National Survey of Jobs

Last Fall, 430 students from 19 universities shared insights on what companies hired them for jobs and internships and what organizations they applied to.  86% of students who responded were earning Bachelor’s degree, 10% were earning Master’s degree, and 4% were earning their Ph.D. 

Highlights from the survey:

1. When students were asked “what work-related activities do you plan after graduation?” Here was the percentage responding YES to each answer:

  • Work at a utility company (29%)
  • Get a job, somewhere that is not a utility company (29%)
  • Not sure or still considering options (18%)
  • Go to graduate school full time (14%)
  • Continue working full time where I work now (9%)
  • Volunteer with an organization (1%)

2.  72% of students said they want to work in the power industry

3.  Of the 67 companies where students have accepted offers to work in 2019, here are the 9 companies that hired the most students:

  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Boeing
  • Duke Energy
  • International Paper
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NextEra Energy
  • Savannah River

4. Here are the 8 most popular companies where students have already applied for jobs:

  1. Duke Energy
  2. Burns & McDonnell
  3. Northrop Grumman
  4. Raytheon
  5. Black & Veatch
  6. Boeing
  7. National Grid
  8. SDG&E

We hope this helps in your future job search!