Back to Home Page
College Home
University Home
Past Issues
Contact the Editor
Signatures Cover
Download PDF of this Issue
Seeing the Big Picture
Talking Points
Taking Note
Sharing Perspectives
Reaching Out
Staying in Touch
2007 Engineering Honors The Big Finish How's that Job Market?
The Legacy of "Pops" Steiner Persistence Pays Off Work Hard. Play Hard.
Plugging into Creative Juices    


How’s that Job Market?

Starting salaries were up as much as 10 percent across the board for graduates of the Class of 2007. According to Lee Svete, director of the Notre Dame Career Center, engineering graduates led the pack with the highest median salary ($57,500). A total of 88 percent of Notre Dame seniors graduated with plans already in place for employment or post-secondary education; 35 percent of those students had accepted employment offers prior to graduation.

More than 93 percent of the engineering students who applied were accepted into graduate programs. Those entering the workforce joined companies such as Accenture, BAE Systems, Deloitte Consulting, GE Healthcare, Herren Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Raytheon, and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Others are entering medical or law school or joining service programs, such as the Alliance for Catholic Education, and some are entering Air Force pilot training or Naval flight school.

According to Svete, the key to post-graduation success is GPA, leadership positions on campus, and a solid portfolio with good interview skills. Most important, he says, “Follow your passion, don’t just follow the economy.”

For more information, visit the Career Center at