Wesleyan University Initial Career Outcomes

Wesleyan graduates pursue a wide array of professional paths. The following information represents outcomes data on the Class of 2020 collected by the Gordon Career Center through December 31, 2020*. Our knowledge rate is 77%, which includes data collected through surveys, employers, Wesleyan faculty and staff, and social media.

It will come as no surprise that this was not a typical hiring year. While recruiting in industries like consulting, finance, technology, and other STEM fields remained robust, others that typically attract Wesleyan students—arts and entertainment, nonprofit organizations, healthcare—were forced to delay or curtail their hiring due to the pandemic. If you wish to see career outcomes representative of a more typical year, see our Class of 2019 profile here.

Wesleyan Class of 2020 Initial Career Outcomes:

Wesleyan Class of 2020 Employment by Industry

Top Employers of the Class of 2020:

Booz Allen Hamilton (6) Dana Farber Cancer Institute (2)
Wesleyan (5) Epic (2)
Analysis Group (4) Ernst & Young LLP (EY) (2)
Goldman Sachs (3) Fiserv (2)
Accenture (3) Kobre & Kim (2)
IBM (3) Kuchnir Dermatology (2)
Massachusetts General Hospital (3) McKinsey & Company (2)
Scribe America (3) New York County District Attorney's Office (2)
Achievement First (2) Nomura Securities International (2)
Amazon (2) Success Academy Charter Schools (2)
Apple (2) The Brattle Group (2)
APPRISE Incorporated (2) Tisch MS Research Center of New York (2)
BMO Financial Group (2) Trinity (2)
Boston Children's Hospital (2) Uncommon Schools (2)
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (2) Weill Cornell Medicine (2)
Columbia University (2) Yale Medical School (2)

Graduate and Professional School Enrollment for the Class of 2020:

Albany Medical College Penn State University
Boston University Purdue University
Brown University Rice University
California College of the Arts Rutgers Law School
California Institute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology
Cardozo School of Law The University of Texas at Austin
City University of New York Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism UCLA
Columbia School of Social Work University Konstanz
Columbia University University College London
CUNY York College University of Cambridge
Duke University University of Chicago
Duke University Law School University of Illinois‚ Urbana-Champaign
Fairleigh Dickinson University University of London 
George Mason University University of Michigan
Georgetown University University of Oxford
Georgia State University University of Pennsylvania
Harvard University University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Hebrew Theological College University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Hong Kong Baptist University University of Rochester
Indiana University University of Southern California
Johns Hopkins University University of Toronto
King's College University of Utah
Louisiana State University University of Virginia
Middlebury University of Wisconsin‚ Madison
Mills College Vanderbilt University
New York University Washington University in Saint Louis
Nichols College Wesleyan University
Northeastern University Yale University

For information regarding Health Professions School Admissions, click here

For information regarding Law School Admissions, click here.

*Data has been collected and reported in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers Standards and Protocols for the Collection and Dissemination of Graduating Student Initial Outcomes Information for Undergraduates. For data collected at graduation, see Wesleyan’s Office of Institutional Research.

**Employment refers to the percentage of graduates that are employed full-time or part-time, including entrepreneurs, on a temporary/contract work assignment, freelancers, those in postgraduate internships or fellowships, and other work categories.

***Students not seeking employment or continuing education indicated a number of reasons, including intentions for travel, volunteer work, performing arts auditions, and preparation for graduate school.

****Other refers to specific intentions toward volunteer work, military service, or service organizations.