Kevin '81 & Annie Parker Career Center
The road to a successful career starts long before you go to work. We'll help you lay the groundwork to achieve your career goals. Turn to our career coaches as you explore career paths, develop your résumé, connect with employers, build your network and sharpen your interviewing skills.
As an alum, you know better than anybody the skills that Clarkson graduates bring to the table. Collaborate with us to connect your organization to our students, including for internships, networking events, career fairs and other recruitment opportunities.
Our support of your pursuits never wavers, and we strive to see all alumni succeed. If you're switching careers or looking for a new opportunity, our career coaches can work with you to sharpen your job-search skills.
You need problem-solvers who can devise creative solutions to your toughest challenges. Find them here, at Clarkson. Ask us about on-campus recruiting, networking, job-training partnerships or our #HireAKnight program, designed to elevate your company's profile on campus.
Hire a Knight Partners
Clarkson goes beyond a great education. Our approach consistently delivers a world-class return on investment. The Brookings Institution named Clarkson among the top 10 universities nationwide to maximize student earning potential. Our Career Center ensures every student can tap their own.
Also, The Princeton Review recently ranked Clarkson #25 in the nation for Best Career Services.
What Makes Us Different
Clarkson students helped last year
by the Career Center.
You learn from doing — from testing the boundaries and applications of your knowledge to develop solutions and drive results. We understand the value of hands-on, real-world learning, and in turn, every Clarkson student must complete a Professional Experience, such as an internship or co-op, before graduation. The Career Center helps you identify options that fit your interests and goals — so your short-term position yields a lasting impact.
Employers at the Fall Career Fair.
Salaries earned by Clarkson students are
One of Clarkson’s best values is in professional development and networking. Clarkson instilled a drive for me to go to Career Fairs, talk to people in the fields I’m interested in and grow my professional self. I am definitely a people-person, and the assurance and excitement I experienced from simply talking to professionals that Clarkson brought to me has definitely changed the way I viewed my path to success. I used to think I had to simply work hard, figure it out and do it on my own, but Clarkson showed me the value of reaching out, putting myself out there and taking risks to get opportunities that would help me grow as a student and a mechanical engineer.
Kim Gomez '25, BS in Mechanical Engineering
Get Ready to Launch
Let us help you reach your career goals. Our services and partnerships encourage your success at any stage in your professional life.
Explore and Connect
- Career information
- Company information sessions
- Employer site visits
- Informational interviews with alumni
- Major-specific one-on-one coaching
- Networking events
- Self-exploration and career competencies
- Career Fair
- Employer-sponsored competitions
- Information sessions
- Internship and cooperative education
- Job listings
- Manage your online presence
- Networking events
Career Basics and Information: Planning and Practice
- Custom student workshops
- Career preparation classes
- Mock interviews
- Networking and informational interviews
- Peer-to-peer advisors
- Professional development seminars and programs
- Search documents and correspondence (i.e. résumé, letters, etc.)
Offers, Outcomes and Continued Success
- Alumni career services
- Graduate outcomes and Career Center statistics
- Hired by campaign
- Onboarding — becoming a successful employee
- Salary data
Make a Match at Career Fair
Twice a year, Career Fairs bring more than 150 employers to campus with jobs to fill. You might come face to face with your future: more than 40 percent of our students accepting full-time jobs met their employers for the first time at one of these events