A grad school's first impression of you is your personal statement. Make it count.

Available financial aid for engineering and computer science students from diverse backgrounds.

A continuation of the article Getting Personal, this sample statement follows the rules outlined in the article.

Searching for minority scholarship money for grad school? Start your digging right here.

Combining work and school offers benefits beyond just earning your keep.

How to ace your grad school entrance exams

Underrepresented in engineering and IT? Seek funding targeted to you.

Should you pursue your PhD?

Iowa State Researchers Are After You

Read an actual research proposal and personal statement for a fullbright scholarship.

Crawley, Schindall to Direct new Bernard M. Gordon Engineering Leadership Program

What size grad school is right for you?

How to write a personal statement, aka the statement of purose, for your graduate school application

Graduate admissions experts on how to acquire the most effective letters of recommendation.

Introduction to obtaining an advanced degree

MBAs vs. advanced technical degrees

Grad school success hinges on finding your perfect match

Graduate school offers plenty of challenges, getting in shouldn't be the worst of them

Work-study programs, federal grants, scholarships, and more.

Graduate school applications all submitted? Don't relax yet

Provide your mentors, professor's, and bosses with the following, to get the best recommendations possible

The first step in continuing your education doesn't have to be the most difficult

Need it to advance your education? Here's a rundown on some of the nation's top scholarships for seniors and graduates. A continuation of "Digging for Dollars".

Staying at your undergraduate institution for graduate school or choosing another is a decision not to be made on a whim

If you're planning to continue your studies beyond the bachelor's degree, you're going to encounter an old nemesis you haven't seen since high school—the entrance exam.

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program is the largest fellowship program in the nation that funds graduate research in the science and engineering fields.

With unemployment on the rise, should you think about going back to school?

Dr. Hochreiter, 1941-2008, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Penn State University, died after collapsing in class Wednesday, September 3. He was teaching reactor engineering to graduate students at the time.

How to get your education paid for with assistantships, loans, and more

Now is the time to make an appointment

And what academic leaders, middle and high school teachers, industry reps, and organizations are doing to change it.

Tips for answering that
thousands of dollars question.

Competition and New Employers Heat Up ChE Jobs. By blending and merging with others, the field of chemical engineering is advancing technologies and creating limitless progress.

Despite the recent instability of oil prices resulting from the latest Iraqi crisis, the long-term outlook for employment in petroleum engineering is as strong as ever.

The newest government agency relies on your technical expertise

How would you like to work in your PJs?

Have you considered a career with Army Civilian Corps?

Resume tips for IT majors and graduates

IT careers in higher education

Steps toward your new career

Interview tips for engineers and computer scientists

In or outside vehicles, IT opportunities are revving up

Success during on-site interviews

How to finance your advanced degree with loans and scholarships

The Department of Energy (DOE) is our country's largest government supporter of physical sciences research

Write your way to the top during the job search. Practical advice on cover letters, thank-you letter, letters of recommendation, list of references, job search emails, and letters of acceptance and decline.

A look at the road information technology has traveled.

How to answer everyone's least favorite interview question

For those of you reporting to new internships and positions, here are four strategies for civilized cyberspace discourse.

The realtor will tell you it’s all about location, but there are many other factors to consider when deciding to relocate

Biomedical engineers carve out a unique niche with innovative designs

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. And to do that, thousands of people have been working around the world-and off of it-for more than 45 years.

Engineering's role in holding together this country's infrastructure.

...to a new job

Remember, you're interviewing them as much as they're interviewing you.

A brief history of women in engineering

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa tells other women and minorities to aim high

Artificial intelligence has long been considered an interesting plot device for science fiction stories—but not much more.

Get your professional engineering license as soon as possible - your career will thank you

Employers are adopting innovative ways to attract and retain engineering and computer science graduates

You asked for it and here it is: The first annual CE News Salary Survey! We randomly sent a questionnaire to 3,000 of our subscribers and the results provided were tallied from over 550 responses.

