Engineering, Computer, Technology
Career Resources: Engineering, Computer and Technology
Engineering involves combining math and science skills to solve real world problems. Your specialty within engineering will determine what aspect of the problem you are attempting to solve. For example, biomedical engineers develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems, such as artificial organs, prostheses, and health care delivery systems. Civil engineers, on the other hand, use cutting-edge technology to conceptualize, plan, design, construct and operate facilities essential to modern life- from transit systems to green roofs to space satellites.
Use the links below to begin your research on career fields in engineering. To learn broadly about engineering pathways, we also recommend exploring the departmental web sites for Engineering at Columbia, as well as the Sloan Cornerstone Career Center, TryEngineering, and the Occupational Outlook Handbook. We also encourage you to take advantage of LionSHARE, and attend our career fairs and special events throughout the year including the Engineering Consortium Career Fair, Startup Career Fair and SEAS Speed Networking. Regularly check out calendar of events for more.
Joining engineering-focused student groups on campus is a great way to gain experience, learn more about various career fields, and connect with employers. Just a few on examples on campus include the Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and Engineers without Borders. There are also many that are field specific and detailed on the individual engineering pages below and on this full list of Student Organizations at the university. There are a variety of research opportunities available on campus, including the Student Research Involvement Program.
Finally, the Alumni Profiles highlight a list of success stories from talented alumni from the seven schools that CCE serves who have shared their career stories for the purposes of offering insights and glimpses into a variety of career fields. Search here for engineering alumni to learn about their pathways and career tips.