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Class of 2014: Have we heard from you?
Attention Dec '13, May '14 & Aug '14 Grads: Please complete the Future Plans Survey when your after-graduation plans are final.
* Class of 2013
Future Plans Survey Results

Each year, the CCPD surveys Rensselaer graduates to assess post-graduation plans for the class. As of November 15, 2013 we received 885 completed surveys from the Class of 2013. Of this group, 84% reported future plans which are defined as: attending graduate or professional school, entering the military, accepting full-time employment or pursuing "other plans."

The CCPD seeks to gather post-graduation plans from each member of the graduating class to determine where graduates will be headed after graduation from Rensselaer. A graduating class is defined by the CCPD as December, May and August graduates.  For example, the Class of 2013 includes: December 2012, May 2013 and August 2013 undergraduate and graduate students.  

The CCPD sends the link to the Future Plans Survey to each student via their RPI email address during the semester the student is scheduled to graduate.  The graduates may complete the survey online up until October 31st when our collection period ends. In addition, the CCPD staff encourage students to complete the Future Plans Survey at Status Check, which is typically held annually in early May.

The CCPD collects future plans data from a graduating class in five primary categories:  Accepted Employment, Graduate/Professional School, Military Service, Seeking Employment and Other.

The deadline for students to submit the ir completed Future Plans Survey is at the end of October each year.  The data is collected, analyzed and then reported out in the CCPD Annual Report which is published in late fall.  All data collected is held in the strictest confidence and is never reported in association with a specific student. 

Future PlansSurvey Results

  • Employed: 529 (60%)
  • Graduate/Professional School: 158 (18%)
  • Military: 27 (3%)
  • Other: 32 (3%)

Still Seeking Full-time Employment: 139 (16%)

Top Employers*

The Boeing Company


Cisco Systems

Palantir Technologies

General Electric (GE)


Quest Global Services


United Technologies Corporation



General Dynamics

Full List of All Hiring Employers

Salary Survey Results, Class of 2013

Attending Graduate/Professional School

Military Service

  • Members of the Class of 2013 will be proudly serving in the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force and US Marines.

CCPD Annual Report

The 2013 Annual Report contains more specific details on recruitment and the hiring trends of the past year.

Also available: 2012 CCPD Annual Report

Updated: March, 26 2014

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