Career Preparation for 21st Century Engineers

Working in close partnership with the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, Careers in Engineering prepares aspiring engineers for success with design immersions, hands-on engineering projects, personalized career advising, networking opportunities, and internships with a diverse range of employers. The program also includes several selective tracks that teach specialized skills to ambitious students with a particularly strong commitment to the field. Students of all years and majors are welcome to connect with the team!

Molecular Engineering students are at the forefront of developing advanced molecular technologies to address global and societal challenges. Class of 2022 graduates went on to pursue industry roles and graduate studies at exciting places like Tesla Motors, Northrup Grumman, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Harvard University, Princeton University, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and many more!

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Molecular Engeineering

Personalized Advising

We understand that every student's career path is unique. That's why we offer personalized career advising which is dedicated to providing you with expert guidance tailored to your individual goals and aspirations. Our team of advisors professionals and specialists, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you navigate your career journey. Students can schedule an appointment online through UChicago Handshake.

Experiential Learning

UChicago prepares students for success with rigorous coursework and hands-on experiences. UChicago’s engineering coursework and career resources will prepare you to build next-generation technologies such as quantum hardware, conduct advanced research with leading graduate programs, shape science policy in government, and drive innovation at startups, and more! The molecular engineering major at UChicago offers a cutting-edge curriculum and programming designed to provide an agile, critical-thinking mindset that will give students the opportunity to work towards technological advancements and cultivate the skillset to lead teams across function groups. There are three interdisciplinary tracks within the major that align with the groundbreaking research at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. We highly encourage you to explore the Molecular Engineering College Catalog for more information! Curious about Molecular Engineering? Complement your coursework with one of the many professional development programs offered through Career Advancement:

Pritzker School of Engineering Ranking

UChicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering was recently ranked the #3 engineering school in the country in research funding per faculty!

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Join a Selective Cohort

Pritzker Scholars

Incoming students who have a demonstrated interest in molecular engineering are eligible for the selective Pritzker Scholars merit award, which provides funding for professional experiences.

Prototype for Success

Launch your career in STEM entrepreneurship and bring your ideas to life! This two-year program immerses students in the theory and practice of engineering entrepreneurship, with a focus on cutting-edge areas such as agriculture, biotechnology, green energy, and healthcare. Learn more here!

Engineering Fellows

Through this preprofessional program students will explore career paths in engineering. Fellows have exclusive access to structured peer mentoring and engaging events with industry experts and employers. This program is open to 1st and 2nd year students interested in all areas of engineering, and Molecular Engineering majors are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more here!

Gain Hands-On Experience

Engineering Career Treks

Travel the world and meet with potential employers along the way! Travel with a group of fellow students to engineering hubs from Los Angeles to Lyon, France, to explore different career paths, and build your network. Past employer visits included: 3M, Bayer, Canoo, John Deere, LA Cleantech Incubator, Phase Four, Solvay, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and many more!

Jeff Metcalf Internship Program

Careers in Engineering works closely with leading employers across the U.S. to offer internships at the cutting edge of emerging technologies. Launch your career with one of the 4,500 paid, substantive internships this program has to offer. Learn more here!

Career Forums

Attend the annual STEM Career Fair and Quantum Recruiting Forum for a chance to network directly with employers and learn more about the field.

Engineering Design Competition

UChicago offers opportunities to engage in industry-specific competitions where teams have the opportunity to work in groups and compete for a grand prize! For more information visit the career competitions page.