Career Services

Post-Graduation Survey: Undergraduate (November 2013)

Summary:
The 6 Months Out post-graduation survey was distributed to 740 undergraduate degree recipients.

  • 21.2% (157) responded to the survey
  • Out of those 21.2% (157) who responded to the survey, 81.5% (128) of respondents indicated having post-graduation plans

Breakdown of Post-Graduation Plans:

  • 89.0% (114) of the 128 respondents with post-graduation plans reported having found employment
  • 8.6% (11) of the 128 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in a post-graduation internship
  • 1.6% (2) of the 128 respondents with post-graduation plans reported enrolling in graduate or professional school
  • 0.8% (1) of the 128 respondents with post-graduation plans reported participating in volunteer work

Employment Related to Major:

  • 80.7% (92) of the 114 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated that their job is related to their major
  • 15.8% (18) of the 114 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan stated that their job was not related to their major
  • 3.5% (4) of the 114 respondents that indicated employment as their post-graduation plan did not answer the question.
  • 75.4% (86) 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):
• 19.3% (22) Networked through family & friends’ industry connections

  • 14.9% (17) Responded to a job posting online, using organization/company sites, and applied to company directly without a job lead
  • 14.9% (17) Responded to a job posting online, using other sites (idealist, monster, craigslist, etc.)
  • 13.2% (15) Networked through Emerson industry connections (alumni/faculty/academic department/industry professionals)
  • 7.9% (9) Returned to a previous internship (NOT through Emerson) site as an employee
  • 5.3% (6) Returned to a previous internship (through Emerson) site as an employee
  • 5.3% (6) Through social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
  • 3.5% (4) Found job through a recruiter
  • 3.5% (4) Continuing with my current employment – student who worked throughout course of studies
  • 2.6% (3) Career Services online job board, eHire
  • 2.6% (3) Self–employed: Began a start-up/business on my own or with colleagues
  • 2.6% (3) Returned to a pre-Emerson employer
  • 0 .9% (1) Found job through a Career Fair– not hosted by Career Services
  • 3.5% (4) Did not respond to question

The Top 5 Industries:

  • Media Production (TV/Video)
  • Education & Teaching
  • (1) Marketing + (2) Writing & Publishing (tied)
  • Media Production (Web/Multimedia)

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York

Average Salary Range (full-time): $ 35,001 - $ 40,000

Sample List of Companies and Job Titles by Academic Department:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Judge Rotenberg Center
      • Speech Assistant
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
      • Patient Services Coordinator II
    • Sports Club/LA
      • Childcare Teacher/Curriculum Designer

  • Journalism
    • Emerson College, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
      • Program Associate
    • Hearst (WMTW)
      • News Producer
    • Insignia Films
      • Researcher
    • KROQ-FM, CBS Affiliate Radio Station
      • Promotions Assistant
    • NBC Universal/NBC News
      • Program Coordinator, Assistant to Executive Producer of Dateline
    • New Heights Entertainment
      • Administrative Assistant
    • WABC-TV
      • Digital Assistant for Live with Kelly and Michael
    • WRIC
      • TV News Producer
  • Marketing Communication
    • 360 Public Relations
      • Junior Content and Community Manager
    • Aon Risk Services
      • Account Specialist
    • Blank Label
      • Creative Director
    • deviantART, Inc.
      • Marketing Assistant
    • DOWN
      • Productivity Chief
    • Gigante Vaz Partners
      • Social Strategist
    • Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
      • Assistant Account Manager
    • Greater Media Boston
      • Account Executive
    • Lilly’s Fresh Pasta Company
      • Marketing Coordinator
    • MOO.com
      • Marketing Coordinator
    • Mullen Advertising
      • Assistant Account Executive
    • North Star Marketing
      • Junior Copywriter
    • UniWorld Group
      • Junior Innovation Strategist
    • Warby Parker
      • Sales Associate/Events Liaison

  • Performing Arts
    • Capitol Region Education
      • Theater Teacher
    • Huntington Theatre Company
      • House Carpenter
    • Production Resource Group
      • Shop Employee
    • Solomon Schecter Day School of Greater Boston
      • Assistant Kindergarten Teacher/Theater Program Coordinator
    • Watertown Children’s Theatre
      • Teaching Artist
  • Visual and Media Arts
    • A & E Networks
      • Digital Media Editor
    • Buddhist Door
      • Video Editor
    • Bunim-Murray Productions
      • Night Logger
    • Caviar
      • Production Assistant
    • Chainsaw Editing
      • Production Assistant
    • DDM Productions
      • Producer
    • Goodbye Pictures
      • Office Production Assistant
    • ImprovBoston
      • Tech Director
    • Juma Entertainment
      • Office Production Assistant
    • Kilograph
      • Motion Graphic Designer
    • KSV
      • Video Content Producer
    • Sapient Nitro
      • Video Editor
    • Windy Media, LLC
      • Creative Director

  • Writing, Literature, and Publishing
    • Brightest Young Things
      • Assistant New York City Editor
    • Carney, Sandoe & Associates
      • Research Associate
    • Communispace
      • Junior Designer
    • Coresecure, Inc.
      • Junior Project Manager
    • EH Publishing
      • Editorial Assistant
    • Hachette Book Group
      • Assistant Production Editor
    • Harvard Education Publishing Group
      • Circulation and Finance Intern
    • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
      • Digital Production Assistant
    • Kleinfeld Paper
      • Quality Control Lead
    • MIT Press
      • Acquisitions Assistant
    • Paper Source
      • Shift Supervisor
    • Time, Inc.
      • Production Coordinator
    • Travel and Leisure Magazine
      • Editorial Intern
    • The Weather Company
      • TV Show Pages Editor

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