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NEWS: Rose-Hulman Commencement 2013

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Graduates Ready to Start Careers, Attend Graduate Schools

May 23, 2013

Diploma CloseupEarning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rose-Hulman will provide the pathways to rewarding careers in science, engineering, and mathematics for the institute’s Class of 2013. Ninety-two percent of this year’s graduates have accepted full-time employment, plan to continue their studies at the graduate school of their choice, or will earn military commissions.

And, they will begin with an average salary of $65,867—a three percent increase over last year, when Rose-Hulman’s starting salaries ranked 10th on a 2013 PayScale.com a national study—ranking higher than Harvard University and other Ivy League universities. One of this year’s graduates will start a job with a $107,000 salary!

This year’s placement rate matches past years by commencement. The rate is expected to reach 98 percent by November 1, the national reporting date.

The Office of Career Services reports the following statistics about this year’s job recruiting activity:

•  1,807 campus interviews were conducted with students.

•  377 companies attended campus career fairs.

•  660 companies posted jobs or requested resumes from Rose-Hulman.

•  308 companies recruited on campus.

•  110 companies conducted campus interviews.

Companies hiring the Class of 2013 featured Texas Instruments (11), Archer Daniels Midland (7), Amazon (7), Eli Lilly and Company (5), Frito Lay (5), National Instruments (4), Caterpillar (4), General Electric (4), Raytheon (4), Software Engineering Professionals (4), Allegient (3), Bastian Solutions (3), Cummins (3), Dow Chemical (3), Ingredion (3), Microsoft (3), Rolls-Royce (3), Schlumberger (3), and Tate & Lyle (3).          

Twenty percent of this year’s graduates are planning to attend graduate school.