Clarkson University
“Our students deserve the credit. ...
They are our ambassadors.When
a Clarkson intern leaves a position,
companies often seek to fill these
openings with other Clarkson
candidates, due to their on-the-job
performance and work ethic,”
says Jeffrey Taylor.
Clarkson’s commitment to real-world
translates into graduates prepared for
real-world challenges. It also means a commitment to
providing professional experiences for students — through
co-ops, internships, design & build teams and faculty-
mentored research. This allows students to apply classroom
learning to hands-on challenges, test drive careers and
companies, and develop professional networks — all
before they leave campus.
Highest rate of internships in the nation
Stressing the importance of on-the-job experience has
helped Clarkson reach a #1 ranking from
U.S. News
& World Report
. The magazine found 86 percent of
Clarkson students completed internships and co-ops
before graduating.
That’s more than double the average internship rate of
other national universities.
Much of the success of experiential learning at Clarkson
is tied to Clarkson’s Career Center, which helps students
find the professional experience that fits best. “Clarkson
staff and faculty visit employers to learnmore about their
needs and the types of employees that are successful,” says
Career Center Director Jeff Taylor.
“This helps the Career Center properly market our students
to employers and connect the right talent to the right
internship, co-op or job.”
Employers are responding — to both the qualities
of Clarkson students and the services offered by the
Career Center. For Naomi Berman, a senior recruiter
with Amphenol RF, the multinational manufacturer of
industrial connection systems, Clarkson’s Career Center
is made up of “a rare combination of proactive and
engaged counselors.”
“They provide impeccable service, whether
I’m trying to access their resume books, asking for
recommendations, getting more detailed info on
specific students or reaching specific professors. They
make my job a lot easier.
Taylor says the services offered by the Career Center
must constantly evolve to remain in sync with developing
career trends and emerging professional fields. “Student
interests and the job market are always in flux. As
Clarkson develops new degree programs and career
needs change, the Career Center fosters new relationships
that meet the demands of both students and employers.”
The Career Center staff led by Director Jeffrey Taylor. (l-r) Barbara Brown, Christine Bailey,
Karla Fennell, Jeffrey Taylor, Margo Johnston and Linda Hastings.
#1 in the Nation
Internships ranking, U.S. News & World Report 2013
O'Brien & Gere
General Electric
The Red Cross
Borg Warner
Pre-Paid Financial Services
Merrill Lynch
Bausch & Lomb
Campbell Soup Company
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