Mines ranked No. 2 for undergraduate internships
GOLDEN, Colo., March 8, 2011 – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Colorado School of Mines second among 81 national universities in the percentage of bachelor’s degree recipients who have worked as interns during the course of their education. Experiences provided by internships can greatly contribute to successful job searches.
In a cooperative effort among students, employers and the Mines Career Center, Mines students have a wealth of opportunities for real-world applications of their studies prior to graduation. Internships are usually paid, not-for-credit jobs held full-time during the summer and/or part-time during the academic year. The jobs typically provide technical experience relevant to students’ majors.
Of Mines’ 620 students who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2008-2009, 84 percent reported at least one, and in many cases multiple, internship experiences.
“This percentage is a true reflection of how focused, proactive, and incredibly talented the Mines students are. Furthermore, it is a testimony to the strong collaboration between the Mines faculty and Career Center staff in promoting the importance of all recruiting and professional development activities to the student body,” said Jean Manning-Clark, director of the Mines Career Center.
Listed first by U.S. News, the University of Pennsylvania reported 90 percent of its graduates in 2008-2009 had taken part in internships. Others listed in the top 10 are American University at number three, followed by Seton Hall University, Duke University, Fordham University, University of Pittsburgh, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University.
The average internship participation among the 81 national universities who provided data to U.S. News was 32.8 percent. For more information see the full report