Careers in Materials Science and Engineering

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Students with a degree in materials science and engineering can 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 where our alumni (2002–2008) from Course III have gone after graduation.

Graduate School Engineering and Scientific Companies Government, Consulting, Law, Finance
Boston University
Columbia University
Cornell Law School
Dartmouth University
Duke University
Georgia Institute of Technology
John Hopkins University
Harvard University
Northwestern University
Purdue University
Stanford University
UC Santa Barbara, Berkley
University of Cambridge
University of Illinois
University of Pittsburg Medical School
University of Southern California
University of Texas
1366 Technologies
Abbott Vascular
Air Liquide Laboratories
Argonne National Lab
Ball Aerospace & Tech
Cordis Corp
Decision Resources
Dimensional Insight
Eastman Gelatine Corp
Eastman Kodak
Evergreen Solar
Exxon Mobil
Gambro BCT
General Electric
IncTank Ventures
Intel Corporation
Mass. General Hospital
NASA Johnson Space Ctr.
Northrop Grumman
Novellus Systems
OmniGuide Communications
Olympus Surgical and Industrial
OPNET Technologies
Oxonica Inc
Pall Corporation
Thoratec Corporation
TransForm Pharmaceuticals
Turner Construction
UBS Energy LLC
Asociacion Mayaguezana de Personas con Impedimentos (AmeriCorps)
Boston Consulting Group
Credit Suisse
Cushman & Wakefield
Decision Resources
Deutsche Bank
Dillon Read Capital Management
Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley
Navigant Consulting
Inductis LLC.
Susquehanna International Group
Wasatch Venture Fund
Shore Chan Bragalone LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Turris Capital
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel 

Career Resources


See the Opportunities page for listings of job openings, internships, scholarships, and other opportunities of interest to the MIT materials community.

MIT Alumni Association

Current MIT students can register for the Infinite Connection. By joining the MIT Alumni Association's worldwide community, students gain access to the Institute Career Assistance Network and to the Online Alumni Directory.

Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN)

The Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN) provides alum to student support for professional networking and career guidance. More than 2,400 MIT alumni representing diverse career fields are volunteers in the network, and are willing to share their career experiences and offer advice about career paths, interviewing, career fields and specific companies. Alumni career advisors vary in age, and are at different stages in their careers. Advising can range from communicating by telephone or e-mail, to meeting alumni in person to receive career advice. In addition, students can search for alumni offering internships or who have been involved in start-ups. At the ICAN website students can also find important tips for making the contact, conducting a successful informational interview, and a bibliography of recommended career-related publications. Students can use the online, searchable ICAN database of alumni career advisors after they have registered for an Infinite Connection account.