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 2012):
- The overall University placement rate for the Class of 2012 was 96 percent.
- Over the past three years, an increasing number of Clarkson graduates are electing to enter directly into the workforce
- The reported information percentage was the highest it has been in the last five years
Average starting salary:
Clarkson University graduates, on average, begin their careers at highly competitive rates. According to Payscale’s 2011 College Salary Report, the average starting salary of Clarkson graduates is $57,900 placing us #17 out of 1003 universities listed in this independent compensation benchmarking service.
Top Employers for the Class of 2012:
|General Electric||TRC Companies, Inc.|
|IBM (International Business Machines)||Keiwit Construction Corp|
|General Dynamics Electric Boat||BAE Systems|
|Lockheed Martin||Johnson & Johnson|
Employers hiring two or more Clarkson graduates (Class of 2012):
|Assured Information Security||General Motors||Pike Co.|
|Barton & Loguidice||Global Foundries||PLC Trenching|
|BorgWarner Morse TEC||Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.||RBC Heim Bearings|
|Clarkson University||Green Mountain Coffee Roasters||Regeneron Pharmaceuticals|
|Constellation Energy||Horizon Solutions Corp.||Schneider Electric|
|Cooper Crouse-Hinds||Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL)||Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.|
|Cooper Industries||New York Power Authority||SRC (Syracuse Research Corp.)|
|Davis-Standard||Norfolk Naval Shipyard||Trison Business Solutions|
|Dewberry||Parexel||Twin City Fans|
|First Investors||PC Construction Company||YieldMo|
Graduate schools attended (partial list for Class of 2012):
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|North Carolina State University|
|Rochester Institute of Technology|
|University of Massachusetts - Amherst|
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.