San Diego, CA, June 21, 2005 – UCSD engineering students graduating this spring with baccalaureate degrees
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Of the survey respondents who were planning to take jobs, 79 percent said they had accepted job offers will work for business and industry, 9 percent accepted offers from educational institutions or nonprofit organizations, and 6 percent will work for a branch of the military.
“Defense companies are in the hiring mode and those involved in homeland security are really ramping up,” said Glynda Davis, senior student development officer at UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering. “Foreign students are ineligible for these defense- and homeland security-related jobs because those positions require
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The 2005 Jacobs School survey included responses from 575 of the school’s 1,913 seniors majoring primarily in bioengineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering,
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The rise in starting salaries comes on the heels of an active recruiting season on the UCSD campus. While companies are eager to hire graduating engineers, many are also offering internships to students with one or more years remaining until graduation. Undergraduates also add their personal academic information into a database, and employers involved in the Jacobs School’s Corporate Affiliates Program have access to the information. The companies can quickly identify promising job candidates based on the students’ declared major, grade point average, and other factors.
The Jacobs School, which has the largest combined graduate and undergraduate engineering enrollment of any University of California campus with more than 5,300 students, was rated 11th among 179 engineering schools, and 6th in the nation among public universities in the 2005 U.S. News rankings.
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