After Graduation

About half of all students who complete a major in Physics, Engineering, and Integrated 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. 

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)
  • 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.