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. Learn more about naval architects and marine engineers.
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)
President, Offshore Wind US
Alana Duerr is the President of Offshore Wind, US, with a rich background spanning over a decade in the U.S. offshore wind sector. Her comprehensive experience includes roles in research and development, federal government, consulting, and project development. Alana was named on the North American Power List by Word About Wind in 2022 and received the Next-Gen Leadership Award at the Ventus Awards in 2021.
Josh McMinn (09)
Head of Machinery, A.P. Moller – Maersk
Josh McMinn is the Head of Machinery at A.P. Moller-Maersk. He has charted a distinguished career in the maritime industry, and his professional voyage includes significant tenure at the American Bureau of Shipping. He has navigated through roles that cut across digital product management and business development.
Lowell Dickerson (10)
Port Construction Lead, Atlantic Offshore Winds
Lowell Dickerson is the Port Construction Lead at Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC, bringing over many years of experience in renewable energy to his current role. He has played a key part in upholding health and safety standards. His background also includes pivotal safety and operations roles with EDF Renewables North America and the NYC Ferry system. Before entering the wind sector, Lowell worked in subsea engineering at Chevron.
Hampton Dixon (11)
Director, Carnival Cruise
Hampton Dixon is a Director at Carnival Cruise, currently leading hotel refurbishment projects for Carnival Cruise Line. His extensive experience spans over many countries. He has managed operations in the Middle East for InterMarine Incorporated, overseeing a fleet of offshore vessels and contributing his expertise in naval architecture and marine engineering. Hampton is also a dedicated Board Member at Webb, volunteering in strategic planning and communications to advance Webb’s mission and educational excellence.
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
U.S. Navy – civilian and uniformed
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)