Posting Jobs

eCareer is a free online job posting system that you can use to advertise internship, co-op, and full-time positions to engineering students at all Penn State campuses.  eCareer is used by both undergraduate and graduate students in all majors in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences.  All job descriptions are reviewed and approved by our staff before they become visible to students.

You can also use eCareer to arrange interviews for on-campus recruiting.

eCareer uses Symplicity software, as do the online job posting systems used by several other Penn State colleges at the University Park campus, including:  

  • Compass (College of Information Sciences and Technology)
  • SmealConnect (Smeal College of Business)
  • AgSci Career Network (College of Agricultural Sciences)
  • SciOpps (Eberly College of Science)
  • Nittany Lion Career Network (University-wide Career Services)

Please note that all of these systems are separate, requiring individual registrations.  However, eCareer offers a "jump to" function—located at the bottom of your eCareer log-in screen—that allows you to navigate easily to (and between) these other colleges’ systems. If you already have an account within the system that you would like to access, using the same email address, you will automatically be logged in to the other system (the passwords for the different systems need not match). If you do not already have an account in the other system, you will be taken to the page where you may register for and request an account.

Please contact individual colleges for more information or with any questions about their online job search systems.

How to Register

All employers using the eCareer system are expected to have functioning organizational websites, verifiable business addresses, and recruiter email addresses that match their organizational website domains (i.e., no Gmail, Yahoo, or other personal addresses).

To register for an eCareer account:

  • Go to the eCareer login site.
  • Select Register on the right side of the login screen.
  • Complete the requested information—required elements will be denoted by a red asterisk (*)—and select Submit.
  • Your registration will be reviewed and approved by our staff, usually within 1–2 business days. Once approved, you will receive an email verification message, which will include a unique password that will allow you to log in to the eCareer system. Upon your initial login, you will have the option to change the password to something that is easier for you to remember via the Account tab.
  • Complete all sections within the Account tab, and provide information about your company or organization in the Profile tab.
  • Your account is now ready and you can post positions under the Jobs tab.

Job Posting Requirements and Recommendations

All jobs posted in eCareer must be technical jobs that would be of interest to our engineering student population.

Before submitting a posting, you must create a detailed job description that includes:

  • Detailed information about what the position entails
  • Location of the position, including city and state or country
  • Eligible major(s)
  • Citizenship requirements (if any)
  • Housing information (e.g., whether or not housing assistance is provided)

Internship and co-op postings must also include information about the timeframe for the positions. Students must work full-time (30–40 hours per week) at their job locations for 12–15 weeks in either the fall or spring semesters or 10–12 weeks in the summer.  You can define specific start and end dates according to your needs.

Since internship and co-op positions are meant to complement and enhance students’ engineering education, we recommend that internship and co-op incorporate the following skills sets and learning objectives for students:

  • Ability to understand, simulate, and design products, materials, facilities, processes, systems, and/or work environments
  • Ability to conduct experimentation and testing to collect, analyze, and interpret data in order to make sound decisions through modeling and quantitative analysis
  • Assumption of increasing levels of responsibility in project, personnel, and budget management
  • Effective work and leadership on international, multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, in recognition of the global, societal, and ethical contexts of engineering work
  • Effective presentation of work and ideas through strong oral and written communications that demonstrate independent learning

If you have questions about posting jobs for students in the College of Engineering, contact us.

If you have questions about posting jobs for engineering students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, contact the appropriate individual within that college.


Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032