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Where Do Grads Go?

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Class of 2020

Pomona graduates pursue a variety of opportunities upon graduation. From jobs/internships, service fellowships to graduate/professional school, these first destinations serve to launch or graduates into life after Pomona. This information was gathered through surveys and data mining. The college collects data through the end of the calendar year to reflect opportunities obtained by recent graduates using NACE standards.  Many of our graduates go on to explore opportunities across the world. The Career Development Office tracks our recent graduates' professional paths, which includes data collected through our First Destination Survey, Pomona faculty, staff, and social media.

Beyond Pomona  

We have learned of the destinations of 82% of our alumni. Of those, 90% had confirmed career destinations six months after graduation (78% working in a job/internship; 14% in grad/professional school programs; 4% engaged in a fellowship; 3% engaged in a service opportunity; 1% other.   

Our recent alumni are pursuing studies in many academic areas including; Business, Education, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, and more. Among the class of 2020 graduates pursuing advanced degrees, 47.5% pursued master’s degrees, 17.5% pursued Ph.D.’s, 12.5% pursued medical degrees, 7.5% pursued law degrees, and 15% are undisclosed. 

Top Employers

  • Accenture
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Analysis Group
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Epic Systems
  • Microsoft
  • Deloitte
  • Facebook
  • City of Hope
  • Intuit
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • McLean Hospital
  • NYU Shanghai
  • AmeriCorps

 

Looking back, I think the best thing about Pomona and the CDO is that no one ever told me to give up an idea or a career path because it has not been done before. During my senior year, I worked with the CDO to apply to public policy fellowships as well as dental schools. Currently, I am working for the California State Assembly as a Jesse M. Unruh Fellow, and I will be attending the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in August.

- Adam Yang ’20

Top Industries

  • Technology
  • Education
  • Consulting & Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Government, Law & Politics
  • Arts, Entertainment, & Media
  • Healthcare & Services
  • Non Profit
  • Research

 

The Career Development Office helped me a lot with my law school application process. They were incredibly helpful in helping me prepare my application materials.

Working with the Religious Studies department and Professor Kassam inspired me to go into a career in criminal justice reform and uncover what advocacy work actually looked like.

- Rachel Marandat ’20


For more information on our Class of 2020, please visit the Pomona College Outcomes page.