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Drive, determination, and a CSE education pay off for these young alumni

enna Shaw didn’t suffer much senior angst.

The engineering student didn’t have to worry about what to do with her life after graduation. Four years of diligent preparation left her with a resume bristling with qualifications: a major in biomedical engineering, an array of extracurricular accomplishments, research experience, and internships at major corporations. By midway through her senior year, she had two job offers.

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Written by KERMIT PATTISON

“I knew what I wanted to do,” said Shaw, now a senior design engineer with Medtronic. “I had everything lined up...I graduated and hopped on a plane to Hawaii. Then I came back and started work.” Her case provides one example of a broader phenomenon: graduates of the College of Science and Engineering are quickly gaining traction in the professional world and making their degrees pay off. Students and families are painfully aware of the rising cost of higher education.

Fortunately, statistics show that the investment pays off for graduates of CSE. According to a survey of May 2015 graduates, 95 percent of 2015 graduates had a job or were enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. They found jobs at leading local companies including Boston Scientific, 3M, Cargill, General Mills, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Ecolab, and many others. The average CSE student receives 1.75 job offers.

Inventing Tomorrow, Winter 2016 (Vol. 40, No. 1)  

College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Drive, determination and a CSE education pay off for young alumni; CSE re...

Inventing Tomorrow, Winter 2016 (Vol. 40, No. 1)  

College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Drive, determination and a CSE education pay off for young alumni; CSE re...