JOBS REPORT: Drew’s Class of 2012 Has Something to Smile About
Employment figures outpace national average.
Six months after graduation, 95 percent of Drew’s Class of 2012 are employed or in graduate school, according to the latest data from Kim Crabbe, director of the Center for Career Services.
“Even in a recovering economy, 67 percent of our newest alumni are members of the workforce, compared to a national average of 62.5 percent,” says Crabbe. “Another 28 percent is enrolled in graduate school.”
These numbers show a significant increase in employment rates compared to the experience of the Class of 2011. A comparison of surveys done six months after graduation in both 2011 and 2012 shows a seven-percent jump in employment for the more recent class, and a three-percent uptick in grad school enrollment.
Drew outcomes speak for themselves, but we couldn’t resist giving a voice to nine 2012 grads who are well on their way to rewarding careers and fulfilling lives.—Michael Bressman ’06
Where Did Our 2012 Grads Go?
A snapshot of their employers and graduate programs.
Pre-med, Columbia University
Marine Invasive Species Research Group, Smithsonian Institute
Foundation coordinator, Gruber Foundation, Yale University
Masters of Arts in Teaching candidate, Drew University
Analyst, New York Stock Exchange
JD, Law, Georgetown Law School
Policy aide, Governor’s Budget Office, Austin, Texas
Middle school mathematics teacher, Teach for America
DDS, NYU School of Dentistry