The hundreds of graduating Stevens students who met with top employers at this week’s 2013 Spring Career Fair can feel extremely confident about their future careers, according to data collected by the Stevens Office of Career Development about student successes from last year’s senior class.
According to the Class of 2012 Student Outcomes Report, which is based on survey data collected from new alumni, just six months after graduation 94 percent of the Class of 2012 had secured post-graduation outcomes as follows: employment (69 percent), admission to graduate, law or medical school (18 percent), or entered the military (1 percent). This marked a 6 percent increase in employment over the previous class.
For the Class of 2012, the job opportunities accepted by graduates also carried higher salaries, with the Stevens 2012 average starting salary of $62,850 up slightly over the previous year’s average of $62,000. Among the most lucrative fields for Class of 2012 graduates were Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
“Stevens students graduate with in-demand technical skills, but it is their well rounded, broad-based education that produces high potential employees for future leadership roles and long term value.” said Director of Career Development Lynn Insley.
Stevens, which is ranked 13th in the nation for career services by The Princeton Review, actively supports students in obtaining desired career outcomes. A trio of annual career fairs is just one service offered by the Office of Career Development. It also provides individualized guidance by career counselors, organizes on-campus recruiting opportunities and corporate site visits, and leads career planning workshops and employer information sessions.
Many corporate, government and non-profit employers are impressed with the ability of Stevens alumni to innovate technical solutions to solve society’s most critical problems that they consistently seek out new graduates for positions in their companies. In 2012, there were 18 companies which hired three or more new graduates, including Barclays Capital, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase and Verizon.
This year’s class has an equally bright outlook, as evidenced by the turnout of more than 120 leading employers at the Spring Career Fair on March 6, representing a wide range of industries, from telecommunications to pharmaceuticals to finance to aerospace to engineering management.
“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in employers coming to our career fairs – an increase of 18 percent between 2012 and 2013,” said Insley. “The economy is starting to come back and companies are looking to hire. Stevens students clearly have the skill sets employers need to grow their businesses.”
To read the full Class of 2012 Student Outcomes Report, please visit www.stevens.edu/sit/career-development/students/success.