Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Graduate (November 2013)

Summary:
The post-graduation survey was distributed to 350 graduate degree recipients.

  • 20.0% (70) responded to the survey
  • Out of those 20.0% (70) who responded to the survey, 78.6% (55) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 94.5% (52) of the 55 respondents with post-graduation plans found employment
  • 5.5% (3) of the 55 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in a post-graduation internship or fellowship

Employment Related to Major

  • 84.6% (44) of the 52 respondents who found employment stated that their job is related to their major
  • 15.4% (8) of the 52 respondents who found employment stated that their job was not related to their major
  • 50.0% (26) of the 52 respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job (based on 52 employed respondents):

  • 30.8% (16) Networked through family & friends’ industry connections
  • 19.3% (10) Applied through a job posting online, directly to a company without a job lead
  • 15.4% (8) Continuing with my current employment – graduate student who worked throughout course of studies
  • 15.4% (8) Applied through a job posting online, using other sites (idealist, monster, craigslist, etc.)
  • 5.8% (3) Found job through a recruiter
  • 3.8% (2) Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/academic department/industry professionals)
  • 3.8% (2) Self-employed: Began a start-up/business on my own or with colleagues
  • 1.9% (1) Returned to a previous internship (through Emerson) site as an employee
  • 1.9% (1) Returned to a previous internship (NOT through Emerson) site as an employee
  • 1.9% (1) Returned to a pre-Emerson employer

The Top 5 Industries:

  • Education and Teaching
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Marketing
  • (1) Speech Pathology + (2) Advertising (tied)

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • California

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

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department:

  • Communication Management
    • Human Resources Generalist
      • Sodexo
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Burlington Public Schools
      • Interim Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Los Angeles Unified School District
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Lowell Public Schools
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
    • North Andover Public Schools
      • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Creative Writing
    • Blue Blinds Media
      • Digital Content Manager
    • Choate, Hall and Stewart
      • Patent Assistant
    • Icoteca
      • Owner
    • Maxwell Health
      • Marketing Manager
  • Global Marketing Communication
    • AMP Agency
      • Search Coordinator
    • Kantar Worldpanel
      • Consumer Insight Analyst
    • KNFT/Suffolk University
      • Program Coordinator, Interior Design
    • Mcgarry Bowen
      • Assistant Account Executive
    • Pepper Gang
      • Marketing Coordinator
  • Health Communication
    • Boston Children’s Hospital
      • Communication Specialist
    • BRAC
      • Senior Officer, Communications
    • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
      • Communications and Advocacy Specialist
    • Mass.gov
      • Content Analyst
    • Platform Q Health
      • Senior Program Manager
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
    • AdAsia Communications, Inc.
      • Junior Account Executive
    • Boston University
      • Social Media Coordinator
    • Careerbuilder
      • Major Account Executive
    • Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.
      • Associate Brand Marketing Manager
    • Gluttony
      • Communication Designer
    • Opus Design
      • Art Director, Partner
  • Journalism
    • Bloomberg Vietnam
      • News Assistant
    • Care.com
      • Public Relations Intern
    • Inc. Magazine
      • Staff Writer
    • Rosen Publishing
      • Editorial Assistant

  • Media Art
    • Apple
      • Specialist
    • Cambridge Public Schools
      • Media Technician
    • Community College of Rhode Island
      • Assistant Professor
  • Publishing and Writing
    • FW Media
      • E Book Developer
    • Hachette Book Group
      • Subsidiary Rights Assistant
    • Rosen Publishing
      • Editorial Assistant
    • Wayne State University Press
      • Journals Marketing & Sales Coordinator
  • Theatre Education
    • Company One Theater
      • Theater Teacher
    • Envision Academy of Arts and Technology
      • Performing Arts Teacher
    • Playworks
      • Student Teacher
    • Watertown Middle School
      • ABA Therapist

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