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Career Success Report 2020-21 (PDF)

Career Success Report 2019-20 (PDF)

Cohen by the Numbers 2019-20 (PDF)

 Next Destination Report 2019 (PDF) 

Business Outcomes Report 2019 (PDF)

Arts & Sciences Outcomes Report 2019 (PDF)

Class of 2019 Undergraduates

89% of the Class of 2019 survey respondents reported they are employed full time or attending graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.

       54%employed FT, 32%attending grad school, 6% job seeking3%working pt, 3%pursuing grad school, 2%other

n=1,648 (surveyed and knowledge rate of 68%, national average of 65% - NACE, 2019)

The Cohen Career Center's data collection for student career outcomes, reflected in this report, adheres to the standards and guiding principles established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

top 15 best career services     top 20 best school for internships

Franek, R., & The Princeton Review (2019). The Best 385 Colleges (2020 Edition). New York: Penguin Random House.

93% of those working reported their career interests aligns very well/somewhat well with their work.

Industries Average Income
Business Careers $64,767
Creative Careers $48,000
Education Careers $40,154
Public Service Careers $54,586
STEM Careers $59,180
Top Employers
Employers who hired four or more 2019 undergraduates

The Class of 2019 reported 433 unique employers. Below are employers who hired 4 or more members.

Top Employers
Accenture KPMG
Amazon National Institutes of Health
Booz | Allen | Hamilton Peace Corps
Capital One PWC
CGI Scribe America
Deloitte Teach For America
Epic University of Virginia
EY William & Mary
The George Washington University United States Armed Forces
Grant Thornton
Graduate & Professional School Enrollment

32% of the undergraduate Class of 2019 matriculated to 111 distinct graduate/professional programs. Below are institutions with 4 or more enrolled.

Graduate/Professional School Enrollment
Arizona State University
Boston University
Columbia University
Duke University
Eastern Virginia Medical School
George Mason University
The George Washington University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Northwestern University
UC San Diego
The University of Chicago
University of Maryland
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
William & Mary

According to the National Student Clearinghouse and the W&M Next Destination Survey, the following advanced degrees and certifications are sought by the Class of 2019, of which 111 unique graduate or professional programs are reported.

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First Destination Geographic Distribution

Derived from respondents who provided their geographic location for employment and graduate/professional school.

US Geographic Distribution: 38 midwest, 148 northeast, 31 southwest, 573 mid-atlantic, 48 west, 76 south


International Distribution: 2 other north american, 4 south american, 7 africa, 17 europe, 11 sia, 3 australia 

Student Engagement

One of the keys to successful career planning is an early start. The Cohen Career Center delivers programs and opportunities open to all class years, majors, and areas of interest. The graphic below illustrates the number of advising contacts from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. (NOTE: In March 2020, due to the global pandemic, many services and programs shifted to a virtual delivery. Use of Zoom, phone, and email increase for individual career advising appointments.)

total advising contacts

Funding for Unpaid Summer Experience (F.U.S.E.)*

5 students were funded for participation in unpaid summer internships, allowing them to gain valuable skills and work experience in a variety of industries. (Please note, F.U.S.E. is not intended to make up for lost wages, but to allow greater access to experiential learning)

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Externship Program

83 students participated in our externship program which allowed them to shadow professionals and gain exposure to industries of interest at 111 unique sites.

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Mock Interviews

160 unique students participated in practice interviews with career advisors, employers, alumni, and industry volunteers which included parents and community partners.

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Programs are hosted year round by the Cohen Career Center and are designed to teach students about relevant topics such as resumes, cover letters, the job search, interviews, networking, and more.

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Recruiting Engagement

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Annual Recruiting Events

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On-Campus Recruitment (OCR)

Each fall and spring, employers set up campus interviews with W&M students for jobs and internships. All majors are recruited for a variety of industries.

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TribeCareers is the hub for William & Mary students seeking opportunities. Our Employer Engagement team introduces our students to a wide variety of jobs, inter,ships, fellowships, and other career experiences available throughout the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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*Represents full-time jobs, fellowships, internships, externships, part-time jobs, and other related career opportunities.

Signature Events

Each year the Cohen Career Center hosts a number of trips where students from any academic background can attend site visits and gain in-depth industry exposure.

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