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Post-Graduation Survey: Undergraduate (2011)

Summary
The post-graduation survey was distributed to 955 undergraduate degree recipients from the Class of 2011.

  • 54% (512) responded to the survey
  • 57% (290) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 39% reported having found employment
  • 8% reported enrolling in graduate or professional school
  • 5% reported participating in a post-graduation internship
  • 4% planned to travel or take time off
  • <1% reported participating in volunteer work

Employment Related to Major:

  • 85% stated their job is related to their major
  • 15% stated their job was not related to their major

83% of respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College.

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job:

  • 19% Responded to a job posting via online/newspaper/trade publication
  • 17% Returned to a previous internship site as an employee
  • 17% Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 16% Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 9%  Applied directly to the company

The Top 8 Industries:

  • Media Production (TV/Video)
  • Writing & Publishing
  • Education & Teaching
  • Media Production (Film)
  • Journalism (Broadcast & Print); Marketing; Advertising (3 way tie)

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York

Average Salary Range (full-time):  $ 25,001 - $ 35,000

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Hearing Centers of New England
      • Hearing Instrument Apprentice
  • Communication Studies
    • Appalachian Mountain Club
      • Grant Writer
    • Center for Inspired Teaching
      • Program Associate, Teaching and Learning
    • Miami Dade College
      • Communication Consultant
    • Real Adventures
      • Marketing Assistant
    • Teach for America
      • Elementary Education Teacher
      • Special Education Teacher
    • U.S. House of Representatives
      • Special Assistant
  • Journalism
    • The Bradenton Herald
      • Crime and Immigration Reporter
    • Comcast SportsNet New England
      • Editor
    • The Daily Item
      • Newsroom Intern
    • Hearst Media Services
      • SEO Retention Manager
    • NPR
      • Production Assistant
    • The Patriot Ledger
      • Business Section Intern
    • Uber Content
      • Office Manager
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
      • Public Affairs Specialist
    • WABI TV
      • Reporter
    • WFXT-TV Fox 25 Boston
      • Sports Producer
    • WHBF News
      • Reporter
    • WLNE-TV
      • Multimedia Journalist
    • WOI ABC-5
      • Photojournalist
  • Marketing Communication
    • BIGfish Communications
      • Account Manager
    • Bioware
      • Marketing Coordinator
    • Crowley Webb and Associates
      • Account Coordinator
    • Disney ABC Television Group
      • Integrated Marketing and Promotions Assistant
    • Disney Channel
      • Programming Coordinator
    • Hill Holiday
      • Assistant Broadcast Producer
    • Horizon Media, Inc.
      • Assistant Brand Strategist
    • Montner & Associates
      • PR and Digital Account Executive
    • Nike
      • Cresting Assistant
    • RJW Collective
      • Digital and Social Media Coordinator
  • Performing Arts
    • Ashland Middle School
      • Drama Teacher
    • ArtsEmerson
      • Assistant to the Director of Production
      • External Affairs Fellow
    • Berkshire Theatre Festival
      • Production Assistant
    • Berkshire Theatre Company
      • Stage Manager
    • Charleston Stage
      • Resident Actor
    • Commercial Talent
      • Assistant
    • Contemporary American Theatre Festival
      • Assistant Stage Manager
      • Production Assistant
    • Creede Repertory Theatre
      • Actor
    •  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
      • Press Coordinator
    • Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design
      • Lighting Technician
    • North Shore Music Theater
      • Scene Shop Carpenter
    • Off Broadway Booking
      • Booking Agent
    • Opera Boston
      • Assistant Stage Manager
    • Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp
      • Camp Counselor
    • Seattle Children’s Theatre
      • Teaching Artist Assistant
  • Visual Media Arts
    • The Amazing Race
      • Assistant Production Office Coordinator
    • BixPix Entertainment
      • Freelance Production Assistant
    • Boston Bureau Productions
      • Broadcast Operations Technician
    • The Colbert Report
      • Production Assistant
    • 3 Doors Production, Let’s Make a Deal
      • Post Production Assistant
    • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
      • Casting Associate
    • New York Film Academy
      • Film Camp Counselor
    • Prologue Films
      • Assistant Editor
    • Red Line Films
      • Shooter/Editor
    • Synergy: Disney Channels Worldwide
      • Production Assistant
    • WHDH- Channel 7
      • Technical Director
  • Writing, Literature, and Publishing
    • AIDS Action Committee
      • Communications Associate
    • Bostinno
      • Staff Writer
    • CAST
      •  Media Production Consultant
    • Cengage Learning
      • Content Coordinator
      • Editorial Assistant
    • EBSCO Publishing
      • Associate Content Editor
    • 48 Hour Books
      • Prepress Technician/Blogger
    • Greater Media
      • Street Team
    • The Harvard Common Press
      • Assistant to the Associate Publisher
    • Koenig & Strey Real Living
      • Marketing & Graphics Coordinator
    • Penguin Group (USA)
      • Editorial Assistant
    • Perseus Books Group
      • Subsidiary Rights Coordinator
    • Powderhouse Productions
      • Production Assistant
    • Publishing Solutions Group
      • Temporary Editor
    • Shambhala Publications
      • eBooks Assistant

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