Pace University is one of the top ten schools in the U.S. for internship placement according to U.S. News and World Report.
The U.S. News Short List, separate from their overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.
President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness announced commitments from 45 industry leaders—including American Express, AT&T, Boeing, Dell, Facebook, General Electric, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard, Sprint Nextel, Sunoco, and Xerox—to double available engineering internships in August. The more than 6,000 new internships, according to the council, will be part of an effort to address a shortage of engineers in the country by providing “opportunities for hands-on, technical job experience.”
With an extremely competitive job market facing them when they graduate, engineering majors—as well as students in a variety of other areas of study—choose to supplement their coursework with internships, which give them an opportunity to get out of the classroom and into real-life work situations.
At the 416 schools that provided internship data to U.S. News, 37.6 percent of 2010 graduates participated in internships as undergraduate students, on average. Of the graduating seniors at the 59 national universities that provided data, an average of 30.4 percent had internship experience.
U.S. News surveyed more than 1,800 colleges and universities for our 2011 survey of undergraduate programs.