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 78 percent.

(Source: ACT Institutional Data 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 2016:


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
  • Career support for Elon alumni

Some of the many companies recruiting Elon students:

  • ABC News
  • Amazon
  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Cisco
  • City Year
  • CNN
  • Condé Nast
  • Consero Group
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • DigitasLBi
  • EY
  • FactSet Research Systems, Inc.
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Golin
  • Google
  • The Hartford
  • Hewlett Packard
  • John Hancock
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Live Oak Bank
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • MetLife
  • NetSuite
  • Omnicom Media Group
  • Oracle
  • Peace Corps
  • PwC
  • Red Ventures
  • RSM
  • Teach for America
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • The Walt Disney Co.
  • TIAA
  • Time Inc.
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • UBS
  • Vanguard
  • Wayfair
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Wells Fargo