Over the past five years, 78% of graduates participated in summer internship work experiences. In addition to gaining practical experience, many internships led directly to offers of employment. Recently, students have interned at companies such as:
Students usually participate in engineering internships during the summer between the junior and senior years. Some students find internships after their freshman and/or sophomore years. Internships are work experiences formally designated as such by the employer, or work experiences with a significant internship component but lacking a formal designation.
Over the past five years, an average of 97% of graduates found employment or gained admittance into a graduate program within six months of graduation. Starting salaries for 2019 graduates averaged $60,734 with a maximum offer of $70K. The median salary was $58K. Graduates of the department have accepted positions at:
Many graduates continue their studies at top professional and graduate programs. The classes of 2007 to 2019 enrolled in the M.S. or Ph.D. mechanical engineering program at the following institutions:
Students are prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, the first step towards obtaining the Professional Engineer License. Nearly 100% of Grove City College students pass the first time they take the exam.