Class of 2016 Postgraduation Outcomes

Seniors and their families flock to the Historic Quad for the 2016 Baccalaureate Service on Saturday, May 28 2016.

At Bates, enabling students to lead lives of meaningful work is at the heart of our liberal arts mission.
99.5%of 2016 graduates who responded to the survey report being settled

Career Chart

(78.5%) Employed
(12%) Graduate/Professional School
(5%) Fellowship
(3%) Internship
(1%) Travel
(.5%) Still seeking employment, volunteer, travel, or further study

Our process: The Bates Career Development Center (BCDC) surveyed the Class of 2016 at graduation and again in December 2016 to determine the students’ postgraduation plans. Eighty-nine percent of the class participated in the survey. 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.

U.S. Locations
Many graduates choose to stay close to Bates—and many more find opportunities around the country and around the world.
13%New York
Connecticut 3%
Washington 3%
Washington D.C. 3%
New Hampshire 2%
Illinois 2%
Colorado 2%
Pennsylvania 1%
Georgia 1%
Vermont 1%
Arizona 1%
Maryland 1%
Texas 1%
International Locations

Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany , Ghana, Guinea, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey.

Top Industries
Exposure to a range of ideas and disciplines at Bates leads students into a wide variety of industries and sectors.
Recreation/Parks/Sports 6%
Nonprofit 5%
Consulting 5%
Business Services 4%
Law 3%
Real Estate 3%
Retail/Wholesale 3%
Scientific R&D 3%
Arts 2%
Agriculture 2%
Social/Human Services 2%
Communications/Media 2%
Energy/Utilities 2%
Government 1%
Top Job Functions
Law/Government 5%
Operations 5%
Healthcare 5%
Media (print, radio, television) 4%
Financial 4%
Sports 4%
Nonprofit 3%
Consultant 3%
Education/Administration/Other 3%
Recent employers of Bates graduates include some of the top performing and most innovative organizations in the world.
+Partial list of employers

The Advisory Board Company+

AIDS Action Committee



Analysis Group* +


Barclays* +

Bates White Economic Consulting

Baxter Brewing Co.

Beacon Group+


Boston Children’s Hospital+

Brigham and Women’s Hospital+

Cambridge Associates*+

Cartesian* +


Chatham Partners+

Chevron Corporation+


Cohasset Maritime Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Deutsche Bank

Dow Jones

EF Education First* +

Emory University


Eze Software+

Facebook, Inc.



General Assembly+

Goedecke & Co., LLC


Greenwich Country Day School+

Habitat for Humanity

Harvard Vanguard Medical


HubSpot, Inc.* +

John Snow Inc.+

Joslin Diabetes Center

JPMorgan Chase


LinkedIn Corporation

Maine People’s Alliance+

Maine School of Science and


Massachusetts General Hospital+

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer


Mohawk Ambulance Service

Nashville Rowing

National Grid

National Institutes of Health


Oracle Corporation+


Peace Corps+


Ramsey Engler Ltd

Schuler Scholar Program

Silenus Winery & Artisan Vintners

Silicon Valley Bank+

SunBlue Energy

Teach For America+

The History Channel

Telling Room

Timber & Frame

Turbonomic* +

U.S. Army

U.S. Attorney’s Office+

U.S. House of Representatives

United Technologies



Wildlife Conservation Society

Youth With A Mission


* Employers recruited on campus

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


Forty-eight members of the Class of 2016 are continuing their studies in graduate school.
+View partial list

Boston College Law School, JD

Brown University, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Applied Physics

Columbia University, Master’s of Social Work (MSW)

Cornell University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dartmouth College, Master of Engineering

Duke University, Ph.D. in Chemistry

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, MA in International Relations

Harvard University, Ph.D. in Virology

Iowa State University, Ph.D. in Mathematics

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services, Doctor of Pharmacy

Tufts University School of Medicine, MD

University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Government and JD

University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice, Master of Social Work

Yale University, MBA

Yale School of Nursing, NP



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
accepted to
medical school
accepted to
dental school
accepted to
veterinary school

In 2016, Bates alumni matriculated at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and more.

Law School
of seniors applying from the Class of 2015 were accepted to law school *
of alumni who applied in 2014–15 were accepted to law school *

In 2015, alumni matriculated at the following law schools: The University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell, Duke, Boston College, William & Mary and more.

* Not all applicants worked with the prelaw advisor. Final data on the applicants from 2015–16 will be available from the Law School Admission Council later in 2017.


22 graduates will pursue fellowships in Brazil, New Zealand, China, Armenia, Spain, Germany, Columbia, India, and Czech Republic.

Fellowships include:

  • Fulbright Fellowships
    1 research; 11 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.

Fidelity Investments

Liberty Mutual Insurance


Massachusetts General Hospital

State Street

L.L. Bean


Boston Children’s Hospital



Top fields on linkedin for Bates graduates
Business Development
Community and Social Services
Healthcare Services
Media and Communication
Arts and Design
Information Technology

Bates LinkedIn

Emily Baumgarten ’16 and William Dudine ’16

“I’ve gained a glimpse into a world where you have to make connections, because that’s really what makes a difference, especially in the field of politics. I’ve learned to do that. I love it.” —Emily


“Discovering what you don’t like about a job is just as important as knowing what aspects of it you do enjoy. Reflecting on my internships with BCDC staff allowed me to realize the value and skill in that, and I’m certain this knowledge will aid me throughout my career.” —William

Emily Baumgarten ’16 and William Dudine ’16
Interned with
Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation
Washington D.C., legal assistants

Joaquin Espinosa ’16 (photographed with Kate Nolan ’06)

“Internships are so valuable; all students should engage in at least one before they graduate. I wouldn’t have been able to accept [my internship with 1776] without the financial help [from the Purposeful Work Internship Program].”

Joaquin Espinosa ’16 (photographed with Kate Nolan ’06)
Interned with
1776, Washington, D.C.
Startup Growth Intern

Isabel Ferguson ’16

“My internship gave me valuable insight into the reality of running a business and the benefits of working for a company with a creative spirit.” —Isabel

Isabel Ferguson ’16
Interned with
Seattle Chocolates, Seattle, WA
Sales & Marketing Intern


“Isabel embodied our expectations for a Bates intern. She was an independent and critical thinker, and she quickly demonstrated her ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic workplace. She provided key insights to assist with our marketing strategy.

—Kirsty Ellison, VP for Sales and Marketing at Seattle Chocolates

“I can’t say enough about Bates and what his experience at Bates has done for him academically, intellectually, socially, and just to widen his perspective and outlook on the world and his place in the world. I am very pleased not just that he “has a job” but that he is going out in to the world in a way that will help kids try to achieve what he has been able to achieve.”

—Jon Riskind P’16, CDIP job shadow and internship sponsor

“I would not have landed a summer job in Boston and a year-long fellowship with the California state government before Commencement without the BCDC’s help.”

—Philip Dube ’16

“While interning at Fusemachines, working closely in a collaborative environment alongside the CEO, COO, and CTO, I was exposed to complex and meaningful projects, which facilitated my growth as a business person, and offered a spring-board into working in a start-up environment.”

—Nate Levin ’16