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
  • Marketing + Writing & Publishing (tied)
  • Media Production (Web/Multimedia)

The Top 3 Locations by State:

  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • New York

Salary Ranges (full-time) (based on 72 respondents):

  • $ 25,001 - $ 30,000 = 12.5% (9)
  • $ 30,001 - $ 35,000 = 20.8% (15)
  • $ 35,001 - $ 40,000 = 22.2% (16)
  • $ 40,001 - $ 45,000 = 18.0% (13)
  • $ 45,001 - $ 50,000 =   5.6% (4)
  • $ 50,001 - $ 55,000 = 2.8% (2)
  • $ 55,001 - $ 60,000 = 1.4% (1)
  • Below $ 25,000 = 16.7% (12)

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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