Launchpad for Young Scientists at U of Oregon Propels Career Success

Slews of talented young people graduate each year with bachelor’s degrees in physics, chemistry and engineering, but for new graduates, the path to becoming a professional scientist is often unclear. And at a time when there are more jobs in applied science than ever before, even the industry’s leading companies struggle to fill positions with candidates who are ready to hit the ground running.

The Master’s Industrial Internship Program at the University of Oregon, recently integrated into the UO’s new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, is designed to help students launch their careers through a combination of intensive experiential learning on campus and on-the-job internships with industry partners. Students focus on honing skills valued highly by the industry, from practicing design of experiments to mastering JMP software, an industry favorite.

Competitive internship salaries ($54,800 annualized in 2017) and 90% post-graduation employment rates for graduates are indicative of the widespread positive impact the program is having not only on individual students but also on the companies that hire them.

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