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WednesdayJanuary18 2012 // The Staternent 5B
Portrait of the graduate
What happens to University of Michigan students
after they receive their bachelor's degrees?
Students across the different schools and colleges talk about what they want
to do after they graduate and how the University has helped them get there
by Steve Zoski
What are you planning on doing after you graduate? I Has your ideal career changed since you began college?
College is a time for experimentation - making new friends, devel-
oping interests and pursuing romantic partners. But whenall is said
and done, what are you going to do after you graduate? Where are
you going to live, how much will you be paid and does the school
you enter into as a freshman really make a difference as to where
you're headed in the future?
A total of 2,766 students who graduated in 2010 and 2011 were
surveyed by the career centers in six of the University's schools
and colleges. The Statement sought to synthesize the data and
compile it into a comprehensive, user-friendly chart. Below are the
Who makes more, engineers
Get a job. And then go to school later again.
- Sarah Brown, Engineering junior
Definitely. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I started and through doing research and pro-
grams like UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) and taking a variety of classes,
I really found what I like.
- Amanda Klein, Engineering senior
OF 2010 LSA GRADUATES MAKE LESS THAN
a year in their first post-
Comparing full-time employment rates
across University schools and colleges
Do you think the University has
prepared you for the career you want?
What would you tell your 12th grade self?
NUM[R':s ENTA EAGANNUALSA'
Some graduates choose
to continue their education
I feel like Ross is very much so a career-oriented school, and it focuses on specific things you
would be doing in that job, and it teaches you how to get that job. In that sense it really does do
a good job at preparing you. Recruiters come here all the time, especially in accounting, so I just
kind of struck up a conversation and developed a relationship from that. .
- Jordan Isom, Business junior
I don't know. I always wish I had practiced more. I feel like I could've been ahead coming into the
gate if I had been as disciplined as I am now then. But I mean, things seemed to work out all right
as they are.
- Laura Longman, Music, Theatre & Dance and LSA junior