Class of 2019 continues a successful outcomes rate
Ninety-eight percent of Brandeis University’s undergraduate class of 2019 are employed, attending graduate school or engaged with other meaningful activities within six months of graduation! The Beyond Brandeis survey and report by the Hiatt Career Center is the university’s only centralized employment data collection based on confirmed student data obtained from 67.5% percent of respondents.
“This year’s class continues a trend of Brandeis graduates joining top local, national and international employers and graduate programs,” said Jon Schlesinger, director Hiatt Career Center. “Again, we are seeing that liberal arts majors equal incredible career opportunities for our students.”
Brandeis graduates leverage their wide range of perspectives, academic interests and experiences in the professional world. Sixty-five percent are employed in positions across industries from healthcare to education, finance to computer science. Some of the top employers for the Class of 2019 include Amazon, CERN, Google, KPMG, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ropes & Gray and Wells Fargo.
Participating in substantive experiences prior to graduation played a significant role in the success of the Class of 2019. Of them, eighty-seven percent reported that they participated in an internship, on-campus job, research with a faculty member, thesis or fellowship. “At Brandeis, there are a lot of opportunities to follow your passion. Students can take advantage of travel and research grants, fellowships and scholarships as well as participate in community service projects right here in the Waltham community,” said 2019 graduate Gabriel Sol Fontes.
Additionally, twenty-eight percent of graduates who are furthering their education have enrolled in top masters and doctoral graduate school programs including attending Columbia University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Yale University.
As this data is reported out amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the Class of 2019 seemingly echoes the sentiments of keeping uncertainty at bay; that you don’t have to have it all figured it out by graduation. As the Class of 2020 approaches an uncertain economy, the prior class emphasizes the importance of planning for multiple possibilities. Some common themes in their imparting words of wisdom include using your network, exploring various paths, working hard, reaching out to alumni, starting early and visiting the Hiatt Career Center.
The Class of 2019 includes Brandeisians who graduated in December 2018, May 2019 and August 2019. All reported data are confirmed by the student, employer or graduate school. "Seeking" overrides all other primary destination activities, including employment. To learn more about where they work, live and study, visit Beyond Brandeis at go.brandeis.edu/beyondbrandeis.