First-Destination Data

The Center for Career Development conducts annual surveys to gather information about the post-graduation plans of graduating seniors. Visit Tableau for interactive charts featuring data from the last five years. A brief overview of the information found on each tab in Tableau is outlined below. 

It's important to note that this information represents only the first destination for graduating seniors and does not necessarily reflect their current occupation or activity. To learn more about different career fields and options that interest you, make an appointment to meet with an adviser, participate in relevant programs and browse Career Compass

Employment

The Employment tab features a breakdown of employment by industry, employer, job title and number of graduates in government or service roles.

You can filter the results by class year, concentration and service/government roles by using the boxes in the left hand column.

You can filter the employers and jobs by industry by clicking on the bars in the "Industries" box. 

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education tab shows the graduate and professional schools, degrees and programs graduating seniors pursued after Princeton. 

You can filter by class year and concentration by using the drop-down menus in the left hand column. You can filter by degree type by clicking on the pie chart.

Fellowships

The Fellowships tab displays a breakdown of employment and continuing education activities that are fellowships. 

Employment fellowships are short-term (usually one-to-two years) positions. Continuing education fellowships are financial awards towards graduate education. 

You can filter by class year and concentration by using the drop-down menus in the left hand column. 

U.S. Locations

The U.S. Locations tab illustrates where graduating seniors staying in the United States moved after graduation. 

You can filter by class year and concentration using the dropdown in the left hand column. Hovering over a state or city/town (the green dots) will provide more details. 

You can click the "Revert" link at the bottom of the page to restore the default view. 

International Locations

The International Locations tab illustrates where graduating seniors living outside the United States moved after graduation. 

You can filter by class year and concentration using the dropdown in the left hand column. Hovering over a country or city/town (the green dots) will provide more details. 

You can click the "Revert" link at the bottom of the page to restore the default view. 

Methodology and Definitions

Methodology

The Center for Career Development annually surveys the senior class in May regarding their post-graduation destination. Follow-up is conducted for six months after graduation for those who reported they were still seeking employment or graduate school. This data represents the initial destination after graduation and has not been updated for previous years. For example, the Class of 2016 data was current as of December 2016 and has not been updated since then.

The information presented in this report was gathered from student self-reported data collected using the following methods: the online post-graduation destination survey form completed during the virtual senior check-out in May prior to graduation, email messages and phone calls from graduates received within six months after graduation and Internet sources such as LinkedIn. It also includes information verified by employers and academic departments.

Definitions

  • Employment: working full-time or part-time in an organization, fellowship, military, self-employed or freelance
  • Continuing Education: studying or pursuing academic fellowships
  • Other: volunteering, gap year, taking time off, amateur athletics, travel, etc.
  • Seeking: actively pursuing employment or graduate school
  • Service/Government: includes international and domestic nonprofits, government, educational institutions, hospitals, etc.