Careers

Engineering, in general, forms a solid foundation for students who undertake careers in many areas requiring good problem solving skills, not only in engineering but also in other fields including medicine, law, and business.

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Emily-Anne McCormack
Career Placement Officer
500 W. 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Room 606A Mudd (Mondays & Tuesdays)
Room 248B Mudd (Thursdays & Fridays)

Phone: 212.851.9412
Email: em3265@columbia.edu
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

More information on Mechanical Engineering careers can be found at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Web site.

Mechanical engineers are especially well prepared to play central engineering and management roles in industries that involve parts in motion and energy conversion, such as the automotive, aerospace, biomedical, and manufacturing industries.

Most high growth areas, such as fuel cell power generation and semiconductor manufacturing highly rely on mechanical engineers to develop high performance and cost efficient systems. Mechanical engineers are often responsible for taking concepts to market, taking care of mechanical, thermal, fluidic design, as well as manufacturing. Due to the broad and global perspective of the mechanical engineering curriculum, mechanical engineers often take top-level roles such as leading the system-level design or products as well as management positions.

The following is a partial list of companies who have hired our graduates within the last five years:

Air Products NY, Cessna Grey Pilgrim (Robotics) Merck Stone & Webster
Allied Signal Computer Science Corp Honda, OH Mid-west Automation Symbol Technology
AMS Con Edison IBM Motorola echnovation Inc.
Andersen Consulting Ernst & Young International Paper Open Microsystems Texas Instruments
Applied recycling Exxon Hyman Construction, MD Parker Hanifin Corp Tyco Submarine Systems, Ltd.
AT&T Ford Motor Co. Kidder, Peabody & Co., NY Pratt and Whitney Ward Leonard Electric
BearStearn Flack & Kurtz Lucent Technology Procter and Gamble Corp WCW Consulting
Boeing General Electric Market Data Corp Raytheon, E&C Weidlinger Consulting
Burns & Roe General Motors Martin Marietta SEER Technologies  
Carthage Machine Co. Grant Thornton, NYC Merill Lynch Schlumberger  

Please direct any questions or comments to Emily-Anne McCormack.