Class of 2019 Post Graduation Outcomes

Katherine Barker '19, Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry.

Katherine Barker ’19, Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry.

At Bates, enabling students to lead lives of meaningful work is at the heart of our liberal arts mission.
99% of 2019 graduates who responded to the survey report being settled
76% Employed
11% Graduate/Professional School
5% Fellowship
5% Internship
2% Other (includes volunteer, travel, further study)
1% Still seeking next opportunity

Our process: The Bates Center for Purposeful Work surveyed the Class of 2019 at graduation and again in December 2019 to determine students’ post-graduation plans. In addition to this survey, data was collected through email, social media, and person-to-person communication, for a knowledge rate of 89%.

U.S. Locations
Many 2019 graduates choose to stay close to Bates—and many more found opportunities around the country and around the world.
state of Massachusetts round icon37%Massachusetts
state of New York round icon20%New York
state of Maine round icon8%Maine
state of California round icon7%California
Connecticut 4%
Washington D.C. 3%
Pennsylvania 3%
New Hampshire 2%
Delaware 1%
Illinois 1%
Maryland 1%
Michigan 1%
North Carolina 1%
Ohio 1%
Vermont 1%
International Locations

Bates Graduates' International Location Map

Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Zambia

Top Industries
Exposure to a range of ideas and disciplines at Bates lead 2019 graduates into a diverse set of industry pursuits.
round icon education17%Education
round icon healthcare13%Healthcare
round icon finance10%Financial Services
round icon technology8%Technology
Consulting 6%
Law 5%
Nonprofit 5%
Entertainment 3%
Insurance 3%
Real Estate 3%
Staffing Agencies 3%
Food and Beverage 2%
Agriculture 2%
Communications/Media 2%
Government 2%
Arts 1%
Publishing 1%
Top Job Functions
round icon research15%Research
round icon analyst12%Analyst
round icon sales11%Sales
round icon education8%Education/Teaching
Financial 6%
Law/Government 6%
Marketing/PR/Advertising 6%
Healthcare 4%
Education/Administration/Other 4%
Human Resources 3%
Consultant 2%
Media 2%
Skilled Labor 2%
Bates graduates are employed by some of the top performing
and most innovative organizations in the world. Below are selected employers of 2019 graduates.
+Partial list of employers

A&E Networks
Analysis Group*•
Bain & Company*
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center*
Biosig Technologies*•
Boston Children’s Hospital*•
Boy Scouts of America
Breakthrough New York*
Brigham and Women’s Hospital*
Business Intelligence Advisors*•
Cambridge Associates*
Carney Sandoe & Associates*•
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
City Year*
CommonWealth Kitchen
Cornerstone Research*•
Cravath, Swaine, & Moore*•
Credit Suisse*•
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute*•
Dermatology Associates of Concord
Eaton Vance*
Elizabeth Warren Campaign
Studio Enrique Martínez Celaya
Estée Lauder*
Fidelity Investments*•
Forrester Research
Goldman Sachs*•
Goodwill AmeriCorps Vista*
Harvard Medical School*
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Havas Group
Heidrick and Struggles
Holland and Knight LLP*
Industrial Economics, Incorporated*
International Monetary Fund*
Kamala Harris For The People
Liberty Mutual Insurance*
M&T Bank*•
Northwestern Mutual*
Marcus and Millichap
Massachusetts General Hospital*•
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center*•
Merrill Lynch
Milwaukee Bucks
Nook Storage, Inc.
Ora Inc.*•
Park Square Executive Search*
Participant Media*
Peace Corps*
Penguin Random House*
National Football League (NFL)
REEL Guyana
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP*•
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP*•
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP*•
Teach for America*•
The Beacon Group*•
The Jackson Laboratory*
The Nature Conservancy*•
United Ambulance Service
Verus Kayaks
The Walt Disney Studios
Wellesley Centers for Women
White & Case LLP
Woodard & Curran*


* Employers recruited on campus

Employers participated in other PW programs (road shows, job shadows, internships)


