Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Undergraduate (June 2012)

Summary
The post-graduation survey was distributed to 877 undergraduate degree recipients from the Class of 2012. The results of this survey reflect the post-graduation plans of students one month after graduation.

  • 35.5% (311) responded to the survey
  • Of those 35.5% (311) who responded to the survey, 55.3% (172) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 72.1% (124) of the 172 respondents with post-graduation plans reported having found employment
  • 15.1 % (26) of the 172 respondents with post-graduation plans reported enrolling in graduate or professional school
  • 9.9% (17) of the 172 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in a post-graduation internship
  • 2.90% (5) of the 172 respondents reported participating in volunteer work

Employment Related to Major:

  • 84.7% (105) of the 124 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated their job is related to their major
  • 13.7% (17) of the 124 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated their job was not related to their major
  • 1.6% (2) of the 124 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan did not respond if their employment was/was not related to their major.

79.8% (99) of the 124 respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College.

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job (based on 124 employed respondents):

  • 21.8% (27) Returned to a previous internship site as an employee
  • 19.4% (24) Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 17.7% (22) Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 15.3% (19) Applied directly to the company
  • 9.8% (12) Responded to a job posting via online/social media/newspaper/trade publication
  • 4.8% (6) No Response
  • 3.2% (4) Career Services online job board, eHire
  • 2.4% (3) Self-employed
  • 1.6% (2) Returned to a pre-Emerson employer
  • 1.6% (2) Found job through a Career Fair – not hosted by Career Services
  • 1.6% (2) Recruiter
  • .8% (1) Promoted from student employee

The Top 5 Industries:

  • Media Production (TV/Video)
  • Writing & Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Media Production (Film)
  • Education & Teaching

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 Studies
    • AIDS Action Committee
      • Development Coordinator
    • Emerson College
      • Engineering Assistant
    • Together PAC
      • Grassroots and Communication Coordinator
  • Journalism
    • Boston Herald
      • Editorial Assistant
    • The Colbert Report
      • Production Intern
    • Madavor Media
      • Administrative Assistant
    • MTV 360
      • Digital Fellow
    • MTV Networks
      • Production Assistant
    • New England Cable News
      • Assignment Editor
    • Townsquare Media
      • Corporate Digital Content Coordinator
    •  U. S. Olympic Committee
      • Manager, Content Development
  • Marketing Communication
    • Arnold Worldwide
      • Junior Brand Planner
    • Big Spaceship
      • Junior Strategist
    • Boston Interactive
      • Marketing Specialist
    • Chadwick Martin Bailey
      • Marketing Intern
    • Commission Junction
      • Advertiser Account Representative
    • Edelman Digital
      • Assistant Account Executive
    • Edgerock Technology Partners
      • Technical Recruiter
    • EMC Corporation
      • Associate Program Manager
    • Entercom Communications
      • Promotional Street Teamer
    • iProspect
      • Marketing Intern
    • SapientNitro
      • Associate Content Strategist
    • Staples Corporate
      • Junior Account Executive
    • Variety Magazine
      • Event Assistant
  • Performing Arts
    • Asolo Repertory Theatre
      • Assistant to the Artistic Director
    • The Cape Playhouse
      • Charge Scenic Artist
    • Digital Media Designs
      • Production/Lighting Designer
    • Disney College Program
      • Character Attendant
    • Goethe Institut Boston/Israeli Stage
      • Producing Artistic Director/Artist-in-Residence
    • Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
      • Stage Management Intern
    • Missoula Children’s Theatre
      • Actor/Director
    • William Morris Endeavor
      • Floater
    • Williamstown Theatre Festival
      • Associate Properties Supervisor
    • The Women’s Project
      • Assistant Sound Designer
  • Visual Media Arts
    • A. Smith & Co.
      • Assistant Editor
    • Blazer Media Group
      • Photographer/Videographer
    • Cartoon Network
      • Post Production Assistant
    • CPTV Sports
      • Production Crew/Traffic Coordinator
    • Donna Rosenstein Casting
      • Casting Assistant
    • Happy Madison Productions
      • Editorial Production Assistant
    • NBC.com/NBC Universal
      • Junior Associate Video Operations Producer
    • WHDH- Channel 7
      • Technical Director
    • Viacom
      • Production Management Assistant
  • Writing, Literature, and Publishing
    • Barnes & Noble
      • Bookseller
      • Collegiate Press
        • Customer Service
      • Commonwealth Financial Network
        • Proofreader
      • Carolyn Jenks Agency
        • Junior Agent
      • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
        • Permissions Assistant
      • NCLC
        • Development Assistant
      • Pearson Education
        • Editorial Assistant
      • Penguin Group USA
        • Publicity Assistant
      • Talcott Notch
        • Associate Literary Agent
      • Vista Higher Learning
        • Sales and Marketing Assistant

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