joining the CECE Corporate Affiliates Board (CAB) include recruiting top talent. One example of this is attending the semi-annual CECE Career Mixer, which connects companies with CECE students and alumni. Your admission is waived as a CAB member. Interested in your organization becoming a CAB member, please contact the CECE department.
Résumé Referral Policy
Employers may access résumés in the Handshake database provided that the job posting for which the résumés are being viewed is active in the database and the résumés are being used for a current open position. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to Career Services staff at (407) 823-3424.
Semi-Annual Career Mixer
The Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department (CECE) Mixer begun by the Corporate Affiliate Board members in 2007. It is a targeted career fair for CECE Students, Alumni, and firms recruiting students and alumni. It is held twice a year, January and September, and is organized by the CECE Department.
Connect/Partner with Career Services
Career Services at the University of Central Florida (UCF) provides a comprehensive, centralized career counseling and job search assistance service for UCF students and alumni. Career Services assists students
and alumni in making informed career decisions, gaining employability skills, obtaining career-related experiences, and preparing for a successful job search.