Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Explore careers in the STEM industries by exploring the links below.  Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment via Handshake with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

A career in STEM often requires you to create a scientific resume which can highlight areas such as research skills and presentations. Check out scientific resume examples on Handshake in the resource library. 

Quicklinks: Job and Internship Resources | Student Organizations

Engineering, Math & Applied Science 
Computer Science
Earth & Environmental
Life & Chemical Science

General STEM Job and Internship Resources

  • ALL ACAD - Jobs, internships, & grants in research and industry for academics
  • Careers in Food & Beverage Industry
  • CSIIP - Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program for internships in Virginia
  • Dept of Defense - Scholarships
  • Dept of Energy - Fellowships, internships and mentoring in STEM
  • Dept of Health and Human Services 
  • HHMI - Research-based jobs
  • - New website for candidates interested in internships and full-time jobs in the intelligence community (Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence). Site hosts Job Exploration Tool in addition to postings. Security clearances can take up to 12 months - apply in the spring (2018) for the summer after next (2019). Juniors can apply for full-time positions starting after graduation.
  • NASA
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • NIH - National Institute of Health jobs and internships
  • ORISE - The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a variety of internship programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities across the United States.
  • Pathways to Science
  • Research Experience for Undergrads by NSF - National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. 
  • Science Careers
  • Science in Government
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Surgeon General
  • USDA
  • Zintellect - Listings of internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships funded by government and private sector organizations.

Student Organizations

  • Women in Technology and Science - WITS combats the societal idea that only boys should be pushed to excel in math and science. Our mission is to encourage young women to pursue science and technology by giving girls from local middle and elementary schools an opportunity to perform science experiments from all disciplines during the school year. WITS provides the women of Washington and Lee an outlet to become involved in the community in a valuable and meaningful way. 

Alumni to Know

One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.

To learn about and network with more alumni in the industry, visit the WLUalum Twitter!

Christian Martine '14

Christian graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Politics. He is currently a Product Solutions Manager at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, CA leading initiatives across trust and safety, ads delivery, and advertiser tools.

Tracy Norman '91

Tracy Norman graduated from W&L in 1991 with a B.A. in Philosophy and later a Masters in Philosophy from Villanova in 1995. She then graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed a private practice internship. She went to Texas A&M for a specialty residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine and became a board-certified specialist. She was on the faculty at Texas A&M for 6 additional years and has worked for Blue Ridge Equine Clinic for 5 years (2 years right after residency, and the last 3 years). Her professional interests include equine cardiology, lameness diagnosis, and diagnostic and interventional ultrasound. She lives in Staunton, VA with her husband and daughter.

Jessica Rosarda '10

Jessica graduated from Washington and Lee with a BS in Biology in 2010 and a love for genetics. While working as Forensic DNA Analyst identifying missing US service members killed in pre-Gulf War conflicts, she obtained her MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (specializing in Forensic DNA and Serology) from the University of Florida. She left forensics to become a next-generation sequencing (NGS) project coordinator for the National Institutes of Health Intramural Sequencing Center, and also worked as a peer-review associate for the scientific journal PLoS One. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Chemical and Biological Sciences from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. She has volunteered at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, as a DNA analyst with the Rare Genomics Institute, and as a military spouse career mentor.