Swarthmore-educated engineers understand the broader impact of engineering on our world. They have the skills to adapt to new technical challenges, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others. They are prepared to directly enter the workforce as engineers, pursue graduate education in engineering, or use their education to follow careers and higher education programs outside traditional realms of engineering.
Recent graduates work for major employers including Aramark, Google, IBM, McKinsey and Company, and Microsoft, while others choose smaller companies, including start-ups. Many have chosen graduate programs in areas such as electrical, mechanical, oceanic, robotic, computer, and aerospace engineering at universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia, Stanford, Princeton, and Carnegie Mellon.
Graduates can also combine their engineering expertise with other interests and go into law, medicine, architecture, urban planning, economics, education, social service, or research.