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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Electrical Engineers work in capacities to apply and control the use of electricity in a wide variety of applications including circuit analysis, communications, control systems, digital computer design, electronics, electromagnetics, and power systems.

Computer Engineers focus on construction and control of computers and their interface with the outside world. They often work in fields concerning the design, production, and testing of computer hardware.

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SAMPLE JOB TITLES

Electrical Energy Transmission Engineer
Entry Level Salary Range: $63K – 117K
Average Entry Level Salary: $85K

Instrument and Control Engineer
Entry Level Salary Range: $51K - $98K
Average Entry Level Salary: $70K

Satellite Instrumentation Engineer
Entry Level Salary Range: $45K – 102K
Average Entry Level Salary: $67K

Salary ranges and averages refer to entry level roles in the United States provided by Glassdoor.com and PayScale.com.

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RECRUITING COMPANIES

  • ADTRAN
  • AT&T
  • BMW
  • Briggs and Stratton
  • CharBroil
  • CIA
  • Dynetics
  • ExxonMobil
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Honda
  • Intel
  • International Paper
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Michelin
  • National Instruments
  • NASA
  • Neptune
  • Northrop Grumman
  • NSA
  • Motorola
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Southern Companies
  • Southwire
  • Strategic Missile and Defense Command
  • Suzuki

This list is a sampling of companies, not reflective of all organizations who recruit AU Electrical Engineers.

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (EKN)
  • Student Projects and Research Committee (SPARC)

ALUMNI

BUILD YOUR RESUME

Your Career Roadmap

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Develop key Career Readiness skills
  • Join IEEE, ACM, and/or other professional student organizations related to your interests
  • Get to know alumni and professionals in your area of career interest
  • Attend the Engineering and Technology Career Fair and/or the Graduate and Professional School Fair
  • Gain experience through internships, co-op, volunteer opportunities, and/or part-time jobs
  • Gain research experience by working on faculty projects or as a student employee