Earning-power advantage

Jul 20, 2010

Kettering grads have a beginning earning-power advantage over their counterparts at Big Ten schools, according to an article in the Flint Journal.

The message is clear: Kettering University is sending new graduates into the marketplace with an earning power advantage. In Flint Journal reporter Beata Mostafavi’s estimation, Kettering graduates get what they pay for -  starting careers with salaries that help rank Kettering tenth highest for salary potential among more than 150 Midwestern Colleges, according to the online compensation data company payscale.com.

Kettering grad’s money-making potential beat out big names such as the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Purdue University and Wayne State University on PayScale’s list, wrote Mostafavi.

The article identifies Kettering’s golden asset as the cooperative education program that requires students to alternate academic terms with paid jobs. Students say their co-op experience molds them into professionals early, providing real work experience and arms them with a rich network and stand-out resume.

For the complete Flint Journal story visit: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/07/kettering_university_graduates.html