SoE Class of 2020 Career Outcomes

The future is bright for recent graduates of Rutgers University’s School of Engineering.

2020 Post-Graduation Survey Results

  • 78% of SoE undergraduate and graduate students reported positive post-graduation outcomes within six months of graduation. This is a decrease from the previous year, which was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 54% had landed jobs, while 22% had elected to further their educations. Military service and volunteerism attracted fewer than 1% of the members of the Class of 2020.
  • For 67% of the survey respondents, their post-graduation status reflects their preferred choice. 
  • Median starting salary of $72,500 ($7,000 more than the Class of 2018)

Leading Employers

  • Lockheed Martin
  • L3 Harris Technology
  • Barclays
  • Merck & Co.
  • Amazon
  • Boeing

Advance Degree Pursuit

  • UC Berkeley
  • Cornell University
  • New York University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University

Campus recruiting services – such as job fairs, job postings, and on-campus interviews – are among the many resources that contribute to students successfully finding – and landing jobs. Student also cited networking with faculty, staff, and others, as well as internships and other in-school employment as portals to post-graduation jobs. Many undergraduate respondents reported that their internships ultimately converted to full-time jobs. 

“At the School of Engineering, we take pride in our long and impressive history of grooming students for successful careers in some of the nation’s leading corporations, academic institutions, and agencies – and the Class of 2020 is no exception,” says Thomas Farris, dean of the School of Engineering. “These recent graduates are poised to follow in the footsteps of the more than 1,000 school alumni who hold C-suite and top management positions, head federal and state agencies, and even serve as NASA astronauts.”

Nicholas Paraskevopoulos, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the School of Engineering and is now a senior vice president of emerging capabilities development and chief technology officer at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, speaks highly of his experience at Rutgers, “Engineering teaches you to think and Rutgers engineers know their stuff.”