Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Undergraduate (June 2013)

Summary:
The post-graduation survey was distributed to 882 undergraduate degree recipients from the class of 2013.

  • 30.7% (271) responded to the survey
  • Of those 30.7% (271) who responded to the survey, 51.7% (140) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 81.4% (114) of the 140 respondents with post-graduation plans reported having found employment
  • 8.6% (12) of the 140 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in a post-graduation internship
  • 7.9 % (11) of the 140 respondents with post-graduation plans reported enrolling in graduate or professional school
  • 1.4% (2) of the 140 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in volunteer work
  • .7% (1) of the 140 respondents with post-graduation plans reported entering the military or beginning military training

Employment Related to Major:

  • 84.2% (96) of the 114 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated their job is related to their major
  • 14.0% (16) of the 114 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated their job was not related to their major
  • 1.8% (2) of the 114 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan did not respond if their employment was/was not related to their major
  • 80.7% (92) of the 114 respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College

Primary Resource Used to Find a Job (based on 114 employed respondents):

  • 24.6% (28) Returned to a previous internship site as an employee
  • 19.3% (22)Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 19.3% (22) Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 10.5% (12) Responded to a job posting via online/newspaper/trade publication
  • 8.8% (10) Applied directly to the company
  • 6.1% (7) No Response
  • 5.3% (6) Returned to a pre-Emerson employer
  • 1.7% (2) Career Services online job board, eHire
  • 1.7% (2) Self-employed
  • .9% (1) Found job through a Career Fair – not hosted by Career Services
  • .9% (1) Recruiter
  • .9% (1) Volunteer work

The Top Five Industries:

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

The Top Three Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York

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

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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