Where Our Webbies Work

100% Job placement upon graduation.

Webb alumni have founded and built internationally recognized naval architecture and marine engineering firms, have become chief engineers and CEOs of major shipyards and shipping companies, have served as chief naval architects for the U.S. Navy, and have been appointed department heads for the U.S. Coast Guard.

While most of our graduates pursue careers in the maritime industry, many branch out into other fields, both technical and non-technical. Webb alumni have distinguished themselves across a variety of industries as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs in high-tech start-ups; as leaders in law, finance, retail, and manufacturing; as faculty members at colleges and universities —each building upon the solid foundation of the Webb education.

Meet Our Graduates!

Alana Smentek-Duerr ’08

Alana Smentek-Duerr

Navigates the challenges of building offshore wind farms in the U.S. at the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Lowell Dickerson ’10

Lowell Dickerson

Installs subsea infrastructure and downhole equipment for Chevron’s high-pressure, high-temperature oil and gas wells in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Hampton Dixon ’11

Hampton Dixon

Manages 18 offshore support vessels including a DP-2 well stimulation vessel in the Arabian Gulf, as Middle East Manager of InterMarine.

Josh McMinn ’09

Josh McMinn

Project Lead Surveyor on a series of 162,000 m3 LNG carriers being built in South Korea.

Where Do Our Graduates Find Employment?

Webb graduates are highly sought after by industry and academia.  Webb graduates find employment at both large and small companies around the United States and the world.  These organizations speak to the breadth of career opportunities that a Webb education makes available to our graduates.  The list below is a sample of where Webb graduates have been employed after graduation.

Government and Military

United States Navy

Government and Military

Military Sealift Command

NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command)

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Navy – civilian and uniformed


Photo Caption:
NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (July 22, 2015) Inspectors from the Navy’s board of inspection and survey (INSURV) inspect safety nets during a catwalk walkthrough aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard/Released)


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