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.
Published: Feb. 13, 2023
9 of 10 Broncos are employed quickly, working in their field in jobs they like
97% of Broncos had instructors who made them excited about learning
92% of graduates working full time have a job related to their degree
Employers and beyond
Sometimes, the numbers just speak for themselves. Like the fact that 91% of recent graduates working full time said they were satisfied with their job, earning a median salary of $55,000–$65,000 (based on 1,305 reported salaries). And 88% said their education and experiences as a student at Western prepared them for their profession.
Who employs WMU graduates?
|Bronson||Hormel Foods||PNC||United Airlines|
|Charles River Laboratories||Kalamazoo Public Schools||Samaritas||United Nations|
|Delta Airlines||Kellogg's||Spectrum Health||U.S. Air Force|
|General Motors||Parker Hannifin||State of Michigan||Whirlpool|
91% of graduates working full time are satisfied with their job
$55,001-$65,000 median salary for recent graduates working full time
88% of graduates 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 93% 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% of undergraduate students had one or more resume-worthy learning experiences
97% of graduate students had one or more resume-worthy learning experiences
"Once I started to see results of these projects, I realized the true potential the research I was part of could have on cancer. ... I continue to learn new things in the research lab every day and have found my true passion for science and learning. It was in the research lab where I was able to confidently commit to a career in medicine, where science and learning will become part of my everyday life."
Grace Filpi, B.S.'22 biological sciences
Every year, WMU graduates decide to take their education to the next level by pursuing a graduate degree. In 2021-22, 20% of graduates were furthering their education in 139 fields of study.