Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Undergraduate (June 2013)

Summary
The post-graduation survey was distributed to 882 undergraduate degree recipients.

  • 32.8% (289) responded to the survey
  • Of those 32.8% (289) who responded to the survey, 51.9% (150) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 80% (120) of the 150 respondents with post-graduation plans reported having found employment
  • 10.0% (15) of the 150 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in a post-graduation internship
  • 7.34 % (11) of the 150 respondents with post-graduation plans reported enrolling in graduate or professional school
  • 1.33% (2) of the 150 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in volunteer work
  • 1.33% (2) of the 150 respondents with post-graduation plans reported entering the military or beginning military training

Employment Related to Major

  • 83.3% (100) of the 120 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated their job is related to their major
  • 14.2% (17) of the 120 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated their job was not related to their major
  • 2.5% (3) of the 120 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan did not respond if their employment was/was not related to their major.
    • 80.0% (96) of the 120 respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College.

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job (based on 120 employed respondents):

  • 23.33% (28) Returned to a previous internship site as an employee
  • 20.0% (24) Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 18.33% (22) Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 10.83% (13) Responded to a job posting via online/newspaper/trade publication
  • 9.2% (11) Applied directly to the company
  • 7.5% (9) No Response
  • 5.0% (6) Returned to a pre-Emerson employer
  • 1.66% (2) Career Services online job board, eHire
  • 1.66% (2) Self-employed
  • .83% (1) Found job through a Career Fair – not hosted by Career Services
  • .83% (1) Recruiter
  • .83% (1) Volunteer work

The Top 5 Industries:

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

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York

Salary Ranges (full-time) (based on 63 respondents):

  • $ 25,001 - $ 30,000 = 26.9% (17)
  • $ 30,001 - $ 35,000 = 15.9% (10)
  • $ 35,001 - $ 40,000 = 14.3% (9)
  • $ 40,001 - $ 45,000 = 7.9% (5)
  • $ 45,001 - $ 50,000 = 1.6% (1)
  • $ 50,001 - $ 55,000 = 1.6% (1)
  • Over $ 60,000 = 1.6% (1)
  • Below $ 25,000 = 30.2% (19)

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department

Communication Studies

  • Prospeakers.com
    • Event Manager
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
    • Assistant for Member Development

Journalism

  • Boston Ballet
    • Videography
  • Philip Morris International
    • Supervisor, Operations Communication
  • Red Bull Records
    • A & R Scout/Consultant
  • The Boston Globe
    • Sports Correspondent
  • WMUR
    • Web & Assistant Producer

Marketing Communication

  • 451 Marketing
    • Social Content Marketing Specialist
  • American Petroleum Company, Inc.
    • Business Development Director
  • DDB Worldwide
    • Corporate Communications Associate
  • Kel & Partners
    • Social Media Account Coordinator
  • NBC Universal
    • Coordinator for Consumer Products
  • Outside the Box
    • Volunteer Management
  • Quantum Prep
    • Associate Director of Marketing
  • Quest Apparel
    • Branding Coordinator
  • Sikara & Company
    • Operations & Social Media Manager
  • SpinMedia
    • Weekend Editor BUZZNET
  • Trip Advisor
    • Brand Marketing Associate
  • Walt Disney Studios
    • Marketing Associate
  • Warner Brothers Records
    • Publicity Assistant

Performing Arts

  • American Repertory Theatre – Oberon
    • Lighting Programmer
  • Berkshire Theatre Group
    • Actor
  • Boston Ballet School
    • Studio Administrator
  • Caramoor Center for the Music and Arts
    • Sound Engineer
  • Forest Playhouse
    • Resident Company
  • Major Center
    • Production Assistant
  • Manhattan Theatre Club
    • Company Management Intern
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre
    • Tour Actor
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre
    • Production Management Intern
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
    • Stage Management Apprentice
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
    • Production Assistant

Visual Media Arts

  • BuzzFeed Video
    • Junior Producer
  • Digitas
    • Motion Media Producer
  • Fox 25 WFXT-TV
    • Freelance Studio Technician
  • Game Creek Video
    • Engineering Apprentice
  • Magical Elves
    • Audio Assistant
  • NBC Entertainment Digital
    • Freelance Editor
  • NBC News
    • News Associate
  • Shine Box Films
    • Co-President
  • The Colbert Report
    • Production Assistant

Writing, Literature, and Publishing

  • American Meteorological Society
    • Copy Editor
  • AutNo.com & MyApartmentMap.com
    • Content Manager
  • Bibliomotion, Books and Media
    • Publishing Associate
  • Down East Magazine
    • Assistant Editor
  • Hachette Book Group
    • Fulfillment Representative
  • MassChallenge
    • Events Marketing Manager
  • Pearson Learning Solutions
    • Editorial Assistant
  • Publishing Solutions Group
    • Editorial Assistant/Copyeditor
  • WXRV/92.5 The River
    • Assistant Program Director

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