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We’re here to help you explore different career paths, discover career aspirations, and connect you with networking opportunities. Now more than ever, the job market requires new college graduates to be prepared. Not only are new grads competing with their peers for jobs, but in many cases with individuals who already have workforce experience. Our undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni have access to: 

  • Career Fairs
  • Career Advising 
  • Resume Reviewing 
  • Internships/Coops
  • Interview Preparation 
  • Networking opportunities
  • Graduate school and post-graduate advising

 

Sample Careers by Major

A Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management affords graduates a broad array of professional opportunities upon graduation. Our recent graduates have joined the military services as commissioned officers and enlisted members. Some have become state or local law enforcement officers, or have joined fire departments. Others serve with FEMA. A number of recent graduates have joined private companies as entry-level supervisors. For private industry, areas in which our graduates work include:

  • Communications Operator
  • Emergency Management Specialist Consultant
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator 
  • Public Warning Specialist
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Emergency Manager
  • Hazardous Materials/Safety Specialist

This is what makes this major so unique because our graduates pursue work in every engineering field they have a strong passion for. The limits are self imposed. Renewable energy firms are always reaching out to our graduates

Possible positions for an Energy Systems Engineering major include:

  • Design engineer
  • Energy Analyst
  • Professional Engineer
  • Test engineer

The Facilities Engineering (FENG) program prepares graduates for careers in facilities engineering, management, and operations. Facilities engineers are responsible for the safe, economical, compliant and sustainable operation of various equipment and systems in large facilities such as manufacturing plants, office buildings, hospitals, and power plants. 

MMA Facilities Engineers can be found in every business sector, in every level of   management throughout industry all across the globe. 

Possible positions for a Facilities Engineering major include:

  • Director of Facilities
  • Vice President of Operations
  • President of their own start-up company
  • Senior Executive Management 
  • Engineering Systems Specialist

This program prepares graduates in the foundation of general business, with a focus on the maritime sector, and prepares them for careers in the fields of management, logistics, transportation, operations, shipping, chartering, and maritime business. These unique skills provide cadets with an edge in the increasingly global marketplace. Many of our graduates go on to work in the following fields:

  • General Business
  • Shipping & Operations
  • Vessel Chartering & Brokerage
  • Port & Terminal Operations
  • Maritime Law & Insurance
  • Supply Chain Management

 

 The Marine Engineering (MENG) program prepares graduates for careers as licensed engineering officers in the United States Merchant Marine and for engineering positions in associated shoreside industries. Many graduates later go on to become senior management executives throughout industry.

Possible positions for a Marine Engineering major include:

  • Chief Engineer on a merchant ship
  • Port Engineer for an marine related company
  • Executive management for major corporations 
  • Field service engineers throughout industry  

Careers as environmental and safety officers at sea (on cruise ships, drilling ships, oil rigs, NOAA Corps, Coast Guard,) and on land with numerous companies and institutions; environmental consultants and remediation specialists, environmental managers, scientific research technicians, law enforcement, GIS professionals, and educators. Some of the careers of our graduates include:

  • US Environmental Protection Agency or State Department of Environmental Protection Department scientists and safety specialists.
  • NOAA Fisheries or State Division of Marine Fisheries scientists and safety specialists.
  • Environmental managers
  • Scientific research technicians
  • Law enforcement
  • GIS professionals
  • Educators

Career Paths are numerous. Many of our majors go on to work in the civilian maritime industry both afloat and ashore. Graduating with an Unlimited Tonnage, any Oceans License allows you to work on any type of vessel as a navigation watch officer and in charge of cargo loading and deck operations.

You could choose to work on the largest container vessel or cruise ship sailing the world’s oceans or stay closer to home aboard a tugboat, yacht, or ferry. Choosing to stay ashore your B.S. of Marine Transportation degree and shipboard knowledge prepares you for management and operations positions within the transportation, intermodal and petroleum industries.

 Possible positions for a Marine Transportation major include:

  • Third Mate or navigation officer on oceangoing ships
  • Mate on a tugboat
  • Many of our graduates have gone on to work for organizations such Military Sealift Command, Maersk, American Maritime Officers, Kirby Corporation, Moran Towing or McDonough Marine.