Each year, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning at Amherst College conducts a short survey with graduates about their first steps after graduation. Below are some of the highlighted results from the class of 2019 survey. A PDF of the results is also available.

95% Employed, continuing education

95% of the class of 2019 were employed, continuing education, serving in the military, or volunteering within the first six months after graduating.

  Pie chart showing 82% of 2019 graduates employed

82% employed, 12 % continuing education, 5% other, 1% volunteering

  Employment Industries

Employment Industries:

Education 19%, Financial Services 19%, Healthcare and Public Health 13%, Tech and Data 12%, Consulting 11%, Government and Nonprofit 7%, Business 6%, Communication 4%, Arts 3%, Law 3%, Science 3%

Top Job Functions:

Finance 17%, Research 13%, Consulting 12%, Education/Teaching 9%, Software Engineering 8%, 
Data and Analytics 7%, Healthcare 3%, Legal 3%, Business Development 3%, Science/ Lab Work 2%, Administration 2%, Sales 2%, Design/Art 2%

  Top Destination locations in the United States

TOP LOcations:

Location information includes working, continuing education, and volunteering.
New York City, NY 25% | Boston, MA 14% | Cambridge, MA 3% | San Francisco, CA 3% | Chicago, IL 2% | Washington, D.C. 2%

  Highlighted Employers

Highlighted Employers: Amazon, Bain & Company, Barclays, BlackRock, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Epic, EY-Parthenon, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harvard Medical School, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Morgan Stanley, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Football League (NFL), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Success Academy Charter Schools, Teach For America, Wellington Management Company LLP

Highlighted Graduate Schools

Highlighted Graduate Schools: Harvard University, New York University, University of California, University of Pennsylvania

93% Knowledge Rate The percent of graduates for which the Loeb Center has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.