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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.

77 students responded to the self-report job survey. 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 - 2009

2009 Employment Data Table.
2009 Number % G P A
  77 100% 3.24
Grad School 4 5% 3.87
Jobs 42 55% 3.34
Military 0 0% 0.00
Uncommitted 31 40% 3.03

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

Impact of Industrial Experience

Impact of Industrial Experience on Finding Employment.
2009 Number % G P A Number %
  77 100% 3.24 46 60%
Coop and Intern 12 16% 3.38 11 92%
Coop Only 7 9% 3.17 6 86%
Intern Only 31 40% 3.35 21 68%
None 27 35% 3.08 8 30%

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

Table Showing Employment by Undergraduate Option.
2009 Number % G P A Number %
  77 100% 3.25 46 60%
General 53 69% 3.18 33 62%
Bio 14 18% 3.31 7 50%
Fuels 6 8% 3.63 5 83%
Polymer 4 5% 3.31 1 25%

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, showing that with a higher G P A there better chances 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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