Career Development

The Student Professional Development Center provides guidance and support to Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences students as they pursue successful careers and post-graduate work. The SPDC assists with career exploration, job/internship searching, interview preparation, the graduate school process, and much more. To schedule an appointment, visit the Elon Job Network or call 336-278-6538.

Career Development Process

Learn about yourself

Explore majors and career paths

Gain experience and grow your skills

Learn how to tell your story

Launch your life and career

Employment & Graduate School Status

Each year Elon’s Student Professional Development Center conducts a survey of the most recent graduating class, nine months following graduation, to ascertain employment or graduate school status. With 20 academic departments offering more than 40 different majors our graduates pursue a wide variety of professional outcomes. Approximately one fifth of the graduating seniors report attending graduate school; the percentage of students pursuing advanced professional degrees upon graduation is higher in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Employment & Graduate School Status (nine months after graduation)

Status 2017 2016 2015
Graduate School 22% 32% 32%
Employed 58% 73% 70%
Both Graduate School & Employed 16% NA NA
Responses 566 552 608

Please note there is overlap in the number of graduates reporting being in graduate school and employed in data collected in 2015 and 2016.

Employment Sector

Sector 2017 2016 2015
Corporate 43% 48% 47%
Educational 23% 15% 17%
Not for Profit 21% 11% 12%
Entrepreneurial 4% 3% 5%
Government 9% 2% 5%