velopment Graduate Study The CCPD is here as well to help you pull together your applications for graduate school admission should this be the path you choose to follow. Caltech MIT Columbia Cornell Harvard Stanford Princeton Yale Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins have been just some of the next stops for Rensselaer students in recent years. Career Fairs Rensselaers career fairs are well-known for their high- level results. Many Rensselaer students find jobs summer internships co-ops or full-time employment through these regularly scheduled events. Attending a career fair allows you to meet a range of employers informally in a relatively short period of time. Youll gather information about various industries and generate a list of contacts. Career fairs can also provide you with a real-time chance to express your interest in a company. Never underestimate the personal power of sharing your resume with an employer representative in person. The CCPD holds an Annual Spring Career Fair that attracts more than 150 companies and over 2000 students. There are other designated on-campus career fairs as well such as the Architecture Career Fair and the NSBESHPE Career Fair organized by Rensselaer students. Rensselaer continues to rank among the top universities in the nation for providing an outstanding return on investment. The 2014 PayScale College ROI Report ranks Rensselaer as 34th of the 1310 colleges included in the study. The report ranks Rensselaer as 23rd among private universities and 16th among private research universities. This was based on the total cost of attending a university in relation to the salaries of graduates. According to the report a Rensselaer education provides graduates with a 6.7 percent annual return on their investment over the 20 years follow- ing graduation.