Technology, Engineering, Physical Sciences

Technology, Engineering, Physical Sciences

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2910
fadjorlo@wellesley.edu

Complex problems. Big questions. Investigation and inquiry. In-depth research. Long-term solutions. Innovation and creativity.

The Technology, Engineering, and Physical Sciences (TEPS) Career Community covers a broad range of career paths and opportunities, but all of them will in some way interact with the themes of problem solving and scientific inquiry. Those involved in the TEPS community are people who are passionate about using their knowledge, skills, and talents to grapple with these themes and work their way toward real-world solutions.

What are some of the real-world topics in need of exploration and solutions in this area? Climate change. Internet of Things. Mars missions. Self-driving cars. Data security. STEM education. Clean energy. With the rapid development of technology and the exponential growth of innovative industries in need of problem solvers, we will continue to see these topics and more evolve as solutions are found and new questions are asked.

In a traditional sense, the TEPS career community offers opportunities that align with the following academic fields: astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, engineering, geosciences, math, and physics. However, since major does not necessarily equal career, anyone with an interest in these academic fields or industry areas can find a segment of their own career journey within the TEPS community.

Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Frances Adjorlolo, the Career Community Advisor for Technology, Engineering, & Physical Sciences


 

 

Technology Resources

Technology is present across all industries and disciplines, so the application of technical knowledge can be found in numerous career opportunities. Begin exploring through the resources below.

Engineering Resources

Engineering applies knowledge from science and math to real-world challenges in an effort of improve the world we live in. 

Physical Science Resources

Explore the resources below to learn about careers in the physical sciences, a branch of natural science which focuses primarily on the study of non-living systems.

Technology, Engineering, Physical Sciences

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2910
fadjorlo@wellesley.edu

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


 

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Top Job Functions

Class of 2018 Top Job Functions in the Technology, Engineering, and Physical Sciences Community
44.83%
Engineering — Web / Software
6.90%
Information Technology
5.17%
Administration
3.45%
Data & Analytics
3.45%
Product / Project Management
3.45%
Writing / Editing
32.76%
Other
What they studied Where they work What they do
Biological Sciences & Environmental Sciences Edison Energy Administrative Assistant
Media Arts & Sciences HubSpot Associate Web Developer
Political Science Facebook Account Manager
Economics AECOM Document Controls Administrator
English Analog Devices Technical Editor
Economics Tulip Interfaces Hardware Engineer
Environmental Studies Toast, Inc. Rotational Program
Computer Science Google, Inc. Software Engineer
Biological Sciences Lyft Data Curator
Computer Science XebiaLabs Full Stack Developer
Media Arts & Sciences SimSpace Corporation UX/UI Designer
Computer Science Microsoft Software Engineer
Political Science Kroll, Inc. Research Intern
Computer Science Microsoft Software Engineer
Computer Science Google, Inc. Engineering Resident
Computer Science Intuit, Inc. Software Engineer
Economics HP Inc. Channel Parter Transformation Analyst
Computer Science Peloton Interactive Software Engineer
Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences Apple Linguist
Computer Science Google, Inc. Software Engineer
Economics PayPal Financial Analyst
Neuroscience Cuseum Growth & Partnerships Strategist
Music Y2x Creative Consultant
Computer Science CTRL-Labs Software Engineer
Media Arts & Sciences Bose Corporation User Experience Designer
Computer Science Facebook Data Engineer
Media Arts & Sciences Uber Technical Writer
Computer Science Amazon Software Developer
Economics Eze Software Associate Engagement Specialist, Operations & Market Data
English Google, Inc. Politics Team Associate
* Highlighted outcomes from 2018 graduates

Wellesley Career Education Signature Internship Programs

Lorraine
Lorraine Hanley ’98

Wellesley College Internships are funded internships with organizations who maintain ongoing partnerships with the College to offer intern placement with them every year. Our program partners are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; international agencies; media outlets; advocacy and community organizations; and businesses both within the United States and in countries around the world.

Wellesley Career Education Summer Internship Grants (Stipends for Student-Identified Placements)

Lorraine
Lorraine Hanley ’98

Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education and other community development areas, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors both within the United States and internationally, as well. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

“Under the Andean sun, we excavate the site that shows evidence of occupation for nearly 3,000 years.”

“I previously had dreams to be an author, but found myself called by the combination of logic, mystery, and truth in science.”

20 Questions to Jump-start Your Career Exploration

CCM
College Career Mentors

In this resource, you will find questions meant to prompt your career exploration. Take time to reflect on each question as a strong understanding of oneself will be essential in order to effectively navigate the twists and turns of your unique career path. Get to know your values, personality type, strengths and interests. These all deeply inform your satisfaction with career choice.

Technology & Engineering

Frances Adjorlolo
Frances Adjorlolo ’08

If you are interested in using your technical knowledge, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in your career of choice, exploring opportunities in technology and engineering-related industries and sectors may be of interest to you. These industry areas are growing and innovating rapidly – opportunities that are unheard of today may be top options in a few years. Broadly speaking, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, and employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).