Each year, Lehigh’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) releases the First Destination Report, with data on the career outcomes, job placement success and postgraduate education for the graduating class. For the first time, CCPD has also compiled post-graduation outcomes for international students.
CCPD obtained verifiable data for 74 percent of international students in the Class of 2019 – 68 students in total. Nearly 93 percent of graduating international students were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service six months after graduation. They had an average starting salary of $82,375.
- Alliance Pharma
- Charles River Associates
- Ernst & Young
- Fidelity Investments
- International Rescue Committee
- J.P. Morgan
- MCA Connect
- Morgan Stanley
- New England Black Wolves
- Perella Weinberg Partners
- Porsche Consulting
- Strategic Gears
Students who continued their education enrolled at universities including Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Oxford.
The data for international students is comparable to – or better than – the data for the overall student body. According to CCPD's latest First Destination Report, 95 percent of all students in the Class of 2019 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service six months after graduation. The average starting salary of all graduates was $67,000.
The Center for Career and Professional Development provides career education and connections that support student success. They work closely with the Office of International Students and Scholars to support the career development of international students, and offer specialized resources like visa sponsorship information to identity top companies for international students, jobs and internship postings in the U.S. and abroad and career resources specific to international students.