Post-Graduation Planning

Have you started thinking about what you would like to do after you graduate?

As a graduating Mechanical Engineering student you have a lot of options to consider. Below you will find some resources to help you begin your planning.

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

The FE Exam is open to students who have graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree or are in their last semester of their degree and is the first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (PE). The exam is now computer-based and offered year-round. Resources and review videos are available to you at no cost on the Clark School CANVAS FE Exam Review Site.

Did you miss the FE Exam Review we held this semester? Are you interested in accessing free reviews of topics covered on the exam? They have been recorded and posted to our FE Review site. To request access to the FE Review site, go to:

For more information about the exam and to apply:

Graduate School

Attending graduate school for an MS or PhD is a popular choice for students who are looking to go into research or academia, but there are a variety of other reasons one would pursue this option. The University of Maryland also offers Master of Engineering or Graduate Certificate programs (non-thesis based) in person or online.

Each semester we host a Graduate Studies Info Session to discuss these options and the application process, what to look for in a program, and other points of interest. To view the Fall 2016 Graduate Studies Info Session, *HERE. *Faculty recommendations in the panel discussion represent the personal views of the faculty members and may not represent accurate portrayal of other faculty views and policies.

To learn more about the MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering graduate program at the University of Maryland go HERE.

To learn more about the Master of Engineering or Graduate Certificate programs at the University of Maryland go HERE or check out this VIDEO.

If you’re interested in exploring other graduate programs at the University of Maryland, go HERE.

Engineering Co-op & Career Services

Engineering Co-op & Career Services provides a variety of services to engineering students. Through this office you can have your resume critiqued, attend workshops to enhance your job searching skills, meet with employers who are visiting campus and attend career fairs. For a full list of services, contact information and events, please go visit their website.

Alumni Association

Network with previous UMD alumni through various events hosted by the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Learn more about benefits of getting involved by visiting their website.