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Colleges across the USA have reported a steady decline in the number of engineering and science majors graduating from US Colleges and Universities. Currently, there is a very high need in these fields for incoming students, but few American students select the field of engineering.
To continue producing graduates for these in-demand fields, many US Universities have shifted their focus of recruitment for these majors to international students, specifically students from India.
In particular, two of the best engineering schools, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Penn State University- Behrend School of Engineering will be sending admissions representatives to meet prospective students in Chennai.
Students interested in engineering careers who wish to pursue programs in Computer Engineering ,Electrical Engineering, Game Development, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Interdisciplinary Business and Engineering Studies must come and meet admission officers Ms. Leah Davis (Illinois Institute of Technology ) and Ms. Mary-Ellen Madigan(Penn State University) on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers from 6 to 9 PM.
Two top US Universities, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Penn State University- Behrend School of Engineering, will have their presence at the Sheraton Hotel in Chennai on February 20th from 6 to 9pm where they will be briefing students on admissions requirements and academic programs for their schools.
Both institutions are well-known for their state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and award-winning faculty.Moreover, after graduation from IIT or Penn State U, alumni are recruited by reputable companies around the world and receive jobs with thick pay packages in their field of study.
According to the U.S. News & World Report, the Behrend College at Penn State University is ranked among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the US. Thus, their engineering and technology programs guarantee a great career that all students desire.
The Behrend College claims that 95 percent of their graduates are employed in jobs of their own choice within a year of graduation. Penn State-Behrend College is located in Erie, PA, which is considered a hub of the manufacturing industry, allowing students access to great internships and practical learning opportunities while studying at Penn State.
Based in Chicago, IIT is renowned for providing students with a rigorous, relevant, distinctive, technology-focused education. Students from all across the world feel proud while attending IIT and the institution has been highly recognized for creating future leaders.
Students from 100 countries around the globe have chosen to attend Illinois Institute of Technology, for reasons as varied as the students themselves. But all IIT graduate students have one thing in common: they are smart and creative. They are not only open to new ideas--but they also want to be the ones who create the big ideas of the future. You will graduate prepared to innovate and lead.-Leah Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology
India Infoline News Service / 08:49, Aug 22, 2014
The outlook is a positive start with indices set to take initial cues from the global markets. US indices closed higher with S&P 500 at a record high. The Dow and S&P 500 added around 0.3% while Nasdaq gained marginally.