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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Career Community

Whether you want to work in a lab, in a forest, or for an environmental consulting firm (or plenty more), this community allows you to engage in work that’s cutting edge and constantly evolving. It’s a broad community, and provides a solid foundation that can take you in multiple directions.



The following are commonly chosen majors, though any Willamette major can prepare you for a career in this community.



  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analyst
  • Ecologist
  • Energy Advisor/Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Science Writer/Journalist
  • Software Developer
  • Video Game Designer
  • Virologist

Sample Work Settings

Research Laboratory, Research Hospital, IT Companies, Educational Software Companies, Energy Companies, Tech Start-ups, Medical Technology, Pharmaceutical Companies, National Park System, Video Game Companies, National Labs



  • Computer and IT
  • Group Collaboration
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Science Software
  • Laboratory Skills & Methods (Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, etc.)
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Research Design
  • Science Writing/Communication
  • Teaching/Instruction

Internships Map

Select a marker on the map to learn about specific internships Willamette students have pursued.

Internships for Credit

Career Development can support students seeking academic credit for internships. In order to earn internship credit, students must be enrolled in our Internship for Academic credit course.

Fast Facts

Individualized career advising helps WU students achieve goals throughout their college careers.

  • of WU undergrads do at least one internship during their time at WU

    of graduates are either working or in graduate school 6 months after graduation

    of WU Grads go directly to graduate or professional programs

    One:One Career Advising appointments completed per year in Career Development

Alumni Highlight

Saniya Lakka, ’20

Major: Computer Science
Minors: Math and Studio Art 
Job: Software Engineer, Nike

Job Description: As a software engineer in AI/ML, Saniya works with other engineers to help develop pipelines that support Machine Learning models.

Saniya Lakka

Advice from Saniya

“Take advantage of the opportunities that your departments might offer, whether it’s an application for an internship, a hackathon, or clubs within your major, this experience and exposure is always great.”

Willamette University

Career Development

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