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Aerospace, Defense

Industry-Specific Insights

  • For a quick and efficient search, concentrate on the major industry employers and professional organization job boards (i.e. AIAA). Check out the list of companies below to get started.
  • Use technical terms that describe your academic area (i.e. electrical, materials, mechanical/ structural, software, etc.) to refine your search on major job boards.
  • If you pursue an internship or job opportunities with government agencies, offices, or contractors, you may need to obtain a security clearance. You can learn more about the process by reading this guide.
  • Make an electronic portfolio of independent projects and class assignments to show recruiters.
  • View our Career Planning Guide & Internship Orientation Guide. Here is an accessible PDF: Internship Orientation Guide.

Job Boards

Industry-Specific Job Boards

Recommended Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

Recommended Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

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Industry Blogs

Aerospace & Defense Companies