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 2017:


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


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:

  • 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:

  • ABC News
  • aetnahealth
  • Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Apex Systems
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bank of America
  • BB&T
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Call Box
  • Carbon Black, Inc.
  • City Year
  • CNN
  • Cott & Company LLP
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dell EMC
  • Deloitte
  • DigitasLBi
  • EY
  • FactSet Research Systems, Inc.
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Golin
  • Google
  • The Hartford Financial Services Group
  • Horizon Media
  • IBM
  • John Hancock
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • LabCorp
  • Lenovo
  • Macy’s
  • Mullen Love
  • Octagon
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • Oppenheimer
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Peace Corps
  • PwC
  • Red Hat, Inc.
  • Red Ventures
  • Staples
  • Teach for America
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • The Walt Disney Co.
  • TIAA
  • UBS
  • UPS
  • Vanguard
  • Wayfair
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Wells Fargo
  • Yelp