Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Graduate (June 2012)

Summary
The post-graduation survey was distributed to 364 graduate degree recipients from the Class of 2012. The results of this survey reflect the post-graduation plans of students one month after graduation.

  • 39% (141) responded to the survey
  • 41%  (58) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 34% reported having found employment
  • 7%  reported participating in a post-graduation internship
  • 0%  reported enrolling in graduate or professional school

Employment Related to Major:

  • 92% stated their job is related to their major
  • 8% stated their job was not related to their major

40% of respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College.

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job:

  • 23% Responded to a job posting via online/newspaper/trade publication
  • 17% Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 12% Networked with current employer – grad student worked throughout course of studies
  • 10% Applied directly to the company
  • 6% Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 4% Returned to a previous internship site as an employee

The Top 5 Industries:

  • Education and Teaching
  • (1) Writing and Publishing (2) Marketing (tied)
  • Speech Pathology
  • Media Production

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York

Average Salary Range (full-time):  Over $ 60,000

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department

  • Communication Management
    • Barnett Cox & Associates
      • Public Relations Strategist
    • Berklee College of Music
      • City Music Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator
    • Boston Neighborhood Network
      • Studio Technician
    • EMD Millipore
      • Divisional Corporate Communications Specialist
    • Upromise
      • Social Media Manager
    • Vertex
      • Senior Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Bay Cove Early Intervention
      • Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow
    • Learning Prep School
      • Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow
    • Learning to Succeed
      • Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow
  • Creative Writing
    • Aphrodite Wedding Photography
      • Owner/Photographer
    • Cambridge Public Library
      • Library Assistant
    • Emerson College
      • Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Writing, Literature & Publishing
      • Adjunct Instructor, First Year Writing Program
      • Administrative Assistant
    • Sungard
      • Analyst
  • Global Marketing Communication
    • College Gap
      • Product Manager
    • Teamworks
      • Ropes Course Manager
  • Health Communication
    • BBK Worldwide
      • Project Leader
    • MynewMD
      • Chief Executive Officer
    • The Safety Institute
      • Health Communication Consultant
    • WEGO Health
      • Programs Coordinator
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
    • AMP Agency
      • Account Coordinator
    • Candela Creative Communications
      • Founder and Owner
    • CW Capital
      • Marketing Assistant
    • Opus Design, LLC
      • Art Director, Founding Partner
    • Tinhat Creative
      • Project Manager
    • Vistaprint
      • Graphic Designer
    • Zipcar
      • Marketing Coordinator
  • Journalism
    • WCSH/WLBZ-TV
      • Multi-Media Journalist
  • Publishing and Writing
    • American Heart Association/Circulation Journal
      • Deputy Managing Editor
    • Beacon Press
      • Sales and Marketing Associate
    • Brookline Booksmith
      • Bookseller
    • Emerson College
      • Advancement Associate
    • Massachusetts Medical Society
      • Editorial Systems Administrator
    • Natixis Global Asset Management
      • Human Resources Assistant
    • O’Reilly Media
      • Production Editor
    • Pearson Education
      • Marketing Assistant
    • Trident Media Group
      • Book Operations Assistant
    • Wiley-Blackwell
      • Marketing Manager
      • Production Assistant
  • Theatre Education
    • Boston Public Schools
      • Theater Teacher
    • Phillips Andover
      • Theater Fellow
    • Storey County School District
      • District Wide Drama Instructor
    • TEN31 Productions
      • Performance Artist
  • Visual Media Arts
    • Cambridge Public Schools District
      • Media Technical Assistant
    • City of Cambridge
      • Teen Program Director
    • Self employed
      • Filmmaker, Photographer

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