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- • Trustees hold the line on tuition, approve funding for key initiatives
- • Scientists build a world in a grain of silicon
- • Wilson School expands Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative
- • Celebrating music’s inspirational power
- • A window onto Whitman College
- • Martin Kruskal, pre-eminent mathematician, dies at age 81
- • Former Congressman Leach joins Wilson School faculty
- • Spotlight, briefs
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By the numbers
Office of Career Services
Princeton NJ — Last year, the Office of Career Services surveyed members of the classes of 2007, 2008 and 2009 to ask them how they spent the summer of 2006. Close to 17 percent of the students contacted, or 588 students, responded to the survey.
According to a report compiled last fall and released in January:
• Seventy-four percent of the students held an internship or a job, while 16 percent did research, 3 percent volunteered and 7 percent participated in a study-abroad program or another type of program.
• The summer presented an opportunity to live in other countries for 16 percent of the students. The most popular destinations were China, France and Japan.
• Princeton was the most popular domestic city in which to work, followed by New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.
• The most popular field was education or a not-for-profit organization, with 51 percent of the students spending the summer in those areas (including students who conducted research or took classes). Fourteen percent worked in services, which included architecture and engineering, consulting and legal services. Twelve percent worked in financial services, 9 percent worked in communications and 8 percent worked in government.
• Students held a wide range of positions. One student volunteered with the Global Compassion Project in Pinghu, Zhejiang, China; another worked as an assistant in the paleontology department at a museum in Albuquerque, N.M.; a third interned in the Philadelphia district attorney’s office in the family violence sexual assault unit; and another was a math coach at a program held at Bryant High School in Queens, N.Y.