If you are seeking students to support your research activities, the CDCR is happy to promote those opportunities to students. You can submit details about your research assistant(s) needs which will be posted to the CDCR website and distributed as a notification to qualified student candidates.



If you would like to request a company speaker to connect what students are learning in the classroom to what they will see in the field, we are happy to facilitate a connection. Please submit your request at least two - three weeks in advance of the preferred date.



Students often turn to faculty members and advisors when seeking career advice. As you seek to assist students considering their future career paths, we hope you will also refer them to the CDCR regarding career topics.

  • Appointments and Drop-ins  |  Engineering career coaches are available to discuss a variety of career topics. Encourage students to schedule an appointment or stop by for a 15-minute drop-in.
  • Workshops + Programs  |  Career coaches and employers offer workshops on topics such as networking, interviewing, career fair prep, and much more.
  • Interview Rooms |  We provide quiet spaces for students to conduct virtual interviews or participate in virtual career fairs. Refer students to our front desk to reserve.
  • Career Fairs |  We host Engineering Career Fairs in each fall and spring semester in addition to a variety of niche recruitment events.
  • Job & Internship Search Platform | Handshake is Auburn University's job search platform. It is also where they will schedule to meet with Engineering Career Coaches. Encourage students to access it using their Auburn credentials, create a profile, and explore the platform.


At times, you may be contacted by employers interested in recruiting students. The CDCR offers a range of services to help organizations hire Auburn Engineering talent.  Whether their goal is to increase visibility with students, start an internship program, fill an immediate need with a new graduate, or develop a leader for the future, the CDCR can assist with company recruitment needs.

Please feel free to refer any employers to the Engineering Corporate Relations team and we will be happy to assist them with their recruitment needs.

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For additional information, consult the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Employment


The Next Level Career Development and Reflective Writing Program aims to improve first destination satisfaction and career readiness after college by focusing on formative career development as well as oral and written articulation of a student's academic and experiential achievements. The program is an avenue to seamlessly integrate career readiness competencies and reflective writing assignments within SGCOE, providing a systemic approach to student career development.

Next Level course materials consist of academic assignments with a focus on career development and reflective writing for incorporation in the classroom. All assignments have defined outcomes with associated career ready competencies and ABET student outcomes. A suite of assignments and accompanying materials are Canvas-ready and customized for courses at the 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000-levels.

Materials include:

  • Written assignments with specific instructions for student deliverables
  • Customized evaluation rubrics
  • Instructional guidance materials
  • Student informational guides to accompany assignments

Support provided includes: 

  • Optional in-class topic facilitation conducted by a CDCR staff member for topics associated with a Next Level assignment. Available by request.
  • Optional grading support provided the CDCR Next Level Graduate Assistant. Available by request for up to one assignment per Next Level Faculty Fellow.