At Capitol College, we're so sure you'll get a job offer within 90 days of commencement, we offer what no other college will - a job guarantee for our undergraduate students.
Capitol College guarantees its qualified bachelor's degree graduates placement in the field of engineering, engineering technology, computer sciences, information technology or business with a competitive salary within 90 days of graduation, or Capitol College will provide up to 36 additional undergraduate credits - tuition-free - while students continue their job search.
The Capitol College Commitment is a written job guarantee between the student and Capitol College. The commitment is open to all full-time undergraduate students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents).
How can we be so sure you'll get a job offer? Look at our placement record. Last year, over 90 percent of our students had a job offer (or chose to go on to graduate school) within 90 days of commencement at competitive national salaries.
The Capitol College Commitment requires you to:
graduate with a bachelor of science degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
complete a minimum of 40 credits at Capitol College (20 credits in your major)
be actively involved with a campus organization
complete a college-sponsored work experience (co-op or its equivalent)
attend annual Career Day activities
attend at least three (two for transfer students) career seminars
actively work with Career Services for help with creating resumes and job hunting
make a good-faith effort to find a job after graduation
maintain full-time status, unless on a school-sponsored co-op
Definitions & Details
Job is defined as one job offer. If you choose to attend graduate school instead of entering the workforce, your acceptance into a graduate school will count as a job offer.
The spring issue of the quarterly salary survey, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers for each degree program, will determine competitive salary for a given graduating year. Copies of the salary survey are available in the Career Services office. The salary survey reports salaries in the 25th, 50th and 75th percentiles. The minimum salary will be within 25% of the 25th percentile.
Within 90 days of commencement means within 90 days of the commencement following the completion of your degree. For example, for a May graduate, the 90 day period starts from the day of commencement. For students who graduate in August or December, the 90-day period starts from the day of the following May commencement.
Transfer student is defined as transferring with 24 or more transfer credits. Full-time status requires a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
Once you have received a job offer, the college's guarantee has been fulfilled and the institution has no further obligation. In many cases, 36 additional semester hours will allow you to complete a second bachelor's degree. If, after completing 36 additional hours, you still do not have a job offer, the college's placement office will continue to work with you until you do.
If you do not have a job offer and your request for the guarantee is granted, you will be given a tuition waiver. This tuition waiver will allow you to take up to 36 undergraduate credits within a continuous 12-month period.