Careers & Outcomes

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Become a part of Calvin's outstanding record of success—engage the world with a full tool-kit and a heart for service.

Combine the broad education you will receive from your liberal arts education with the techniques you learn in your engineering courses. Be a problem-solver in the real world, and see how a Reformed worldview can help you ask the right questions and be a part of the answer.

Aim for more than success

Calvin students have accepted entry-level positions at a variety of companies, both in Michigan and around the U.S. In addition, Calvin students have been admitted to the best engineering graduate schools in the country, including MIT, Stanford, Cornell, and many more. Calvin engineering students have gone to law school and medical school, and they have pursued graduate degrees in business and economics. In all of these, they have made contributions to society around the globe. The name Calvin is synonymous with excellence, and our students are well prepared to serve society wherever God leads them.

Profile of the class of 2018

  • 89

    engineering graduates in 2018

    99%

    of graduates are working in engineering or attending full time graduate school six months after graduation

    84%

    of students who completed their degree in 2018 did so in four years

Other graduation statistics

  • 76 percent of students have an international experience
  • 86 percent of students who completed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam in the past five years passed
  • 13 percent of the students went directly to full-time graduate school

Job placement statistics for Calvin engineering graduates (five-year average)

  • 98 percent had a job offer in engineering within six months of graduation
  • 81 percent had a job offer in engineering before graduation

Graduate schools where Calvin engineering graduates were accepted

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Clemson University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Tech University
  • M.I.T.
  • Northwestern University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Stanford University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • University of Texas A & M
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Tech

Companies that have offered jobs to Calvin engineering students

  • AECOM / URS
  • ADVICS North America (MI)
  • Argonne National Lab
  • Aurora North America (MI)
  • Apex Controls (MI)
  • Bechtel (PA)
  • Belcon Engineering (MI)
  • Best Metal Products (MI)
  • Boeing - Seattle (WA)
  • Braun Intertek (WI)
  • Brawn Mixer (MI)
  • Burke Porter Machinery (MI)
  • Chevron (TX)
  • Citgo (TX)
  • Cargill (NE)
  • DC Cook Nuclear Power Plant (MI)
  • Dematic (MI)
  • DornerWorks, Ltd. (MI)
  • Eastman Chemical (TX)
  • Egemin Automation (MI)
  • Elara Engineering (IL)
  • Extol (MI)
  • Exxon/Mobil (TX)
  • Gentex (MI)
  • Hall and Associates (OH)
  • Herman Miller (MI)
  • Highlight (MI)
  • Honda R & D (OH)
  • Innotec (MI)
  • IBM (NY)
  • Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (MI)
  • JR Automation (MI)
  • Leland International (MI)
  • MGA Research (MI)
  • Nederveld and Associates (MI)
  • Northrop Grumman (CA)
  • Paradigm Design (MI)
  • Performance Software (MI)
  • Prein & Newhof (MI)
  • Progressive Surface (MI)
  • Rapidline (MI)
  • Raytheon (AZ)
  • Schlumberger (TX)
  • Shape Corporation (MI)
  • Siemens Oil and Gas (TX)
  • Spirit Aerosystems (KS)
  • STS (MI)
  • Stryker Medical (MI)
  • Texas Instruments (TX)
  • Tennant Corporation (MI)
  • Toyota
  • UOP (IL)
  • V3 Companies (IL)
  • Westinghouse (PA)

Calvin engineering graduates can be found in these careers:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Computer engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Pharmaceutical engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Sustainability design engineer

Our Stories

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    Expanding opportunities for women in engineering

    Fewer than 20 percent of all bachelor's degrees in engineering were awarded to women in the United States in 2015. Calvin College students are taking action to see that statistic change.

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  • Engineering student selected for German exchange program, interns at BMW

    Engineering student selected for German exchange program, interns at BMW

    Engineering student Aaron Berry reflects on his experience studying in Germany, interning at BMW, and his future plans.

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  • Expert considers Hurricane Florence's impact on infrastructure

    Expert considers Hurricane Florence's impact on infrastructure

    With Hurricane Florence fast approaching, professor of engineering Fred Haan lends his wind engineering expertise to predict the effect the storm may have on infrastructure in its path.

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  • Reactivating a 2,000-year-old water system in Jordan

    Reactivating a 2,000-year-old water system in Jordan

    This June, Calvin College engineering student Sarah Cok joined the Clean Water Institute of Calvin College, the Umm el-Jimal Project, and Jordanian experts to restore an ancient water system in a Jordanian village.

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