Explore Engineering and Computer Science Careers
Surf the Web for Statistics and Watch Video Clips
Want to improve people's lives?
The National Academy of Engineering has identified 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering. Which ones would you like to work toward overcoming?
Where are they now?
Alums who are established professionals
Learn about what some more established professionals, each an MSU College of Engineering alumnus, have done in their careers.
Women in Engineering at 3M share advice and stories (in PDF format, in a new window)
To learn what different kinds of engineers do and what people are designing to improve people's lives, visit the eGFI website. This site has videos, advice for preparing to pursue a college degree in engineering, and meet engineering students.
Whether you are a student entering college or a student ready to graduate with an engineering degree, you might find it useful to
- visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (in a new window) to learn about careers that match your major and find Occupational Employment Statistics.
- BLS also has information about careers in engineering, computer science and computer software engineering.
- examine Employment and Earning Statistics reported to MSU's Career Services by 2011 MSU graduates. Career Destinations Survey (PDF) (See page 6 for College of Engineering data.)
National Engineers Week Web site and will open in a new window.
- Find out what characteristics employers seek when hiring new engineers according to Engineers Week.
- Meet the Engineers provides a look at the wide array of work available to engineers.
- Read bios of the New Faces of Engineering and learn what they are doing in the early stages of their engineering careers.
- Are you wondering how much money engineers make? Look at salary data.
Do you wonder if an engineering or computer science career best fits your personality?
Visit the Try Engineering Web site to find out what engineers and computer scientists do for a living. Maybe you'll find an engineering career to suit you!
- Visit MSU's Career Services' "Cool Tools for Career Exploration " page to do some self-assessment.
- Try Virtual Biographies, a tool that Career Services provides to students as a career shadowing experience. To log in, use "careers" as your username and password.
Take a peek at the world of engineering through video clips by the National Society of Professional Engineers © 1997.
Engineers at Trek: Curiosity and tinkering led them to fun, rewarding careers
- Engineering of Bicycles and More (10.1 mb) [run time 2:49]
- What it Takes to be an Engineer (2.4 mb) [run time :40]
Make an impact on the world: Become an engineer
- Industrial Engineers [run time 6:30]
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