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Research, Design Projects & Career Opportunities

Research & Design Projects

Through research, design projects and internship opportunities, students have the opportunity to blend theory and practice, develop critical workplace skills and earn a salary. A number of local companies, including Boeing, MasterCard, Monsanto and Answers, hire our students as interns and sponsor student projects.

Undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to participate with faculty on research projects, including:

  • helmet design for impact to the brain
  • assistive technology for people with cognitive disabilities
  • sensor signal processing on mobile robots
  • cell and tissue engineering for biomedical applications
  • the synthesis of nanomaterials for use in energy
  • environmental technologies
  • devices for brain-computer interactions and so much more.

More information on Undergraduate Research Opportunities: engineering.wustl.edu/undergraduateresearch.

Career Opportunities

Our engineering students take different paths after finishing their undergraduate years at Washington University. Some pursue graduate or professional school for eventual careers in medicine, law or academia. Some immediately go into industry to pursue careers in engineering, business, public service and architecture. Others pursue careers while working toward a graduate-level degree part-time. No matter your ultimate career path, the experiences at Washington University will educate you to be prepared for graduate study and to be able to learn and adapt throughout your career.

The Career Center

As you progress through your academic program, you will begin to think about the next step. Our Career Center offers career counseling, help with job-seeking skills, and workshops on writing résumés, interviewing, and networking skills. The center includes a comprehensive career resources library and offers on-campus recruitment interviews with major local, national and international organizations. Our counselors work closely with you to help you obtain internship, co-op, and job placements appropriate to your career objectives, interests, abilities and preferences.

Career Advising Hours for Engineering Students

Career advisors meet with current students on a first-come-first-served basis. Daily sign-up sheets are also available.

Lopata Hall, Room 303 (Engineering Student Services): Monday - Thursday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.

3,500+ - Internship Opportunities

In 2011-12, over 3,500 internship opportunities were posted through the Career Center.

1,100+ - Total Employers Offering Opportunities

Over 1,100 employers posted internship and job opportunities

Internships & Co-ops

CAREERlink is the Career Center's web-based recruiting platform, where employers can post jobs, internships and co-op opportunities, and students and alumni can search positions of interest to them.

Select companies & organizations with Washington University graduates:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Accenture
  • Amazon.com
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Answers™
  • Bain & Company
  • bioMérieux Inc.
  • The Boeing Company
  • Boston Scientific
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Capital One
  • Centene
  • Chevron Corp.
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Deloitte
  • Dow Chemical
  • Emerson
  • Environmental Systems Design
  • Exegy
  • ExxonMobil Corp.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Garmin
  • GE Healthcare
  • General Mills
  • Google
  • Honda
  • Lockheed Martin
  • L’Oréal
  • Mattersight
  • Medtronic
  • Microsoft
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Monsanto
  • Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.
  • Novumed
  • Peace Corps
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Sigma-Aldrich
  • Solae
  • Teach for America
  • United States Patent and
  • Trademark Office
  • Union Pacific Railroad
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