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Chemical Engineering

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Employment Data

 

The Chemical Engineering Department compiles extensive data on our graduates as part of our own internal evaluation of our educational programs. Much of this material is confidential and inappropriate for public dissemination. The information on this page should be helpful to students, prospective students, and potential employers who are interested in the Chemical Engineering program at Penn State.

A total of 93 students graduated in Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. 80 students responded to the self-report job survey and 3 students responded during meetings. All of the data were self-reported by students.

We have done our best to verify the accuracy of the results; we apologize for any errors or oversights.

Employment Data - 2008

2007 - 2008 Employment Data Table.
2007 Number % G P A
Grad School 10 12% 3.75
Jobs 62 75% 3.23
Military 1 1% 3.08
Uncommitted 10 12% 3.67
  83 100% 3.23

Note: Many of the students listed as "uncommitted" found employment shortly after graduation.

Impact of Industrial Experience

Impact of Industrial Experience on Employment.
2007 Number % G P A Number %
Coop and Intern 8 10% 3.18 7 88%
Coop Only 8 10% 3.12 7 88%
Intern Only 45 54% 3.19 39 87%
None 22 27% 3.34 20 91%
  83 100% 3.22 73 88%

Green columns indicated students that "Landed Safely"

"Landed Safely" means that students had a job in industry, the military, or were accepted into graduate school. Many of the students with who had not "landed safely" found employment shortly after graduation.

Employment by Undergraduate Option

2007 employment for different undergrad options in the major.
2007 Number % G P A Number %
General 55 66% 3.21 49 89%
Bio 17 20% 3.23 13 76%
Fuels 8 10% 3.39 8 100%
Polymer 3 4% 2.97 3 100%
  83 100% 3.22 73 88%

Green columns indicated students that "Landed Safely"

"Landed Safely" means that students had a job in industry, the military, or were accepted into graduate school. Many of the students who had not "landed safely" found employment shortly after graduation.

Impact of G.P.A. on Employment

Employment in relation to G P A for our 2007 class, 
      showing that with a higher G P A there is a better chance of employment after graduation.

Note: Data were self-reported by students at the end of semester in which they were graduating. "Landed Safely" means that students had a job or were accepted to graduate school. Many of the students who had not landed safely found employment shortly after graduation.

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