School of Engineering in the Center for Communications and Engineering on the Mount Carmel campus. (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
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Career Development

Overview

Starting with your first semester, you’ll gain expertise and experience in solving real-world problems that will position you perfectly to launch an exciting career in a wide range of fields.

By the numbers

100%


Placement Rate

One hundred percent of the inaugural class of 2016 was employed or accepted into an advanced degree program before graduating.

53.9%


Job Opportunities

Percentage of Business's that plan to hire Computer Science degree holders in 2016 (National Association of Colleges and Employers)(2)

$64,891


Average Salary

Average salary for graduates with engineering degrees in 2016 (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Employment and Internship Resources

Internships that open doors

Challenging yourself in a real-world setting is not only an important part of your academic development — it’s a important part of your QU experience.  All engineering students can do summer internships. 

As an intern, you’ll have many opportunities to find solutions that really matter. You will present research and make recommendations; you’ll work for local municipalities on improving their roads and sewers; you will develop software that has the capacity to change lives. You’ll be an integral part of a team that gets things done, whether you are working at a major pharmaceutical giant or a state department of transportation. You’ll build the technical, professional and creative skills that will make you indispensable to future employers. 

Alisson Gil, a rising junior in the School of Engineering at Quinnipiac University, inspects the equipment on the production floor at Aptar in Stratford, Connecticut during her summer internship with the global supplier and distributor of dispensing systems. Gil is looking for ways to improve upon efficiency, safety and noise levels at the manufacturer.

Manufactured futures

Alisson Gil ‘18, inspects the equipment on the production floor at Aptar, a global supplier and distributor of dispensing systems, located in Stratford, CT.

“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

Internships

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Employment Content

Experiential learning

Active learning and industry experience form the twin pillars of our students' educations. The School of Engineering believes in providing them with opportunities to gain experience and hone their skills with renowned regional companies and firms. Our students have interned at the following organizations:

  • Ballinger 
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Ceco Concrete Construction
  • Comcast
  • Electric Boat Corporation    
 
  • Hartford HealthCare    
  • New Hampshire DOT    
  • Nordoco    
  • Orange Research
  • Parker-Hannifin 
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Prime Technology
  • RBC-Aircraft Products
  • Rhode Island DOT
  • Ruttura & Sons Construction

“One of our industrial engineering students had an internship at Boston Scientific. They were so impressed with her skills, they hired her outright for a full-time job.”
Justin Kile
Dean, School of Engineering

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