What do you get when you combine the world's most exciting career fields: computers, information technology, and biology? If you answered "bioinformatics," proceed to the head of the class.

Read your contract's fine print carefully-it could change your future

Getting to know your 401(k) plan

...at job fairs and conferences

Does company size really matter in a tough job market?

Tips for tailoring MySpace and Facebook accounts during your job search

Candid advice from a recruiter at Cypress Semiconductor in Silicon Valley

By failing to cultivate a professional relationship with their references, many graduating students undermine their chances to land a job, score a scholarship or gain acceptance to a graduate program.

Four years after California voters passed Proposition 209, the impact of anti-affirmative action laws on minority enrollment in tech fields is still heavily debated.

How to choose between job offers

It's the dreaded interview question. Here's how to nail it.

Professional licensing and certification can lead to a higher profile, more prosperous career.

Five emerging hotspots where IT jobs are on the comeback... and you can live without breaking the bank

For the most part, modesty is an admirable trait. But it's of little use during a job interview.

Your resume is one of your most important initial job search tools. It is the key to getting an interview and opening the door to the job you want.

Using email correctly in your job search will help you stand out from the crowd

Will you be discriminated against in the workplace because of your age?

Engineers score a career goal in the sports business

Have you considered a career with the National Institutes of Standards and Technology?

Deans at four prestigious HBCUs talk to GECC about diversity in the tech industry

Consolidate your loans so you can finally sleep at night

Tailoring realistic expectations

Don't overlook this crucial job search step

Soft-sell strategies for negotiating a higher starting salary

The interview is the heart of the job application process, but the resume and correspondence will make the first and last impression

For guys, it's simple—a suit and tie will do just fine in any situation. But for women, knowing what to wear to the interview can be more complicated than knowing the elements to the periodic table

You can make your dreams come true. Check out these cool jobs to see what it takes to turn them into a reality

Looking for employment in the States after graduation? These tips will take the work out of finding a job

Politics don’t only make for strange bedfellows, they can make for uncomfortable work situations

Do you pass the online test?

The coolest job out there

Firsts are important and your first job is the most important of all

Want to Build Robots? It could be your career

Chemical engineering is full of opportunities-is it right for you?

Is marine engineering right for you?

With technology expanding in more directions that ever before, the future of electrical engineering is bright.

Your rewarding career with the Department of Interior

How has the field of software testing and quality assurance been affected by the technology sector's economic readjustment?

Overview of careers in mechanical engineering

From Mechatronics to Medicine, Mechanical Engineers Push Employers' Hot Buttons

What matters is what you do about them

Increased global activity and an expanding reliance on computers heighten the need for engineers and computer scientists among automotive manufacturers

Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering, and its applications are extremely diverse.

A woman's guide to enlisting career support

Working without pay can lead to major gains!

...And get to a career fair!

More lives were saved than lost at ground zero September 11, 2001. Here's how the engineers, architects, and technicians did it

How creating a network of contacts can lead to success

Personal stories of people involved with the WTC disaster

Systems engineering is like putting together a puzzle, matching varied pieces together to make one cohesive whole. Engineers in this field interact with others in a variety of disciplines, depending on their particular industry, and strive to ensure that the individual parts can work together to perform a desired function.

It's as inevitable as death and taxes. At some point, you're going to have to deal with a bad boss. Here's how to handle them

Entry-level civil engineers have a wide-open field of technological and employment opportunities.

A well-rounded education makes mechanical engineers employable in a wide-range of industries

Job Prospects and Recruiter Expectations For
Civil Engineering Grads Build Momentum

As the U.S. attempts to cut back on foreign oil, nuclear energy gains in popularity. Could this be a career for you?

Aging systems are creating a need for civil engineers

Is Your Job Moving Overseas? Not all software engineering jobs are leaving the U.S.

How to write a skills-based resume and cover letter

Research, research and research

Ten things to avoid when creating an entry-level resume

Liven up your resume with this bank of power words

As you graduate and embark on your job search, you may assume that your interview experiences will be similar, but in reality your meetings with prospective employers might be drastically different. They can range from one-on-one conversations with recruiters at career fairs to sit-down meetings with human resources coordinators to informal informational interviews to group meetings. And that's not even the full range of possibilities! So how will you prepare for them all?

