Post Jobs

eCareer is a free online engineering job posting system that employers are encouraged to use to advertise their currently-available co-op, internship, research, and entry-level full-time positions. eCareer is the most efficient means for employers to reach engineering students in all majors in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences, at all Penn State campuses. You can use eCareer to post information about your company or organization, on-campus recruiting (interviews), and available positions (if representatives are not coming to campus). All job descriptions are reviewed and approved by our staff before they become visible to students.

NOTE: eCareer uses Symplicity software, as do the online job search systems used by several other Penn State colleges at the University Park campus. Please note that all of these systems are separate, requiring individual registrations according to the college(s) where recruiters wish to search for students or recent graduates to fill positions. However, eCareer has a "jump to" function that allows users to navigate easily to (and between) these other systems, which include:

  • 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)

At the bottom of your eCareer log-in screen, you will find this "jump to" function, with hyperlinks to the other job search systems. If you already have an account within the system that you would like to "jump to", 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 questions about their online job search systems, as applicable.

How to Register for an eCareer Account
Job Posting Required Elements
Log In to an Existing eCareer Account

How to Register for an eCareer Account

  1. Go to the eCareer login site.
  2. Select the Register button on the right side of the login screen.
  3. Complete the requested information—required elements will be denoted by a red asterisk (*)—and select Submit.
  4. 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.
  5. Complete all sections within the Account tab, and provide information about your company or organization in the Profile tab.
  6. Your account is now ready and you can post positions under the Jobs tab.

Job Posting Required Elements

Before submitting a co-op, internship, or entry-level full-time posting, employers must create a detailed job description that includes information about the work itself, desired majors to be considered for the position, citizenship requirements (if any), work location(s), and whether or not housing assistance is available.

Since most students choose to receive academic credit for co-op and internship positions during the fall and spring semesters, we require that co-op and internship postings in particular 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

Co-op and internship postings should also include information about the timeframe for the positions. Students should be working full-time (30–40 hours per week) at their co-op or internship locations for 10–12 weeks in the summer or 12–15 weeks in either the fall or spring semesters.

Log In to an Existing eCareer Account

If you already have an eCareer account, log in now.


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

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.

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