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Full Placement; Top Pay

November 4, 2011

Top Pay  

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 of 2012.

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 takes."

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 Chrysler (5).

Job prospects look strong for the Class of 2012, with seniors already receiving employment offers. 

99 percent placement  
Employers host luncheons and other campus events
at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the search
for prospective candidates for full time, internship and
co-op positions.
 

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.