For students, the Clarkson Career Fair is a chance to secure a future job or internship. For employers, it’s a chance to meet some of the best and brightest young people ready to enter the work force. And this year’s fall fair didn’t disappoint. 

Students were able to share their resumes and career dreams with representatives of more than 150 companies who came to Clarkson’s Potsdam campus for the September 10 – 11 event. More than 40 percent of our students accepting full time employment were first introduced to their employer at a Career Fair. The university’s Career Center holds the fairs twice a year, in spring and fall. 

Clarkson is regularly cited as one of the nation’s leading research institutions when it comes to career placement, earning potential, and ROI. The statistics for the Class of 2018 bear out those accolades. Check them out, below, as well as scenes from the fair by University Photographer Steve Jacobs. 

Undergrad Placement Rates

97% Class of 2019 Total Undergraduate Placement
77% Employed
15% Continuing Ed
4% Alternative
Top Employers

General Dynamics, Electric Boat • GlobalFoundries •  General Dynamics Mission Systems • Lockheed Martin • EPIC • GE •SRC, Inc • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Corning Incorporated • Johnson Controls • Kiewit • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • Schneider Electric • Veritas Prime • Arcadis • BAE Systems • Burns & McDonnell • CHA Consulting, Inc. • Naval Nuclear Laboratory (Operated by Fluor) • Raytheon Company • Harris Corporation • National Grid • SMC Corporation of America • TRC Companies

$62,756 Starting Salary

For the Class of 2019

Top Grad Schools

Cornell University • Duke University • Georgia Institute of Technology • University of Rochester • SUNY University at Buffalo • Pennsylvania State University • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • SUNY Upstate Medical University • Clarkson University

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