Revealed on this MSEs in our program have landed jobs at:

Applied Materials
Boston Scientific
Carbon 3D

If you are an MSE student who is:

  • Struggling to land interviews and offers despite applying to dozens of job openings online

  • Overwhelmed by all your options and anxious about finding the industry and role that is right for you

  • Or unsure of how to effectively market your skills as an MSE in your resume and interviews

Then this message is for you. Here's why:

There's a way where you can find the best fit for you, stand out from other candidates, and land your dream job...without spending your valuable time applying to hundreds of jobs online.

And as you may already know, there is a cost to doing it all on your own.

Why what you're doing now may not be working...

What most people do when they're not receiving interviews or offers is they desperately apply to dozens of job openings every day and expand their search to industries and companies they aren't truly interested in. But for most people, that never works. Why?

  • They're doing what every other candidate is doing, instead of figuring out how to differentiate themselves from everyone else.

  • They're using the same resume for every application instead of tailoring it to each job description

  • They don't know what skills and traits recruiters are looking for in a candidate

  • They don't know the importance of connecting with MSEs who work at their target companies

And what happens if you keep doing what you've been doing?

Your self-confidence can start to decrease, and your anxiety can increase as more and more of your target companies close their recruitment cycle, leaving you thinking about what you'll do without an internship or full-time job, and how this may affect your career aspirations.

How I landed my dream job as an MSE student

We built a system that works. Here's the story:

With graduation looming, I had no idea which role or industry was right for me. I had a few research and internship experiences related to batteries, polymers, aerospace, and additive manufacturing, but after my capstone project, the medical device industry intrigued me the most.

Unfortunately, I had minimal experience with medical devices and didn't know how to translate my past experiences to transition into this space. I was applying to all sorts of job openings with no luck.

And then I realized I didn’t have to go through this process on my own. I realized there must be MSEs who have been in my shoes and can share their insights and strategies with me.

This was a game changer. I utilized their insights and referrals to land interviews at top companies like Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Abbott, and ultimately accepted an offer to work at Boston Scientific.

It took a while, but that's exactly why David and I created MSE Academy.

We spent hundreds of hours networking so that you don’t have to. We’re providing industry-specific insights, resumes, and mentorship from MSEs in every industry to give MSEs like you a clear and actionable blueprint to find and land your dream job.

This blueprint didn't just work for us. It's worked for other MSEs, and it will work for you too!

Bennett Smith
Research Scientist II at Carbon 3D

"Before enrolling in MSE Academy, I had no idea what I was going to do after I graduated, and I only had one semester left to figure things out. I had one year of experience working in a research group at my university, but no internship experiences at all. I knew I wanted to go into an industry role, but I didn't know what industry I wanted.

I benefited greatly from networking within in the community. I got to speak with the people who made the videos in the course, and I got to speak with some guests from the It's a Material World podcast! For me, the networking was the most helpful for deciding what industry I wanted. It even helped me land an interview at Nike for a dream job as an R&D Engineer!

I interviewed at 6 companies: Intel, Boeing, Carbon 3D, Desktop Metal, New Balance, and Nike. I received an offer from Intel, Desktop Metal, and Carbon 3D. I ended up accepting a role as Research Scientist II at Carbon 3D.

I put a lot into this course and this community, and I got even more out of it. I was always open to feedback, and constantly implementing what I learned to market myself in the best way to potential employers. It's crazy how in just 4 months I went from no interviews and no idea where to start, to 6 interviews, 3 offers, and accepting a full-time role. I would recommend this course and community to any MSE student who feels lost, stuck, or apprehensive about finding a job they will actually enjoy. This is the place to put all those feelings at ease and find the answers to all your questions."

Annika Dasher
Manufacturing Engineer at Boston Scientific

"Before the MSE Academy I was using the mentality of quantity over quality when applying to jobs. I knew that I wanted to be in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry, but I wasn’t sure of which specific roles to apply for. I had some internship and lab research experience, but I was having difficulty getting that across that in my job applications.

The MSE Academy provided me with so many beneficial resources and taught me to focus more on the quality of the applications I was sending in rather than on how many applications I was filling out. I was able to connect and speak with many different types of engineers from several medical device companies, which allowed me to discover which roles I was really interested in. The advice I received also helped me to better prepare me for specific types of interviews.

After interviewing at a 3 different medical device companies, I accepted a position as a Manufacturing Engineer at Boston Scientific! I would recommend the MSE Academy to anyone who is struggling to know what type of positions to apply to and is having difficulty demonstrating their qualifications to the hiring committee."

