Career Outcomes Report

Class of 2013


May 2014

At Hamilton we work with students on career exploration and development beginning as early as their first year. By engaging in this process early, students have the opportunity to explore their passions and consider how the depth and breadth of their liberal arts education will prepare them for a satisfying and productive life after Hamilton.

Each year, we contact recent graduates in an effort to track their progress during their first year after Hamilton. With information from approximately 92% of the Class of 2013 in hand, we know that 72.7% of the class is employed and 13.8% is enrolled in graduate or professional school or participating in a post-graduate fellowship.

Top areas of employment are Education and Business/Finance, Math & Science (also the top choice for graduate study), the Nonprofit sector and Consulting. Not surprising, jobs in Media, Marketing and Advertising/Public Relations are also attractive to our recent graduates. Most of the Class is living in New York City, Boston or Washington and the vast majority is in the North East and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country.

We are grateful to the members of the Class of 2013 who responded to the survey, as well as to the faculty, staff and coaches who assisted with the gathering of this information. My colleague David Bell directs this annual project.

Please enjoy reading about the many accomplishments of the Class of 2013. The report begins with a summary that is followed by information on employment trends, top geographic choices, data about those who pursued graduate school positions and statistics about those who accepted a postgraduate fellowship or scholarship award. If you have questions or comments about this information, please feel free to contact me.

Mary McLean Evans '82
Assistant Vice President and Executive Director
Maurice Horowitch Career Center

Overall Status

Based on career outcomes information regarding 450 graduates, 436 (97%) are employed in a job or internship, in graduate school, or engaged in a graduate fellowship opportunity.

  • 325 (72.7%) are employed with a job;
  • 39 (8.6%) are participating in a post-BA internship;
  • 62 (13.8%) are pursuing graduate school;
  • 9 (1.8%) are pursuing fellowship opportunities.
  • 8 respondents (1.8%) are "in transition" (traveling, applying to graduate programs, or not looking for positions);
  • 6 graduates (1.3%) are searching for jobs.

Career Outcomes: What Are They Doing Now?

(includes employment, internships, graduate school and fellowships)
Education and Nonprofit 89 20.4%
Health, Science and Technology  80 18.3%
Business Management 50 11.5%
Communications  49 11.2%
Finance  45 10.3%
Government and Law  33 7.6%
Other (includes fellowships) 29 6.7%
Marketing and Sales  18 5.7%
Consulting  24 5.5%
Arts  12 2.8%

Geographic Outcomes: Where Are They Now?

Top Metro Areas:
New York City 128 32.2%
Boston 68 17.1%
Washington, D.C. 32 8%
Los Angeles 10 2.5%
San Francisco 9 2.3%
Philadelphia 8 2%
Rochester 5 1.3%
Baltimore 4 1%

Geographic stats are based on the 81% (398) of the class.