Careers and Internships*
Whether it's through internships, externships, experiential learning opportunities, or full-time careers, IST students and alumni make a difference in countless industries and with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to Silicon Valley startups, to government agencies, and everything in between. See which companies are hiring Penn State graduates, where alumni are living, and how much they earn by visiting the University’s “We Earn” dashboard.
Undergraduates complete internships
Undergraduates complete multiple internships
Undergraduates receive job offers from one of their internship providers
Average starting salary for undergraduate alumni
Average signing bonus
Reported a signing bonus
Enrollment in Undergraduate Majors+
The College of IST offers six bachelor of science degree programs that equip students with the technological expertise, business savvy, and communication skills to thrive in today's global economy. Our programs are constantly adapting to real-world needs, ensuring our graduates are prepared with the latest knowledge and practices.
Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations
Data Sciences (Applied Data Sciences option)
Enterprise Technology Integration
Human-Centered Design and Development
Information Sciences and Technology
Security and Risk Analysis
College of IST Pre-major
Employment by Industry*
Every industry needs the skills that IST graduates bring to the table. And as new technologies and industries emerge and as established ones evolve, our students and alumni are equipped to handle the changing needs of industry and society.
All Other Employers
Top States for Employment*
Our students come to campus from across the country and around the world. After graduation, they leave campus for opportunities near and far, making meaningful impact on a global scale.
Connecticut and Illinois
Maryland and North Carolina
* Based on the Penn State Data Digest, Penn State First Destination Post-Grad Survey, and the College of IST 2022-23 Internship Report.
+ For fall 2023 semester at University Park.