Each year, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning at Amherst College conducts a survey with graduates about their first steps after graduation. Below are some of the highlighted outcomes from the class of 2020 survey. A PDF is also available.

  92% Employed, continuing education, military, volunteering

92% of the class of 2020 were employed, continuing education, serving in the military, or volunteering within the first six months after graduating.

76% Employed, 15% Continuing Education, 8% Other, 1% Volunteering  

76% employed, 15 % continuing education, 8% other, 1% volunteering


Employment Industries  

Employment Industries:

Financial Services 20%, Education 16%, Technology and Data 12%, Consulting 11%, Healthcare or Public Health 10%, Government and Nonprofit 9%, Science 9%, Law 4%, Arts 3%, Communication 3%, Business 2%

Top Job Functions:

Finance 17%, Research 16%, Consulting 13%, Education/Teaching 11%, Software Engineering 7%, 
Healthcare 6%, Legal 4%, Sales 4%, Data and Analytics 3%, Marketing 3%, Administration 2%, Customer/Technical Support 2%, Design/Art 2%, Lab Work/ Science 2%, Writing/Editing 2%,  

Top Destination locations in the United States
TOP LOcations:

Location information includes working, continuing education, and volunteering.
New York City, NY 22% | Boston, MA 13% | Amherst, MA 5% | Chicago, IL 5% | Washington, D.C. 4% | San Francisco, CA 3% | Los Angeles, CA 2% | New Haven, CT 2% | Philadelphia, PA 2% | Seattle, WA 2% 

Highlighted Employers

Highlighted Employers: Amazon, AmeriCorp, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Brigham and Women's Hispital, Broad Institute, City Year, Cornerstone Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Deloitte, Epic, EY-Parthenon, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mass General Hospital, Microsoft, NOR, Salesforce, Teach for America, UBS, The Department of the Treasury

Highlighted Graduate Schools

Highlighted Graduate Schools: Brown University, Duke University, The George Washington University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MIT, Stanford University, The University of Chicago, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, UMass Medical School, University of Maryland, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Oxford, Weitzman School of Design University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Yale University

91% Knowledge Rate The percent of graduates for which the Loeb Center has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.