Landing a job post-college can be a big feat. But at some schools, it may be easier to do so than others.
Part of that can be attributed to the college’s career services.
In this year’s Princeton Review ranking of colleges with the “best career services,” Clemson University landed the top spot with students ranking the school’s career and job placement services the highest. This year, Clemson beat out Bentley University, last year’s number one contender, to take the top spot.
The University of Richmond also surged from fourth last year to second this year, moving Bentley to third. According to the university, 96% of its students find the school’s career services helpful. Nearly 75% of its undergraduate students used career services in 2016-2017. The school also features over 150 career workshops each year, which may explain its big jump into the top 10 this year.
Northeastern University — and it’s infamous co-op program — lands in fourth place. Instead of internships, Northeastern students complete six-month co-op programs and have hundreds of companies to pick from for their work experience. Many students at the Boston-based university complete multiple co-ops before graduating.
SOUTHWESTERN ALSO CONTINUES RISE UP THE RANKING
Southwestern University, which wasn’t featured two years ago, made the number seven spot last year. This year, it moved up one more spot to sixth place. The university has a number of initiatives and events geared towards helping students land an internship or job.
In 2020, Southwestern’s Center for Career & Professional Development will debut its annual professional-development summit, SOAR – an immersive two-day event that will train sophomores in career-management skills, such as resume building and interview prep.
If you’re interested in seeing which other schools ranked highly, check out the full list for schools with best career services.