Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Graduate (November 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 six months after graduation.

  • 29.7% (108) responded to the survey
  • Out of those 29.7% (108) who responded to the survey, 70.4% (76) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 98.7%  (75) of the 76 respondents with post-graduation plans found employment
  • 1.3% (1) of the 76 respondents with post-graduation plans reported enrolling in PHD program

Employment Related to Major:

  • 94.7% (71) of the 75 respondents who found employment stated their job is related to their major
  • 5.3% (4) of the 75 respondents who found employment stated their job was not related to their major

53.3% (40) of the 75 respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job (based on employed respondents):

  • 28%  (21) Responded to a job posting via online/newspaper/trade publication
  • 20% (15) Applied directly to the company
  • 13.3% (10) Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 13.3%  (10) Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 9.3% (7) Returned to a previous internship site as an employee
  • 6.7% (5) Networked with current employer, grad student worked throughout course of studies
  • 4% (3) Networked with past employer
  • 2.7% (2) Recruiters
  • 2.7% (2) Self Employed

The Top 5 Industries:

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

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York

Average Salary Range (full-time):  Over $ 60,000 and $ 50,001 - $ 55,000 (tie)

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department

  • Communication Management
    • Boston University
      • International Student & Corporate Outreach Manager
    • EMD Millipore
      • Divisional Corporate Communications Specialist III
    • Emerson College
      • Assistant Director Graduate Admission
    • Heritage Oaks Bank
      • Internal Communications Manager
    • Upromise by Sallie Mae
      • Marketing Manager
    • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
      • Corporate Communications, Sr. Specialist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Bedford Public Schools
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Beverly School for the Deaf
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Boston Public Schools
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Genesis
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Learning to Succeed
      • Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow
  • Creative Writing
    • Cambridge Public Library
      • Staff Librarian
    •  Emerson College
      • Adjunct Instructor, First Year Writing Program
      • Administrative Assistant
    • Rosetta Books
      • Freelance Proofreader
    • University of Massachusetts, Boston Communication
      • Administrative Assistant
  • Global Marketing Communication
    • Another Company
      • International Accounts Manager
    • Horizon Media
      • Designer
    • Mini Pops
      • Communications/Marketing Coordinator
    • Resury
      • Founder and Product Manager
  • Health Communication
    • BBK Worldwide
      • Project Manager
    • New Spin Design
      • Visual Designer
    • Steward Health Care Network
      • Provider Relations Liaison
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology
      • Coordinator of Wellness Education
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
    • Adidas
      • Marketing Director
    • Absolute Media, Inc.
      • Assistant Media Planner and Buyer
    • Candela Agency
      • Founder
    • Digitas
      • Associate, Marketing
    • PBS Distribution
      • Project Manager, International Marketing
    • Seventeen Group Corporation
      • Marketing Director
    • Vistaprint
      • Junior Graphic Designer
    • Zipcar
      • Marketing Specialist
  • Journalism
    • Asian Cultural Center
      • Associate Producer
    • Gannett
      • Multimedia Journalist
    • TechDecisions Media
      • Content Editor
  • Media Art
    • Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
      • Media Arts Instructor
    • Children’s Hospital, Boston
      • Senior Videographer
    • City of Cambridge
      • Program Director
    • Digitas
      • Marketing Operations Manager
    • MRB Films
      • Production Assistant
  • Publishing and Writing
    • Wiley Blackwell
      • Product Manager
    • Brenau University
      • Writing Center Coordinator
    • Candlewick Press
      • Graphic Production Assistant
    • David R. Godine, Publisher
      • Production and Marketing Associate
    • F & W Media, Inc.
      • eBook Developer
    • JET Magazine
      • Editorial Assistant
    • Pearson
      • Rights and Permissions Project Manager
    • Perseus Books Group
      • Subsidiary Rights Associate
    • Trident Media Group
      • eBook Operations Assistant
  • Theatre Education
    • Braintree After School Enrichment
      • Enrichment Instructor
    • Cambridge Public Schools
      • Drama Teacher

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