After Graduation

About half of all students who complete degrees in physics and engineering at Washington and Lee will enter directly into technical employment, while the remainder continue into graduate work--most often in a scientific field, but occasionally in other fields such as management or law. Several graduates have earned prestigious international fellowships such as the Fulbright and Watson Fellowship. One has even taken a spacewalk as an astronaut with NASA.

Graduates with a B.S. degree in one of our three majors have a wide range of options. Check out where some recent graduates went:

Graduate School:

  • M.I.T. (Civil Engineering)
  • Stanford University (Aeronautics and Astronautics, Materials Science, Construction Engineering)
  • Cornell University (Materials Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering)
  • Carnegie Mellon (Chemical Engineering)
  • Drexel University (Electrical Engineering)
  • Howard University (Medicine)
  • Medical College of Ohio (Medicine)
  • Yale University (Divinity School)
  • Penn State (Civil Engineering)
  • Rutgers University (Physics, Materials Science)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Electrical Engineering)
  • Georgia Tech (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Fulbright Fellowship to India (Physics)
  • University of Alabama (Medicine)
  • University of North Carolina (Law)
  • University of Texas (Medicine, Petroleum Engineering)
  • University of Maryland (Medicine)
  • University of Michigan (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
  • University of Virginia (Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering)
  • University of Washington (Electrical Engineering)
  • Vanderbilt University (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Virginia Tech (VPI&SU) (Materials, Chemistry, Environmental Science)

Private Sector Jobs

  • Accenture Consulting
  • Anderson Consulting
  • Booz Allen
  • Hamilton Catholic Mission to Central America
  • Dell Computer Directed Technologies, Inc.
  • High School Teaching Medical Mission to Haiti
  • Northrop Grumman
  • U.S. Army Night Vision Laboratory
  • Wachovia Bank
  • Watson Fellowship to study culture of Southeast Asia
  • Whitman, Requardt & Associates
  • Xerox Corp.