Careers and Resources
The Job Resource: A web-site has been created especially for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students and alumni by AfterCollege Career Management Tools. AfterCollege will maintain this site. Employers can post to this site and students can post their resumes as well. There are currently over 200 positions posted. Browse this site to see the many things it can offer you.
Summer Internships: Princeton students seeking summer internships must use the SAFE system to locate and apply for opportunities.
MAE Summer Research Experience (SRE)
Application Deadline: March 1
The MAE SRE provides the opportunity for non-Princeton undergraduates to explore research opportunities and gain experience that is not part of their regular undergraduate curriculum. Students work with MAE faculty on a project of mutual interest and gain exposure to the different types of research being pursued in the department. The program is open to non-Princeton undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year. The program is targeted towards members of groups in the United States who have traditionally been underrepresented in engineering and applied sciences, including women. We seek such students who wish to pursue the higher education and research necessary to prepare themselves for study in engineering and the applied sciences. Our goal is to provide a research experience for potential young scientists to make very strong applications to the best graduate schools.
Students must identify an MAE faculty sponsor and in collaboration with the faculty sponsor, submit an outline of a summer project. A student must also submit a transcript, a letter of support from the faculty sponsor and one letter of recommendation from a mentor familiar with their work. A limited number of awards are available each year of approximately $6,000 for an 8-10 week experience. The ideal time frame for the summer research experience is June 11 through August 11. Students must be US citizens or international students with existing work authorization in the United States. For full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted to the Senior Manager by the deadline.
MAE Undergraduate Student Funding for Scholarly Travel
The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) has a limited number of travel grants available to MAE undergraduate students to travel for scholarly activities related to Independent Work, Senior Thesis or Senior Project, when no other funding options are available. This may include presenting a paper or poster at a professional conference. We will consider proposals from individuals who have a specific need to travel for professional enhancement such as a recognized student organization chapter conference. For students invited by their thesis adviser, it is expected that the adviser will provide the funding for travel. Proposals are accepted in both fall and spring semesters with grants awarded up to $300 per student per academic year.
To request travel funds students must apply through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). Search for: MAE Undergraduate Student Funding for Scholarly Travel.
The following information will be required:
- the date(s), location, and purpose of travel
- the title and abstract of paper/poster, if relevant
- a travel budget for all trip expenses
- an accounting of funds already committed from other sources (department, adviser, etc.)
- adviser name
- a statement from the applicant how this will benefit your research or academic study
- a statement of support from your adviser emailed to the Undergraduate Administrator
Student Organization Funding Request
Your group may submit the information below, in writing, to the Senior Manager. Reviews typically take 1-2 weeks and we will inform you of the outcome in writing.
- Full proposal describing the event, conference or other activity of the funding request. The proposal should clearly describe how MAE students will participate and include a list of the MAE students who are involved with planning or are participating. How many students participate in total, from all departments?
- Detailed budget including a list of confirmed contributors (department names and amount requested is sufficient).
- What other departments or units have been solicited for funding support? List of department names. Are the Keller Center or the School of Engineering and Applied Science aware of the event or providing any support?
- Name of the student organization sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the associated department number.
- Approved funding requests require that a report be submitted by the end of the academic year in which the funding is provided. In addition to a summary of activities, the report should include a detailed budget and expense report, list the MAE students who participated and describe their participation. Failure to submit the report may impact the ability to fund future requests from the student organization.