Jobs and Internships

In the School of Engineering we help students build career skills from day one. Our coursework prepares students with the tools they need for professional engineering practice as well as "soft skills" like communication, teamwork, and time management. Our faculty and alumni help connect students with opportunities for engineering internships, research experiences, and permanent employment.

An engineering internship is a great way to gain practical experience and explore career options. We encourage students to take advantage of the D.C. area and its many opportunities, but our students also participate in internships around the country. The Catholic University Center for Academic and Career Success helps connect students and employers for both internship and full-time employment, and helps prepare students for interviewing, resume building, networking, and decision-making.

Nearly all of our graduates have found employment or been accepted into graduate school by the time they receive their diploma. The data below reports results for the class of 2016.*

*includes self-reported data from exit surveys and data available from

77.11% employment, 18.07%  graduate school,  3.61% other
  • Senior Ben Pesante (second from left) and his research group (from left) Sean Adams, Christine Dedoulis, and Ben Rahimi, display their biomedical engineering senior design project, a shoe that measures foot motion. The group has been testing their project at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md

    On-the-Job Experience Benefits Engineering Students

    Thanks to their internships, engineering students have a clearer understanding of where their careers might take them.

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