• Candace Lee headshot
    Candace Lee '14, environmental analysis major, is a senior environmental specialist for Metro.
  • Alex Garver
    Alex Garver '12, a psychology major, is now working as a hypnotherapist.
  • Rody Lopez sits in a chair between three white boxes.
    Rody Lopez '09 majored in studio art and is now working towards his M.F.A. at Cal State University, Fullerton.
  • Headshot of Ashley McCoy
    Ashley McCoy '10, an environmental analysis major, is an environmental planner for Psomas.
  • headshot of Caitlyn Hynes.
    Caitlyn Hynes '14, a history major, is an associate producer for DLP Media Group.

After Pomona: Sagehens at Work

The best evidence of the soundness of Pomona’s educational philosophy is the success of its graduates. Pomona alumni have served in positions of leadership in practically every field of human endeavor – from medicine, public policy, and the arts to scientific research, journalism, business, and the law, as well as almost every field of academic research and teaching.

In preparing and planning for their life after Pomona, students can lean on professors, advisors and a talented Career Development Office staff who are committed to their success.

Class of 2018 Plans

57%

Accepted a job or internship offer

16%

Accepted a graduate school offer

6%

Accepted a fellowship or graduate school fellowship

3%

Accepted a service opportunity

2%

Other

15%

Unknown

Top Six Industry Destinations

18%

Technology

18%

Education

9%

Healthcare

8%

Financial services

8%

Nonprofit

6%

Management Consulting

Information based on a voluntary survey of the Class of 2018.

Graduate and Professional School

Within 10 Years...

Within 10 years of graduating, recent Pomona alumni have either pursued or completed:

53%

Master's Degree

14%

Ph.D.

14%

Law

10%

M.D. or D.O.

According to a survey of alumni, within 10 years of graduating Pomona, 83 percent were either pursuing or had completed an advanced degree. While many work or pursue other opportunities before entering graduate or a professional degree program, many head straight there after graduation. In the Class of 2018, some of the graduate/professional school destinations included: Stanford University, Harvard University, Brown University, UCLA, Yale University, University of Arizona and many others.

From 2010-2015, the average acceptance rate of Pomona alumni to medical schools ranged from 70 to 85 percent. The national average is around 40 percent.

Fellowships

  • 11 Fulbright Awards
  • 2 Downing Scholarship
  • 1 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 1 Princeton in Asia Fellowship
  • 1 Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • 1 The Atlantic, Business Fellowship
  • 1 Venture for America
  • 1 Princeton in Latin America Fellowship