Think about opportunities in the following fields:

  • Government (building roads, bridges, buildings, etc)
  • Private construction companies
  • Home builders
  • Building Materials Industry
  • Engineering and Architectural Firms
  • Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Attend career fairs in the local area to create contacts and learn about new opportunities
  • Have a part time internship, research project, etc with a professor to gain work experience before graduating
  • When applying, personalize your initial outreach and demonstrate that you can follow instructions

  • State if you were top of your class
  • Include any projects you may have worked on
  • Include a skills section where you can list software experience
  • Include any leadership skills/positions
  • Put relevant experience and projects before others

  • Share a situation when a project or proposal of yours met resistance or was not adopted in a timely fashion. How did you handle this dilemma?
  • You may be asked technical questions, such as:
    • What are the steps involved in the concreting process, explain?
    • What do you understand by “preset” during the installation process of bridge bearings?
    • Why are steel plates inserted inside bearings in elastomeric bearings?
    • What are the different type of slump test indications?
    • Can you introduce yourself and your related experience as a civil engineer? What sort of projects were you involved in?
    • Tell us about any creative idea or innovative solution you brought to a project in your past professional background.
    • Have you made risk and/or feasibility, reliability analyses?

Career Resources for Civil Engineering Majors:

Civil Engineering Degree Types:

Civil Engineering MS, PhD

Construction Engineering and Management MS

Career Paths:

  • Master’s Degree: 
    • Building Control Surveyor
    • Consulting Civil Engineer
    • Contracting Civil Engineer
    • Site Engineer
    • Structural Engineer
    • Civil Engineer Manager
  • PhD:
    • Civil Engineer Professor
    • Civil Engineer Researcher

Civil Engineer

Median Salary:$82,050

Outlook: +8% (average)

Civil Engineering Technician

Median Salary:$48,340

Outlook: +5% (average)

Medical Scientists

Median Salary:$79,930 per year

Outlook: 8%

Drafters (Civil Engineering Drafter)

Median Salary:$51,940


Architectural and Engineering Managers

Median Salary:$130,620

Outlook:+2% (slower than average)

Construction and Building Inspectors

Median Salary:$56,040

Outlook:+8% (average)


Related Groups:

Civil Engineer Career Network

Civil Engineering Consultant

Civil Engineers Jobs in Telecom Sector

Civil Engineering Professional Network & Opportunity

Civil Engineer USA

Civil & Environmental Engineering (Nuclear Engineer & Nuclear Waste Management) Jobs

Entry Level Civil Engineer

Global Civil Engineering Network (OPEN)

New Civil Engineer

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