Class of 2014 Post-graduation Outcomes

Students marching at Bates College commencement

Class Statistics as of December 31, 2014​

The Bates Career Development Center (BCDC) surveyed the Class of 2014 at graduation and again in December 2014 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 2014 Count Percentage
Total Graduating Class 448 100%
Total Respondents 402 90%
Class of 2014 Count Percentage
Total Settled 396 99%
Employed 297 74%
In Graduate/Professional School 51 13%
Received a Fellowship 16 4%
In an Internship 27 7%
Other 5 1%
Still Seeking Employment 6 1%
Total (Settled + Still Seeking) 402 100%

Who’s Hiring?

Select businesses and organizations that hired Class of 2014 graduates for jobs and internships

  • Accenture  *
  • Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Altisource Labs
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Analysis Group +*
  • App Annie
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Barclays  +
  • BlackRock
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
  • Carlisle Capital
  • Chevron Corporation  +
  • Christian Dior
  • CIEE  +
  • Citizen Schools   *
  • City Year
  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens  +
  • Cornerstone Research +
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Credit Suisse  +
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • DigitalFlash
  • Digitas *
  • Easterly Capital
  • EF Education  +
  • EMC  *
  • Environment Maine
  • Epic  +
  • ESPN Sports
  • Eze Software  +
  • Farm to People
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Fidelity
  • Glue Advertising
  • Google +
  • Grassroot Soccer
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Harvard Business Review  *
  • Health Effects Institute
  • Heathfield Community School
  • IDEXX Laboratories
  • Ing Financial
  • International Data Corporation
  • Irondale Ensemble Company
  • John Snow Inc. *
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Liberty Mutual *
  • LL Bean +*
  • Lords LB Asset Management
  • Maine Media Workshops
  • Massachusetts General Hospital  *
  • Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • McLean Hospital
  • Meditech  +
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Museum of History & Industry
  • Noble and Greenough School
  • Northeast States Emergency Consortium
  • Peace Corps  +
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
  • Portland Magazine
  • Preti, Flaherty
  • Ralph Lauren  *
  • Raymond James
  • Schlumberger
  • Seyfarth Shaw +*
  • Shift Communications
  • Silicon Valley Bank  *
  • SquashBusters, Inc.
  • State Street  *
  • Teach for America   +*
  • Temple Sinai
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • The Beacon Group
  • The Island School
  • The TJX Companies
  • The Washington Institute For Near East Policy
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • UBS  *
  • United States Senate
  • UNSW Australia
  • VM Turbo
  • Wilderness Society
  • Zeal Optics

Key for labeling employers
+ Employers recruited on campus
* Employers participated in other BCDC programs (roadshows, job shadows, internships)

Continuing Studies

Graduate/Professional School, Program of Study or Degree

  • Boston College, Ph.D. in Physics
  • Boston University School of Medicine, M.S. in Genetic Counseling
  • Corcoran College of Art and Design, M.A. in Exhibition Design
  • Dartmouth College, Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • East Carolina University, M.A. in Maritime Archaeology
  • Harvard Divinity School, Master of Theological Studies
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. in Transportation
  • Montana State University, School of Art, Master of Fine Arts
  • NYU Steinhardt, M.A. in Music Technology
  • School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy
  • Stanford University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Tufts University, M.A. in Applied Child Development
  • University of Glasgow, MLitt Material Culture and Artefact Studies
  • University of Maastricht, The House of Legal Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Teaching
  • University of Virginia, Ph.D. in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Yale School of Management, MBA

Medical School

68% of seniors and alumni who applied were accepted to medical school, 100% to dental school and 100% to veterinary school. Some schools to note: Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University School of Medicine, the Keck School of Medicine at USC and Tufts University School of Medicine Early Assurance Program, Columbia and Tufts Schools of Dental Medicine and Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Law School

94% of seniors and alumni who applied were accepted to law school.* Stanford, Cornell, Washington University and UCLA law schools were among the schools where applicants enrolled.

*This percentage is tentative until final data is available from the Law School Admission Council in spring 2015.”


Top Industries and Job Functions

Industries

Data based on employed graduates and those participating in internships.

Industry Count Percentage
Education 60 19%
Finance/Banking 30 9%
Healthcare 29 9%
Technology 28 9%
Nonprofit Organization 21 7%
Consulting 15 5%
Law 15 5%
Arts 12 4%
Insurance 9 3%
Communications/Media 8 3%
Agriculture 7 2%
Marketing 7 2%
Retail/Merchandising 7 2%
Sports & Recreation 7 2%
Environment/Natural Resources 6 2%

Job Functions

Data based on employed graduates and those participating in internships.

Job Function Count Percentage
Education/Teaching 41 13%
Research 33 10%
Analyst 28 9%
Financial 23 7%
Sales 23 7%
Marketing/PR/Advertising 21 7%
Operations 20 6%
Education/Administration/Other 15 5%
Law/Government 15 5%
Healthcare 14 4%
Arts 13 4%
Information Technology 9 3%
Sports 9 3%
Media (print, radio, television) 7 2%
Nonprofit 6 2%

Geography

Data based on employed graduates and those participating in internships, fellowships and graduate/professional school.

States

Geography Count Percentage
MA 138 35%
NY 51 13%
ME 37 10%
CA 16 4%
DC 12 3%
CT 11 3%
NH 9 2%
WA 8 2%
PA 7 2%
CO 6 2%
IL 6 2%
NJ 6 2%
RI 4 1%
TX 4 1%
MD 3 1%

Countries

Argentina Malaysia
Australia Mexico
Austria Myanmar
Bermuda Netherlands
Brazil Philippines
China Rwanda
Czech Republic Scotland
England South Korea
Ethiopia Switzerland
France Thailand
Italy Vietnam
Japan

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship (1 Research, 6 Teaching)
  • Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship
  • Kathryn W. Davis Foundation – Project for Peace Fellowship
  • Davis Fellowship

Fellowships are in a diverse set of countries including Brazil, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Rwanda and Scotland.


Testimonials

Paul Donovan ’14, Politics

“The advice and guidance you provided was crucial to my success in securing this job. Your perspective on interviewing, understanding the industry, professionalism and everything in between was paramount to my development as a qualified candidate and as a young professional.”

Andrea Meyer ’14, Politics, Sociology

“Thank you so much for all of your help over the past four years. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be in this position without you!”

Will Gilkeson ’14, Economics

“…thanks so much for all of your help this year. You’ve made the job search process so much easier and straight forward for me. I really appreciate all you’ve done.”

Cambridge Associates

“In all of my recent professional encounters with Bates students–both formal and otherwise–I have been impressed by their preparation and genuine enthusiasm. Especially compared to other candidates, the bobcats have been engaging and thoughtful, which creates a positive impression for potential employers. As a recent alumnus, I know that continuing to produce graduates of this caliber will further bolster Bates’ strong reputation in the professional world.”

Simone Schriger ’14, Psychology

“I wanted to let you know that I’ve just received wonderful news — I am a Watson Fellow! Thank you SO much for all of your help throughout the process. I am extremely happy about the news but, more than that, extremely grateful for what Bates has given me in terms of the opportunity to be mentored by people like you. Thank you for all of your support.”

Maggie Carey ’14, Biology

“Thanks for all of your continued help in finding a job in Boston. I can’t even begin to tell you how helpful it’s been.”