Career resources

Here to help with your next step

Now more than ever, today’s engineers require professional skills to interact in the global marketplace.

We provide comprehensive career resources and a strong alumni network to help you connect with employers.

  • Two engineering wide career fairs are held each year, along with several niche career fairs and mini job fairs.
  • Many of our students secure internships and co-ops pre-graduation.
  • 2018/19 graduates who accepted a full-time job within six months of their graduation earned average starting salaries of $84,302 for Bachelor’s graduates, $90,409 for Master’s graduates and $120,567 for Doctoral graduates.

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.

Engineering Career Resource Center

The Engineering Career Resource Center is dedicated to helping you prepare for the current job market and offers dozens of workshops, many of which are also available to recent graduates as well. Ranging from resume writing to interview training, these informative sessions are indispensable and are taught by trained members of the ECRC staff.
Students are encouraged to visit the ECRC as soon as possible to help them explore career pathways.

Career fairs

We host 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.

Internships & co-ops

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.
The Cooperative Education Program (co-op) 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.

Engineering Careers, by 12twenty

Engineering Careers, by 12twenty 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 the platform.