CCEE Graduate & Postdoc Professional Development

Our office provides professional development support for all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University. Everyone is welcome to use the online resources posted on this site. Our support falls into three broad categories:

Programming for CCEE Graduate Students

Fall 2022 programming will be in person!

Fall 2022 Workshops

Our fall workshop schedule will be posted when it's available on our Workshop Series page.

Miss a workshop? No problem! All workshop materials are posted on this site after the workshop. Select "Research Skills, "Career Development," or "Past Workshop Materials" under the Home page tab above to view recordings, handouts and/or slides from prior events.

Individual Student Support

One-on-one appointments are available by request via Zoom or in-person. To schedule an appointment, email the director at makittle@ncsu.edu.

Possible topics include: Job search strategy; resume and cover letter writing; mock interview; negotiation assistance; writing project review; and more!

Graduate School Offerings

Courses

The Graduate School at NC State also offers a wide range of professional development programming.

Check out their workshop events and series. You can also sign up for their newsletter to stay up-to-date on new offerings.

CCEE offers courses on research writing and professional communication to support our students' development of these essential professional skills.

CE 610: Advanced Communication for Engineering Research is designed for doctoral students pursuing careers in academia/research. It is offered every fall and spring on campus. You must be in at least the second year of your PhD program and have a writing project to work on to receive instructor permission to enroll.

CE 550: Professional Engineering Communication is designed for master's students pursuing careers in industry. It is offered online in the summer through Engineering Online and in-person during fall and spring, with an EOL section for distance students.

Contact Us

Our office is here to help you succeed. For assistance or an appointment, email the Director, Dr. Meagan Kittle Autry, at makittle@ncsu.edu. If there's a workshop you'd like to see offered but currently isn't, let us know!

We also encourage you to follow the director on Twitter @makautry. Dr. KA regularly tweets resources for students and postdocs.

For Alumni

Congratulations on completing your graduate degree from CCEE! As an alumnus/alumna, you have access to many career support resources.

Career Development Center: Alumni can receive support from the Career Development Center for free for up to one year after graduation. You can continue to access job postings and make appointments with counselors through ePack.

NC State Alumni Association: You can join the best network in the world—your alumni network! As a member of the association, you have access to a wide range of career services and counseling, along with ePack and exclusive networking events.

NC State Alumni group on LinkedIn: Join this group to stay connected to fellow alumni, learn about job opportunities and networking events, and more.

Some Important Fine Print

CCEE Professional Development support is available for all students regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or disability status. It is through such respect for diversity that we create an environment like that which we hope for in society more generally.

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