The power of a Wellesley education is evident in the immediate and ongoing impact of our graduates. They are Rhodes Scholars, writers of celebrated TV shows, movies, and books, space shuttle commanders, environmental revolutionaries, civil rights activists, and investment trailblazers. They are Korea’s first female ambassador and two U.S. secretaries of state. They co-founded Zipcar, introduced Harry to Sally, and saved the Everglades.

Often referred to as the most powerful women’s network in the world, our alums are deeply invested in our students’ success from the start of their time at Wellesley and provide support and inspiration long after graduation.

Yes, we are the ones who so often become the “firsts”—but we are even prouder of the “nexts” we make way for. And our graduates don’t waste any time getting started: Six months after commencement, 97% of the members of the class of 2023 were embarking on careers in technology, media, art, education, business, or research or pursuing graduate study in law, medicine, or public health.

By the numbers

  • 90% Ninety percent of students participate in at least one internship, gaining meaningful experience in their field of interest.

  • 7 Wellesley was a top producer of Fulbright Grant recipients for 2023–2024, with seven recent graduates earning grants for work and research abroad.

  • 35,000 The Wellesley network is powered by 35,000 alums who are ready to support you and each other.

Life after Wellesley

Our Career Education team starts working with you as soon as you arrive on campus, supporting you through all four years and beyond.