Study Engineering at UW-Stevens Point
Your Future in Paper Science and Engineering
Career opportunities for engineers from UWSP are
Job placement in Paper Science
and Engineering upon graduation is excellent - 100% since the major
began in 1973. Geographically, 50% of the UWSP Paper Science and
Engineering (PS&E) alumni work in Wisconsin while the other half work in
locations across the country. There is even international career potential as paper
is a global industry. Several graduates of this program are now in senior
management positions in industry and research.
What distinguishes the UWSP process engineering program from other
engineering programs is the special support provided by the paper
industry, including financial support through the UWSP Paper Science
The keys to success are strong
internship/coop experiences, working hard to maintain good grades while in
college, and being willing to be
in your career, especially when you first graduate (which is true of all college majors).
UWSP process engineering graduates work in the following industries:
chemical, process control, equipment manufacture, pulp production,
technical sales, consulting engineering, and product development to name a
few. Process engineering is closely allied with chemical engineering
is similar in terms of college curriculum and employment opportunities.
To learn more about careers in the paper industry visit the
Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry
(TAPPI) website "Career"
section. Also peruse the whole site to get a better feel for the
industry because TAPPI is the professional organization for paper engineers.
Please view the TAPPI video titled "5 Reasons You Should be a Paper
Engineer" and the other sites below to learn more about the paper
industry and reasons to be an engineer:
A variety of website consistently name chemical engineering as one of
the "Top 10 Paying College Majors. Below are just a few:
To learn more about engineering, including chemical engineering, visit
the following sites or try a web search on your own!
If you like math, science, and problem solving and think you are up to
the challenge of pursuing a paper science and engineering major at
UW-Stevens Point, read on. This is great information to share
with your parents too!
Why the Paper Industry is a Good Place for Process Engineers
• Over 3,000 s
killed jobs per year in the paper industry are opening up due to retirement
• The paper industry employs more than 1 million people across the U.S.
• The paper industry is the top 10 manufacturer in ove
r 40 states
• Since 1973, 98% of UWSP graduates receive employment offers in the industry (the other 2% go on to graduate school)
UWSP PS&E Graduates in the Industry
>720 alumni as of 2009
>257 managers, superintendents, supervisors
Please click on the salary chart below to enlarge it.)
Class of 1973
Class of 2009
Become a leader in the industry
Work for a Green Industry
A renewable, sustainable industry with products that are very hard to do without
One of the most sustainable industries, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
For every tree logged, three to four are planted.
One of the most environmentally regulated industries in the United States
Industry intensive biofuels research and development are now being