by Barbara Hewitt, Senior Associate Director
Did you know that over 75% of the Class of 2014 entered the workforce immediately after graduation and that nearly 16% entered graduate or professional school? That financial services, consulting, technology, healthcare, and education were the most popular industries Penn graduates worked in and that medical school and engineering were the most common graduate programs? How about the fact that Goldman Sachs, Teach for America, the University of Pennsylvania and the Boston Consulting Group were all in the top 10 employers of Penn graduates?
We are able to share this data (and lots more!) because of the Career Plans Survey we conduct every year. The data collected allows us to determine many things including average salaries of undergraduates, offer dates, signing bonus amounts, and major employers and graduate schools attended and it is incredibly important. You can check out past surveys on our Career Survey Reports page. (http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/reports.php)
If you are a senior you should have receive a personalized email with a link to report your career plans. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to complete it. We are very grateful. For those of you who have not yet completed it, please take a few minutes to click on the e-mailed link and fill it out before graduation. (If you need a new link emailed to you simply email Barbara Hewitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will be happy to resend it.) The survey is only accurate and useful if a high percentage of seniors fill it out, so we encourage all students to complete it. If you are still seeking opportunities, feel free to fill it out now indicating you are “still seeking” and then you can update it in the future once you finalize your plans. Please be aware that individual responses to the survey will be held in strict confidence within Career Services. Data may be shared with the Office of Institutional Research, who will assist in data analysis, but only aggregate data will be reported.