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Outcomes: Your Future

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 2022 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 from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

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

Class of 2022 Plans

For the class of 2022, we had a 91% knowledge rate. Of that knowledge rate, 96% of those graduates are participating in career activities (a job, internship, service opportunity, further education, fellowship, or other).

Career Outcomes


Job/Internship *Includes Military Service


Further Education






Service Opportunity

Amazon, Spencer Stuart, National Institutes of Health, Deloitte, Venture for America, Microsoft, United Talent Agency (UTA), Meta, BCG, Boston Children’s Hospital, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Disney, Bain & Company, ONE Archives Foundation, McKinsey & Company, Teach for America

Select Employers

  • Amazon
  • Spencer Stuart
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Deloitte
  • Venture for America
  • Microsoft
  • United Talent Agency (UTA)
  • Meta
  • BCG
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Google
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Disney
  • Bain & Company
  • ONE Archives Foundation
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Teach for America
Gerardo Rodriguez '22

Gerardo Rodriguez ’22

My time at Pomona was constructed by the wonderful experiences and mentorship… Being involved in various programs, and working at the CDO, made me realize that even as a first-generation, low-income student, I am more than capable of becoming part of organizations and firms that are changing the world.

— Litigation Analyst at Goldberg Kohn

Cathy Kim '22

Cathy Kim ’22

As an assistant buyer at Bloomingdale’s, I find myself having the opportunity to balance art and science - something I’ve learned to love and hone throughout my time at Pomona. On top of that, the CDO's Smart Start Program helped me find fellowships that offer students of color a chance to intern in the fashion industry.

— Assistant Buyer at Bloomingdale’s

Select Fellowships and Global Awards


Fulbright U.S. Student Program


Downing Scholarship


Watson Fellowship


Goldwater Scholarship


Marshall Scholarship


Gates Cambridge Scholarship


Critical Language Scholarship


Total Fellowship Applicants


Total Fellowship Finalists


Unique Fellowship Applicants


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, 72 percent 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 2022, some of the graduate/professional school destinations included:

  • University of California
  • Berkeley
  • University of Southern California
  • The University of Chicago
  • Emory University
  • Dartmouth
  • The University of Cambridge
  • Columbia University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • New York University
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Cornell

Top Industries for the Class of 2022

Internet and Software
Management Consulting
Higher Education
Investment Banking & Management
Advertising, Public Relations & Marketing
K-12 Education

Interactive Dashboard

Where do Pomona College graduates go? Through this interactive dashboard you will learn where members of the Class of 2022 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.