Onel Valdez
System Integration Engineer at Whirlpool

"To make sure I was a well-rounded candidate, I was involved in executive positions with the Iowa State National Society of Black Engineers and Material Advantage chapters. However, if you can’t represent your skills or worth to companies, accolades get forgotten. The MSE Academy helped grow my networking skills and professionalism. You belong to these professional spaces; it’s about how you portray your skills to peers and recruiters.

The MSE Academy provides top-notch resources that are easy to find and use. Access to fellow MSE students' resumes, testimonials, and weekly community meetings shaped me into a better candidate when undergoing my job search. I sought out resumes with similar backgrounds, seeing how you can describe processes from a different perspective. Furthermore, I was able to expand my network within the Academy. MSEs stick and learn together; the growth you have in this program is phenomenal.

I enjoyed undergoing on-site and virtual interviews with a diverse set of companies. Some of the companies that I completed interviews with were SpaceX, QuantumScape, HexCel, Whirlpool, Raytheon Technologies, Bridgestone, Boeing, Benchmark Electronics, and Medtronic. Although I was seeking out the Aerospace & Defense Industry, primarily Boeing, I chose to join the Whirlpool family due to the community fit and offer letter."

Alex Marin
Chemical Engineer at Honeywell

"While I did several research and technical jobs in high school and on Georgia Tech's campus before graduating, I didn't have any manufacturing experience (partially due to COVID limiting in-person opportunities in Summer 2020), which is something that a lot of companies were looking for. I wasn't really sure what industry that I wanted to work in, although I knew I preferred to work with polymers which was my concentration in MSE.

I found many different aspects of the MSE Academy program helpful. First was Punith helping me narrow my focus into a few top companies that I could really concentrate my efforts so I could show them that I could give them more than their typical applicants. He also encouraged me to make a detailed PowerPoint showing how I fit a certain role at one of my target companies, and how I could differentiate myself from other candidates, which was very useful in interviews. David's mock interviews, especially the technical questions, gave me the confidence to impress recruiters with my skills and knowledge of how I could apply them in a certain position. David's negotiating tips were also very useful for having a professional discussion with companies about my deadline, salary, and benefits.

I interviewed with Corning, International Paper, Honeywell, GE Aviation, and Solvay. I received an offer from Honeywell for a Chemical Engineer role, which I accepted."

See how others have benefited from enrolling into MSE Academy!

João Victor Morgado

R&D Engineering Intern at Natron

Marketing yourself for a specific role can be challenging if the interviewer or recruiter isn’t familiar with the MSE field. If you are an international student, like myself, you will undoubtedly face more barriers in your job search, but it does not mean you won’t find the right position. In my experience, I talked to David, who has extensive experience in the battery field, and he helped me get in touch with the R&D Director of Natron while also forwarding my resume along to him. With David’s help, I ended up working for Natron Energy as an R&D Engineer, working on a new generation of sodium batteries.

Sanika Subhash

Business Process Development Analyst at Accenture Federal Services

I wish I had this resource when I was in college! I think it's sometimes hard to understand where MSE fits into different industries. When you apply to jobs, it's hard to tell if your skills and background match the requirements if they don't have a role for Materials Engineers specifically. This resource provides clarity to these questions and strategies to succeed as an MSE in any industry.

Jin Lee

CTD Co-Op at Solvay Specialty Polymers

Punith has been a really good mentor for me during my time as a material science and engineering undergraduate at Georgia Tech. He gave me guidance as to what kind of content would be taught in the material science courses, how to be successful in these classes, and how these concepts would be valuable for me in academia and industry settings. He also helped me prepare for an interview at the company I currently co-op at by providing me with knowledge about the company and general interview tips. In addition, he gave me advice on what concepts and instrumentation I should know to help me succeed.

Lucillia Nkinsi

Design Assurance Engineer at Boston Scientific

During a busy application season, meeting Punith was truly a privilege. We immediately connected over a love for both materials and the world of medical devices. Punith proved to be a wealth of knowledge and was excited to explain his interview preparation tips and help me grow my network. His encouragement and commitment to uplifting fellow MSE students made me feel more confident in my abilities.

Abishek Katta

Incoming M.S. MSE Student at Arizona State University

My journey with Punith Upadhya started way back in 2020. Back then, I was a novice with little to no awareness about Master's programs in the US. But, once I found Punith on LinkedIn, things were completely different. He used to revert to every query I had with utmost patience and detail. This gave me the confidence and availed me to get an admit in ASU this fall. Honestly, if he was not part of this journey, then I would not have achieved this. He is a blessing in disguise for me!

When you enroll into MSE Academy today, you'll get the key to:

  • Discover which roles and companies align with your interests and skillset

  • Market yourself as an MSE and capture recruiters' attentions with each resume

  • Build valuable relationships easily and confidently, helping you land interviews without having to apply online

  • Instantly connect with MSEs at top companies to gain insights and referrals for positions you're interested in

  • Prepare for interviews and negotiate offers with confidence

What's Included?

  • Video Testimonials

    15 young MSE professionals, spanning different industries, share an overview of their role and responsibilities, resume tips, skills and experiences recruiters look for, interview advice, and networking strategies to help you land an offer as an MSE.

  • Industry-Specific Resumes

    We're adding 15 MSE resumes, 2 cover letters, and 3 downloadable templates to provide a blueprint for success. These resumes show how to catch a recruiter's eye in multiple industries.

  • Access to Coaching and Network

    Members can connect with mentors and other MSEs from every industry for personalized career-related advice. Weekly group coaching, resume reviews, and mock interviews are also included.


  • $49.00

    Land Your Dream MSE Job [Tier 1]

    Includes: Lifetime access to 15 MSE testimonials with industry-specific strategies, 15 resumes, 2 cover letters, and 3 downloadable templates!
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  • $199.00

    Land Your Dream MSE Job [Tier 2]

    Includes: All resources listed in Tier 1 plus lifetime access to mentorship community featuring: Q&A with mentors, connections to companies in our network, resume reviews, mock interviews, and weekly group coaching!
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Course Curriculum

    1. How To Leverage These Career Resources to Succeed in Your Job Search

    1. The Journey Towards a Cell Engineering Internship at Tesla

    2. Entering the Medical Device Industry: Becoming a Design Assurance Engineer at Boston Scientific

    3. Pushing Boundaries: The Materials Avionics Engineering Internship Experience at SpaceX

    4. The World of Semiconductors: Landing a Process Engineer Role at Applied Materials

    5. What It Takes to Become a Product Creation Intern at Nike

    6. Switching Industries: Securing Internships at Procter & Gamble and Boeing

    7. Startups vs. Large Companies: Life as an Intern at Mainspring Energy (Renewables Startup), at NASA, and at Northrop Grumman

    8. 3D Printing: The Role of a Materials Development Engineering Intern at 3D Systems

    9. What Does a Gore Recruiter Look for in a Materials Engineering Candidate?

    10. The Research Internship Experience at Sandia National Lab (Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies)

    11. Landing a Job as an International Student: Becoming a Hardware Development Engineer at Amazon Lab126

    12. The Startup Experience: Becoming a Materials Science Researcher at a Sustainable Materials Startup

    13. Innovating in a Metamaterials Startup: Materials Scientist at META

    1. From MSE to Law: How a Business & Technology Analyst at Accenture is Pursuing a Career in Policy and Law

    2. Entrepreneurship: Advice from a Co-Founder and CEO of a Solid-State Battery Startup

    3. Materials x Automotive: From Metallurgy Intern at General Motors to Consultant at Vector Scientific

    1. Key Takeaways and Next Steps to Achieving Your Dream Career

    2. Submit Your Resume for Feedback

    1. The Slide Deck That Landed Me an Interview and Offer at My Target Company

    2. Sample Interview Answers and Preparation Guide to Take Your Interview Game to the Next Level

    3. The MSE Company Database: Discover Roles and Companies MSEs Can Apply To

    4. LinkedIn and Email Templates to Make Networking Easier and More Effective

    5. How to Negotiate a Better Offer in 5 Steps

About this course

  • $199.00
  • 24 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content

The 30-Day Guarantee!

You are 100% safe to try this out! When you enroll, you'll have 30 days to go through the entire program, and if for ANY reason, you don't feel this was a worthwhile investment, simply email us at [email protected], and we will refund your entire investment AND we'll let you keep full access to these resources. That's how much we believe in our course!
30 Day Money Back Guarantee

As a special bonus, if you enroll within the next 24 hours, you'll get 5 additional gifts:

BONUS 1: The Job Search Cheat Code ($75 Value)

Use this novel slide deck template to impress recruiters and hiring managers with your knowledge of the company and understanding of the role. This alone has helped multiple MSE Academy members land interviews and offers at their target companies.

BONUS 2: MSE Company Database ($100 Value)

Receive access to a database of 100+ companies that hire MSEs, their industry sectors, locations, and positions to apply for (internship and full-time). Everything you need to start out, all in one place.

