Out of the classroom and into the field

Whatever your specialty and wherever you envision putting your skills to use, career preparation plays a central role in your engineering education from day one. Faculty members act as mentors and guide you on both service learning trips and field trips that enable you to see the day-to-day inner workings of top technology companies. They also help you obtain powerful internships with international companies and manufacturers, as well as independent engineering firms. During these internships, you'll showcase your expertise, independence and resourcefulness to veterans in the field — and your possible future employers. 

Technical proficiency and a sense of confidence out in the field represent only one-half of your professional development in the School of Engineering. Our career development office provides practical services, such as interview preparation and resume writing workshops, while the annual career fair enables you to start networking and make potential inroads with some of the best employers in the region. These resources facilitate a seamless transition from your life as a student to your life as a practicing engineer.

By the Numbers

Number 1 ranked in the nation

Best employment rate

As of 2020, Quinnipiac University has the best overall graduate employment rate in the country at 96.1% 10 years after graduation.

For the second consecutive year, Quinnipiac has been named the top college in the United States for successful career placement following graduation by Zippia.com.

"At Quinnipiac, we provide the knowledge and tools you need to make an impact in any field you choose. We create a solid foundation for your future success. In a landscape dominated by small, liberal arts colleges and large, research institutions, Quinnipiac is unique. We focus on career readiness and deliver extraordinarily well-prepared professionals," said Annalisa Zinn, vice president for academic innovation and effectiveness.

Zippia.com, which is designed to offer the tools to find users the right career, examined data from the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard to determine the college with the highest listed job placement numbers 10 years after graduation in each state using federal tax return data, providing a good snapshot into the longer term return on investment of a degree.


Placement Rate

All members of the inaugural Class of 2016 were employed or accepted into an advanced degree program before graduating.


Job Opportunities

Percentage of businesses that plan to hire computer science degree holders in 2016 (National Association of Colleges and Employers)


Average Salary

Average salary for graduates holding industrial engineering degrees (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Amanda Kassay, now a senior creative engineer at Google, gave engineering students at tour of the Google offices in New York.

An inside look

Amanda Kassay ’10, now a senior creative engineer at Google’s New York City offices, recently gave engineering students an inside look at one of the world's most powerful companies.


Internships that place you beyond the starting line

Active learning and industry experience form the twin pillars of our students’ education. From tackling the flaws inherent in dam design to developing more sustainable building materials, “Projects Day” allows students from every engineering discipline to roll up their sleeves and apply the principles of their trade. These are more than academic exercises — they offer a chance to take on the same real challenges faced by practicing engineers.

We believe in providing students with opportunities to gain experience and hone their skills at renowned regional companies and firms. Numerous internship opportunities give you the chance to grow, develop and network with veteran industry professionals. Moreover, you’ll understand what it means to work for internationally recognized manufacturers, government agencies, hospitals and biotech companies, software designers, real estate developers and top regional engineering firms.

Below are some examples of places our students have interned:

  • Aptar
  • Ballinger
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Branson Ultrasonics
  • Brookline Mechanical
  • Comcast
  • Crash Safety Research Center
  • Electric Boat Corporation
  • Greenman-Pedersen
  • Hartford HealthCare
  • Holo-Krome
  • New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Nordco
  • North Mill Equipment Finance
  • Orange Research
  • Parker-Hannifin
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Prime Technology
  • RBC-Aircraft Products, Inc.
  • Rhode Island Department of Transportation
  • Ruttura & Sons Construction
  • Severud Associates Consulting Engineers
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
“I chose industrial engineering because it gives me the opportunity to combine technical skills with business reasoning. My internship experience at Aptar was extremely rewarding because I was able to implement what I have been learning in my classes in a tangible way. I got to help out in several departments and was even asked to extend my internship into the next semester.”
Alisson Gil
Class of 2018

Contact Us

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John Bau

Director of Career Development
School of Engineering