Class of 2015 Postgraduation Outcomes
At Bates, enabling students to lead lives of meaningful work is at the heart of our liberal arts mission.
|(1%)||Still seeking employment, volunteer, travel, or further study|
Our process: The Bates Career Development Center (BCDC) surveyed the Class of 2015 at graduation and again in December 2015 to determine the students’ postgraduation plans. Ninety percent of the class participated in the survey. Data was collected through email, social media, and a pen-and-paper survey administered when seniors collected their caps and gowns just prior to graduation.
Many graduates choose to stay close to Bates—and many more find opportunities around the country, and around the world.
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Exposure to a range of ideas and disciplines at Bates leads students into a wide variety of industries and sectors.
|Sports and Recreation||3%|
|Biotech & Pharmaceuticals||2%|
Top Job Functions
Recent employers of Bates graduates include some of the top performing and most innovative organizations in the world.
American Civil Liberties Union
Bain and Company
Bank of New York Mellon
Boston Biomedical, Inc.
Boston Children’s Hospital+
Boston Consulting Group
Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital+
Brooklyn Academy of Music+
Cantor Commercial Real Estate
Colony Realty Partners
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Delta Air Lines
Edward Little High School
EF Education First*+
Farallon Capital Management, LLC
Freedom Energy Logistics*
Fund for the Public Interest*
Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Green Sands Equity
Harvard Medical School
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.*+
I’Lam: Arab Center for Media Freedom Development
Innovations for Poverty Action
Joslin Diabetes Center
Kents Hill School
Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc.
Loomis Chaffee School
Lost Nation Theater
Maine Media Workshops
Maine Mineral and Gem Museum
Maui Ocean Center
Moody’s Investors Service
New York Life
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Portland Global Advisors+
Portland Housing Authority
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Rue La La
Seyfarth Shaw LLP*
Shields and Company, Inc.
Silicon Valley Bank
Skelton, Taintor & Abbott
Star Island Corporation
State Street Corporation+
Teach For America*
The Hyde School
The Kitchen Theatre Company
The Lockwood Group
The Public Theatre
Tree Street Youth*
United States Senate
University of California, Berkeley
United Nations Foundation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service+
U.S. Forest Service
White Mountain Research Center
* Employers recruited on campus
+ Employers participated in other BCDC programs (road shows, job shadows, internships)
Fifty-one members of the Class of 2015 are continuing their studies in graduate school.
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD
University of Chicago Law School, Juris Doctor
University of Southern California, MFA in Film and Television Production
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS in Journalism
Lesley University, Masters in Education
University of Vermont College of Medicine, MD
Northeastern University, MSA/MBA in Accounting
University of Washington, PhD in Biochemistry
Duke University, PhD in Medical Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Glasgow School of Art, MA in Communications Design
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, DVM
Cornell University, PhD in Chemical Biology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MS in Biostatistics
University of Virginia, PhD in Chemistry
New York University, MFA in Film
London School of Economics and Political Science, MS in Economic History
Bates supports students in finding the most valuable opportunities that provide the best individual fit at each step in their education.
In 2015, Bates alumni matriculated at Harvard Medical School, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, UCSF School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinarian Medicine at Tufts University, and more.
Bates graduates currently attend Stanford, Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, University of Chicago, and New York University Law School, among others.
* Final data on the applicants from 2014-15 will be available from the Law School Admission Council later in 2016.
21 graduates will pursue fellowships in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, and Ukraine.
- Fulbright Fellowships
1 research; 14 teaching
- Kathryn W. Davis Foundation
Project For Peace Fellowship
- Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship
- Princeton in Asia
Top 10 companies on LinkedIn for Bates graduates
Our graduates find success in many fields and industries, supported always by the education and experience they received at Bates.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Top fields on linkedin for Bates graduates
“I appreciate all of Bates’ support with my job search, Bobcat Ventures, and other aspects of my personal and professional life.”
Michelle Pham ’15
Works for Google, San Francisco, Calif.
Associate Account Strategist
“I had no idea what working at a consumer packaged goods company even meant before coming to Ocean Spray, let alone thought about it as a potential career. The skills you learn—including Excel, research, communication, meeting deadlines, simple office etiquette—are invaluable and applicable to every career.”
Kelsey Mehegan ’15 (Left)
Interned with Ocean Spray, Middleborough, Mass.
International Marketing Intern
“The internship not only lived up to my expectations but also exceeded them. I was given responsibilities and tasks that would normally be completed by analysts. I wasn’t given back office work, but rather was started on live deals that were directly relevant to the firms tasks.”
Zach Polich ’15
Interned with TM Capital Corp., Boston, Mass.
Investment Banking Summer Analyst
“Being in a situation where you are expected to participate in meetings, give formal presentations, and hold yourself to a high standard is an extremely valuable learning experience for any college student.”
Caleb Buck ’15
“[This internship] made the idea of working after graduation a lot more real and accessible.”
Jeyna Diallo ’15
“[I liked] feeling a connection to Bates, [and] helping someone think about their future career, and how their studies may apply to the work world.”
Kaj Engberg ’91