Explore Engineering and Computer Science Careers
The National Academy of Engineering has identified 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering. Which ones would you like to work toward overcoming?
Learn what different kinds of engineers do, meet engineering students, and get advice on preparing for an engineering degree at the eGFI website.
Careers and salaries
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.)
Traits, Jobs, and EarningsEach of the following links is on the 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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