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One in five Clarkson University graduates is the CEO, vice president or owner of his or her own company. Great careers like that don’t just happen — they result from a progressive education, solid career planning, and plenty of opportunities to acquire meaningful real-world experience.

The Clarkson Career Center takes an active role in helping students to reach their post-graduate goals. Each year, graduates enter into top employment and graduate school opportunities. 

Clarkson University placement data (Class of 2013):

  • The overall University placement rate for the Class of 2013 was 95 percent.
  • A continued decrease of Clarkson students are enrolling in Graduate school and opting to enter the workforce
  • • The reported information was the highest it has been in the last five years at 82 percent.
 placement summary chart      

Average starting salary:

Clarkson University graduates have some of the highest salaries in the nation, according to the 2014-2015 College Salary Report from PayScale Inc.

Clarkson students and prospective employers at the University's spring 2014 career fairAlumni with Clarkson bachelor's degrees are in the top 4 percent of earners and those who went on to get additional degrees are in the top 2 percent.

Top Employers for the Class of 2013:

IBM (International Business Machines)   TRC Companies, Inc.
General Electric                Keiwit Construction Corp
Global Foundries Whiting-Turner
Lockheed Martin New York Air Brake

Employers hiring two or more Clarkson graduates (Class of 2013):

Assured Information Security      Johnson Controls, Inc.
BAE Systems      L'Oreal
Clarkson University      MJ Engineering & Land Surveying
Colden Corporation      National Grid
ConAgra Foods      Novelis Corporation
Constellation Energy      O'Brien & Gere
Covidien      PC Construction
Crawford & Associates      Philips
Day Automation      PoolCorp
Dresser Rand      Procter & Gamble
DuPont      Quest Global
Entact   Raytheon Corp.
Entergy   Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Envisage Information Systems   Saint-Gobain Abrasives
ExxonMobil   Schneider Electric
Froehling & Robertson   Target
General Dynamics Adv Info Sys (GD-AIS)   Turner Corporation
General Dynamics Electric Boat   Unique Automation
GHD   Whirl Branding
Horizon Solutions Corp.   Xerox Corp.
Johnson & Johnson    

Graduate schools attended (partial list for Class of 2013):

Clarkson University
Carnegie Mellon
Syracuse University
University of South Carolina
University of Michigan
University at Buffalo
Royal Veterinary College

All data reported above is collected via the annual placement survey given to all graduates. The data is collected via a questionnaire and is collected at four intervals (at the time of graduation, as well as at three, six, and eight months). Clarkson University graduates enter into a variety of industries and occupations, examples include leadership development programs, operations, process engineering, research and design, consulting, financial analysis, and supply chain.