Thayer Career Services

About Us

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


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:

  • Actively work towards Inclusive Excellence at Thayer;
  • Implement Dartmouth’s Campus Climate and Culture Initiative (C3i) (Amy Keeler, Director of Career Services, serves on this committee);
  • Participate in continuing anti-racism education opportunities;
  • Prioritize programs that bring traditionally under-represented minorities into engineering;
  • Look to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for advice on addressing racism;
  • Engage employers in discussion about hiring practices surrounding diversity and equity.

Quick Facts

Job Placement

Over 90% of Dartmouth Engineering graduates seeking employment find full-time positions within 6 months of graduation.

Some graduates become professional engineers. Others become:

  • research scientists
  • entrepreneurs
  • business leaders
  • inventors
  • architects
  • scholars
  • professors
  • physicians
  • attorneys
  • venture capitalists . . . just to name a few.

Degree Outcomes

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, product/project/program management, data analytics, consulting and 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.)

Average Starting Salaries – 2023

Highly-Ranked for High Salaries

Burning Glass Institute ranked Dartmouth Engineering in the top ten private colleges for engineering salaries (as reported by The Wall Street Journal).

  • BE
    - $98,700
  • MEM
    - $114,000 (US-based)
  • MS/MEng
    - $127,000
  • PhD (industry)
    - $121,000

Engineering Graduates – 2023

  • Engineering Alumni:
    - AB: 90
    - BE: 89
    - Masters (MEM, MEng, MS): 70
    - PhD: 21
  • Geographic distribution of past Alumni includes:
    - 50 states and District of Columbia
    - 50 nations

Our Team

Robin T. Frye
Robin T. Frye
Associate Director of Career Services
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Gabriela Martínez
Gabriela Martínez
Assistant Director & Career Coach
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Martha K Lane
Martha K Lane
Career Services Administrator
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Find Us


Room 113

We offer
virtual office hours and appointments.


Career Services
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
15 Thayer Drive
Hanover, NH 03755