Careers & Alumni

Common EE Career Paths

Employment sectors (with example job responsibilities) for graduates with EE degrees include:

  • Education and Research: Teaching at the high school through university level, cutting-edge electronics and engineering research at universities and government research centers.
  • Engineering Consulting & Public Service: Design and operation of public works including power generation, transmission, and distribution facilities.  This also includes monitoring, permitting, and power trading markets.
  • Industry: Design of software and hardware for a wide range of electronic and optical systems including: consumer electronics, defense applications, wireless communications, data networks, energy production, robotics, integrated circuits, etc

Alumni Profiles

○      Katherine Cagen ('14) - Hardware Development Engineer, Amazon

Katherine Cagen graduated from Harvard College in 2014 with the S.B. degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduating, she moved to Seattle, Wash. to work as an Electrical Engineer at Microsoft on the Surface product line. While at Microsoft, she and her team designed the motherboards and other electronics for the Surface Pro 4 and the new Surface Pro (2017) computers. She left Microsoft in 2016 to join Amazon’s Prime Air group as a Hardware Development Engineer and currently designs sensing and computing hardware for package delivery UAVs.