Elon's four-year graduation advantage

Elon ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities, with a four-year graduation rate of 76 percent.

(Source: ACT Institutional Data 2014)

Student Professional Development Center

With the support of the groundbreaking Student Professional Development Center (SPDC), Elon students begin career planning early, identify internship and research opportunities, build their professional network and are well-prepared to find jobs or succeed in graduate school.

One-year outcomes report for the Class of 2014:


Graduates who were employed, in graduate school, completing an internship, or voluntarily taking time off


Employed graduates who had a position related to their career goal


Graduates who had completed an internship during their time as an Elon student

About Elon's SPDC: A four-year plan for career success

Staff members:


Specialized Career Offices:

  • Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education
  • School of Law

Highlights of services:

  • On-campus interviews with employers
  • Job and internship expos, and graduate and professional school fairs
  • Individual career advising sessions
  • Career and internship connections with alumni, parents and friends of Elon through The Elon Network on LinkedIn
  • Elon Job Network — an online resource for job and internship searches
  • Interview, resume and networking development — mock interviews and critiques
  • Weekly hot sheets of job and internship opportunities
  • Online career planning resources
  • Individual and online assessment and interpretation
  • Transition Strategies courses for life beyond Elon
  • Bridges programs in Los Angeles and New York City for recent graduates
  • Lifetime career support for Elon alumni

Some of the many companies recruiting Elon students:

  • ADP
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Citigroup
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • Disney/ESPN
  • E&J Gallo Winery
  • EMC
  • Ernst & Young
  • FactSet Research Systems, Inc.
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • GE
  • IBM
  • John Hancock
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Lenovo
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Oracle
  • Peace Corps
  • PNC Bank
  • Prudential Financial
  • PWC
  • Red Ventures
  • SAS
  • SPX
  • State Street
  • Teach for America
  • Vanguard
  • Volkswagen
  • Wells Fargo