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Full Placement; Top Pay
November 4, 2011
Campus Presence: ArcelorMittal, the
world's leading integrated steel and
mining company, is among several
employers hosting football tailgating
and cookout events at Rose-Hulman.
The weak economy hasn't dampened the demand for Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology graduates by employers throughout the
country, with the job placement rate for the Class of 2011 topping
99 percent on November 2. And, the feverish pitch of campus
recruitment activity this fall reveals strong demand for the Class
Kevin Hewerdine, director of career services and employer
relations, reports Rose-Hulman's placement statistics will be
strong in comparison to majors at other colleges and
universities. The average starting salary for 2011 graduates
earning full-time employment is currently $62,629.
"I believe Rose-Hulman achieves outstanding success in job
placement because of a combination of factors: very good students,
an industry awareness of the quality of our graduates, and a very
active alumni base to draw on," said Hewerdine. "At
Rose-Hulman, career placement is part of the campus culture,
beginning within weeks after a freshman arrives on campus.
Finally, we're blessed to have a career services staff that serves
as a personal job coach for each senior. We work with
students until they find a job, no matter how long that search
The top employers of Rose-Hulman's 2011 graduates were Rockwell
Collins (9), General Electric (8), Navistar (8), Honeywell (7),
Schlumberger (7), Cummins (6), Halliburton (6), National
Instruments (6), Texas Instruments (6), ArcelorMittal (5), and
Job prospects look strong for the Class of 2012, with seniors
already receiving employment offers.
|Employers host luncheons and other campus events
at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the search
for prospective candidates for full time, internship
Hewerdine reports that company recruiting this fall has been 20
percent higher than last year. The Fall Career Fair had 182
companies participating, with over 500 company representatives in
attendance for the one-day event.
"Signs of increased hiring have been everywhere on campus since
the beginning of school, with an increased level of alternative
company activity on campus in hopes of attracting students to
them," Hewerdine states.
These activities have featured an increase in company
information sessions; company-sponsored lunch, tailgating and
cookout events; and electronic advertising on campus.
"Recruiting activity this fall has been very strong," says
Hewerdine. "Time will tell if this upward trend will maintain
throughout winter and spring recruiting."
Learn more about the ways the
Office of Career Services and Employer Relations
assists students and alumni in realizing their career goals.