In our most recent survey of program graduates, we found that 100% of our responding graduates from 2016 to 2018 found full-time employment or started an advanced degree after graduating from WVU Tech. They also reported an average starting salary range of $45,000 - $55,000.
Almost all of our graduates are either employed in their field or go on to graduate school within six to twelve months following graduation. Employers of our graduates are quite a diverse group. However, most graduates do stay in West Virginia upon finding employment.
After graduation, civil engineers that want to advance their career opportunities seek professional registration, i.e., become a professional engineer. One step towards professional registration is that the applicant must be a graduate of an ABET-accredited program. In preparing our students academically towards professional registration, our curriculum requires seniors to take ENGR 402 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Review. This course helps them prepare for taking the FE exam, a necessary first-step towards professional registration.
In past years, our graduates have also pursued graduate degrees in civil engineering at several prestigious universities.
Civil Engineering graduates have accepted a wide range of area positions, including:
WV Department of Transportation Secretary, WV Department of Transportation, Charleston, WV
Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering, Elkview, WV
Project Manager, Summit Engineering, Chapmanville, WV
Bridge Engineer, Modjeskic & Masters, Charleston, WV
Project Manager, Cives Steel, Winchester, VA
Environmental Engineer, Chapman Technical, St. Albans, WV
Civil Engineer, Jacobs Engineering, Elkview, WV
Design Engineer, W. R. Ramsey, Beckley, WV
Staff Engineer, Potesta & Associates, Charleston, WV
Engineer I, HNTB, Scott Depot, WV
Engineer, Alpha Engineering Services, Beckley, WV
Engineer, Urban Engineering, Chantilly, VA
Civil Engineer, RMCC, Inc., Glasgow, WV
Civil Engineer, Youngblood & Tyler, Richmond, VA
Junior Estimator, Trumball Corporation, St. Albans, WV
Highway Design Engineer, Qk4 Engineering, St. Albans, WV
Geotechnical Engineer, Triad Engineering, St. Albans, WV
Civil Associate II, Michael Baker Jr., Charleston, WV
Civil Engineer, Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
Civil Engineer, Bowman Consulting, Winchester, VA
Project Engineer, Ahern & Associates, Charleston, WV
Civil Engineer, Chapman Technical Group, St. Albans, WV
Environmental Engineer, Environmental Design Group, Vienna, WV
Project Engineer, Triad Engineering, St. Albans, WV
Project Manager, So. Eastern Construction Co., Pineville, WV
Civil Engineer, Brookfield Homes, Fairfax, VA