Career Focus

The Office of Career Development exists to help Stevens students find, prepare for and obtain professional employment and paid internships. Professional career counselors assist students with resume writing, interview skills and etiquette and host regular career fairs and employer visits. Most of our students have job offers by the time they graduate from Stevens, and some have them as early as the first semester of their senior year.

  • The average starting salary for a Stevens 2013 graduate is $66,000.
  • 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.
  • 48% of the graduating Class of 2013 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.

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

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.

Internships

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

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.

 

Outcomes: Class of 2013

 

Highest

Average

Biomedical Engineering

$75,000

$69,800

Business and Technology & Quantitative Finance

$70,000

$58,250*

Chemical Engineering

$105,000

$75,000

Civil/Environmental/Naval
Engineering

$97,000

$58,800

Computer Engineering

$100,000

$69,900

Computer Science

$102,900

$70,900

Electrical Engineering

$85,000

$64,200

Engineering Management

$85,000

$68,850

Mechanical Engineering

$102,000

$65,600

 

 

 

Total Survey

$105,000

$66,000

Industry Breakdown

Stevens graduates go on to successful careers across many industry sectors. Industries that welcomed the Class of 2012 include:

Graduate and Professional School

10% of the Class of 2012 chose to continue their education.

Ph.D Programs

  • Cornell University: Structural Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Organic Chemistry
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
  • Pennsylvania State University: Electrical Engineering
  • Stony Brook University: Physics
  • University of Arizona: Optical Sciences
  • University of Michigan: Applied Physics
  • University of Michigan: Chemistry

Medical School

  • Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School

Dental School

  • UMDNJ: New Jersey Dental School

Law School

  • New York Law School
  • St. Mary's University School of Law

Master's Degree Programs

  • Arcadia University: Forensic Science
  • City University of Hong Kong: Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • Columbia University: Electrical Engineering
  • Duke University: Mechanical Engineering
  • John Jay School of Criminal Justice: Forensic Science
  • Savannah College of Art & Design: Design Management
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Financial Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Multimedia Experience and Management
    • Ocean Engineering
  • UMDNJ Dentistry: Medical Scholars Program
  • University of San Francisco: Sports Management


    Top Employers: Class of 2013

    Arup

    Barclays

    Burns and Roe

    CME Associates

    Cosentini Associates

    ExxonMobil

    Goldman Sachs

    JPMorgan Chase

    Langan Engineering

    NAVAIR

    Parsons Brinckerhoff

    UBS

    Verizon

    VerizonWireless

     

    "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