Engineering Major

If you enjoy solving problems and have skills in mathematics and technology, a career in engineering may be right for you. College students who major in engineering generally have a wide range of career possibilities awaiting them after graduation. There are many college programs and majors related to the field of engineering. High school students should evaluate these carefully when making decisions about going down the engineering career path.

HelloCollege provides individualized engineering career services designed to help college-bound students explore their interest in the field of engineering, evaluate various college majors, and ultimately find the right college to pursue their studies.

Popular Engineering Careers

Earning an engineering degree in college can lead to a long and rewarding career in the public or private sector. There are many types of engineering jobs that specialize in various sectors of the economy, such as nuclear engineers, aerospace engineers, and environmental engineers. Ultimately, the best engineering careers are those that engage students’ passions and skills.

Some of the most popular roles in the in-demand engineering career path include the following:

  • Software engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Environmental engineering technician
  • Architect
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Marine engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Geological engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Agricultural engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Safety engineer
  • Cartographer
  • Engineering manager

Top Engineering Majors

Choosing the right engineering program can significantly increase your chances of success in college — and of finding a job in your chosen field after graduation. There are thousands of colleges and universities offering engineering major programs. Some of the top engineering degrees available at these institutions include:

  • General Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Engineering Career Planning Can Help You Make More Informed Decisions

If you are a current high school student considering becoming an engineer after college, investigate your college program and potential career options as early in the process as possible. HelloCollege offers tailored college major exploration services and engineering career planning services designed specifically for college-bound students.

If you are interested in pursuing the best engineering careers after college, our engineering career services can arm you with the information needed to understand the variety of your potential college major options, explore various schools and degree programs, and evaluate which schools would be the right fit.

To learn more about our engineering career services, contact HelloCollege today!

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Kevin Krebs

Kevin Krebs is a first-generation college student and lifelong entrepreneur; he has founded four companies and helped launch a student-athlete mentoring program at his alma mater Northwestern University. A two-sport athlete at Northwestern in football and baseball, Kevin supports higher education by empowering schools and parents with expert college admissions and guidance on paying for college while inspiring students to achieve their potential through goal-oriented mentoring programs.

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Dan Farnesi

Dan enjoys helping students make the most out of their lives, and he is able to follow this passion daily at HelloCollege. Dan began working as a consultant for HelloCollege’s parent company, Partners For Achievement, in 2013 and soon took on the role of Executive Vice President. He has helped lead the company in developing structure, efficiency, useful tools, and an ever-refined approach to college planning that has deeply impacted its families. In June 2019, Dan was named President and COO of PFA/HelloCollege.

After graduating from college and earning his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, Dan spent the early part of his career working for a large corporation. He realized that sometimes the best way to improve your work environment is to start your own company. He built his own companies in the mortgage, home building, and restaurant/live music industries and then began a consulting practice that led him to PFA. Dan draws on life lessons from many important people who motivate him to never stop learning, never stop improving, and to continually stretch for new and more effective ways to help others. He is very excited about HelloCollege and the opportunity to serve more and more families throughout the country.

Dan’s favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife and family. He also loves music, golf, the outdoors, and being involved in his community.

Working with students and parents has proven to be the most rewarding job of his career. Dan is grateful to be on this journey with teammates who share his passion for helping students and their families.

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Terri C. Houston

Terri Houston is a trainer, partner and mentor of students, college administrators, and business professionals around the country. “Ms. H”, as affectionately known by students she has guided and mentored, most recently served as an independent consultant designing customized inclusive leadership training for colleges and universities.

Terri shares HelloCollege’s goals of helping students and parents navigate the complicated college planning process. Terri’s unique and extensive experience working with college students and universities provides HelloCollege families with unparalleled insight into higher education. For more than 13 years, Terri served as senior director for recruitment and multicultural affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she partnered with admissions, financial aid and orientation departments overseeing pre-enrollment and retention programs for high school juniors, seniors, college freshmen and their parents.

Additionally, she managed diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for Portland Oregon’s largest behavioral healthcare organization and directed recruitment, student leadership and career development programs at Iowa State University, Ferris State University and Chicago’s Robert Morris University where she began her higher education career. And although a proud Chicago native, she traveled around the world through the internationally renowned Semester at Sea Program.

Terri holds a Bachelors from Loras College and a Masters from Central Michigan University. She is a certified Life Coach, Safe-zone® trainer and professionally accredited through the Central Association of College and University Business Officers. Terri’s commitment around making college accessible and achievable for students and parents is her number one goal.

Allison Dahleen

College Counselor

Allison Dahleen

Allison is a self-proclaimed “people-person” and has a variety of experiences working with students within the higher education field. She has worked as a student advocate for graduate students while also founding new digital learning programs for renowned institutions such as the University of Kentucky. Allison has her BSBA in Comprehensive Marketing from the University of West Florida where she also completed her MSA in Administration Leadership. Allison brings a wealth of knowledge about college programming, expectations required of a student, and the ins and outs of university procedures and policies.

Allison was born and raised in Chicago’s southwest suburbs and attended Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL. In her free time you can find Allison traveling or coaching basketball for the Southside Shooters basketball club.

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