Dartmouth has a dedicated Career Services Office just for engineering, providing students and alumni with counseling, networking resources, career information, and more to assist you in carving out your own niche. Dartmouth offers a wide range of internships and research opportunities so you can try out a variety of fields through real-world, hands-on experience.
An engineering degree from Dartmouth prepares you to identify problems in the world that need human-centered solutions. In doing so, our graduates often create their own jobs—and new jobs for others.
We need to break out of the mindset that views engineering as a way to 'get a good job' and instead recognize it as a way to develop the skills needed for technological innovation and job creation. — Joe Helble, Dean of Engineering 2005–2019
Over 90% of Dartmouth Engineering graduates seeking employment find full-time positions within 6 months of graduation.
Some graduates become professional engineers. Others become:
Following graduation, approximately half of undergraduate engineering majors go into full-time employment and the other half go on to graduate school.
Twenty percent of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) graduates continue on with graduate school, while the majority accept positions in a variety of fields including technical business management and consulting.
Nearly all Master of Engineering Management (MEM) graduates enter directly into full-time positions in areas such as engineering project management, consulting, or finance.
Between 20–40% of MS graduates continue on to pursue a PhD while the remaining 60–80% secure employment as R&D engineers, research associates and the like.
PhD recipients may enter into professorships (15%), post-doc/research positions (50–60%), entrepreneurship or industry (~30%). Dartmouth also offers the nation's first engineering PhD Innovation Program.)
Through customized coaching and networking resources, we support engineering students and alumni in developing strategies for career success.
All students will be confident and knowledgeable about the career development process and have strengthened self-awareness when they graduate from Thayer School.
We build relationships with employers to provide a diverse set of opportunities and internships for our students and serve as a resource for information on industry trends, job markets, and student outcomes.
In addition, our team recognizes that collaboration and creativity thrive when we fully embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds on our teams, in our learning, and in our work.
We commit to creating a welcoming environment at Thayer and partnering with alumni and employers who share our vision of a more diverse and inclusive workplace—not only for a more equitable world, but also to best serve the future of innovation.
To that end, we will: