Career Snapshot

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.

100%

Of undergraduates complete internships

50%+

Of undergraduates complete multiple internships

84%+

Of undergraduates receive job offers from their internship provider

$68,000

Average starting salary for undergraduate alumni

2,300+

Jobs posted to Nittany Lion Careers for IST students

300+

Companies recruit IST students annually


Enrollment in Undergraduate Majors

The College of IST offers five bachelor of science degree programs that equip students with the technological expertise, business saavy, 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.

196

Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations

136

Data Sciences (Applied Data Sciences option)

2*

Human-Centered Design and Development

533

Information Sciences and Technology

501

Security and Risk Analysis

632

College of IST Pre-major

*The Human-Centered Design and Development major launched in fall 2019. Students intending to major in HCDD are currently in the College of IST pre-major, as they are typically not eligible to declare a major until the end of their fourth semester. The first full class of students are expected to complete entrance to major requirements for the HCDD major by spring 2021.

 

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.

25%

Consulting

18%

Insurance/Health Care

14%

Government/Defense Contracting

13%

Technology/Energy

10%

Financial

20%

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.

29%

Pennsylvania

13%

Virginia

7%

New York

6%

Maryland

6%

New Jersey

5%

Disctrict of Columbia

4%

New Hampshire

4%

Texas

All stats are for the University Park campus in 2019 unless otherwise noted.

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Brianne Lippert

E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

bek147@psu.edu
(814) 865-4509