Technology & Engineering

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).

At Wellesley, courses in Computer Science, in Media Arts and Sciences, and through the Wellesley Engineering Laboratory (We-Lab) may lead you to a career in technology or engineering. However, any students with the necessary skills and interests can pursue a career in this field, regardless of major.

 

Knowledge and Skills

Due to the rapid evolution of technology, keeping up to date with skills and emerging trends is vital to career and professional development. Utilize online resources to learn new skills or refresh existing ones:

 

Career Options

This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a sample of the tech-related careers Wellesley students have pursued after graduation.

  • Program Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Technology Analyst

 

Graduate School

As part of your career exploration and planning, you may consider pursuing additional education through a Master’s or Ph.D. program. Recent graduates have entered Master’s and Ph.D. programs in computer science, math, security management, and more at institutions such as University of Maryland, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, and Northern Illinois University.  Advanced degrees will also require experience with research; therefore, you should plan to participate in undergraduate research opportunities while at Wellesley.

 

Additional Resources and Professional Organizations

Seeking information about careers in technology and engineering from a broad array of sources can help inform your decisions about opportunities to pursue. Consider reviewing these sites and join some of these professional organizations to learn more about innovations and trends in your field.