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Engineering and Technology

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Engineering and Technology Overview

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Engineering and Technology Overview

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.

CCE Resources

  • LionSHARE- Columbia’s online job and internship database with more than 20,000 postings annually.
  • Engineering Industry Showcase- Held in the Spring semester, this event features a panel session and networking opportunities with representatives from a number of engineering employers with a particular focus on internship recruiting.
  • Career Fairs and Networking Events- Attend our career fairs and special events throughout the year including the Engineering Consortium Career Fair, Startup Career Fair and SEAS Speed Networking.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering Program- Enables students to connect with a Columbia alumni mentor, receive additional career support and build a network of students working in the STEM fields
  • CCE-Sponsored Internship Programs- CCE offers a variety of structured internship programs that provide experience in a number of engineering roles, in domestic, international and virtual locations.
  • Vault and Wetfeet- Use CCE’s subscription to download helpful career guides such as the “Vault Guide to Engineering Jobs,” “Vault Guide to Technology Careers,” and Wetfeet’s “Industries and Careers for Engineers.”

Columbia Resources

External Resources

  • Sloan Cornerstone Career Center- Resource for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. 
  • TryEngineering- Portal about engineering and engineering careers, to help students understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be made part of their future.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook- Bureau of Labor Statistics’ guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.