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Pennsylvania State University

54 Alums took the survey

PSU Alumni Salary over Time

PSU Salaries

$55,139Starting Salary
$131,54810 Year Salary

Said that PSU contributed

31.48%75-100% to their career success
33.33%50-75% to their career success
14.81%25-50% to their career success
20.37%0-25% to their career success

Had the employment status

3.70%Self Employed
7.41%Top-management
53.70%White-collar workers
5.56%Pink-collar workers
3.70%Blue-collar workers
0.00%Minimum wage employees
24.07%Unemployed.
77.78%Are satisfied with their current job.
75.93%Said things are generally going well.
57.41%Are still in the field they majored in in college.

Reputation & Preparedness

Help from Reputation7
Preparedness for Real world6.9
Most Frequently mentioned Alumni Jobs
Engineer (12), Geologist (8), Manager (8), Of (6), Director (5),
% went on to Graduate or Professional Ed.
42.6%
... I desperately wanted to learn important techniques in public relations (after I FINALLY was allowed into an advertising course and hated it - ...Read full comment
... Dont come to PSU if you want to be intellectually stimulated, meet real people, and prepare your self for the real world ...Read full comment
... Penn State has a good rep at NASA, especially Goddard, and a Penn Stater would always help you out career-wise ...Read full comment
... The only thing I regret is not taking advantage of the interview programs at career services, you have to be able to sell yourself to get jobs...Read full comment
... And that looks GREAT on your resume, along with a first-class engineering diploma straight from Penn State - University Park ...Read full comment
... PSU helped me in the real world because it taught me how to advocate for myself ...Read full comment
... I was NOT trained to do a job, I was educated for a career ...Read full comment
... Penn State was a significant part of my career & personal development; it has helped me achieve success in my career and in my personal life ...Read full comment
... I am proud to be a PSU student and know that my degree will be highly regarded with potential employers ...Read full comment
... Take advantage of all of the offering the career service has and you will be fine ...Read full comment
... The Mechanical Engineering program did prepare me well for the real world ...Read full comment
... The career opportunities and recruiting is superb for entry-level corporate jobs ...Read full comment
... Personally, I didn't have a problem because I knew how the system worked and had my career goals in place ...Read full comment
... I would have been much more likely to find employment ...Read full comment
... I was an older student and did not plan on following a career in the area ...Read full comment
... I've made a lot of really great friends and I feel like I'm learning the material well enough to lead a prosperous career in the future ...Read full comment
... The career fairs are a great way to network and get internships and interviews ...Read full comment
... Since there are so many students, employers in State College are quite flexible with scheduling, etc ...Read full comment
... If you want to graduate from a school that looks excellent on a resume and is indeed a well respected university, then I would recommend Penn Sta...Read full comment
... Few employers have even the slightest desire to employ anyone from a school that enabled pedophiles for so long ...Read full comment
... I made some good friends, did some partying, went to some exciting sporting events (not just football), graduated in four years, landed a good j...Read full comment
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