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West Point, NY
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Career Center
Building 626
(845) 938-3943
Employment Services?
Placement Services?
Other Career Services
  • Information about summer internships
  • Training opportunities
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
Once you graduate from West Point, you are officially commissioned into the Army, where you start off as a second lieutenant. After one and a half years of serving as a second lieutenant, you get promoted to first lieutenant. As a general rule of thumb, the promotion from first lieutenant to captain is approximately three and a half years. Promotion to major usually comes at the 10- to 11-year mark. When you graduate, assuming that you do not have any medical issues, your job is your duty; for the next five years, you are a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Opportunities at West Point are merit based; they take your academic grades into consideration, but more importantly, they look at the whole picture. They also take into consideration how bad you want to do something. When you are a sophomore, start to ask a lot of questions about different summer training opportunities. Showing initiative and an interest early will significantly increase the likelihood that you are going to get to do what you want. AIADs or Advanced Individual Academic Developments (internships) are a great opportunity to see the world, get a foot in the door, and also to network.
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Upon graduation, graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U. S. Army and serve for at least five years on active duty as an Army officer.

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 0% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 0% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 100% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 8 responses

  • 12% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 0% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 38% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 50% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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