Annual Jobs Report: SJSU Career Center Releases Silicon Valley Job & Internship Trends

September 3, 2015


Daniel Newell

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose State University (SJSU) Career Center released its FY 2014-2015 annual job development report.  After Business Insider announced SJSU as the #1 supplier of talent to Silicon Valley, it’s no surprise to see that over 70k jobs and internships were marketed to SJSU Spartans last year. The SJSU Career Center analyzed Silicon Valley recruitment trends for jobs and internships for current students and recent graduates from SJSU.


Over the past four consecutive years, the SJSU Career Center experienced a significant increase in demand for recruiting services. The number of employers connected to SJSU for recruitment has grown significantly to over 20k. SJSU job fairs have sold out the last four years, attracting 1,459 recruiters to campus in FY 2014-2015. As a result of the Valley's economic improvement and the SJSU Career Center’s robust job development and employer engagement strategy, tens of thousands of jobs and internships were made available to students, alumni, and the community, a 26% increase over last FY. Through various services on and off-campus, collectively the SJSU Career Center attracted 3,068 new employers, an 11% increase over last FY, and nearly 5,000 new recruiters and hiring representatives, a 17% increase over last FY. The SJSU Career Center housed 11,218 internships and 40,111 full-time job opportunities.


Based on a July 2014 poll of 3,602 students, nearly 7 of 10 students who conducted a job search reported that they obtained employment and approximately 60% of them worked as an intern; internship obtainment has risen 10%compared to last FY. The average annual earned income of students while in school increased by $474 or 4% to an average earnings of $12,051.


Based on over 8k responses from employers who are registered to recruit from the SJSU Career Center, the top ten industries represented are 1) engineering, IT, technology 2) business, finance, professional services 3) non-profit, government, public service 4) education 5) advertising, communications, publishing 6) manufacturing & distribution 7) healthcare 8) energy, utilities, urban and regional planning 9) hospitality 10) retail, wholesale.


Industries with significant growth included nonprofit/government/public service, manufacturing and distribution, and healthcare.


The complete report can be found at


The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 134 areas of study with 110 concentrations – offered through its eight colleges.

 With more than 33,000 students and nearly 4,370 employees, San Jose State continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing more than 7,000 graduates to the workforce.

 The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 220,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.