Engineering, Robotics, Physical Sciences, Medical Devices

Concentrating in engineering or scientific disciplines at Harvard can lead to a diversity of career opportunities. You may choose to pursue graduate study to become more specialized in your chosen field, or to focus on teaching or research. Opportunities can be found in government laboratories and research centers, as well as agencies and political institutions. From an industry perspective, both scientific and non-scientific organizations value the quantitative, analytical, and logical reasoning skills developed as an undergraduate in the College.

Finding Internships

Plan on completing both a research and internship experience during your undergraduate education. Along with your coursework, the best way to explore a career in science or engineering is by finding laboratory work in your field with a potential mentor during the school terms or over the summer. In addition, internships (ideally in your junior summer) provide real-world industry experience, which is directly applicable to future career paths. Consider organizations as varied as engineering firms, government agencies, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, the energy industry, technology companies, or scientific consulting firms.

Ananya Zutshi, Engineering Sciences

What are your post-graduation plans?
Biotech startup

What is your anticipated job title or function?
Either Cofounder/CEO or Entrepreneur in Residence

What advice do you have for Harvard GSAS students, now that you are graduating?
Consider both the professor and …

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Pavida Charoen-Rajapark, Engineering Sciences

What are your post-graduation plans?
LEK Consulting

What is your anticipated job title or function?
PhD Analyst

What advice do you have for Harvard GSAS students, now that you are graduating?
Have fun in the process!

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Thomas Oppong Marketing, Branding, and Communications Coordinator
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Yongquan Zhang, Mathematics

What are your post-graduation plans?
Max Planck Institute and SUNY Stony Brook, academic

What advice do you have for Harvard GSAS students, now that you are graduating?
For academic jobs, take into account European institutions seriously.

By Thomas Oppong
Thomas Oppong Marketing, Branding, and Communications Coordinator
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