The pathway to success starts at Illinois.
A degree from CEE at Illinois means you have an advantage when it comes time to start your career. Recruiters know that CEE at Illinois students graduate fully prepared to succeed in their chosen field and as a result, our graduates are highly sought after. We are committed to helping you transition from student to professional. Dedicated job fairs for CEE students, professional development seminars, and opportunities for networking with alumni and industry professionals mean that you will be fully prepared to succeed in your career.
Job fairs exclusively for CEE students each year
Companies attend each job fair to recruit CEE students
average starting salary for CEE graduates ($64,233)
median signing bonus
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam pass rate
(national pass rate 68%)
Principles & Practice of Engineering exam pass rate
(national pass rate 63.5%)
students reported having an internship or co-op during their degree program
students reported securing their first choice destination upon graduation
The Illini Success initiative gathers data about the post-graduation pursuits of bachelor’s degree recipients at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Here is a snapshot of self-reported data for CEE students who earned a bachelor’s degree during the academic year 2020-2021 (most recent data, with 76% of students responding to survey).
94% reported securing their first choice destination upon graduation.
Sample Graduate Schools
“Some of my strongest professional connections that I’ve maintained throughout my career have been with fellow CEE students-turned-alumni. Because the program has such a strong reputation, being a part of the CEE alumni network creates a positive first impression with new connections in many traditional and non-traditional industries.”
Jill McClary-Gutierrez (BS 13)