Graduate Outcomes

Why Dartmouth MEM?

Top companies hire Dartmouth MEM graduates for important roles in data analytics, product management, operations, and more. Because of the depth and breadth of their skills, many MEM graduates advance to senior managerial and leadership positions in their chosen fields.

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Career Placement

Our 100% internship placement and 90% full-time job placement rates, every year, reflect the strong demand for Dartmouth MEM graduates and the skills they add to an organization on day one. FUNCTION INDUSTRY COMPANY
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Career Skills

MEM students master these practical skills to add value in any organization:

  • problem-solving
  • communication and presentation
  • leadership and organization
  • technology assessment

These skills are applied in coursework and the MEM internship

Jessica Duda, MEM '99, is Project Director at Third Rock Ventures. She says the MEM provided a "unique cornerstone" for her career. She adds:

"The Dartmouth MEM has opened numerous doors and allowed me to pursue many varied interests from general management consulting in a variety of industries to venture capital investing in early stage, high-tech startup companies. My uniquely broad engineering education combined with the essential business principles taught in the MEM program have been invaluable resources in evaluating the technical feasibility of new ideas, determining the extent to which it is possible to transform these ideas into marketable products, and identifying opportunities within the marketplace that will foster successful growth of new companies."

Read about other MEM graduates.

Find out more about the skills gained during the MEM program as employers of MEM students discuss why they hire MEMs.


As a capstone experience, students complete an industry internship during which they take on a project in the framework of ENGG 390: Master of Engineering Management Project. The internship can focus on engineering, management, or both. During the internship, students manage a real-world project and apply engineering problem-solving skills while working in an industrial context. Students work with the sponsor and gain credit for the course, so they must satisfy multiple needs and requirements during the internship. Upon returning to Dartmouth, students present the results of their internship project to a professional review board.

Recent internship placements demonstrate the range of options for the MEM student:

Hear MEM students describe their internships: