Recent Graduates/Early Career
Promoting Professional Growth
A Culture of Innovation
Embarking on a career following graduation from college can be an overwhelming experience. It is important that you find the employer that best matches your career goals and has the work environment that best suits you. Orbital is devoted to hiring the best and the brightest graduates around the country. If you are close to graduation or are a recent graduate and you are interested in learning about career opportunities at Orbital, please visit out Search Job Postings page to view current job listings.
Orbital visits many of the nation’s leading colleges and universities to recruit graduating students. For a complete calendar of events please visit our recruiting event calendar page.
Typically, Orbital focuses its college recruiting efforts on the following disciplines:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Orbital makes every effort to help you find the job that is right for you. To read about the hiring process, visit our hiring process web page. And once you are hired, we offer a variety social networking and professional development opportunities to acclimate you to your new job.
To learn what it is like to work at Orbital, read testimonials from recent graduates or view a list of frequently asked questions, visit the Recent Graduates/Early Career section of this web site.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Orbital Sciences full-time for more than 8 yearsPros
Great Benefits and vacation package. Able to work into new and upper positions. Get to work on the entire system and not just one aspect of the design.Cons
Program management varies from Program to Program and can change the entire nature of the Project. No sick days, need to use your vacation days.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online - interviewed at Orbital Sciences in May 2012.Interview Details
The interview process and questions were well formulated. I thought the actual hiring process took too long. However, this may have been possibly due to the added on background check agency and the length of time taken by them to complete the check.Negotiation DetailsI negotiated but to no avail.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Orbital Sciences maintains that what goes up doesn't have to come down -- at least not for a long time. The company makes low-Earth-orbit satellites and other spacecraft for communications, science and technology research, and national security purposes. Orbital Sciences also manufactures satellite launch vehicles, as well as interceptors (to stop missile attacks) and target launch vehicles that test missile defense systems. Its Advanced Space Programs division develops and supports human space flight, space exploration, and launch systems and satellites primarily used for...