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Careers Another Rose-Hulman Superlative

July 5, 2012

Top 20 Career Services

On the 4th of July Rose-Hulman received added reasons for celebration when Best Colleges Online recognized the school's Career Services office among the top 20 in the nation. On the list with the likes of Yale, Clark, Sweet Briar, Cornell, and Northeastern, Rose-Hulman was cited for excellence in placing its students in good careers, saying that students can call on the "industry relationships career services has, attend networking events with alumni, and even get help finding a mentor."

At Rose-Hulman's three annual career fairs, the strong network of alumni is evident; many of them return to campus to seek and hire new talent for their companies. In addition, the school puts strong emphasis on hands-on opportunity, leadership training, and global awareness, qualities often highly valued by employers -- along with the strong academic fundamentals in math, science and engineering that Rose-Hulman is known for. Alumni also play an important role as mentors, as providers of industry internships and as coaches fostering entrepreneurship.

Top20 Career Placement2

Now, just weeks after graduation, Career Services director Kevin Hewerdine reports that the class of 2012 has achieved 95% placement. The number is most likely going to continue to rise. By the end of 2011, a full 99% of Rose-Hulman's 2011 graduating class had been placed in either full-time employment or a program of further studies.

Hewerdine adds that the median starting salary for the 2012 graduating class was $64,300. This is even higher than last year's median salary, which caused PayScale, in last summer's PayScale 2011 Salary Report, to cite Rose-Hulman as one of the top 10 schools in the country for starting salaries.