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 faculty mentors, a pool of successful alumni, and a talented Career Development Office staff who are committed to their success.

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Sagehens at Work

Check out videos about the thriving careers of six Pomona graduates, from across the nation, who are working to make a difference in a variety of fields.

Sample Career Paths
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Career Paths by Major

There is no one path for a Pomona student in any major, but here is a sampling of some of the careers our alumni are engaged in, as well as specific companies that senior students self-reported they would be entering upon graduation.

Meet our Recent Alumni

Recent graduates reveal how a Pomona College education helped prepare them to enter the workforce and where they see themselves in five years.

First Destination Report

The Class of 2023 First Destination Report features data that was gathered through surveys and data mining. The College's Career Development Office collects data through the end of the calendar year to reflect opportunities obtained by recent graduates following The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) standards. This report highlights the career destinations for our most recent alumni who graduated between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Per NACE standards, the KNOWLEDGE RATE is the percentage of the graduating class for whom an outcome destination is known based on reasonable and verifiable information concerning their post-graduate career activities.

Class of 2023 Plans

For the class of 2023, we had an 87% knowledge rate. Of that knowledge rate, 91% of those graduates are participating in career activities (a job, internship, service opportunity, further education, fellowship or other). Our students go on to pursue graduate studies in business, law, and medicine within 3-5 years after graduation.

Career Outcomes




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Select Employers

  • Accenture
  • Bain & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bloomberg
  • Broad Institute
  • Cedars Sinai
  • City Year
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DraftKings
  • Ernst & Young
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • L’Oreal
  • Meta
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Oracle
  • Peace Corps
  • PwC
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Tesla Motors, Inc.
Beliz Aluc '23

Beliz Aluc ’23

Being an international student can be hard, especially when navigating your post-graduation plans. I had to pivot many times in college because of my status as an international student. Throughout this, I was able to leverage the expertise of the Career Development Office advisors.

I received specialized advice and support from the CDO, from applying to fellowships and jobs to pursuing graduate school. As a current graduate student, I see how my time with the CDO helped me gain a better perspective and approach to career development.

— Master of Science in Management Candidate at Georgetown University

Kevin Wu '23

Kevin Wu ’23

There is never a shortage of opportunity, resources or community at Pomona to discover and redefine what you want to do. The tough part is sorting through all the noise and finding what best fits and makes sense for you.

The CDO supported me throughout this journey by connecting me with alumni, programs and clubs that not only helped me narrow down what I wanted to do, but helped me understand why I wanted to do it.

— Investment Banking Analyst at Guggenheim Partners

Select Fellowships and Global Awards

Highlights for the Class of 2023


Fulbright U.S. Student Program


Downing Scholarship


Schwarzman Scholarship


Goldwater Scholarship


Churchill Scholarship


Napier Award for Creative Leadership


Critical Language Scholarship

Applicant Totals


Total Fellowship Applicants


Unique Fellowship Applicants


Total Finalists


Total Fulbright Alternates

Graduate and Professional School Destinations

The Office of Institutional Research gathers data through surveys that help inform the mission of Pomona College, including information about recent graduates and alumni who are five and 10 years out.

According to recent data, 68% of alumni were either pursuing or had completed an advanced degree within 10 years of graduating Pomona. While many work or pursue other opportunities before entering graduate or a professional degree program, many head straight there after graduation.

For the Class of 2023, some of the graduate/professional school destinations included:

  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Oxford University
  • Stanford University
  • University College Cork
  • University of Chicago
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Iceland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University

Industry Breakdown for the Class of 2023

Management Consulting
Higher Education
Investment Banking & Management
Internet and Software
Government – Local, State, Federal
Movies, TV, Music
K-12 Education
Performing & Fine Arts
Biotech & Life Sciences
Legal & Law Enforcement
Environmental Services
Bryce Kelly '23

Bryce Kelly ’23

The Career Development Office was a constant source of support for me throughout my time at Pomona - from help with searching for internships and jobs, to interview prep, to being a sounding board for ideas. I always felt like I had the resources I needed throughout my professional journey. My interests shifted from government to law school to finally consulting. That was a transition I could not have made without the care and expertise of the CDO. And the best part is that the CDO continues to be a valuable resource for me even after graduating!

— Strategy Analyst at Deloitte

Interactive Dashboard

Where do Pomona College graduates go? Through this interactive dashboard you will learn where members of the Class of 2023 work, intern, serve or where they pursue graduate and professional degrees. Select various elements to filter the visualization or search by keywords. All data is self-reported by Pomona College alumni.

To further explore Pomona College through data, please explore the Information Center.