Career Opportunities For Undergraduate

and Graduate Students


Mechanical engineering related job opportunities may be shared with current students at the discretion of the ME department.  We will consider job listings directly from employers, but not from employment agencies.  Please send job opportunities to ME Job Opportunities or they can be posted on Hokies4Hire.

We strongly encourage students to visit the Virginia Tech Career Services website and sign up for the Hokies 4 Hire on-campus interview program. The Career Services website has some very useful information on writing resumes, interviewing, and joining the co-op and internship programs.

About 25% of our mechanical engineering students participate in the co-op program before they graduate. The vast majority of the other ME students have engineering internships or related work experience by the time they graduate. Students should sign up for a required co-op orientation session if they with to find out more about the co-op program.

Our courses are scheduled in a way that makes it easier for co-op students and interns to take the courses they need when they need them. Students work with a Career Services representative and the departmental career advisor to carefully plan a work/school schedule when the student enters the co-op program.

Co-op students typically graduate in 5 years (with 3-4 work terms) and spend their entire senior year (fall & spring) at Virginia Tech. Students with a large number of AP credits might be able to graduate in 4 years with a co-op job with careful planning during the freshman year. Sample co-op schedules are posted on our website for rising sophomores and juniors. ME students can contact Sarah Deisher (last names A-G), Linda Vick (last names H-O), or Heather Whedbee (last names P-Z) for help in creating a course plan to allow for a co-op job or internship.