Real World Engineering, Boston

Boston has a long history of innovation. Today, the city is home to large companies and start-ups, with many diverse opportunities for engineers. RWE Boston students will stay in downtown Boston and travel in small groups to company sites all over the city and in nearby suburbs, getting a taste of living and working in the city. Visits are arranged based on areas of student’s interest, with opportunities across all engineering disciplines.

Who: This program is open to all undergraduate College of Engineering students.

Where: Students will visit companies in small groups or, in some cases, individually. Previous students have visited the following companies:

  • Nexamp
  • BVH Integrated Services
  • Shell Tech Works
  • Continuum
  • Medtronic
  • Amazon Robotics
  • P&G/Gillette
  • Soroco
  • iRobot
  • Silicon Labs
  • Dell
  • Translate Bio
  • Alert Innovation
  • MIT Lincoln Labs

College of Engineering students will receive an email about upcoming Real World Engineering opportunities, with links and information on how to apply.

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Here’s what a few RWE Boston students said:

“Before, I was unsure if I would be satisfied just becoming another software engineer or something similar. But, now I see that there are many ways someone in my field can go with their career. Also, I received lots of great input about the decision to follow a more manager-focused career track.”

“I was able to see untraditional ways of entering and interacting with the industry.”

“This experience helped me realize that my career options are not constricted by what my major is in”