A KTH degree is a sign of academic excellence, ambition and an innovative mind-set. KTH alumni are highly attractive on the job market and have exceeded in a wide range of fields.
Truth in numbers
The latest career report shows that 94 percent of those who graduated from KTH 2010-2012 have been in employment since they finished their degree. Of the international student population, 28 percent go on to PhD studies at KTH or other renowned universities. 32 percent of KTH Alumni leave Sweden for work or studies abroad. 13 percent lead others in their work, and 13 percent have already received their first managerial position.
A reputation that precedes you
A degree from KTH is a springboard to a successful career. KTH alumni are quickly established on the job market with over 50 percent landing their first job even before receiving their degree – much thanks to KTH’s strong reputation among employees. In the QS World University Rankings 2015 KTH ranked as number 81 in the world for employer reputation.
Each year, over 500 degree project proposals are posted on the KTH project portal by companies like Ericsson, SAAB and Scania. Over 20 percent of the students get their first employment through their degree projects. KTH Career services help student achieve their future plans through career planning, career development seminars and job application support.
Armada is the Student Unions’ career fair where around 150 companies take part every year to give students an opportunity to meet and network with what might become a future employer.
The innovative mind-set
As the home of the Nobel Prize, Sweden is known for its innovation and entrepreneurship. Swedes have invented everything from the steam turbine and dynamite to Bluetooth and Skype. At KTH Innovation students get support to commercialise their business ideas and over 14 percent of KTH Alumni go on to start their own company.
A life-long relationship
There are around 100,000 KTH alumni world-wide and the alumni community enables you to maintain and widen your social and professional network. Apart from the 10 official KTH Alumni Chapters across the world there are also numerous KTH alumni groups offering exclusive social events and networking opportunities. Every year KTH hosts an annual Alumni Week with on-campus activities and celebrations at the chapters abroad.