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.
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.
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.
|Public Service Careers||$54,586|
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.
|Amazon||National Institutes of Health|
|Booz | Allen | Hamilton||Peace Corps|
|Deloitte||Teach For America|
|Epic||University of Virginia|
|EY||William & Mary|
|The George Washington University||United States Armed Forces|
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.
|Arizona State University|
|Eastern Virginia Medical School|
|George Mason University|
|The George Washington University|
|Johns Hopkins University|
|UC San Diego|
|The University of Chicago|
|University of Maryland|
|University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|University of Virginia|
|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.
First Destination Geographic Distribution
Derived from respondents who provided their geographic location for employment and graduate/professional school.
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.)
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)
83 students participated in our externship program which allowed them to shadow professionals and gain exposure to industries of interest at 111 unique sites.
160 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, and more.
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.
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.