College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

A shift in expectations

The Iowa State College of Engineering’s career services team is helping students gain a better understanding of the growing expectations employers have for engineering students.

As the number of employers looking to hire engineers continues to rise, so do expectations of graduates, causing a shift in skills demand. This shift, which became evident just a few years ago and which will continue to increase as Boomers leave the workforce, has created a significant need for a transformation of curriculum.

Recent findings presented at the 2011 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference along with trends seen at the 2011 Engineering Career Fair are demonstrating how the industry is beginning to change. For more information, visit our Innovate site.