Make online networking work for you.

Job search issues and strategies

Negotiating a fatter paycheck

Information and advice you'll need to know before going into a salary negotiation

Quick advice from a career expert on how to create the best cover letter possible

The employment outlook for biomedical engineering graduates is, in a word, good.

Responsibility is the name of the game in project engineering, and it can come in many forms. From directing a team of individuals and keeping track of a project's status to evaluating economic factors for future jobs, project engineers have a hand in many aspects of development and post-production support.

Techies focused on just one thing: money

Nuclear science is a variable field, with applications ranging from power generation to medical diagnosis and treatment. While many people may think of nuclear weapons or reactors when they think of this field, nuclear engineers deal with issues and applications that go far beyond the stereotypes.

The job market for computer science graduates moves so quickly that by the time anything is said about it, something new pops up to change the dynamics of the industry. However, two words will remain standard for some time to come—booming and profitable.

Prepare for your interview by following these 10 simple guidlines

Engineers are taking the wraps off great careers in the packaging industry

Women in space exploration

An IT Career on the Move

Profiles of two young engineers in the telecommunications industry

The hurricane was one for the record books, but it's how technical professionals are helping the region recover that makes for an even more interesting chapter.

When most people think about computer software, they think of either Bill Gates or video games. There is, however, a whole world between those two extremes.

Where are the career opportunities for technical professionals in powering our future?

Career fairs can be your first step to occupational success.

Before you begin interviewing, think about these questions and your
possible responses. Discuss them with a career advisor

Today's Internet companies are not just a youthful adventure, but a more mature and lasting endeavor.

Since the days of Henry David Thoreau, environmentalism has been a noble field, exalting the land and water that our society too casually pollutes and disregards. Engineers who enter the environmental field can expect a work day that brings them in close contact with the earth—taking soil samples and testing air quality are two common assignments.

Etiquette in the interview and on the job remain firmly in vogue.

Working to protect and restore

According to the American Electronics Association (AEA), the high-tech industry added close to a quarter of a million new jobs to the U.S. economy between 1995 and 1996.

Know the signs before you get in too deep

Project engineering involves planning the work; organizing a team to bring the task to fruition; controlling each of the steps along the way, solving problems; and ultimately, being responsible for final results

As the world continues to grow more computer-dependent, programmers occupy an increasingly important position, ensuring that functions and applications keep up with the changing needs of industry and individuals.

International jobs can be your ticket to personal fulfillment and career success

Accelerate your career in auto racing technology

Industrial Strength Job Opportunities

Hardware engineers are concerned with the design, development and testing or debugging of computer hardware

At the time of print, Bounmy Phouthavong was a software consulatant for EDS

Quality Assurance and test engineers improve product excellence and implement quality assurance programs and make sure that the products a company creates are free of flaws and function as designed

Job descriptions and profiles of hardware engineers

Aircraft producers are hitting some turbulence, but continue to hire technical professionals

You may not be looking for a career in sales, but as a job-seeker, you must invariably market your skills and abilities.

The relationship between basic research and technology...

Quick advice on how to nail that interview

A guide to employee benefits

Job descriptions and profiles of structural engineers

How to Get Them/How to Manage Them

Searching for hot new jobs in
IT? Look no further than the food
and beverage industry.

Joining can be the key to IT career success

How to improve your worth in the workplace

Don’t attend your next career fair without reading this first

Engineering and science faculty face a challenging future

Diversity Advocacy + Professional Association + You = Career Success

Follow this three-step plan to success

Programmers reach for the stars by seeking careers in digital effects

Confidence is one thing, but overconfidence can sabotage an interview!

Tech careers in the nonprofit sector

Job security is about to take on a whole new meaning...

