Class of 2021 First Destination

Class of 2021 First Destination

98%
98% of Class of 2021 graduates were employed, accepted to graduate school, participating in a service/volunteer program, or serving in the military within 6 months of graduation
72.65%
Employed
23.47%
Graduate School
2.45%
Seeking
1.02%
Service Program
.41%
Military
My program is in health care management, but I am incorporating a track focusing on maternal and child health... I want to go with my heart, career-wise.
Adwoa Difie Antwi ’21
Pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at Yale University

Top Employers

MIT
mgh
Boston Children's Hospital
JPMorgan Chase
Brigham and Women's
Broad Institute
Citi
Amazon
Microsoft
Dana Farber
Harvard
Facebook

Top Employment Locations

First Geographic Destinations for the Class of 2021

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Massachusetts
128
New York
43
California
33
Washington, DC
24
Washington
13
Pennsylvania
8
New Jersey
5
New Jersey
6
Connecticut
5
Georgia
4
Illinois
4
Oregon
4
Virginia
4
Colorado
3
Missouri
3
Texas
3
Minnesota
2
New Hampshire
2
Utah
2
Arizona
1
Delaware
1
Florida
1
Indiana
1
Maine
1
Maryland
1
North Carolina
1
Ohio
1
Massachusetts 128
New York 43
California 33
Washington, DC 24
Washington 13
Pennsylvania 8
New Jersey 6
New Jersey 5
Connecticut 5
Georgia 4
Illinois 4
Oregon 4
Virginia 4
Texas 3
Colorado 3
Missouri 3
Minnesota 2
New Hampshire 2
Utah 2
Arizona 1
Delaware 1
Florida 1
Indiana 1
Maine 1
Maryland 1
North Carolina 1
Ohio 1

Top Employment Industries

Consulting, Business, Finance
20.13%
Consulting, Business, Finance
Healthcare, Life Sciences
18.24%
Healthcare, Life Sciences
Internet & Software, Technology, Engineering
15.72%
Internet & Software, Technology, Engineering
Education
15.41%
Education
Nonprofit, NGO
7.86%
Nonprofit, NGO
Arts, Communications, Media
6.92%
Arts, Communications, Media
Government - Local, State, & Federal
3.77%
Government - Local, State, & Federal
Legal
3.46%
Legal

Top Job Functions

14.83%
Lab Work/Science
11.36%
Research (non-science)
10.09%
Finance
7.26%
Education, Teaching, Training
7.26%
Engineering (Web/Software)
5.36%
Administration
4.42%
Data, Analytics
salary
Average Salary
$63,057.60

bonus
Average Bonus
$13,954.83
What they studied Where they work What they do
American Studies Nike, Inc. Procurement Analyst
Neuroscience and Women's and Gender Studies Stanford University School of Medicine Clinical Research Coordinator
Biological Sciences Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Research Assistant
Mathematics and Computer Science NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Data Scientist
Psychology Amazon Program Manager
Economics TikTok Project Manager
Media Arts and Sciences and Music Kayak Software Corporation Product Designer
Peace and Justice Studies Massachusetts Attorney General's Office Paralegal
Political Science U.S. Department of Justice Paralegal
Women's and Gender Studies United We Dream Mid-Level Video Producer
Psychology and Education Studies Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistant
Mathematics Avangrid Renewables Origination Analyst
Psychology Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Contributing Researcher
English and Creative Writing Hachette Book Group USA Publicity Assistant
Media Arts and Sciences Schell Games VFX Artist
Kimaya Lecamwasam
One of the best things I got out of Wellesley was realizing that I don’t have to do just science or just art, but that these things complement and inform each other.
Kimaya Lecamwasam ’21
Recipient of the Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship and Graduate Student, MIT Media Lab

Top Graduate Schools

columbia
MIT
Berkeley
Boston University
Harvard
Yale
Johns Hopkins
Stanford
Brandeis
Tufts
University of Edinburgh
UPenn

Growth and Learning

99.30%
of students describe their outcome as an opportunity to grow and learn
90.53%
Yes, definitely
8.77%
Somewhat
.70%
No

Meaningful Work

98.58%
of students describe their outcome as an opportunity to engage in meaningful work
78.09%
Yes definitely
20.49%
Somewhat
1.42%
No
1
Internships
93.85%

of students had at least one internship during their time at Wellesley College

2
Career Readiness
94.03%

of students who had an internship stated that their experience contributed somewhat or quite a bit to their career readiness

Fulbright
Fulbright’s message of fostering cross-cultural communication and understanding is especially important at this moment. As cultural ambassadors, I think it is important to show a more nuanced portrayal of the diverse array of experiences in American society beyond its traditionally stylized monolithic portrayal. Likewise, I want to learn more about the nuances in Taiwanese society by living abroad and making meaningful connections with community members.
Yu-Jin Cho ’21
2021-22 English Teaching Assistant Award to Taiwan

106 Fellowships Winners

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (1)

Betsy Wood Knapp '64 Thesis Fellowship in the Social Sciences (2)

Critical Language Scholarship (2)

Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Awards in Religion Studies (2)

Fulbright US Student Program English Teaching Assistant Award (3)

Funai Overseas Scholarship (1)

Goldwater Scholarship (1)

Henry L. Stimson Center South Asia Program Fellowship (1)

Jacqueline Krieger Klein ’53 Fellowship in Jewish Studies (1)

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship (18)

Katharine Malone Prizes for Academic Excellence (2)

Knapp Social Science Fellowship (3)

Liliane Pingoud Soriano ’49 Curatorial Fellowship at the Musee de Louvre-Paris (1)

Mayling Soong Fellowships (8)

McNair Scholars Program (13)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship (3)

Michèle Respaut French House Fellows Program (1)

National Cancer Institute Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) (1)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (1)

Pamela Daniels '59 Fellowship (5)

Peggy Howard Fellowship in Economics (3)

Posse Foundation Jeff Ubben Fellowship (1)

Quaker Volunteer Fellowship (1)

Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowship (10)

Wellesley College Computer Science Security and Privacy Research Fellow (1)

St. Andrew's Society of New York Graduate Scholarship (1)

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study (1)

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Traveling Fellowship (1)

Teaching Assistant Program in France (2)

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship (2)

Udall Scholarship (1)

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowships (9)

Wellesley-Yenching Graduate Fellowship (2)

Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Fellowship (1)

The Class of 2021 First Destination Survey measured student outcomes within 6 months of graduation, with a 59.07% response rate and an 85.15% knowledge rate. Knowledge rate data is the collection of information from NACE defined reputable sources (i.e. LinkedIn, Employers).