Whether it’s employment, graduate school, volunteerism or fellowships, Holy Cross prepares students exceptionally well for life after graduation.
The story told by the media about liberal arts graduates being under- or unemployed is not the reality for the vast majority of Holy Cross graduates. Each year, Holy Cross conducts a survey of the graduating class. The results stand in sharp contrast to the national narrative.
Class of 2017
The following data is the result of the collected responses from the class of 2017 regarding employment, volunteer, graduate/professional school, fellowship or other plans seven months after graduation. Outcomes were reported for 532 graduates for a knowledge rate of 82 percent.
Where Are They Now?
67% of respondents reported full-time employment.
|Starting Salary Profile|
Top 10 Industries
|Government, Politics & Law||9%||$43,444|
|Arts, Entertainment & Sports||4%||$35,000|
|Marketing & Advertising||4%||$45,625|
• Eaton Vance
• Fidelity Investments
• Goldman Sachs
• John Hancock
• JP Morgan
• Morgan Stanley
• Willis Towers Watson
• Boston Children's Hospital
• Dana Farber Cancer Institute
• Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
• Massachusetts General Hospital
• NYU School of Medicine
• Scribe America
• UMass Medical School
Government, Politics & Law
• Cetrulo LP
• Consulate General of Canada
• National Institutes of Health
• Ropes & Gray
• United States Attorney’s Office
• United States House of Representatives
• United States Navy
• United States Senate
• Dell EMC
• Mitre Corporation
• Shyft Analytics
• Boston College
• Boston University
• Fessenden School
• Grace Academy
• Hopkinton High School
• Kipp Academy Boston
• New England Center for Children
• Shady Hill School
Arts, Entertainment & Sports
• Ballet Hispanico
• Columbus Crew SC
• New Jersey Devils
• Sony Music Entertainment
• AZC Cubs
• ESC Planegg Penguins
• Alpha Sights
• Public Consulting Group
Marketing & Advertising
• EMI Strategic Marketing
• J Walter Thompson
• Orion Worldwide
• American Antiquarian Society
• Archdiocese of New York
• Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
• Out & Equal
• Partners in Health
• LUK Inc.
13% of respondents reported going to graduate school.
9% of respondents reported volunteering full time.
|Top Four Programs||Number of Graduates|
|Jesuit Volunteer Corps||5|
|Nativity School of Worcester||3|
4% of respondents reported doing a fellowships.
|Top Fellowship Programs||Number of Graduates|
|Fulbright Teaching Assistantship||12|
|Teaching Assistant Program in France||3|
8% of respondents reported pursuing other opportunities.
|Additional Outcomes||Number of Graduates|
|Seeking full-time employment||5|
|Seeking enrollment in graduate school||4|
|Part-time graduate studies||1|
Preparing Students for Post-Graduate Success
Collaborating with the network of Holy Cross alumni, employers and campus partners, the Center for Career Development shares expertise and engages students throughout their undergraduate career to translate the liberal arts experience into meaningful vocation and a lifetime of professional achievement.