Internships & Careers

The Boston area is an ideal place to study the sciences. The region is home to prestigious hospitals and to the world’s largest life-sciences cluster—about 180 biotech companies. Opportunities abound for professional networking, internships, and careers.

Physics Opportunities

The study of physics is an integral part of many other disciplines—astronomy, medical imaging, nanotechnology, earth science, and engineering—and a degree in this field is very versatile. Employment rates among physics majors are among the highest nationwide. Some graduates go on to careers in research or academia; others pursue engineering or medical careers. Recent job placements include:

  • Akamai Technologies
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Thinking Phone Networks
  • United States Air Force
Our alumni are pursuing graduate study at:
  • Boston College
  • Brandeis University
  • MIT
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • University of Massachusetts

Electrical Engineering Opportunities

Please note that this program is no longer accepting applications for new student enrollment.

A major in Electrical Engineering will empower you to become a skilled academic researcher, as well as to thrive in careers with major industrial corporations, start-ups, and consulting groups. You’ll learn how to design and conduct experiments; to analyze and interpret data; to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; to participate in discussions involving ethical, contemporary, and social issues relating to the impact of engineering on society; and to use software simulation and computation packages, and basic laboratory instrumentation.

Our alumni find professional success at nationally known corporations and pursue advanced studies at prestigious institutions, including:

  • Analog Devices
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • CannonDesign
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • ICEX
  • Intel
  • New England Civil Engineering Corp.
  • Phoenix Electric Corp.
  • Raytheon BBN Technologies
  • Syncsort

Suffolk alumni now pursue graduate studies at universities like:

  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • MIT
  • Northeastern University Law School
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Davis
  • Washington University

You may also choose to continue your studies at Suffolk University Law School by studying patent law—one of the hottest areas of law in the US. You can earn a juris doctor (JD) degree with a concentration in intellectual property and specialization in patent law. You may even be able to have your studies paid for—law firms often pay full tuition for employees who attend law courses at night.

Our Career Development Center can also help you take the next step in your career or education.