Engineering and Technology Careers

Do you want corporate life, non-profit work, government service, graduate study, a teaching career, or are you interested in starting your own business?  The resources that follow can help you explore your options:

Graduation CapWCU Office of Career Services

WCU Office of Career Services plans job and internship fairs. Some focus on specific majors or employer types. A calendar of events and helpful advice is also on the site. Visit early and often as an undergraduate so you can develop perspective on your career choices and what it will take to succeed.

Professional Engineering Societies

Many professional engineering societies offer advice, networking opportunities, and job and internship postings.

Engineering-Specific Opportunities

Find engineering-specific opportunities and advice at

Career Area and Location-based Opportunities

Find opportunities based on career area and geographic location at,,, and  Many city newspapers have online ads that are sometimes linked to one of these.

Public Service

Considering public service?  For federal jobs, get informed at the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.  For state government jobs, start at The Job Page. For opportunities in local government, visit your city/town/region websites. 

Resources for Persons with Disabilities

Career information for persons with disabilities can be found at Careers and the disABLED.  The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has a high-tech internship program.

Learn More

If you have further questions about admission to WCU's engineering program, contact the Department of Engineering and Technology at (828) 227-2775 or

Visit the School

Come visit the Kimmel School at WCU to learn more about what the school is doing as a leader in higher education and as a partner in technology-led economic development throughout the region.


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