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Job Placement Rate High For Clarkson Grads

It's very competitive, and we are recruiting aggressively, said Hewlett-Packard staffing manager Mary Haywood in a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal. She expects Hewlett-Packard will pay members of the Class of 2000 about 10 percent more in salary and benefits.

All indications point to another banner year for seniors graduating in the Class of 2000 at Clarkson University.

The Career & Professional Development Center at Clarkson recently reported that 99 percent of the Class of 1999 had found a job related to their field, had moved into a professional graduate program or enlisted in the military through the ROTC program.

Although statistics are currently being compiled for an interim report at Clarkson, all indications point to another strong year, said Kathryn B. Johnson, executive director of the Career & Professional Development Center at Clarkson.

Top employers of the Class of 1999 include IBM, General Electric, Andersen Consulting, Manhattan Associates, Corning, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Pratt & Whitney, and Xerox, to name a few. The average starting salary for the class of 1999 exceeded $40,000.

Clarkson University has taken the lead in developing the kinds of experiential, hands-on programs that prepare students for the demands of the real world.

Located in northern New York in the foothills of the scenic Adirondack Mountains, Clarkson enrolls 2,902 undergraduate and graduate students. Clarkson is on the Web at

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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