2024 MechE Career Expo

Explore internship & career opportunities at the department's highly anticipated Career Expo. This event presents an incredible opportunity for you to connect with leading companies, organizations, and not-for-profits and to explore a wide range of career options. Open to all MechE undergrads, masters, and PhD students.

Don't miss this fantastic chance to kick-start your future!

Thursday, Feb. 29
Lobby 13 | MIT - 105 Massachusetts Avenue

A degree in mechanical engineering from MIT gives you the flexibility to pursue a career in any industry. Our alumni have gone on to launch new products, develop solutions, re-engineer workflows, conduct research, and imagine game-changing technologies with real-world impact at Fortune 500 companies, Big Tech, small start-ups, non-profits, and higher ed institutions.

MIT MechE alumni have the skills and technical knowledge to step into a diverse range of roles across industries. Here are some of the top companies where our alumni have ended up:

Top Companies

  • Boeing
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Amazon
  • McKinsey & Company
  • US Navy
  • Accenture
  • General Motors
  • John Deere
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Tesla
  • Microsoft
  • Facebook
  • MIT
  • Bain & Company

Top Industries

In addition to the top employers like these, our alumni work in a diverse range of fields, companies, and institutions – from small local companies to non-profit organizations focused on social impact. Alumni have the agility to fit in across a range of places and industries throughout their careers. Here are some of the top industries where our alumni work:

Circle Graph showing the top MechE Industries


MIT MechE alumni have a long history of entrepreneurship. In a recent alumni survey, 20% of our graduates worked for a start-up and 10% of our alumni were either a founding member of their company or one of the first ten people hired at their company. Our alumni have launched a number of revolutionary companies and organizations including:

  • iRobot
  • Spyce
  • Kiva Systems
  • ThermoFisher Scientific
  • 1366 Technologies
  • Gradiant Corporation
  • Lantos Technologies