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Cohen by the Numbers 2020-2021 (pdf)
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Class of 2020 Undergraduates

83% of the Class of 2020 reported positive career outcomes – employed or attending graduate/professional school – within 6 months of graduation


N=1,652 surveyed. (Knowledge rate: 79%. National average is 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.

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

94% of those employed reported their career interests align very well/somewhat well with their work.

Industries Average Income
Business Careers $74,200
Creative Careers $58,200
Education Careers $36,564
Public Service Careers $88,153
STEM Careers $55,310
Top Employers
Employers who hired four or more 2020 undergraduates

The Class of 2020 reported 371 unique employers. Below are employers who hired 4 or more members.

Top Employers
Accenture EY
AlphaSights JP Morgan Chase & Co.
B of A Securities kcic
Booz | Allen | Hamilton KPMG
Capital One Lafayette Group
CGI leidos
City Year Sentara
Deloitte William & Mary
Graduate & Professional School Enrollment

36% of the undergraduate Class of 2020 matriculated to 61 distinct graduate/professional programs. Below are institutions with 4 or more enrolled.

Graduate/Professional School Enrollment
Columbia University
Duke University
Eastern Virginia Medical School
George Mason University
Georgetown University
The George Washington University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
William & Mary

According to the National Student Clearinghouse, the W&M Next Destination Survey, and mined data,
the following advanced degrees and certifications were sought by the Class of 2020.


First Destination Geographic Distribution

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




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, 2020, to June 30, 2021.


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

13 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.)


Externship Program

218 students participated in Externships and Career Chats which allowed them to network and gain exposure to industries of interest at 39 unique sites.


Mock Interviews

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



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, graduate and professional school, and more.


Recruiting Engagement


Annual Recruiting Events


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.



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.


*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.