Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Graduate (2011)

Summary
The post-graduation survey was distributed to 392 graduate degree recipients from the Class of 2011.

  • 56% (218) responded to the survey
  • 54% (118) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 47% reported having found employment
  • 4%  reported participating in a post-graduation internship
  • 2%  reported enrolling in graduate or professional school
  • 2%  planned to travel or take time off

Employment Related to Major:

  • 93% stated their job is related to their major
  • 7% stated their job was not related to their major

50% of respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College.

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job:

  • 20% Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 17% Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 13% Networked with current employer – grad student worked throughout course of studies
  • 12% Applied directly to the company
  • 10% Responded to a job posting via online/newspaper/trade publication
  • 9% Returned to a previous internship site as an employee

The Top 5 Industries:

  • Education and Teaching
  • Speech Pathology
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Media Production

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Average Salary Range (full-time):  $ 35,001 - $ 45,000

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department

  • Communication Management
    • DentaQuest
      • Senior Communications Specialist
    • Emerson College
      • Administrative Associate
    • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
      • Communications
    • NASDAQ OMX
      • Editor
    • Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
      • Manager of Public Policy Outreach
    • Sinovision
      • Journalist
    • United BioSource Corporation
      • Human Resource Manager
    • W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
      • Managing Editor
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Bay Cove Early Intervention
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Boston Public Schools
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Children’s Speech and Language Services
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Genesis Rehabilitation Services
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Perkins School for the Blind
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Speech Therapy Group
      • Clinical Fellow
  • Creative Writing
    • Boston College
      • Media Services Assistant
    • Boynton Beach High School
      • English Teacher
    •  Cambridge Innovation Center
      • Associate Innovator
    • Emerson College
      • Instructor
      • Writing Instructor
    • Juniata College
      • Enrollment Counselor
    • Snowden International School
      • Writing Center Coordinator
  • Global Marketing Communication
    • Communispace
      • Associate Community Manager
    • Overdrive Interactive
      • Account Coordinator
    • NJVC
      • Communications Specialist
    • Telemundo
      • Online Project Coordinator
    • Truly Solution Pvt., Ltd.
      • Marketing Head
  • Health Communication
    • Caidan Management Co.-Health Plan of MI/Meridian Health
      • Member Services Representative
    • Management Sciences for Health
      • Communications Coordinator
    • NuLife Med., LLC
      • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
    • BNP Media
      • Multimedia Manager
    • Compete
      • Marketing Manager
    • EF Education
      • International Training Tour Coordinator
    • Emerson College
      • Student Service Advisor
    • FedEx Ground
      • Corporate Communications Coordinator
    • Global Novations
      • Project Manager
    • Hill Holliday
      • Assistant Account Executive
    • Phoenix Media/Communications Group
      • Promotions Manager
    • Weber Shandwick
      • Account Coordinator
    • Xerox
      • Strategic Account Executive
  • Journalism
    • Arnold Worldwide
      • Editor
    • The MENTOR Network
      • Marketing Coordinator
    • WWLP 22 – News
      • Multi-Platform Journalist
  • Publishing and Writing
    • American Journal of Archaeology
      • Assistant Editor
    • Arbella Insurance Group
      • Copywriter
    • BenBella Books
      • Publishing Associate
    • Cengage Learning
      • Project Editor
    • Computerworld
      • Senior Associate Online Editor
    • Genzyme Corporation
      • Corporate Communication Specialist
    • The Harvard Coop
      • Trade Bookseller
    • New England Journal of Medicine
      • Director of Editorial Systems
    • Pearson Learning Solutions
      • Quality Assurance Coordinator
    • Sasaki Associates
      • Marketing Coordinator
  • Theatre Education
    • Bowman International School
      • Teacher
    • St. John’s Preparatory School
      • Theater Arts
  • Visual Media Arts
    • 20th Century Fox
      • Production Assistant
    • Emerson College
      • Faculty
      • Web Manager
    • Gifford School
      • Assistant Teacher
    • Hashiguchi Productions
      • CEO
    • Principle Pictures
      • Associate Producer/Assistant Editor

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