BONUS 3: Sample Interview Questions and Answers ($50 Value)

Use our comprehensive interview guide, filled with interview questions and answers, to transform into a prepared and confident interviewee. 

BONUS 4: LinkedIn and Email Networking Templates ($25 Value)

Get access to ready-made, proven templates to take your networking game to the next level.

BONUS 5: How to Negotiate a Better Offer in 5 Steps ($200 Value)

59% of people don't negotiate their salary upon receiving an offer, but 84% of people who DO ask for higher compensation end up getting it! Get the step-by-step plan to negotiate your offer(s) with confidence.

Let's recap!

When you join MSE Academy, you will receive instant access to everything you need to discover your ideal fit and secure offers from your target companies...without having to apply to hundreds of job openings. Resources include:

  • 15 video testimonials that will save you hundreds of hours in networking ($150 Value)

  • 15 proven MSE resumes, 2 cover letters, and 3 downloadable templates ($150 Value)

  • Access to mentorship, community, resume feedback, and group coaching ($200 Value)

  • The Job Search Slide Deck ($75 Value)

  • The MSE Company Database ($100 Value)

  • LinkedIn and Email Networking Templates ($25 Value)

  • Sample MSE Interview Questions and Answers ($50 Value)

  • How to Negotiate Your Offer in 5 Steps ($200 Value)

It's Decision Time!

Everything included adds up to $950 in value, yet you can get it all for just $199 today.

To put that in perspective, you could earn this back within your first day of your internship or full-time job.

So now you have a choice to make. Do what you've been doing. You know where that could lead: added stress, countless hours of applying online aimlessly, and more emails that start with "We regret to inform you..."

Or, take a new action and get a new result. Gain valuable insights, revamp your resume, and connect with MSEs at your target companies.

Which do you really want for yourself? 

Click the button below to get immediate access to MSE Academy!


  • Who is this course for?

    Any Materials Science and Engineering student (prospective or current) or young professional who wants to explore different career paths and equip themselves with the tools and knowledge required to capture recruiters' attention and land a job in an industry you are passionate about.

  • Who are you, and why should I listen to you?

    David Yeh and I (Punith Upadhya) are MSE graduates from Georgia Tech, with 7 combined internship and full-time experiences in 6 different industries. Through my time as President of Material Advantage at Georgia Tech and our time creating It's a Material World Podcast episodes, we have connected with students, industry professionals, and recruiters from around the world, and we have helped dozens of students find their ideal fit and land their desired job. You don't have to listen to us, but we just want to share our knowledge and resources to make career advancement easier for all MSEs.

  • Is this course worth $199?

    We spent 100+ hours networking and compiling the best resources for MSEs, so you don't have to. We designed this course to be actionable. You'll get lifetime access to videos, resumes, cover letters, and mentorship that you can take advantage of every day and revisit as often as you'd like. With the click of a button, you can explore different career paths to discover the role and industry you're most passionate about, and our mentors can provide personalized resume feedback, interview tips, coaching, and networking connections to help you capture recruiters' attention and land your dream offer. And once you do land your dream job, you'll earn back the $199 within your first day at work.

  • Will this course still be helpful if I'm looking for jobs outside of the US?

    Yes! While the companies may differ, the job strategies, resumes, and networking advice still apply. Ultimately, our course aims to provide industry-specific resources that translate to companies and MSE jobs worldwide, not just within the United States.

  • Should I wait until I start actively applying to enroll into MSE Academy?

    MSE Academy gives you lifetime access with a one-time purchase. If you enroll sooner rather than later, you can get access to our network sooner, create and nurture relationships before you truly “need” them, and make sure you have an effective blueprint to succeed in your job search before you start ramping up the job applications, thereby saving you dozens of hours of applying online and ensuring you have an efficient job search process.

  • If I start with a Tier 1 membership, could I later upgrade to a Tier 2 membership for the price difference between the two tiers?

    Yep! If you wanted to upgrade after enrolling into Tier 1, we would give you a “discount” for Tier 2 where it would be the difference between Tier 1 and 2.

  • Who all is involved in the coaching and mock interviews?

    David and I are the primary coaches/mentors, but there are 14 other MSEs that created videos and expressed their willingness to share strategies and advice with MSE Academy members. For previous members, we’ve set up introductions to facilitate personalized informational interviews with MSEs in our expansive network. Normally, it’s David or I conducting the mock interviews and giving feedback, but we’re happy to explore asking others for help in that regard if it’s better suited for you.