Jefferson Undergraduates Achieve 97 Percent Employment, Grad School Success Rate
Jefferson alumni from the undergraduate class of 2019 have achieved an impressive employment and graduate school success rate of 97 percent, according to the Class of 2019 First Destination Report from the University’s Marianne Able Career Services Center. This marks the highest success rate since the report’s inception in 2012.
“We’ve seen many years of successful career outcomes for our graduates due in large part to the priority our institution places on students gaining practical experience during their undergraduate years,” says Tracy DePedro, director of the Career Services Center. “Students have ample opportunities to participate both in and out of the classroom to engage with employers. We have seen continued use of our services by students, and partnership with our faculty continues to increase to assist students in preparing for the next step after Jefferson.”
Highlights from the Class of 2019 First Destination Report include:
- A 100 percent employment and grad school success rate in majors housed in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, College of Health Professions, College of Humanities and Sciences, and College of Life Sciences.
- Top employers, such as URBN, QVC, Burlington, Stantec, Timberland, EwingCole, American Airlines, Comcast and HOK, have hired 2019 graduates.
- Nearly 100 leading design firms conducted a record 1,150-plus interviews at the University’s Design Expo.
- The Career Services Center conducted 100 programs and workshops for approximately 1,400 students.
- Using the Career Services Interview Suite, 303 interviews were conducted for 60 paid full-time jobs and internships, a 16 percent increase over the previous year.
The latest survey results reflect the consistent success of Jefferson graduates, who have achieved employment and graduate school acceptance rate of least 95 percent since 2012.
Read the full Class of 2019 First Destination Report [PDF]