Professional Development

Professionals with students at event

Located in Silicon Valley, the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering has a unique advantage in its ability to provide students access to myriad opportunities to engage directly with industry and the community throughout their education. We aim to facilitate strong Silicon Valley industry, alumni and community partnerships and alliances that allow incoming and existing students and faculty to actively engage in opportunities to further learning, professional preparedness, and research and development.

Career Center

The Career Center provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni members, with the resources and tools for career success. The center provides educational tools to start career exploration, build your resume, develop interviewing success, and learn strategies to connect with employers successfully. They also host job and internship fairs, as well as on-campus recruiting sessions for partner employers.  Check SJSU Handshake for workshops and employer events.

Kelly Masegian serves as the Career Center Liaison to the College of Engineering and provides services to undergraduate students. 

Carrie McKnight serves as the Graduate Student Counselor.  

During the fall and spring semesters, both Kelly (undergraduate students) and Carrie (graduate students) provide Career Coaching (currently virtual) in the Engineering Student Success Center (ENG 116). The Career Coaching services include:

  • Career Exploration
  • Resume help
  • Interviewing tips
  • Job/Internship search strategies
  • Online Profiles
  • Exploring Graduate School

Undergraduate students can schedule appointments (currently virtual) with Kelly at the Career Center by logging into Spartan Connect (search Spartan Connect in and following the appointment scheduling prompts for the Career Center.

Graduate students can schedule appointments (currently virtual) with Carrie at the Career Center by emailing her directly: