Recruiters tell us that Michigan Engineering graduates are some of the most marketable around. Our employment stats and opportunities both on- and off-campus confirm that.
- Thousands of on-campus interviews and two engineering wide career fairs are held each year.
- Many of our students secure internships and co-ops pre-graduation.
- 2017/18 graduates who accepted a full-time job within six months of their graduation earned average starting salaries of $82,773 for Bachelor’s graduates and $87,325 for Master’s graduates.
Engineering Career Resource Center
The ECRC is dedicated to helping students prepare and apply for the current job market. Students are encouraged to visit the ECRC as soon as possible to help them explore which career pathway they would like to take.
Internships & Co-Ops
There are a few options for you to get your “feet wet” in the business world while at Michigan. A “co-op” (short for Cooperative Education Program) is a two-semester immersion within a company for an in-depth professional experience. Internships are shorter experiences often taking place in the spring/summer for students to explore professional practice and industry culture. International internships are also available.
Taking advantage of internships and co-ops is a great way for you to jumpstart your career in the field and plan for a successful future. You can explore and evaluate whether you’re interested in a particular field, and if you’re ready to commit to a career after graduation. This model offers students a chance to see the “inside” culture of a company while having the ability to learn.
For more information, consult the ECRC Career Guide (PDF).
Engineering Careers, by Symplicity
Engineering Careers, by Symplicity is the online recruiting system specifically for Michigan Engineers, through which students and alums can research careers, apply to jobs, and discover career related events. Thousands of jobs are posted each year from a wide range of companies, including start-ups to large corporations. All engineering students have accounts in the system and are encouraged to take advantage of this immensely helpful platform.
North Campus holds many career fairs throughout the academic year, including one of the largest student run Engineering Career Fairs in the country. These events are designed to give you the chance to interact with and learn from real companies while showcasing your unique skills, talents, and accomplishments.
Workshops & Career Advising
The ECRC offers dozens of workshops to help you prepare for life after college. Ranging from resume writing to interview training, these informative sessions are indispensable, and are taught by trained members of the ECRC staff. Many of the workshops are available to recent graduates as well.
In addition, you can schedule a career advising appointment through Engineering Careers, by Symplicity, to discuss your current options and receive advice. The earlier you start planning for your career, the better!