With a heavy emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning and a dedicated team by their side, it's no surprise that Case Western Reserve University students enjoy success in their fields early in their careers. It's no accident, either. CWRU takes an intentional approach preparing you for your future, and it shows in our students' experiences and their paths after graduation.
of students participate in experiential learning
of undergrads are employed, in graduate school or pursuing other goals within 6 months of graduation
median starting salary range
Employers know CWRU students are prepared and well-rounded.
Some top employers include:
- Cleveland Clinic
- Lockheed Martin
- Parker Hannifin Corp.
CWRU graduates build impressive credentials for graduate and professional school applications.
Popular grad school destinations include:
- Boston University
- Columbia University
- Johns Hopkins University
- New York University
- University of Chicago
- University of Michigan
- University of Southern California
Learning by doing is what we do
41% of students who took part in an experiential learning activity received a job offer as a resultCheck out our Outcomes tool
Experiences that matter
It's not that you can. It's that you will.
Through research, internships, co-ops and more, CWRU students differentiate themselves as extraordinary candidates in the career market or graduate school admission pool. No matter their major, our students leave Case Western Reserve with solid experience in their chosen fields.
Through hands-on learning, students do meaningful, skill-building work at world-class institutions; work alongside some of the greatest minds in their fields, craft résumés that get noticed; and build valuable relationships with potential employers and future references.
- 86% of CWRU students take part in research and creative endeavors ($4,000 in research funding is available for summer projects)
- 69% hold at least one internship
- 64% volunteer locally and around the world
- 35% participate in study abroad
- 62% participate in three or more experiential learning activities
- Nursing students clock 1,300+ clinical hours
- Engineering students earn $20k+ on average for a seven-month co-op
Resources that make all the difference
Case Western Reserve is one of the nation's most highly regarded institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report, and our undergraduate students pursue their goals in collaboration with a number of campus resources:
- Advising and mentoring
- Office of Student Success
- Navigators: CWRU students' four-year advocates, who help with everything from career goals to clubs and organizations they’re likely to enjoy
- Pre-professional advising: medicine, dental medicine, law and more.
- Personal Librarians
- Office of Student Success
- Support of research, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Student life
- 200+ student organizations, including 45+ academic societies and clubs and 40+ organizations supported by the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative
- Center for Civic Engagement and Learning
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Cleveland & University Circle
Sharing CWRU memories
As the Class of 2020 prepared to graduate, they looked back on their favorite CWRU memories. Hear about their CWRU experiences, and find out where they are headed next.