Students graduating this year with an engineering degree are finding the job market surprisingly strong.
Lean times for engineering graduates appear to be over, at least for now. Unlike past years, when students fresh out of school with an engineering degree had trouble finding employment, this year's graduates are being welcomed by employers.
"The demand for our EE and ME students this year continues to be strong," says Mark Sorenson-Wagner, director of the Career Center for Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. The school is graduating about 350 engineering students this year, some 55% of whom have already found full-time jobs.
"More students this year received offers early, and more students are receiving multiple offers," Sorenson-Wagner tells us, clear evidence of an economy that’s warming up.
About two-thirds of those students will stay in Minnesota, followed by Houston, Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco as the most popular destinations for work.