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Co-ops + Careers

Co-ops and careers

Start creating for good before you graduate and get a competitive edge with real-world work experience through a co-op or internship assignment. Our Cooperative Education and Internship Program offers you the chance to earn a salary, course credit and work experience by alternating semesters of study with on-site work at one of more than 200 employers. The Russ College provides a scholarship for this during summer semesters. Find out more by contacting Director of Professional Experiences Dean Pidcock at 740.593.0894.


Russ College co-op + intern average wages, 2011-12 to 2012-13

Major Average pay Max Pay Min Pay 
Civil $15.02 $24.69 $10.00
Chemical $21.14 $26.68 $15.00
Computer Science $16.02 $21.75 $08.24
Electrical $19.49 $26.44 $12.00
Industrial + Systems $19.36 $24.23 $16.93
Engineering Technology + Management $15.00 $18.00 $13.00
Mechanical $15.82 $22.15 $12.00



2014 average starting salary for engineering and technology bachelor’s degree graduates nationwide

Major Average starting salary
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering $64,500
Aviation $42,600
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering $47,300
Chemical Engineering $67,500
Civil Engineering $58,500
Computer Engineering $70,900
Computer Science $64,700
Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering $63,000
Engineering Technology $61,500
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering $55,000
Mechanical Engineering $64,500
Petroleum Engineering $97,000