University of Vermont

CEMS Electrical and Computer Engineering Major

Electrical Engineering

Alumni with degrees in Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering.

Job Title

Career Industry

Characterization Engineer Technology
Control Systems Engineer Healthcare Services
Electrical Engineer Technology
Engineering Manager Utilities
Food Service Director Healthcare Services
Patent Examiner Federal Government
Patient Representative Biomedical Research
Process Control Engineer Industrial Supply
Quality Assurance Auditor Infrastructure Services
Reliability Test Engineer Technology
Research and Development Food & Beverage
Science Teacher Education
Senior Hardware Engineer Technology
Systems Architect Food & Beverage

Recent Employers

Apple GE Healthcare
General Electric Foundation Green Mountain Power Corporation
IBM Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Logic Supply NASA
Omya, Inc. Texas Instruments, Inc.
United States Government Varian Medical Systems
VT Energy Investment Corporation

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 Electrical Engineering:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Use creativity and logic to develop new solutions to problems
Good judgment

Troubleshooting skills
Work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Gives detailed directions

Communicates clearly verbally and in writing
Simplifies complicated and technical information

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Gather and evaluate data
Conduct experiments, develop, and test theories

Design and develop electrical equipment
Evaluate and improve existing technological systems

Organize materials, information, and people
Knowledgeable about existing and new technology

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Working on a research team to work toward a common goal
Collaborates with colleagues to develop creative solutions and improvements

Assess the needs of diverse communities
Sensitivity to cultural diversity

Knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits, semiconductor devices, signal and system analysis, digital systems, and control systems and design


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