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 2019 2018 2017
Graduate School 16% 21% 22%
Employed 63% 65% 58%
Both Graduate School & Employed 12% 6% 16%
Responses 533 521 566

Employment Sector

Sector 2019 2018 2017
Corporate 46% 48% 43%
Educational 20% 16% 23%
Not for Profit 21% 25% 21%
Entrepreneurial 5% 4% 4%
Government 8% 7% 9%


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