Every engineering student has dreamed of having where to work after he or she graduates. It is an ambition that lingers at the back of their minds about their future as engineers. People would think upon themselves that these companies they long for are hard to reach, so they resort to wishful thinking. But who would not? It’s free.
The biggest science, tech, and engineering companies are the targets of these aspirants. More engineering students would want to work for NASA, Google, and Boeing, among others, according to Universum.
Universum, a global research and advisory firm, annually lists employers which they survey as preferred companies of college students. This 2016, the company asked 72,223 undergraduate students from 359 American universities in 165 areas of study, which includes more than 10,952 engineering majors.
The survey started from October 2015 which went for five months. This is due to the slight changes of undergraduate employment interests based on a given employer’s activities throughout the year.
Students responded on a survey which allows them to identify companies for which they would most want to work, out of a designated list of 341 employers. They have indicated whether they have or plan to apply to these companies.
In 2015, the top 15 most attractive companies for engineering students in America are as follows:
#5: Space X
#6: Lockheed Martin Corporation
#7: Walt Disney Company
#10: General Electric
This list has not changed as much in 2016. NASA still holds the title in being the most attractive company for engineering students, with Google and Boeing just behind. Tesla, SpaceX and Lockheed Martin have also retained their spots.
Walt Disney has landed on the eighth spot with Apple now on the seventh and General Electric on the ninth. New top 10 entry Microsoft clinches the last spot. ExxonMobil is the biggest loser in the 2015 list who fell to the 12th place in 2016.
The age of innovation perhaps influenced engineering students to pick companies described as innovative. Companies with a creative and dynamic work environment and strong leadership are the second top choice.