2024 MechE Career Expo

We hosted our first annual MechE Career Expo in February! Supported by the School of Engineering, the event welcomed 22 companies who came to network with current MechE undergraduate and graduate students, along with first-year students eager to learn more about where a degree in mechanical engineering can take them. Students had the opportunity to get professional headshots, and to connect with MechE's graduate and undergraduate offices and with CAPD reps present to provide support and advice.

Stay tuned for info on the 2025 Career Expo!

Students meet with company representatives at the 2024 Career Expo.

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