Careers

Students with a degree in materials science and engineering may have a career in an engineering or a technical field, can continue on to graduate school in materials science and engineering or a related field, or can join a non-technical field such as law or finance. Here's a sampling of where Course III alumni from 2011 have gone after graduation.

Graduate School

  • Brown University - School of Engineering
  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • MIT - Department of BioEngineering
  • MIT - Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  • MIT - Engineering System Division
  • MIT - Mechanical Engineering
  • Northwestern University - Materials Science and Engineering
  • University of California, Berkeley - Department of Chemical Engineering

Engineering and Scientific Companies

  • 24M Technologies - Scientist
  • Bay Labs, Inc. - Engineer
  • Bodycote Thermal Processing - Quality Engineer
  • Dow Chemical Company - Senior Chemist
  • EnPro Industries - Engineer
  • ExxonMobil - Corrosion Engineer
  • Funkitron - Level Designer
  • Intel - Product Quality Engineer
  • Schlumberger - Research Technician
  • Stryker Orthopaedics - Materials Research Engineer
  • Tiax - Associate Technologist
  • Universal Display Company - Research Scientist
  • Verisk Health - Business Analyst
  • Viavi Solutions - Scientist
  • Xtalic Corporation - Project Manager

Government, Consulting, Law, Finance

  • Bain and Company - Associate Consultant
  • Citadel LLC - Investment Professional
  • Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) - International Development
  • Foley Hoag LLP - Patent Agent
  • L.E.K. Consulting
  • McKinsey and Company - Technology Consultant
  • Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC - Equity Research
  • The Boston Consulting Group - Management Consultant
  • U.S. Navy - Naval Flight Officer
  • U.S. Senate - Science and Technology Fellow

Academia

  • EPFL - postdoc
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - postdoc
  • MIT, Department of Materials Science and Engineering - postdoc
  • Northwestern University - postdoc in Biomedical Engineering
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology - postdoc
  • University of California, Irvine - faculty
  • University of California, San Diego - faculty
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University - faculty
Carlos Prieto ’59 is a world-famous cellist who has performed at MIT and with symphony orchestras throughout several countries.