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Commercial Cruise, Co-Ops (Internships) and Careers

Commercial Cruise (Sea-Going Internship) Opportunities for Marine Engineering Technology Majors

All students in the Marine Engineering Technology degree program are required to sail on a sixty-day commercial cruise.  Commercial Cruise is completed during the sophomore summer after successfully passing the first training cruise aboard the Academy's Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR during the freshman summer.  Cruise cadets sail aboard an actual working Merchant Marine vessel to gain hands-on training while experiencing life at sea in their chosen career.  There are many exciting commercial cruise opportunities available around the world on all types of vessel platforms.  For example, MET students in the past have secured Commercial Cruise billets with the following companies (not a complete list):

Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Tanker Company
American Presidents Lines
Chevron Shipping Company
Crowley Maritime
Dredge Operators
Edison Chouest Offshore
Foss Maritime
G&H Towing
Hawaiian Tug & Barge / Young Brothers
Horizon Lines
Hornblower Marine Services
J. Ray McDermott
K-Sea Transportation
Laborde Marine

Maresk Lines Ltd.
Matson Navigation Company
Military Sealift Command
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Ocean Shipholdings
Overseas Shipholding Group
Pasha Hawaii
Polar Tankers
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Seabulk Tankers
Seacor Marine
Tote
United Maritime Group
US Army Corps of Engineers
United States Shipping
Western Towboat 

Please contact the Assistant Director of Sea-Going Career Services / Commercial Cruise Coordinator for more information:
Career Center Commercial Cruise Coordinator: Kuulei Galatioto

 

Co-Op (Land-Based Internship) Opportunities for Facilities Engineering Technology Majors

All students in the Facilities Engineering Technology degree program are required to complete two sixty-day Co-Ops during their academic career. There are many co-op opportunities in a variety of engineering fields. For example, FET students in the past have secured Co-Ops with the following companies (not a complete list):

AGI Engineering, Inc.
Arcturus Marine Systems
BAE Systems, San Francisco Ship Repair
Cardinal Cogen
Chevron Oronite Company LLC
Constellation Energy
Equity Office
FM Global
Foss Maritime
Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
Halcrow Group
Hansen Rigging
Hornblower Cruises & Events
The J. David Gladstone Institutes 
Genentech, Inc.
Northrop Grumman
Oakley, Inc.
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Port of Los Angeles
Price Pump
R.F. MacDonald Co.
Siemens
Southland Industries
UCSF/SFGH Orthopedic Trauma Institute
USS-POSCO Industries
Valero Refining Company
Western Allied Mechanical
Worley Parsons Group 

Please contact the Assistant Director of Shore-Side Career Services / Co-Op Coordinator for more information: 
Career Center Co-Op Coordinator: Christina Harrison     
 

Career Opportunities

Engineering Technology graduates advance to exciting careers in a number of maritime and engineering related fields such as 3rd Assistant Engineer, Stationary Engineer, Quality Assurance, Design, Power Plant Operations, Manufacturing, and Building Maintenance, to name a few.  For example, some of our recent Engineering Technology graduates currently work for the following companies:

Able Engineering Services
ABM Engineering
American Maritime Officers Union
Bahamas Maritime Authority
Chevron Shipping Company
Covanta Energy
Crockett Cogeneration
Crowley Maritime
Equity Office Properties
FM Global
Four Seasons Marine Services
Genentech, Inc.
General Dynamics Nassco
General Electric
Hornblower Marine Services
Maersk Line Ltd.
Majestic America Line
Marine Engineers Beneficiary Association
Military Sealift Command 
Northrop Grumman
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Pride International
RF McDonald
Rigden Marine
Rolls Royce Marine
SeaCore
SeaRiver Maritime
Siemens
Stanford Cogeneration
T.A.C. Yamas Controls
Transocean
United Ocean Services
United States Coast Guard
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
Washington State Ferries
Worley Parsons