Career outcomes for WMU students
You worked hard in classes, group projects, internships and individual research—now it’s your time to prosper in a meaningful career. For nine out of 10 Western grads, they got that job or got into that graduate school program shortly after graduation. If you take a closer look below, not only will you see where WMU graduates landed, but you’ll also see why choosing Western was the best career choice they could have made.
Where are WMU graduates now?
Where are WMU graduates now?
From the Fortune 500 and tech startups to the halls of academia, Western graduates land their dream career or position, like Samantha Morehead who started working at L'Oréal right after graduation. See where our alums are putting their passion into practice.
9 of 10 Broncos are employed quickly, working in their field in jobs they like
98% of graduates had instructors who made them excited about learning
90% have a job related to their degree
Employers and beyond
Sometimes, the numbers just speak for themselves. Like the fact that 88% of recent graduates said they were satisfied with their job, earning a median salary of $45,000–$50,000 (based on 1,164 reported salaries). And 89% said their education and experiences as a student at Western prepared them for their profession.
Who employs WMU graduates?
|Amazon||Henry Ford Health System||Pfizer||Stryker|
|Ascension||Hershey||Plante Moran||State of Michigan|
|Bronson||Hormel Foods||PNC||Summit Polymers|
|Charles River Laboratories||Kalamazoo Public Schools||Quicken Loans||Target|
|Eaton||Kellogg's||Samaritas||U.S. Air Force|
|General Motors||Meijer||Sparrow Health System||U.S. Army|
|Gryphon Place||Parker Hannifin||Spectrum Health||Whirlpool|
88% of recent grads are satisfied with their job
$45,000-$50,000 median salary for recent grads
89% say their education and experiences at Western prepared them for their profession
Often the best way to learn is by rolling up your sleeves and digging into a problem. That’s why 91% of Western graduates took the hands-on approach and completed at least one experiential education activity, such as an internship, work-study program, or semester or yearlong academic project. This helped them gain some of the valuable, resume-worthy experiences and skills they later used to find their career after graduation.
91% completed at least one experiential learning activity
88% of Western grads had a job related to their degree
Working as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Cindy Linn’s lab introduced me to biomedical research and provided me with invaluable mentorship and career experience. Starting in Dr. Linn’s lab, I was planning to pursue a career in the medical field and this experience opened my eyes to the world of research.
Megan Stanchfield, B.S. biological sciences, M.S.'20 biology
Every year, a large portion of WMU graduates decide to take their education to the next level by pursuing a graduate degree. Last year alone, 19% of undergraduates were furthering their education alongside graduate students in 136 fields of study.