Post-Graduation Activity Report

  • Career and Student Employment Services surveyed 5,382 WMU students graduating with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees between August 2012 and June 2013.  Sixty six percent (66%; N=3,567) responded to the online survey between August 2012 and October 2013 reporting their primary post-graduation activity. 
  • 87% (N=3,107) are actively engaged, which is defined as full-time employment, continuing education, military service, part-time employment, self-employment, or post-graduate internship/fellowship.
  • Overall, 61.46% (N=1,587) of respondents completed an internship or another experience related to their field of study.  Of those reporting full-time employment, 65.18% (N=878) had an internship prior to graduation. 

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Primary Post-Graduation Activity (2012-13) N %
Employed full time or have accepted full-time employment 2073 58.11%
Continuing education 485 13.61%
Employed part time and not seeking full-time employment 43 1.21%
Employed part time and seeking full-time employment 312 8.73%
Military service 26 0.73%
Post-graduate internship / fellowship 122 3.42%
Self-employed: started my own business 46 1.29%
Volunteering: involved with a volunteer project or program 19 0.53%
Not immediately seeking full-time employment 63 1.77%
Unemployed and seeking full-time employment 265 7.44%
Declined to answer 113 3.17%
Total 3564 100%