Be sure to bookmark this site as we will update it soon with your results from Spring 2018.  In the meantime, here are the results from the Fall 2017 Jobs Survey:

In Fall 2017, we asked 1,126 students from 20 universities to talk about their job and internship experience and about what they wanted to do after graduation.  78% of the students who responded are earning a Bachelor’s degree, 13% are earning a Master’s degree, and 9% are earning a Ph.D.  Here are some of the highlights:


After Graduation:

  • 74.5% of students said they want to work in the power industry
  • Of the 235 companies, labs and utilities that students plan to apply to for work this year, here are the top 10 power-based companies and utilities:
  1. Duke Energy
  2. Lockheed Martin
  3. Black & Veatch
  4. Portland General Electric
  5. Ameren
  6. MISO Energy
  7. Eaton Corp
  8. Alliant Energy
  9. MidAmerican Energy
  10. (tie) Santee Cooper and  San Diego Gas & Electric


Last Summer:

Students were asked “what work-related activities did you do last summer?”  Here were their answers:

  1. Internship (n=277)
  2. Attended Classes (121)
  3. Employed (108)
  4. Relaxed or Vacationed (107)
  5. Prepared for Fall Academics (74)
  6. Personal Project (71)
  7. Research (71)
  8. Co-Op (25)
  9. Volunteer (21)

Students worked, interned or volunteered at 249 different laboratories, companies and agencies in Summer 2017, including 58 power-based utilities.  The top-10 power-based companies and utilities were:

  1. Lockheed Martin
  2. Exelon
  3. Duke Energy
  4. Eaton Corp
  5. Alliant Energy
  6. Ameren
  7. Santee Cooper
  8. General Electric
  9. Duquesne Light Company
  10. Portland General Electric


We hope this helps in your future job search!