IT Law Enforcement Careers

How to make the move without losing your mind

In today's technical job market, graduates need to mix traditional
and modern job-search skills

How to deal with the stress of finding that perfect job

Read on to find out about some of the basic programs most career centers' offer. And then head to your on-campus office to speak with a counselor and find out how they can best help you.

While on-campus screening interviews are important, on-site visits are where jobs are won or lost.

Chances are, you will face an ethical dilemma sometime during your career. Here’s how to do the right thing.

For international students, graduation doesn't mean you have to leave the U.S. behind

These five companies hire more engineers than anyone else

That’s the way many describe engineers who also have skills in management. And those engineers are more likely to find a job, get promoted and be successful

From weeding you out to making you sweat

Is your future career with NAVSEA?

Digging Your Future: Is a career in mining engineering right for you?

In the field of IT, diversity works for everyone

Becomining an effective presenter

Taking a job that requires lots of travel may be a good way to start your career—just pack some travel success strategies for the trip.

Engineers and computer scientists are turning their passion for play into exciting careers at toy companies.

ATEC employs 9,000 military, civilian and contract engineers, scientists,
technicians and researchers. Could you be one of them?

Find out how these young engineers landed their ideal jobs

Could this be the perfect field for you?

You're not there to land a job-so what are you doing there?

Unusual interviews call for unique job-winning tactics

In informational interviews, you're the one asking the questions

Generations of women in engineering tell their stories

Winning approaches to the job search for engineers with disabilities

Programs for girls in science and engineering

It's Friday night and you want to grab a drink with some friends. But you also know that you should be looking for a job. Why not do both?

A day in the life of two aeronautical engineers.

Engineers and computer professionals play an integral role in the development of the complex systems that fuel today's economy...

Digital technology promises to revolutionize the industry—and
stir up more jobs in product development, design and testing

What's it like to work as an aerospace engineer?

Deciding between two (or more) job offers

New Developments in Artificial Intelligence

Simply put, career opportunities in information science and technology are ample. The complicating factor is choosing just which area of this vast field to go into and prior to that, which type of academic program to enroll in.

Yes, your boss can listen to and accept your ideas—but it won’t happen automatically

Comfy? Making life more comfortable for others is the perfect way to make life more comfortable for yourself

If the computer is the automobile of the business world, then software fuels the engine. Although computer systems hold a prominent position in every industry, it's software that enables us to use the computer to its full potential and not just as a pricey solitaire machine.

Looking for a cool job? Here are four that fit the bill

Engineers discuss the various obstacles young minorities still face at the turn of the century.

Advice on how to build communication skills for engineers, computer science majors and IT staff

An IBM Manufacturing Engineer Keeps His Options For Problem Solving Open

And why should you care? Architecture, engineering, & construction firms are incorporating extranets at an alarming rate. Every graduating civil engineer should be familar with their impact on the workplace.

Engineers make a case for entering the legal profession

New technology in precision farming and bioengineering are insuring the growth of the agricultural engineering industry

Going abroad doesn’t mean you have to go bankrupt

Mike Darnell takes his camera everywhere. After all, you never know when and where a bad design might appear.

Sharper Students or Duller Sword in the MIS Field?

Both employees and employers win when minority networking groups succeed

The rising need for technological expertise in all industries is sparking unparalleled demand for IT consultants

Searching for a job in a difficult economy

Imagine having a job where you never have to drive to the office. Or think about what it would be like to work for a company where your closest colleague is in the next state. Such work situations are becoming commonplace as the virtual office becomes a vital part of many of today's corporations.

Chow Down on a Food Science Career

We revisit a female engineer first profiled five years ago to tap her experiences

Some popular engineering and technology-related quotation

Sadly, in an effort to become more efficient, many working people have left behind some of the niceties that make the day-to-day grind more bearable.

Finding love at work could force you to kiss and tell

Can you find a job in the slumping automotive industry?

