Careers in Industry

We have a history of producing industrial leaders. While we are now producing more academics than ever, we still have strong industrial ties. Our graduates earn jobs with top companies in a wide range of industries year after year. Additionally, you can be assured that recruiters from all the top companies will be on campus.

How We Help You Prepare for a Career in Industry

Industry Research:  Many of our research projects are conducted in collaboration with corporate partners. Students working on these projects participate in research directly relevant to industry. They also build their networks and learn from experienced practitioners, as the work often involves direct collaboration with industrial scientists and engineers.

Reputation:  According to corporate recruiters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal for their recruiter rankings, Georgia Tech produces the best graduates in engineering and is the seventh best university for corporate recruiting overall.

Publication in top journals:  It’s not just for academics. Industry also appreciates the fact that our PhD students regularly publish their work in top journals.

Technical Communications Program:  Employers in industry have consistently ranked communication skills as one of the most important attributes for employees. The ChBE@GT Technical Communications Program will give you the tools you need to be successful in any job.

Graduate Communication Certificate:  The Graduate Communication Certificate Program is a series of workshops educating students about the full range of communication skills needed to obtain and succeed in an industry job. A capstone experience allows students to put what they have learned into practice and get feedback on their work.

Leadership Development:  Students learn to be better leaders by supervising and mentoring undergraduate researchers. Additionally, AChEGS and other student organizations provide opportunities to develop leadership skills.

Graduate Symposium:  The yearly Graduate Research Symposium allows you to present your research to visiting corporate representatives. In 2012, 18 corporations, including 12 Fortune 500 companies, sent representatives looking to hire new PhDs to the symposium.

Career Services:  Georgia Tech’s Career Services office exists to help you get into the career of your dreams. They offer numerous events and services, including career fairs, mock interviews, seminars, and career counseling.

Big Network:  Being part of one of the biggest chemical & biomolecular engineering programs in the nation’s largest college of engineering means you are going to be part of a huge alumni network. About 7,500 of those College of Engineering alumni are currently in senior level positions, such as CEOs, CIOs, CEOs, presidents, executive vice presidents, and board chairs.

Selected Companies Hiring Recent PhD Graduates
  • Air Products
  • Amgen
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Celanese
  • CH2M HILL
  • Chevron
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Dow
  • Enka Chemicals
  • Evonik
  • ExxonMobil
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Frito Lay
  • GE
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honeywell
  • Intel
  • Merck
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Nalco
  • Owens Corning
  • Park Systems
  • Samsung
  • Shell
  • Texas Instruments