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 2020 Total Undergraduate Placement
75% Employed
17% Continuing Ed
5% Alternative
Top Employers

Global Foundries • LC Drives • Kiewit • Lockheed Martin • National Grid • General Dynamics Mission Systems • L3Harris Technologies • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • SRC, Inc. • BAE Systems, Inc. • Northrop Grumman • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada • Atlantic Testing Laboratories • Amazon • Corning Incorporated • Kitware • Exelon Corporation • Flatiron Construction Corp. • GE • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Epic

$64,384 Starting Salary

For the Class of 2020

Top Grad Schools

Cornell University • Duke University • MIT • Purdue University • Clarkson University • New York University • Michigan State University • Northeastern University • Rochester Institute of Technology • Pratt Institute • Lehigh University • Syracuse University • Temple University • SUNY Upstate Medical University

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