I.T. professionals are still in high demand

If you're looking for a rewarding career where others look up to you, you get entire summers off and there are more open jobs than candidates to fill them, look no further than teaching

Dr. Ronald L. Krannich, co-author of Dynamite Networking for Dynamite Jobs: 101 Interpersonal Telephone and Electronic Techniques for Getting Job Leads, Interviews, and Offers, supplies these networking tips.

tarting a part-time consulting business means giving up your free time for a wad of dough. But is it worth it?

Like any career path, the road of an IT consultant is a mixture of smooth sailing and bumpy rides

The best jobs in the next millennium may be with companies you've never even heard of.

A mixture of painful contraction and wide-open opportunity awaits energy engineers

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles examining emerging technologies and the jobs they're creating.

For years women working in high-tech have had to fight misconceptions and stereotypes based on their gender. Although today's atmosphere has improved, high-tech women still find themselves fighting for their rights.

Drawn-out meetings with no clear goals or outcomes are one of the most common grievances among all professionals

Engineers on the job regularly make choices that affect people's lives and their own integrity.

The automotive industry, like other transportation specialties, is riding the crest of a powerful wave that is pushing employment higher and higher around the world

From interface to database, software suites get design and analysis speaking the same language.

Will the downturned economy affect the chances of IT students finding the jobs they want?

Engineers make a case for entering the legal profession

Opportunities in the Interactive Toy Industry

Call it revenge of the nerds—today's engineer is loose, cool and in demand

Have you always dreamt of being the next James Bond? Now there are more chances than ever

Is it really possible to have both? At these companies, it is

What happens when four generations are put to work in the same place?

CE News salutes the engineers who shaped the future of civil engineering

Find out how to pick a company that values diversity

A large firm or a small company—which is right for you?

You know that the Internet economy collapsed. But why did it happen? And what can you learn from your predecessors' mistakes?

Former astronaut Mae Jemison shares her philosophy on education, technology and achieving success.

Depending upon your fashion style, whether it is the latest trends for the club scene or merely college senior casual, a job interview may be cause for some drastic wardrobe augmentation.

Outside forces are reshaping this industry and creating a need for engineering and computer science professionals

Phenomenal growth and emerging technologies combine to create ample career opportunities

Knowing your personality—and that of potential employers—can steer you toward a satisfying professional relationship.

Three critical questions to answer

Check out our latest compilation of some of the most prestigious
engineering and computer related scholarships in the country.

Are we in a recession? More importantly, what should you do if we are?

Job hopping has become commonplace these days. Here's what employers are doing about it, and what you should do about it.

The blossoming field of edutainment offers job opportunities to students who want to help people enjoy the learning process

Be prepared to encounter difficult bosses in the professional world.

The advantages and disadvantages of working in a large or small company

Questions with pertroleum engineers

Tricks of the trade to make your career fair experience a success

Virtual people take on the job of testing complex designs.

The federal government is on the lookout for minority professionals in science and technology

Our annual look at hiring in every region of the country.

Energy producers seek to clean up their act while creating jobs and generating profits.

Soaring energy prices force manufacturers to reinvent

Engineers and IT professionals uncover compelling careers in the field of forensics

Do something worthwhile with your career at the Environmental Protection Agency

Of working for a start-up company

Opportunities for multiple disciplines

Can fingerprints identify your future?

Do you have your answer ready?

A dose of real life before you graduate

Don't make a decision without weighing the pros & cons

Opportunities are endless in this emerging field

Finding a new job is a challenging but rewarding journey

How to add a little luster when applying for a job.

Think only high-tech companies employ graduates with your skills? Think again.

Who says you have to be a well-seasoned professional to gain recognition for your contributions? Meet some young women engineers who started off their careers by creating names for themselves.

Job search strategies for any economy.

You only need one job to start your career.

Finding a career in radio-frequency identification.

How to manage salary and benefit
conversations in the workplace.

Technical professionals make their mark on the future of healthcare.

The U.S. government, through the Department of Energy (DOE), hosted the biannual Solar Decathlon in October 2009. 20 teams competed in 10 contests to determine which team designed, constructed, and operated the most attractive, energy-efficient solar-powered house.