The field of engineering has many career options to match the wide range of skills and interests of our students. Understanding what different types of engineers do can help you choose a major that is right for you. Keep in mind that there is a lot of job function and skill cross-over between the types of engineers. You'll also have many opportunities to develop and enhance your career path through internships, externships, club activities, class projects, volunteer activities etc. throughout your time at UVA.
Explore UVA’s 10 Undergraduate Engineering Majors
Watch department presentations with alumni panel discussion for each major
What Do Engineers Do?:
Top UVA Engineering Employers and Job Titles - Here is a list of recent engineering employers and job titles by major.
Interviews With Engineers - Hear from engineers of all types about what they do - from RoadTrip Nation.
Learn by Doing - Sometimes the best way to learn is by just trying it! Here are some way to get real experience in the engineering field.
Vault Guides - Found in the resource section of Handshake, the Vault Guides are great sources of information on a wide range of industries
Learn about the career paths of UVA alumni through:
LinkedIn: Search UVA alums by major, company, job field, geographic area, and skills. See career paths for alums who share your major and interests.
Virginia Alumni Mentoring (VAM) program: Find a UVA alum to be a coach, leader, advisor, teacher, guide, and friend.
Events on Grounds: Look for alumni panels, career fairs and other employer events in Handshake.
First Destinations Reports: Review statistics for where UVA engineering students intern and work after they graduate.
Engineering Alumni Stories on the Blog: Read real stories from UVA Engineering alums who highlight their career journey.