Career Exploration and Development

Science and Technology

Oberlin students can apply the technical and non-technical skills they have learned within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to reach their professional goals in this fast-growing field.

Two people wearing safety glasses are bent over a table, working with a laser frequency comb.
Angel Nunez and Professor Jason Stalnaker aligning their laser frequency comb for a two photon spectroscopy experiment.
Photo credit: Jennifer Manna

Possible Paths

You might be surprised at the variety of opportunities and employers in this sector. STEM internship and employment opportunities include:


  • Research and development
  • Education (K-12, Higher)
  • Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental, etc.)
  • Mathematics
  • Public policy
  • Environmental science/sustainability
  • Health and safety
  • Space and aeronautics
  • Geology
  • Astronomy


  • Software development
  • Computer systems
  • IT management
  • Web development
  • Information and cyber security
  • Network engineering
  • Programming
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)

Career Development Center CLEAR Drop-in Hours

Drop by to chat with Amani Green, Assistant Director for Career Readiness in the Science Center!

  • Where: Science Center, K100
  • Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Dates: Every Tuesday through May 24, 2022

The following resources provide a variety of job search databases related to science and technology careers.

Connect with alumni through Wisr, Oberlin's student-alumni networking platform. Join the Career Community for Science and Technology to engage with members from all over the world in various STEM fields.

Science and Technology Jobs & Internships

Below is a sampling of jobs and internships currently posted for Obies. Log in to Handshake to explore all of the available opportunities.

Science Resources

Below are some of the resources we recommend for funding scientific projects and finding new opportunities, including technical laboratory positions.