Career Resources and Opportunities

Private Sector

It’s a win-win situation. Employers consistently come to U-M to find top-notch engineers who can drive their competitive edge, and our students find positions in dynamic and inspiring corporations throughout the world. General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are just some of the top hiring companies that consistently seek out Michigan engineers for internships and full-time employment after graduation.

If you want to work in the fields of energy, finance, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical fields or more, the Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC) can help you find the perfect fit. ECRC connects students with any industry they’re interested in through career advising appointments, career-related workshops, and networking resources between Michigan candidates and interested employers.

Our alumni have reported base salaries as high as $115,000 for students with bachelor’s degrees. Find out the range of salaries and positions with the ECRC Annual Report. And start your job hunt with Engineering Careers by Symplicity, the Michigan Engineering job posting website.

Public Sector and Nonprofit

Michigan Engineers are also committed to making a difference in the world, and that often is demonstrated through their public service. Whether it’s improving local or global communities through sustainable technologies, creating improvements in public health or taking a place at the round table of public policy, engineers can and do impact the community on a daily basis.

Explore involvement in the Peace Corps or Teach for America, or consider pursuing a graduate certificate in Science Technology and Public Policy through the Ford School of Public Policy.