Quinnipiac University

School of Computing and 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 Computing and 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

Rachel Von Zwehl ’22 tests a Mobile Industrial Robot (MiR) at Brook & Whittle, a label manufacturing company.

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

Connecticut Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology Career Fair

Tuesday, April 4, 3-6 p.m. at the M&T Bank Arena

With over 50 employers recruiting for various positions, come join us to kick start your career network. Connecticut’s best technical employers — of all sizes and from across the state — will be on hand to meet you! Please dress professionally and bring an up-to-date resume.

For additional information, visit the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. website.

Career Outcomes

96.6% Success Rate

Percentage of our 2022 program graduates who are either employed or pursuing graduate study six months after graduation.

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$72K Mean Salary

The mean salary for 2022 School of Computing and Engineering graduates six months after graduation.

#1 Employment

The career site Zippia.com ranked Quinnipiac for the second consecutive year as the best college in the nation for employment with an employment rate of 96.1% 10 years after graduation.

Experiential Learning

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Get to work — and get real-world experience

The School of Computing and 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


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.

Student Spotlight: Computing and Engineering

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Quinnipiac student named 2023 National Engineering Intern Student of the Year

Quinnipiac student Hephzibah Rajan ’23, a computer science major from Muscat, Oman, has been named the 2023 National Engineering Intern Student of the Year by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

The award is presented by the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division of the ASEE. Rajan was recognized for her summer internship with CVS/Aetna.

“I interned with Aetna over the summer after my junior year,” Rajan said. “Initially, I worked on code maintenance which in simple terms is reading code and making sure that each line was being run. I was essentially increasing code coverage. Over time, I started picking up other tasks as well. I learned about their machine-learning models and was also able to propose an alternative method for one of their projects with the help of my mentor."

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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:

Avg. Salary: $144,830 / Civil Engineering

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.

Avg. Salary: $87,060 / Civil Engineering

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.

Avg. Salary: $86,550 / Computer Science

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.

Avg. Salary: $105,480 / Industrial Engineering

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.

Avg. Salary: $99,730 / Cybersecurity

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.

Avg. Salary $88,430 / Mechanical Engineering

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

Avg. Salary: $110,000 / Software Engineering

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.

Alumni Network

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


  • Boston Scientific

  • Cigna

  • General Dynamics

  • Google

  • Henkel

  • Medtronic

  • Pratt & Whitney

  • Raytheon Technologies

  • Sikorsky

  • U.S. Air Force


In Their Words

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Alisson Gil ’18

“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.”

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