Careers in Engineering
“We need engineers with basic skills, but we also need engineers, but…we are also looking for engineers who can work across borders, and understand a foreign culture and language. That will be an even greater asset to any engineer to have those types of skills.” — John E. Goossen, vice president, Innovation Hub and SMR Development, Westinghouse Electric Company
The Engineering industry deals primarily with construction, design, manufacture, planning, and operation of structures, machines and devices. Its sectors include, but are not limited to:
“It actually has never been a better time to be an engineer. Engineers are core and central to innovation and improving the quality of life in this country and the world…it’s going to be engineers who create an environment that we can all live on this planet and share resources in an effective and meaningful way.” Thomas G. Loughlin, Executive Director of ASME
Engineering is one of the fastest growing, highest-paid career paths for professionals. Many sectors are expected to grow at a faster-than-average pace throughout 2014. Also, within the Engineering industry there is the enormous opportunity to create new jobs.
However, in order to be successful in engineering, you must understand how engineering intersects with other disciplines. Often times, engineers find themselves Many professionals in engineering report that they fell into their specialization by doing what they were naturally good at.
Engineering + Technology Spring Career Fair at NYU-Poly
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 11am-3pm | NYU-Poly, Jacobs Gymnasium
NYU students and NYU-Poly students are invited to attend this fair to meet with a large number of employers from diverse industries. Explore full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in fields including Engineering, Computer Hardware/Software, Technology, Science, Management, and Digital Media among others.
This fair will take place at NYU Poly
Career Path Profiles: Software Engineer at GE Healthcare
Considering a career in engineering? Curious how to get started? Or what the job demands? Take a look at this GE Software Engineer’s advice on Vault’s Career Path Profile. Click here to learn more.
Resources at NYU Wasserman
- Meet with a career counselor to discuss career options and opportunities at NYU Wasserman or NYU Wasserman @ Poly
- Use your NYU CareerNet account to sign up for relevant events, apply for jobs, and view resources from professionals via Career Explorer, CandidCareers, and Vault Career Insider.
- Tap in to our Mentor Network to connect with alumni and professionals in the industry.
- Visit the NYU Wasserman and NYU Wasserman at Poly for additional resources.
- Society of Women Engineers
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- Journal of Engineering Education
- American Society for Engineering Education
- Linkedin: Engineer Portal, Engineering Jobs Worldwide, Engineering Career Opportunities, Civil Engineering Professional Network
- Blogs/Job Board: It-jobs.fin.com, progressiveengineer.com, crunchboard.com/jobs, engcen.com/engineering/asp
- Vault Guides: Biotechnology Careers, Industrial & Environmental Technology, Medical Instruments & Devices, Electrical Engineering