The Office of Career Development helps Stevens students prepare for and obtain paid internships and full-time employment. Professional career counselors provide individualized guidance to students beginning in their freshman year.
- The average starting salary for a Stevens 2014 graduate is $64,150.
- Many student internships lead directly to permanent placement upon graduation.
- Top companies recruit heavily at Stevens. They know the value that a Stevens graduate brings to their organization.
- 49% of the graduating Class of 2014 chose from more than one job offer prior to graduation.
With cooperative education, internships and undergraduate research opportunities, all Stevens students have access to the real-life experience they need to hit the ground running in the workforce or in graduate school.
At Stevens, we believe that the best way to learn is to take your lessons from the classroom and apply them to situations in the real world, challenging you to devise working solutions to problems that professionals in your field face every day. The best way to accomplish this? To offer you every opportunity to learn from the people who do the work you aspire to do.
The premier form of pre-professional development, Cooperative Education is the hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technologies, taking what you learn from our faculty in the classroom and applying it in the workplace. It's working alongside professionals in business or industry. A unique academically-based program that allows you to gain valuable work experience before you graduate, Stevens' co-op program has both four- and five-year options. Currently, 40 percent of Stevens Institute of Technology undergraduates participate in the program, using their academic preparation to solve real-world problems and create innovative products.
The theory-practice approach of the Stevens programs differs from that of other institutions, because at Stevens you alternate semesters of classroom study with full-time semesters of paid, professional employment that is directly related to your major field of study and your career goals. By blending the two, you get the best of both worlds – outstanding academic preparation and impressive hands-on experience – to yield an education unlike any other.
This year, a Stevens senior was named Co-op Student of the Year by the New Jersey Cooperative Education and Internship Association.
Stevens is extremely successful in connecting students to summer internships with many of the world's leading companies. Our Office of Career Development has relationships with hundreds of companies who recruit Stevens students precisely because our rigorous, one-of-a-kind training has a proven record for helping companies achieve their corporate goals.
At Stevens, you have the opportunity to take on a challenging paid internship in a professional position the summer after your freshman year. Thanks to our partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, you'll start building a network of colleagues and take what you've learned in the classroom onto the job site, where you will gain experience and build an impressive resume.
Research opportunities at Stevens are numerous, as our faculty members are constantly working on new, exciting projects in their areas of specialization. Students at Stevens are able to get involved in this research as early as the summer after their first year, a relatively rare opportunity at the undergraduate level.
To learn more about how we prepare our students for successful, meaningful careers, visit the Office of Career Development website. Additionally, our most recent Career Outcomes Report contains detailed information about our graduates, including starting salaries, top employers and industry hiring trends.
Top Employers: Class of 2014
Booz Allen Hamilton
Burns & Roe
Dixon Advisory USA
Gilbane Building Company
Johnson & Johnson
Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp.
"The educational process at Stevens is critical to the students' outcomes after graduation. We engage our students early, complementing academic studies with hands-on learning in the workplace and access to other professional development activities. It is our expectation that Stevens students will become leaders in their fields. Companies are eager to hire our graduates because they bring with them professional work experience that demonstrates their talent, dedication and drive."
- Lynn Insley, Director, Office of Career Development