Class of 2020 Outcomes
Ninety-four percent of the Brandeis Class of 2020 is employed, attending graduate school, or engaged in other meaningful activities within six months of graduation.
This data includes Brandeisians who graduated in December 2019, May 2020 and August 2020. Class of 2020 results are based on a 64.4% response rate, within 6 months of graduation. All reported data are confirmed by the student, employer or graduate school.
Image description: 51% of graduates are employed. 39% are attending graduate school. 4% are engaged in other activities.
Graduating in a Pandemic
The Class of 2020 faced unprecedented challenges due to the impact that COVID-19 had on the economy and job market. New graduates had to learn how to be flexible, challenge themselves to learn new skills and experiences and lean on the support of their University resources and networks.
Fifty-eight percent of the Brandeis Class of 2020 reported that their post-graduation plans were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic:
- 21% had a job offer that rescinded
- 27% had a start date that was pushed back or changed
- 49% are considering graduate school as a result of concerns about the job market
In collecting this data from graduates, the Hiatt Career Center reached out and worked individually with 60 graduates who indicated that they were unemployed and needed additional assistance.
We're In This Together
Graduation may have looked a little different for the Class of 2020, but it didn't stop them from forging ahead. Hear what advice they have for each other and future Brandeisians as they explore employment, graduate school, internships, academics and life beyond Brandeis.career advice for brandeis students
Career Services Goes Virtual
Though we virtually toasted the Class of 2020, Hiatt had already mobilized as a virtual career center and looked to expand upon further supporting and engaging with these new graduates. See more about the programming, resources and career guidance our staff put into action from COVID, to graduation and beyond.Hiatt goes remote
Employment at a Glance
Brandeis graduates are hired by top employers in a variety of sectors and industries. Fifty-one percent of the Class of 2020 reported that they were employed and of those, 61% received their job offer after graduation; with most offers coming from August to December.
As a result of concerns and setbacks from the pandemic, even students with secured employment were still looking at their options:
- 9% of them were applying to graduate school
- 5% were seeking alternative/additional jobs.
The average salary for the Class of 2020 that are employed full-time is $53,897.22.*
*Salaries vary significantly by industry and location.
Brandeis graduates are admitted to top graduate and professional programs worldwide. Thirty-nine percent of the Class of 2020 went directly into graduate programs; which is a significant increase compared to previous years.