Technology, Engineering, Physical Sciences

Technology, Engineering, Physical Sciences

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2910

Complex problems. Big questions. Investigation and inquiry. In-depth research. Long-term solutions. Innovation and creativity.

The Technology, Engineering, and Physical Sciences (TEPS) Career Community covers a broad range of career paths and opportunities, but all of them will in some way interact with the themes of problem solving and scientific inquiry. Those involved in the TEPS community are people who are passionate about using their knowledge, skills, and talents to grapple with these themes and work their way toward real-world solutions.

What are some of the real-world topics in need of exploration and solutions in this area? Climate change. Internet of Things. Mars missions. Self-driving cars. Data security. STEM education. Clean energy. With the rapid development of technology and the exponential growth of innovative industries in need of problem solvers, we will continue to see these topics and more evolve as solutions are found and new questions are asked.

In a traditional sense, the TEPS career community offers opportunities that align with the following academic fields: astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, engineering, geosciences, math, and physics. However, since major does not necessarily equal career, anyone with an interest in these academic fields or industry areas can find a segment of their own career journey within the TEPS community.

Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Frances Adjorlolo, the Career Community Advisor for Technology, Engineering, & Physical Sciences



Technology Resources

Technology is present across all industries and disciplines, so the application of technical knowledge can be found in numerous career opportunities. Begin exploring through the resources below.

Engineering Resources

Engineering applies knowledge from science and math to real-world challenges in an effort of improve the world we live in. 

Physical Science Resources

Explore the resources below to learn about careers in the physical sciences, a branch of natural science which focuses primarily on the study of non-living systems.

Technology, Engineering, Physical Sciences

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2910

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Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


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Top Job Functions

Class of 2019 Top Job Functions in the Technology, Engineering, and Physical Sciences Community
Engineering — Web / Software
Information Technology
Data & Analytics
Lab Work / Science
Business Development
Customer / Technical Support
Design / Art
Product / Project Management
What they studied Where they work What they do
Media Arts and Sciences & Computer Science HubSpot Associate Web Developer
Neuroscience Wayfair Buyer
Political Science Facebook Account Manager
Biological Sciences Lyft Data Curator
Computer Science & Psychology Google Software Engineer
Computer Science & Mathematics Amazon Software Developer
Cinema and Media Studies Horizons School of Technology Fellow, UI/UX Intern
Economics Tulip Interfaces Hardware Engineer
Economics & Mathematics PayPal Financial Analyst
Media Arts and Sciences Bose Corporation User Experience Designer
Computer Science One Convergence, Inc. Software Engineer
Media Arts and Sciences & Music Uber Technical Writer
Media Arts and Sciences SimSpace Corporation UX/UI Designer
Computer Science Microsoft Software Engineer
Mathematics & Economics IBM Global Business Services Analytics Consultant
Computer Science & International Relations-Pols Sci Microsoft Software Engineer
Economics Stripe Software Engineer
Computer Science & Mathematics Google Engineering Resident
Computer Science Intuit Software Engineer
Economics & Spanish HP Inc. Channel Partner Transformation Analyst
Computer Science HubSpot Software Engineer
Computer Science Peloton Interactive Software Engineer
Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences Apple Linguist
Computer Science & Sociology Google Software Engineer
Economics & Mathematics PayPal Financial Analyst
Africana Studies & Education Studies Google Human Resources Associate
Neuroscience & History Cuseum Growth and Partnerships Strategist
* Highlighted outcomes from 2019 graduates
May 26, 2020

Sophomore Early Research Program - expected application deadline

Rising sophomores (members of the class of 2023) who are first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and/or students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the natural and social sciences.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

Sophomore Early Research Stipends for Student Research with Faculty in the Natural and Social Sciences: The Office of the Provost and Dean of the College will provide stipends for members of the class of 2023 to carry out collaborative research projects with natural science and social science faculty mentors during academic year 2020-2021. These stipends will enable students to work closely with faculty for approximately 7 hours/week during...

Wellesley Career Education Signature Internship Programs

Lorraine Hanley ’98

Wellesley College Internships are funded internships with organizations who maintain ongoing partnerships with the College to offer intern placement with them every year. Our program partners are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; international agencies; media outlets; advocacy and community organizations; and businesses both within the United States and in countries around the world.

Wellesley Career Education Summer Internship Grants (Stipends for Student-Identified Placements)

Lorraine Hanley ’98

Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education and other community development areas, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors both within the United States and internationally, as well. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

“Under the Andean sun, we excavate the site that shows evidence of occupation for nearly 3,000 years.”

“I previously had dreams to be an author, but found myself called by the combination of logic, mystery, and truth in science.”

Jun 15, 2020

National Institutes of Health Postbac Intramural Research Training Award (NIH Postbac IRTA) - direct application deadline

Eligible: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are graduating seniors/recent graduates (within 3 years of earning the BA) who intend to apply to graduate or professional school during their tenure at the NIH.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate school (typically for a PhD in a biomedical field) or professional degree program (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing/veterinary, etc.) an opportunity to spend one or two years performing fundede full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted...