ECE Welcomes Career Services for Grad Students

The ECE Department welcomes Sara Concini into the new position of Director of Graduate Career Services, providing valuable guidance to our graduate student community as they prepare their futures.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is pleased to announce that Sara Concini has assumed the position of Director of Graduate Career Services in ECE. The mission of the new Graduate Career Services office—and its Director—is to be the trusted resource for students as they become confident and effective job seekers in the complex engineering fields and beyond.

Recruiting efforts from prospective employers are more and more focused on building relationships with engineering students who are in high demand across the country. The ability to provide career services on campus that benefit both the students and the employers ensures that those relationships are established early on and that our students are fully prepared to navigate towards and establish their future.

Ms. Concini has served a variety of student audiences on NC State’s campus, including spending the first five years of her Career Services work with students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State, and then serving as liaison to four College of Engineering disciplines, including ECE from 2012 to 2015. Most recently, she served students in the Master of Accounting program in the Poole College of Management.

“What I love about working with graduate students in their career search is the opportunity to guide them as they hone and polish their individual stories to highlight skills and capabilities that bring great value to their employer of choice,” explains Concini. “When a job seeker is confident and efficient, good things happen.”

Why visit the Graduate Career Services office?

  • Get an in-person or virtual 1:1 meeting with a dedicated professional;
  • Receive resume review and critique to ensure it fits with the industry or academic needs you’re pursuing;
  • Learn about job search strategies and get interview training to ensure you put your best face forward;
  • See salary data relevant to your field and see the pay ranges from your fellow NC State graduates.

While on campus, she has held numerous leadership roles in the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers (NCACE) and is excited to expand her knowledge through membership in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Prior to arriving at NC State in 2006, Concini worked in recruiting for PPD, Inc where she hired a variety of clinical research professionals. Additionally, she was worked for Union College in Schenectady, NY in Student Leadership and Activities.

Concini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling with a concentration in Higher Education, both from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Also, she holds a License as a Professional Counselor (LPC) through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.

Concini brings significant experience and energy to this position, and we look forward to her leadership.

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