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Post-Graduation Survey: Undergraduate (November 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 six months after graduation.

  • 31.6% (277) responded to the survey
  • Out of those 31.6% (277) who responded to the survey, 80% (222) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 89.6% (199) of the 222 respondents with post-graduation plans reported having found employment
  • 7.2% (16) of the 222 respondents with post-graduation plans reported enrolling in graduate or professional school
  • 2.7% (6) of the 222 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in a post-graduation internship
  • 0.5% (1) of the 222 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in volunteer work

Employment Related to Major:

  • 84% (167) of the 199 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plans stated their job is related to their major
  • 16% (32) of the 199 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plans stated their job was not related to their major

77.9% (155) of the 199 respondents who are employed indicated participating in an internship while at Emerson College.

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

  • 28.6% (57) Networked through (family & friends) industry connections
  • 17.6% (35) Responded to a job posting via online/newspaper/trade publication
  • 17.2% (34) Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/industry/professionals)
  • 13.6% (27) Applied directly to the company
  • 10% (20) Returned to a previous internship site as an employee
  • 4.5% (9) Did not respond
  • 3.5% (7) Recruiters
  • 3% (6) Own their own business
  • 2%  (4) Career Services (information session, email blast, eHire) 

The Top 5 Industries:

  • Media Production (TV/Video)
  • Marketing
  • (1) Writing & Publishing (2) Media Production (Film) (tied)
  • Advertising

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York

Average Salary Range (full-time):  $ 30,001 - $ 35,000

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Campus Entertainment
      • Account Manager
    • Jones Hospital
      • Communication Specialist
    • The Pohly Company
      • Marketing Services Consultant
    • Sonicbids
      • Music Network Team – Artist Support
    • The Sun Chronicle
      • Staff Writer
  • Journalism
    • Academic Advantage
      • Tutor
    • The Doctors
      • Production Assistant/Researcher
    • ESPN
      • Production Assistant
    • Eye Productions - CBS
      • Production Assistant
    • Gayot Publications
      • Editorial Assistant
    • KXAN Lin Media
      • News Producer
    • Meetinghouse Productions
      • Production Management
    • MTVU
      • Digital Coordinator
    • Townsquare Media
      •  Digital Content Specialist
  • Marketing Communication
    • Alchemy
      • Copywriter
    • American Express
      • Analyst:  Relationship Care Strategy – World Service
    • Arnold Worldwide
      • Junior Brand Planner
    • Aviatech
      • Local Media Specialist
    • Big Spaceship
      • Junior Strategist
    • Creative Artists Agency
      • Receptionist
    • Digitas, Inc.
      • Analyst: Strategy & Analytics
    • Edelman
      • Assistant Account Executive
    • EMC Corporation
      • Associate Program Manager, Community Involvement
    • 451 Marketing LCC
      • Search Marketing Analyst
    • General Mills
      • Marketing Communications Planner
    • GlobalMojo, Inc.
      • Marketing Manager
    • Google
      • Account Strategist
    • Likeable Media
      • Copywriter
    • MediaMind
      • Client Services Coordinator
    • MORE Advertising
      • Junior Account Executive/Digital Media Strategist
    • Robert Stein Management
      • Assistant
    • SapientNitro
      • Content Strategist
  • Performing Arts
    • Arlington Middle School
      • Theatre Arts Teacher
    • AT&T Performing Arts Center
      • Freelance Technician
    • American Repertory Theater
      • Assistant Sound Designer
    • Bialy/Thomas Casting
      • Casting Assistant
    • Beyond the 4th Wall Expression Theatre
      • Development Associate
    • CBS/CW
      • Assistant to the Casting Director
    • Center Stage
      • Stage Management Intern
    • Digital Media Designs
      • Production Lighting Designer
    • Huntington Theatre Company
      • General Management Professional
    • PDNYC
      • Assistant Prop Master
    • Walt Disney World Company
      • Character Attendant
  • Visual Media Arts
    • AGS Entertainment
      • Producer
    • Aerial Filmworks
      • Technician, Content Producer
    • Blue Orbit Productions (The X Factor)
      • Production Assistant
    • Bunim-Murray Productions
      • Assistant Editor/Post Production Assistant
    • Cartoon Network
      • Post Production Assistant
    • CBS, The Jeff Probst Show
      • Production Assistant
    • CW’s “Hart of Dixie”
      • Art Department Production Assistant
    • Heart Beat Productions
      • Producer/Director
    • Hell’s Kitchen
      • Production Assistant
    • Magic House, LLC
      • Freelance Cinematographer
    • NBC Universal, MSNBC
      • Technical Director
    • New York Film Academy
      • Teaching Assistant
    • Nickelodeon
      • Animator
    • Super Artists, Inc.
      • Agent Assistant
    • Twentieth Century Fox Film
      • Assistant
  • Writing, Literature, and Publishing
    • Aldine Printing
      • Marketing and Sales Associate
    • Barefoot Books
      • Global Marketing and Production
    • Edelman Digital
      • Junior Copywriter
    • Harvard Business Publishing
      • Data Clean Up Administrator
    • John Wiley and Sons
      •  Content Management Assistant
    • Lambda Legal
      • Digital Marketing Associate
    • Madavor Media
      • Editorial Assistant
    • MIT Press
      • Digital Publishing Coordinator
    • Pearson Education
      • Editorial Assistant
    • Pearson Learning Solutions
      • Proofreader
    • Penguin Group USA
      • Publicity Assistant
    • Texas Parenting Magazine
      • Lead Designer

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