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.
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 careercenter.nd.edu.