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Spring 2010 • Volume 16, Issue 2  

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Placement rate in ’09

By ERIN WOOD ’09

The overall placement rate for 2008–09 Bradley graduates is 89 percent, down from 94 percent the previous year, according to the Smith Career Center’s annual report. This figure represents the percentage of August 2008, December 2008, and May 2009 bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients who are employed, continuing their education, or who are engaged in other activities of their choice.

In the fall of 2008, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) projected an increase in new college graduate hiring, but by March 2009, NACE reported that hiring would likely decline by 22 percent from the previous graduating class. The recession affected Bradley graduates in all major fields of study, but communications and engineering graduates experienced the greatest impact, according to the SCC report.

Bradley’s bachelor’s degree recipients accepted positions with 514 employers in 34 states and seven countries. More than 77 percent are employed in Illinois. Other states attracting a number of graduates include Missouri, Wisconsin, Florida, Indiana, and California.

The number of employers who visited Bradley was down slightly to 528 from the previous year. “The fact that we still had that many companies visit the campus is great, and many of them were here as a result of alumni connections,” said JANE LINNENBURGER, MA ’79 executive director of the Smith Career Center. “We appreciate the assistance from Bradley graduates and parents in helping to identify full-time jobs and internships for our students.”

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Become a fan of Bradley Hilltopics | Placement rate in 09 | Engineering innovation recognized | Help for Haiti | Women’s basketball will make first postseason appearance in program history | Aerial view of Alumni Center | Knowledge in print | Women’s Studies hosts ’70s activist | Deon’s heave | High-tech engineering lab | SAME Cafe wins 10k from NBC feature | Enriching the campus experience | Speed painting: an Olympic performance | Bradley board game is a winner | Grant funds internships | Old Vonachen’s Junction menu