University of Vermont

CEMS Civil Engineering Major

Civil Engineering

Alumni with degrees in Civil Engineering pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Civil Engineering.

Job Title

Career Industry

Architect Infrastructure Design
Chief Information Officer Mining
Civil Engineer Infrastructure and Public Works
Director of New Product Operations Health and Wellness
Financial Advisor Financial Services
Geotechnical Engineer State Government
Industrialization Planner Automation
Logistics Engineer Food & Beverage
Math Teacher Education
Procurement Professional Technology
Staff Hydraulic Engineering Hydrologic Systems
State Trooper State Government
Traffic Design Engineer State Government
Water Resource Engineer Hydrologic Systems

Recent Employers

AMEC Environment & Infrastructure Boeing
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Fitbit
IBM Corporation NBBJ
Rockwell Automation Standard and Poor’s
State of Vermont

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Civil Engineering

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Synthesize fundamental concepts and past practices
Make informed decisions after reviewing all pertinent information
Critically analyze and interpret data

Patience and follow through
Works well under pressure
Ability to give clear instructions and lead a production team
Strong management skills
Ability to manage a budget

Effectively communicates to both general and professional audiences
Writes and speaks clearly
Ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Analyze the properties of soil and rock that support and affect structures
Gather and interpret information
Conduct experiments

Design and conduct laboratory experiments
Develop projects to solve problems

Knowledge of emerging technology
Organize materials, information, and people

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Work collaboratively on a team in order to solve problems and brainstorm new methods and ideas

Ability to work with diverse groups of people
Understanding the different needs and demands of individual populations

Awareness of professional practice issues and the societal and global environment that influence engineering practice and design

To learn more about majoring in Civil Engineering at UVM go to: http://www.uvm.edu/~cems/cee/

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