Forty-six members of the Class of 2019 are continuing their studies in graduate school.
+Partial list of schools

Boston University
Master of Public Health

Christie’s Education
Master’s in Art, Law and Business

Duke-NUS Medical School,

Emerson College
Master’s in Theater Education

Florida State University
Master’s in Art History, Criticism and Conservation

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph.D. in Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University
Advanced Academic Programs, Masters of Global Securities Studies/Intelligence

Rutgers University
Master of Library and Information Science

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Master’s in Art Business

University of Connecticut School of Law

University of Glasgow
Master’s in Creative Writing

University of Maine
Master’s in Forest Sciences and Biology

University of Virginia
Ph.D. in Bioanalytical Chemistry

University of Warwick
Master’s in Global and Comparative History

Yale School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Medical School
Bates supports students in finding the most valuable opportunities that provide the best individual fit at each step in their education.
84%of students and alumni who
worked with the Medical
Studies Committee were accepted
to medical school
accepted to
dental school

In 2019, Bates alumni matriculated at:

• University of North Carolina School of Medicine
• Tufts University Maine Track
• Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
• Chicago Medical School
• University of New England
• Tulane University School of Medicine
• University of Washington School of Medicine
• Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
• Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
• University of California San Francisco, Nurse Practitioner

…and more.

Law School
100%of seniors applying from the Class of 2019 were accepted to law school *
of alumni who applied in 2018-2019 were accepted into law school*

In the 2018–19 admission cycle, alumni matriculated at the following law schools: Boston College Law School, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, University of Maine School of Law, Emory University School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Vermont Law School, William and Mary Law School, New York University School of Law, and more.

*Not all applicants worked with the prelaw advisor.


21 graduates will pursue fellowships in Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Senegal, South Korea, and Spain.

Fellowships include:

  • 18 teaching
  • 1 research
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.
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Fidelity Investments

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard University

Liberty Mutual Insurance



Boston Children’s Hospital


L.L. Bean


Top fields on LinkedIn for Bates graduates
circle icon businessBusiness Development
circle icon educationEducation
circle icon communityCommunity and Social Services
circle icon operationsOperations
circle icon researchResearch
circle icon mediaMedia and Communications
circle icon healthcareHealthcare Services
circle icon salesSales
circle icon financeFinance
circle icon technologyInformation Technology
circle icon marketingMarketing
circle icon legalLegal

Bates LinkedIn

Adelae Durand ’19


Job shadowed with
Calcagno Pediatrics
in Gresham, Ore.

“I did a job shadow at Calcagno Pediatrics and visited the children’s cancer research lab I worked in previously and I am loving it here. I am confident with my decision as I think the environment and the personalities in a lab fit with what I am looking for.”

— Adelae

Ross Ackerman ’19


Interned with
Northeastern University’s Bowen Laboratory
in Nahant, Mass.

“The help and support I got from the Center for Purposeful Work was vital during the job search. The Broad Institute would’ve never been on my list if it hadn’t been for the health care and science road show during the fall. I’ll be working for their Infectious Disease and Microbiome program, which is exactly what I’m interested in studying.”

— Ross

Lauren Drumgold ’19


Interned with
Tree Street Youth
in Lewiston, Maine

“The staff at the Center for Purposeful Work have been a huge help in guiding me as I try to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. They have helped me better myself throughout our time knowing one another.”

— Lauren

Broad Impact of Purposeful Work


“The Purposeful Work Internship Program helped me grow on many levels. Professionally, I learned new skills that will be useful to me in a future career. Personally, I am able to reflect, identify goals, and have a clearer picture of what I hope to get out of a career. Socially, I have been able to develop a network of people who will help me succeed. The opportunities this internship has created for me are endless, and I am  grateful for the experience I had this summer.”


“My internship not only helped me hone my skills, but gave me the out-of-classroom skills and confidence to succeed in whatever I decide to do. I now know the importance of finding purpose and meaning in every aspect of my life, which includes my job”


“I am thankful for the many ways that Purposeful Work has strengthened my business. It is particularly rewarding to assist recent graduates as they begin their careers.”