Class of 2013 Postgraduation Outcomes


Summary of Bates graduates’ plans by category

category_2013The Bates Career Development Center (BCDC) surveyed the Class of 2013 at graduation and again in December 2013 to determine the students’ postgraduation plans. Data were collected through email, social media, and a pen-and-paper survey administered when seniors collected their caps and gowns just prior to graduation. Six primary categories were established to identify students’ plans after graduation:

  • Employed
  • In Graduate/Professional School
  • Received a Fellowship
  • In an Internship
  • Other (includes further study, volunteer and travel)
  • Still Seeking Employment


Class of 2013 Top Industries and Job Functions

“I wanted to thank you for all your help throughout the process with resumes and cover letters and for all of your support.”
— Michael Burton ’13, Biology

I’d like to personally thank you and the BCDC team for preparing me for this endeavor, especially in regards to how my current resume looks. You guys do a lot of great things for Bates students that do not go unnoticed.”
— Matthew Ross ’13, Chinese

* Data based on employed graduates and those participating in internships and fellowships.

Select employers who hired Class of 2013 graduates

“Thank you for your continued support and promotion of City Year. Five Bates students will be serving our nation’s most underserved youth with us next year. That’s something to feel really great about!”
— City Year Headquarters

+ Employers recruited on campus
* Employers participated in other BCDC programs (road shows, job shadows, internships)

Continuing Studies

Thirty-seven seniors indicated they will continue their studies in graduate school, including:


Twenty-one graduates will pursue fellowships including the following:

Bates is a top producer of students receiving prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants. In 2013, 12 Bates graduates received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants — a record number for the college.


Thirty-five graduates will complete internships at organizations including:

+ Employers recruited on campus