Wouldn't it be amazing to know your work actually resulted in a product people could touch and use? An electrical engineering major can prepare you to design and build machines and tools people across the world pick up every single day. So, what exactly does majoring in electrical engineering prepare you to do? By taking courses in electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing, systems maintenance, and more, you'll be able to to quite a bit. Most people who graduate with this degree go on to develop and manufacture electric motors, navigation and radar systems, power generation equipment, and other electronics like smartphones, laptops, and e-readers. While many graduates go on to work for manufacturers, research and development companies, or other private sector organizations, some end up working for government agencies.