Elon’s four-year graduation advantage

Elon’s four-year graduation rate ranks in the top 6 percent of U.S. universities.

(Source: The Education Trust-College Results Online 2016)

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 2019:


Graduates who were employed, in graduate school, completing a fellowship or working for a service organization


Graduates who accepted a position related to their career goal


Graduates who completed an internship (both for-credit and not-for-credit)

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

Staff members:


Specialized Career Offices:

  • Athletics
  • 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
  • Career support for Elon alumni

Some of the many companies recruiting Elon students:

  • Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bank of America
  • Baystate Financial
  • BDO
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Call Box
  • Carbon Black, Inc.
  • Citibank
  • City Year
  • Coleman Research Group
  • Comcast NBC Universal
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dell EMC
  • Deloitte
  • Discovery, Inc.
  • EF Education First
  • EY
  • FactSet
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Gartner
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Golin
  • Ipreo
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MullenLowe
  • NBC Sports
  • Nestle
  • New York Life
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Peace Corps
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer Pharmaceutical
  • PNC Bank
  • Prometheus Group
  • PwC
  • Red Ventures
  • RSM
  • S&P Global
  • Sapient Razorfish
  • SEI
  • Staples
  • Teach for America
  • Tesla
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Turbonomic
  • Vanguard
  • Wayfair
  • Wells Fargo
  • XPO Logistics