Fordham Notes: Fordham Ranks in Top 10 for Internship Placement

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fordham Ranks in Top 10 for Internship Placement

Fordham has placed fifth on a U.S. News & World Report ranking of universities that produce the most interns.

According to the magazine, 75 percent of the 1,885 students in the Class of 2009 completed at least one internship during their time at the University.

Fordham tied with Duke University on the list of top 10 institutions.

U.S. News tabulated the statistics by using internship data for the Class of 2009 submitted by 692 schools.

Internships have become a particularly important part of the college experience, the magazine noted, as the increase in people with college degrees outpaced U.S. population growth by more than threefold over the past decade.

Gaining career-development experience as an undergraduate is one way that a student can stand out. Fordham was ranked with other high-performing institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania (No. 1), University of Pittsburgh (No. 7) and Johns Hopkins University (No. 9).

One common thread for many of the schools in the top 10 is an urban setting; George Washington University and American University are in Washington D.C., for instance, while Seton Hall University is near New York City.

For more information, visit U.S. News & World Report website.
—Patrick Verel


KevMc said...

Pretty sure Fordham is in New York City, not near it.

News Blog said...

Ha. Thanks, we corrected it by changing the text, rather than dragging Fordham over to Jersey City.