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Students in the College of IST are prepared to serve in a variety of capacities for your organization. Whether it’s through internships, externships, experiential learning opportunities, or full-time careers, IST students are ready to make a difference. Our graduates work in countless industries and with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to Silicon Valley startups, to government organizations, and everything in between.

“IST students set themselves apart from their peers.  They come from a wide-range of backgrounds, and within their chosen majors it is evident that teamwork and collaboration is just as important as having the right technical skills and capabilities.  This is a powerful combination that is highly sought after and KPMG Cyber has prioritized its recruiting efforts to attract and hire Penn State’s best.  This is evident in the strong pipeline of IST and SRA interns and new hires accepting job offers within the firm, and their success as they progress within their careers at KPMG.” Matt Sadler - Director, KPMG Cyber

Student Profile

The College of IST currently has five undergraduate majors, Information Sciences and Technology, Human-Centered Design and Development, Security and Risk Analysis, Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations, and Data Sciences. Along with the technical knowledge that students gain in each major, they are learning skills like project management, communication, critical thinking, leadership, and team work. Our College also offers Graduate Degree Programs and Online Degrees and Certificates.

Undergraduate Stats:

100% of students complete at least one internship before graduation
84% of students reported receiving a full-time job offer from a company with which they interned

Average Salaries

Full-Time Starting salary: $68,000
Signing bonus: $7,100
Intern Salary: $20/hour

Employment by Industry

25% Consulting
18% Insurance/Healthcare
14% Government/Defense Contracting
13% Technology/Energy
10% Financial
20% All Other Employers

Top States for Employment

29% PA
13% VA
7% NY
6% MD
6% NJ
5% DC
4% NH
4% TX

Recruit & Connect

IST’s Office of Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement is here to help you interact with our students every step of the way. Whether you want to recruit IST students at our career fairs, post a job opportunity to Nittany Lion Careers, or bring a case study from your organization to our classrooms, we are ready to connect you with some of the most versatile students in technology to meet your needs. Read more...

Sponsorship Opportunities

IST offers a variety of ways for companies to tap into the resources of the College and the Penn State community. Corporate sponsorship opportunities not only provide your organization with unique access to our students and future hiring talent, but your support is vital to our mission and vision of providing a world class education, developing future leaders, and standing at the forefront of technology research.  Learn more about becoming an IST Corporate Associate and the other ways you can support IST students. Read more...



Career Solutions & Corporate Engagement

E103 Westgate Building
Email: careers@ist.psu.edu
Phone: (814) 865-4509

Schedule an appointment: appointments.ist.psu.edu

Meet the Team