Class of 2011 reports success in jobs, grad school hunt
The Office of Career Services reports that 95 percent of respondents in a recent survey of the Class of 2011 utilized its services while at Elon.
Three months after graduating from Elon University, more than half of alumni from the Class of 2011 reported being employed, and another 28 percent of respondents to a post-graduation survey reported they are enrolled or have been accepted to graduate or professional schools.
Each graduating class is surveyed three different times (at graduation, three months out, and nine months out). The following information is related to the three-month-out survey.
To date, 88% (992/1127) of the class has reported on their post-graduation activities.
2011 Graduates Off to a Strong Start
• 52% are employed
• 28% are enrolled or have been accepted to graduate or professional school (an additional 7% are concurrently enrolled in graduate school and working); 38% of Arts and Sciences graduates have gone on to graduate school
• 89% of those employed indicate that their position “is related to my career objective.”
• 89% of this class completed an internship (all-time high)
Internships and Networking Key to Employment
• 67% reported a career lead came from an internship
• 48% reported a career lead through parents/other family
• 26% reported a career lead through alumni
Professional Development Makes a Difference at Elon
• 95% of the Class of 2011 reported utilizing career services while at Elon through appointments, career fairs, grad school fairs, workshops, programs, virtual appointments and walk-in visits. By comparison, 73% of exiting seniors nationally for the Class of 2011 reported utilization of their respective career office according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Elon Graduates Represented in Top Graduate Programs
A few examples of where members of this class have been accepted/are now enrolled include: Penn, Columbia, Duke, Notre Dame, Washington U. in St. Louis, NYU, George Washington, Virginia, UC Berkeley, Penn State, UNC, Case Western Reserve, Medical U. of South Carolina, Wake Forest, U. of Washington, Seattle, Boston College, Ohio State, U. of Florida, Connecticut, Clemson, ECU Brody School of Medicine, University of St. Andrews (Scotland), University of Kent (UK), Rutgers, Boston U., and SUNY.
Many Elon Graduates Land their Dream Job
While the overall U.S. employment picture remains unsettling, Elon’s Class of 2011 found itself prepared to compete and succeed for the positions they sought. The list below is a sample of the diverse employers hiring Elon 2011 graduates:
JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, City Year, PRA International, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, U.S. House of Representatives, Peace Corps, National Institutes of Health, Teach for America, Hartford Public Schools, Alamance Burlington School System, Glen Raven Inc., Cisco, SPX, Fox News, Nexstar Broadcasting, Middle East Policy Council, U.S. Senate Office of Kay Hagan, AmeriCorps, EPIK (English Programs in Korea), Duke Medical Center, Elon Academy, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Committee for Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Department of Commerce, Roanoke City Schools, ABC News, Volvo North America Operations, National Security Agency, ESPN Sports, Fleishman-Hillard International, Biltmore Resort, NFL Draft Scouts/CBS Sports, Country Music Network, The Atlantic 10 Conference, Corporate Executive Board, Turner Broadcasting, PMK/BNC, Target Corporation HQ, Morgan Stanley Securities, McGhee Entertainment, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Team, Lutheran World Relief, Purina Corp., Fidelity Investments, Phillips Academy, Appalachian Trail Conservancy.