Who To Follow On Twitter: Engineering Edition


Do you consider yourself to be a super social engineering student or recent grad?

Twitter can be a great way to connect with employers, campus recruiters and other organizations even if they’re not currently visiting your area.

These are our recommendations for who you should follow on Twitter if you’re hoping to hatch a career in engineering. Who else should engineering students follow? Leave your recommendations in the comments at the bottom of this article.

Research In Motion

RIM is currently hiring students from Computer, Software, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Systems Design Engineering programs for four- to 16-month co-ops and internships, so you should definitely follow @RIMstudents for the latest news, updates, tips and event listings. There’s actually a human behind these tweets – the account is managed by RIM’s Team Lead Campus Programs, Evan Birtch (@EvanBirtch).


Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy has student and new grad opportunities for nearly every type of engineer you can imagine right now, so you should probably follow @SuncorCareers to get the latest career info from this oil and gas company. While you’re at it, follow @SourceSpot too – Stefanie Hanz is a Twitter-loving campus recruiter contracted by Suncor Energy.


Imperial Oil

Following @ImperialOil is a great way to learn more about the company, its jobs and campus recruitment, and the innovative techniques it uses to get oil and gas, and build strong relationships with the communities the company operates in.



You don’t have to look too hard to figure out what it’s like to work at Intel in Canada or around the world. @JobsatIntel frequently shares ways for students and new grads to get involved with the company and also retweets messages from a plethora of other interesting Intel accounts, such as @Intelinvolved, @Intel_Diversity, @IntelSoftware and more.


Engineers Canada

If you’re not already familiar with Engineers Canada, it is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the profession of engineering in Canada and license the country’s more than 250,000 members of the engineering profession. Stay up to date with the latest in the engineering industry in Canada by following @EngineersCanada.


Engineers Without Borders

Hoping to make even more of a difference in the world as an engineer? Engineers Without Borders harnesses the problem-solving approach and creative pragmatism of the Canadian engineering sector to address the root causes of poverty in rural Africa, creating opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water, generate an income from small farms, and have improved access to the services and infrastructure they need to improve their lives. Follow @ewb to learn more about how engineers are making the world a better place (and how you can get involved!). Make sure you also check out their list of EWB chapters across Canada.

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Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.