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Engineering employers look to Rose-Hulman for their next generation of great thinkers

Check out our impressive career placement statistics.

Nearly every member of the Rose-Hulman graduating class has a job waiting for them. If they don't, it's because they're headed to graduate school (and our entrance rates are outstanding there as well!). Most graduates have several job offers, as a matter of fact, so they are able to make a decision that best fits their own career and life goals.

Our network runs very deep with employers who hire engineers. Here is a partial list of companies who come to our campus - sometimes hundreds of miles away - to seek out our students at career fairs. Oh, and we hold three career fairs each year - once per academic quarter.

Career Fair 
Beckman Coulter, Inc. Johnson & Johnson
BMW Manufacturing Marathon Petroleum
Boston Scientific Naval Research Laboratory
Cook Medical Northrop Grumman
Cummins Inc. Proctor & Gamble Company
Delphi Corporation Raytheon Company
Duke Energy Roche Diagnostics
Eli Lilly and Company Rolls-Royce
ExactTarget Siemens Energy, Inc.
Frito Lay of Southern California Texas Instruments
Hill-Rom Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Honeywell/UOP

In addition to the help available in our Career Services Office, you will also get all the career advice you'd like from your professors and academic advisors. They stay extremely tuned in to career opportunities so they teach and advise in a relevant way. You will not learn purely academic material that has no real-world application.

We also groom our engineering students to be outgoing, communicative people who can work in groups. That is so important in engineering careers because you will have to work with all sorts of people with different backgrounds. Mechanical engineers have to be able to work with and communicate effectively with civil engineers who need to understand the language of electrical engineers and so on. So while the stereotypical image of an engineer is a quiet, introverted person who would rather work alone than make eye contact with another human being, a Rose-Hulman engineer has a firm handshake, is involved in a lot of activities and loves to work with others to solve problems.

What can you expect to earn? A career in engineering can be lucrative, it's true, both in take-home pay and job satisfaction (and the knowledge that you've done something to make the world a better place). The average starting salary for the 2012 Rose-Hulman graduating class was $64,389. See averages by major for Rose-Hulman graduates.

What's so great about a career in engineering?
The American Society of Engineering Education's Top 10
1.    Job Satisfaction
2.    Variety of Career Opportunities
3.    Challenging Work
4.    Intellectual Development
5.    Potential to Benefit Society
6.    Financial Security
7.    Prestige
8.    Professional Environment
9.    Technological and Scientific Discovery
10.    Creative Thinking