Success After Graduation

With a focus on practical, hands-on learning and strong connections with industry leaders, the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management (SECCM) prepares its graduates for successful careers.

Alumni Stories of Success 

Across all our programs, alumni find success in graduate programs and their fields.

image of RWU alum Elsch Maisoh, Gilbane Building Co. Project Manager

“Companies will generally tell you that when they hire kids from Roger Williams, they are the cream of the crop. They know the school and they know what kind of students they’re getting when they hire someone from Roger Williams.”

ELSCH MAISOH '13, Project Manager at Gilbane Building Company
Major: Construction Management
More:  Put on the Right Track for Construction Career

'You Graduate Knowing A Lot More Than the Competition'

image of RWU alum Michael Patient, software engineer at SpaceX

"The real reason I have my position at SpaceX is that I managed to get into a highly specialized area of engineering that filled a specific need for them."


MICHAEL PATIENT ’07, Software Engineer at SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies)
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Music
More: From RWU to the Cutting Edge of Space Exploration

Real-World Experience Sets Up Success

image of RWU alum Sarah Agnalt, electrical engineer at General Dynamics

"While the classes are great, it was because of the Society of Women Engineers and other clubs I was a part of that really shaped me and my passion for engineering. It’s what has helped me see myself and my career as an engineer."

SARAH AGNALT ’18, Electrical Engineer at General Dynamics
Major: Engineering
Minors: Mathematics and Business
More: Electrical Engineering Extracurricular Involvement

image of RWU alum Jared Ramos, project engineer at Gilbane Building Co.

"Being in a Living Learning Community with engineering, construction management, and architecture students was an experience I’ll never forget. We had similar interests but different ideas, a big influence for me."


JARED RAMOS ’18, Project Engineer at Gilbane Building Company
Major: Engineering
More: Making a Lasting Mark through Civil Engineering

Catalyzing Success

image of RWU alum Jessica Spivey, Shawmut Design & Construction Senior Site Superintendent

 

"My time at RWU taught me how I learn, which is extremely important in recognizing one's own needs and how to get the most out of an experience."


JESSICA SPIVEY '08, Senior Site Superintendent at Shawmut Design and Construction
Major: Construction Management
Minors: Business and Architecture
More: Learning to Lead in Construction Management
 

image of RWU alum Madison Newton, project engineer at Gilbane Building Co.

"The engineering department strongly emphasizes internships and experience in your field of study, which is what got me to where I am."

MADISON NEWTON '17, Project Engineer at Gilbane Building Company
Major: Engineering
More: Gaining Early Field Experience in Civil Engineering

Bob Carlson at work

“The classes at Roger Williams were really hands-on, giving you actual building and design experience. After graduating you hit the ground running.” 


BOB CARLSON '08, Operations Manager at Building Enclosure Science 
Major: Construction Management
Minors: Business Management and Graphic Design 

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Resources

The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management’s state-of-the-art facilities and tools, and its extra-curricular clubs and teams, help you develop the practical and networking skills you need to succeed.

RWU Equips You for a Great Career

graphic representing Job Placement: All 2019 SECCM graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Job Placement

All 2019 SECCM graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

graphic represents WORKING IN THEIR CHOSEN FIELD  All 2019 SECCM graduates whose first job is in engineering, construction, manufacturing, technology or consulting industries.
First Job, Dream Job

Percentage of 2019 SECCM graduates whose first job is in engineering, construction, manufacturing, technology or consulting industries.

graphic represents NORTHEAST AND BEYOND: 2019 SECCM graduates are working in locations across the nation.
The Northeast and Beyond

2019 SECCM graduates are working in locations across the nation.

Brand-new SECCM Labs

Open in January 2020, SECCM Labs is a 27,000-square-foot, three-story, state-of-the-art laboratory building in the heart of our Bristol campus. It's designed to promote community, collaboration, innovation, and experiential education, with access to cutting-edge technology and group workspace. 

image of RWU's newly completed  SECCM Labs' Fluid Mechanics Lab Signature Spaces:

  • Construction Management Methods & Materials Lab
  • Applied Engineering & Fabrication Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Computer Science Software Experimentation Lab
  • Electrical Engineering Lab
  • Advanced Technology and Innovation Studio
  • BIM/Virtual Reality Lab
  • Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • Multi-purpose project rooms, meeting spaces and student commons
Resources

As a student in one of our three majors, you can join a club or competition team to further your skills and knowledge, such as the Construction Management Club, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Construction and more.

Experiential Learning: Turning Passion into Careers

engineers without borders
Engineering students construct a cook stove in the Dominican Republic.

All SECCM students apply the skills and knowledge they learn to the real world through experiential education. 

Check out exciting experiential projects:

  • Our students travel and compete against universities worldwide in competitions like the Federal Aviation Administration's design competition, the National Design-Build competition and regional, national, and international competitions held by the Associated Schools of Construction.  

Become a RISE Scholar

RWU offers a renewable $10,000 scholarship for talented scholars entering STEM fields. RISE Scholars receive mentoring and support in preparation for successful careers.