Engineering Career Guides
Career exploration is the process of learning about yourself and the world of work, identifying and exploring potentially satisfying occupations, then developing an effective strategy to realize your goals.
We recommend that students start planning their future career as early as possible.
To help you in this process, we have developed the McGill Engineering Student Centre 4-Year Plan, a summary of activities we recommend you get involved in from U0 to U3 to help you plan and prepare for a successful career.
To learn more about different engineering career paths, please begin by consulting the following websites and documents and meet with a Career Advisor:
- National Occupational Classification (Canada)
- Graduating Engineer and Computer Careers
- Occupational Information Network (U.S.A.)
- Sloan Career Cornerstone Centre
- What is a consulting engineer? (Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada)
Career Path Profiles
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Software Engineering
The following websites will have general salary information. You can also contact an advisor for additional information.
- Government of Canada Labour Market Information
- CaPS Salary Resources
- NACE Salary Calculator (For U.S. salaries)
Company and Industry guides
- Vault Online Career Library (accessible through the McGill Library)
- Mining Industry Human Resources Council
- Branham300 - ICT companies
- The Alliance of Sector Councils
- Eco Canada