Quinnipiac University

School of Engineering Career Development

Technical proficiency and a sense of confidence on the job represent only a part of your professional development in the School of Engineering. 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.

Positioning you for professional success

Whether you want to build bridges or databases, we will help you develop the technical, professional and creative skills you need to bridge the gap from engineer-in-training to engineer-in-practice.

Career services at Quinnipiac include:

  • Focus on professionalism through writing, face-to-face presenting and speaking on the telephone
  • QU Career Connections — our comprehensive database of job and internship listings and company contacts (qu.edu/qucc)
  • Direct contact information, including access to a special LinkedIn page for questions as well as student internship and job leads
  • Advising sessions
  • Assistance with resume and cover letter writing and other career collateral
  • Interview preparation and practice, both in-house and through mock interviews with corporate recruiters and other workshops, panels and speakers
  • Annual career fairs, on-campus recruiting and corporate information sessions
  • Connections with alumni, parents and employers through mentoring and other events
  • Professional networking receptions
  • 1:1 career coaching and graduate school planning
“My advice is to talk to your professors and tell them what you’re interested in doing. If you show genuine interest and willingness to work hard, there will always be an opportunity.” - Jonathan Gelfuso ’16, Mechanical Engineering

By the Numbers

100% Success Rate

Percentage of graduating seniors in 2020 who have jobs, are continuing their educations or are starting their own companies within 6 months of graduation.

$67,700 Well-Positioned

The mean salary for graduating seniors in 2019 within 6 months of graduation.

Our Reputation

Best Employment Rate

Zippia.com

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.

“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, a job search site with tools and information to help users find 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. Zippia also uses federal tax return data to provide a good snapshot of the longer-term return on investment of a degree.

Internships

Engineering students take a tour of Google's NYC offices
Internships that place you beyond the starting line

Active learning and industry experience form the twin pillars of our students’ engineering education.

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, biotech companies, software designers, real estate developers and top regional engineering firms.

Below are just a few examples of where our students have interned:

  • Aptar
  • Ballinger
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Branson Ultrasonics
  • Brookline Mechanical
  • Comcast
  • Crash Safety Research Center
  • 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.
“My internship experience at Aptar was extremely rewarding because I was able to implement what I had 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 ’18, Industrial Engineering

Alumni Network

Our graduates continue to lead the way in the most critical engineering fields and have found success at prestigious companies.

Companies include:

  • AECOM
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cigna
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • Henkel
  • Medtronic
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Sikorsky
  • U.S. Air Force

 

Career Paths

Job growth has accelerated in nearly every engineering-related field, from health care informatics and cybersecurity to national infrastructure and robotics. At Quinnipiac, you will gain experience and expertise that will position you at the forefront of that growth, for such careers as:

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow. In addition, programmers test newly created applications and programs to ensure that they produce the expected results.

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. Many civil engineers work in planning, design, construction, research and education.

Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines and machines.

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment or paper products.

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Architectural and engineering managers use their knowledge of architecture or engineering to oversee a variety of activities. They may direct and coordinate building activities at construction sites or activities related to production, operations, quality assurance, testing or maintenance at manufacturing sites.

Experiential Learning

Birds eye view of a large machine with a professor showing a student how it works
Get to work — and get real-world experience

The School of Engineering is built on an academic culture of doing, and students here love what they do.

Outside of internships, we provide students from every engineering discipline with opportunities to roll up their sleeves, apply the principles of their trade and improve communities at home and around the world.

  • Annual Projects Day
  • Senior Design Project that incorporates real clients and problems and simulates a project that students might encounter their first day on the job
  • Participation in a Quinnipiac University Interprofessional Research (QUIP-RS) and other independent research projects
  • Regular collaborative class projects, including summer projects
  • Service learning trips that enable you to leverage your skills and work in solidarity with fellow engineering students and professionals across the globe

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