Engaged 3-2 Engineering
Engaged 3-2 Engineering takes what you’re learning in your courses and puts it into practice through internships, research, study away, winter term, career exploration, and beyond.
Here’s a sampling of recent projects, field experiences, and post-graduate destinations for 3-2 engineering majors.
RISE at Oberlin
Research. Internships. Study Away. Experiential Learning.
Ways 3-2 Engineering Majors Rise
- Design and test introductory lessons on 3D printing (Oberlin’s Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching)
- Monitor wastewater treatment by the Living Machine at Oberlin’s Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
- Design, implement, and maintain a system that monitors a building’s energy usage (Environmental Studies Program)
- Mutagenesis study of the molecular motor of muscle (myosin) and the protein interactions that tune it
- Medtronic, Washington, DC
- National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico
- Marketing and events intern, Council of Urban Professionals, New York City
- Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates, Columbia University, New York City
- Software engineering intern, Google, California
- Environmental underwriting intern, AIG, Houston
- Environmental intern, L’Oréal, New York City
- Design intern, Panafold, San Francisco
- Capital markets summer analyst, Castle Oaks Securities, LP, New York City
- Marketing and events intern, Council of Urban Professionals
- Living Machine student coordinator, Oberlin College
- Operator intern, Water Environment Protection Facility, Washington
- Tel Aviv University for Overseas Students, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, University of Sydney, Australia
- Associated Colleges in China, Beijing
- Intensive engineering course at Washington University, January term
- Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, King’s College London
- Yale-NUS College in Singapore
- Student design and construction of energy-efficient housing in Bali, Indonesia
- Working in a local bike mechanic shop, working in a local car mechanic shop
First Destinations of Recent 3-2 Engineering Majors
Between 1999 and 2019, 74 Oberlin students transitioned to engineering studies through the program: 8 to Caltech, 26 to Washington University, 34 to Columbia University, 1 to Case Western Reserve University, and 5 to non-partners (such as Illinois Institute of Technology, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and University of Southern California)
- Programmer/analyst at Haines & Company in Cleveland
- Software engineer at Google in California
- Project engineer at Emerson in St. Louis
- Project engineer at Natural Systems Utilities in New Jersey
- Infrastructure resilience and outreach coordinator in Boulder, Colo.
- Structural engineer at ARUP in San Francisco
- Research analyst at Industrial Economics in Cambridge, Mass.
- Mechanical engineer at Raytheon