14 Colleges and Universities with the Most Helpful Career Services

Applying to college and getting admitted is one battle. Finding a career path you’re passionate about is another.

While some students are set on being doctors, lawyers, magicians, engineers from the womb, others have a bit more of a struggle deciding what they want to do when they grow up. Perhaps some of these students enjoy all types of  things from astrophysics to impressionist painting and just can’t figure out what professional career involves both or all of their passions.

Or perhaps some of these students hate everything from English literature to Earth science and are just looking for the one career path that’s been hiding from them all along. Either way, these 14 colleges and universities were ranked by the 2011 Princeton Review as schools that provide the best career services.

Lost on what you want to do? Transfer to one of these schools to get some great advice!

1. University of Florida
Quick fact –
UF has an annual budget of approximately $4.3 billion. Maybe some of the mullah goes toward their awesome career office.

2. Northeastern University
Quick fact –
Northeastern had one of the first co-op programs. Students complete eight semesters of full-time study and up to three six-month terms of paid full-time work.

3. Pennsylvania State University
Quick fact -The largest of university’s 24 campuses, University Park is almost entirely within the boundaries of State College borough, a site chosen to be near the geographic center of the state.

4. University of Texas
Quick fact - 
The University of Texas at Austin was named one of the original eight “Public Ivy” institutions.

5. Barnard College
Quick fact –  
Barnard is a private women’s liberal arts college and a member of the Seven Sisters. It has been affiliated with Columbia University since 1900.

6. Claremont McKenna College
Quick fact - 
Claremont McKenna emphasizes programs in government, economics, and international affairs.

7. Rochester Institute of Technology
Quick fact - 
RIT is one of the top universities in America for the fine arts. It places in the top 10 for many of the college’s programs, including Photography, Glass art, and Industrial design.

8. Bentley University
Quick fact –
Bentley was founded in 1917 as a school of accounting. It remains today a top business school.

9. Clemson University
Quick fact - 
Thomas Green Clemson, the university’s founder, came to the foothills of South Carolina in 1838, when he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of John C. Calhoun, a South Carolina statesman and seventh U.S. Vice President. Now THAT’s history.

10. University of Richmond
Quick fact - 
During the  Civil War, Richmond College was used as a hospital for Confederate troops and later as a Union barracks.

11. Missouri University of Science and Technology
Quick fact –
Missouri S&T was originally the  Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy.

12. Spelman College
Quick fact – Spelman was the first historically black female institution of higher education to receive its collegiate charter in 1924.

13. Yale University
Quick fact –
Originally, the Collegiate School, the college was renamed Yale College to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company in 1718.

14. Cornell University
Quick fact –
Cornell’s educational ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell’s motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”

Do you know what career path you’re going to take or would a little extra help go a long way?

Original Post Date: December 6th, 2011

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