Class of 2019 First Destination

Class of 2019 First Destination

96%
96% of Class of 2019 graduates were employed, accepted to graduate school, participating in a service/volunteer program, or serving in the military within 6 months of graduation
75.36%
Employed
18.94%
Graduate School
4.07%
Seeking
1.02%
Service Program
.61%
Military
Victoria
Living in an exciting new city, being surrounded by peers with the same passion, and having myriad new opp-ortunities introduced to me constantly has been beyond wonderful — but most importantly, I feel truly prepared after Wellesley for everything to come in the busy but rewarding next 4 years.
Victoria Liu ’19
University of Pennsylvania Dental School

Top Employers

Wellesley
Google
Accenture
MIT
mgh
Goldman Sachs
Microsoft
Boston Children's Hospital
Capital One
Harvard
Citi

Top Employment Locations

First Geographic Destinations for the Class of 2019

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Massachusetts
132
New York
52
California
34
Washington, DC
20
Washington
9
New Jersey
8
Illinois
7
Texas
6
Virginia
6
Florida
4
Maryland
4
Connecticut
3
New Hampshire
3
Arizona
2
Indiana
2
Arkansas
1
Delaware
1
Hawaii
1
Idaho
1
Maine
1
Michigan
1
Minnesota
1
Montana
1
Tennessee
1
Wisconsin
1
Vermont
1
Massachusetts 132
New York 52
California 34
Washington, DC 20
Washington 9
New Jersey 8
Illinois 7
Texas 6
Virginia 6
Florida 4
Maryland 4
Connecticut 3
New Hampshire 3
Arizona 2
Indiana 2
Arkansas 1
Delaware 1
Hawaii 1
Idaho 1
Maine 1
Michigan 1
Minnesota 1
Montana 1
Tennessee 1
Wisconsin 1
Vermont 1

Top Employment Industries

Consulting, Business, Finance
23.48%
Consulting, Business, Finance
Healthcare, Life Sciences
17.39%
Healthcare, Life Sciences
Education
14.78%
Education
Internet & Software, Technology, Engineering
13.04%
Internet & Software, Technology, Engineering
Arts, Communications, Media
8.99%
Arts, Communications, Media
Nonprofit, NGO
7.83%
Nonprofit, NGO
Government - Local, State, & Federal
6.09%
Government - Local, State, & Federal
Legal, Law Enforcement
3.19%
Law Enforcement, Legal

Top Job Functions

16.47%
Research
8.67%
Finance
7.80%
Consulting
6.94%
Lab Work/Science
6.65%
Engineering (Web/Software)
5.78%
Education, Teaching, Training
5.78%
Administration
salary
Average Salary
$62,486.59
bonus
Average Bonus
$10,593.33
What they studied Where they work What they do
Middle Eastern Studies Prudential Financial Risk Associate
Spanish Harvard Medical School Graduate Research Assistant
Women's and Gender Studies United States Attorney's Office Paralegal
Political Science The Brookings Institution Research Assistant
Physics National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Intern
Neuroscience Mayo Clinic Research Student
Environmental Studies The Walt Disney Company Plant Science Intern
Computer Science U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research Assistant at the National Center for PTSD
Comparative Literature America's Test Kitchen Copy Editor
Africana Studies Eastern Bank Credit Analyst
Media Arts and Sciences The Seattle Times Digital and Interactive Intern
Chemistry Vertex Pharmaceuticals Formulation Research Associate II
Music Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst
Geosciences Thomas J. Watson Foundation Watson Fellow
Religion Raytheon Company Global Trade Leadership Development Program

Top Graduate Schools

harvard
columbia
Penn
bostonuniversity
cornell
MIT
NYU
Stanford
Georgia Tech
Georgetown
Johns Hopkins
Tufts

Growth and Learning

99.64%
of students describe their outcome as an opportunity to grow and learn
91.4%
Yes, definitely
8.24%
Somewhat
.36%
No

Meaningful Work

96.41%
of students describe their outcome as an opportunity to engage in meaningful work
79.14%
Yes definitely
17.27%
Somewhat
3.60%
No
1
Internships
90.49%

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

2
Career Readiness
92.44%

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

Lucy
In my Watson year, I will be studying small boats in island communities in order to understand how small boats connect people to the ocean. I will search for communities who live closely with the water — from fishermen to conservationists to boat builders. By engaging with these communities, I hope to understand how small boats facilitate an intimate connection to the sea and how this connection is similar and/or different across cultures.
Lucy Wanzer '19
2019 Watson Fellow

Fellowships Winners

Amgen Scholars Program (1)

Beckman Scholar (2)

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (1)

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) (1)

Critical Language Scholarship (1)

Davis Projects for Peace (2)

Doctor Leila C. Knox Prize in Biology (1)

Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Religion (1)

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship (1)  

Emile Boutmy Scholarship at Sciences Po (1)

Environment America Fellowship (1)

Fulbright US Student Program (2)

Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship (1)

Goldwater Scholarship (1)

Harvard Center for Arabic Study Abroad Fellowship (1)

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellowship (1)

International School Nido de Aguilas Teaching Fellowship (1)

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship (20)

Judith Adams '75 Prize for Premedical Students (1)

Katharine Malone Prizes for Academic Excellence (2)

Knapp Social Science Fellowship (2)

Liliane Pingoud Soriano ’49 Curatorial Fellowship (1)

McNair Scholars Program (10)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (8)

National Institute of Standards & Technology — Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST-SURF) (2)

National Institutes of Health Postbaccalaureate Fellowship (1)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (1)

Pamela Daniels '59 Fellowship (3)

Post-Baccalaureate Clinical (PBC) Fellowship Program at McLean Hospital (1)

Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships (9)

Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, & Sport — North American Language & Culture Assistants (1)

Student Library Research Award (1)

Susan Rappaport Knafel '52 Travel Fellowship (1)

Teaching Assistant Program in France (2)  

Truman Scholarship (1)

Watson Fellowship (2)

Wellesley College Graduate Fellowship (8)