Lawrentians Six Months Later

The last three graduating classes have reported a 97% placement rate within six months of graduation. 

65% employed
22% graduate or professional school
10% fellowships, military or service



A recent grad, now employed by Google, stands outside a Google office.


They started their careers at places like:

  • Americorps
  • Apple
  • Appleton Area School District
  • Associated Press
  • Bank of America
  • Boldt Company
  • Epic Systems
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • New York Jazz Academy
  • The Northern Trust
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Peace Corps
  • Phoenix Symphony
  • Thomson Reuters



A smiling grad raises her fists to celebrate graduation.


They continued their education at places like:

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard
  • Indiana University
  • Marquette University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Michigan
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton
  • Purdue University
  • Royal College of Music
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Wisconsin

Dalia Khattab '18

Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Majors: Biology, Government, French
Next Step: MPH in Global Health Policy, George Washington UniversityDistrict of Columbia

The diversity at Lawrence has made my educational experience great for me. It’s really nice to get to know more about other people’s cultures and to share my culture as well. I'm excited to learn more about how health policies are made and implemented in order to tackle important public health issues around the world.

Lewis Berger '18

Hometown: Belchertown, Mass.
Majors: Government, Economics
Next Step: Analyst, Gravie

“I got what I expected from Lawrence and more; not only academics, but also learning how to positively contribute to the community. I'm excited to use data analytics to help Gravie continue to improve the way health care is provided in the United States.”

Maxx Powell-Kelley '18

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Major: Philosophy 
Next Step: Social Media Marketing Specialist, Mindfully She, El Segundo, Calif.

"I am looking forward to taking something that was originally a hobby (and position I had previously held in student leadership) as a pathway to a career. This opportunity is providing an amazing creative outlet in one of my favorite places."

Eli Cauley '18

Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Major: Linguistics
Next Step: Watson Fellowship Winner | “wanderjahr”

“I’ve been the game maker desperately trying to figure out where games fit into my life. The medium is so woefully under-explored and it so desperately needs diverse voices to breathe life into its unexplored corners. For my Watson project, I hope to follow this thread around the world, exploring the exciting and diverse game makers who exist outside the traditional game development world."

Manuel Ferreira '18

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Major: Anthropology
Next Step: Master's in Anthropology, University of Denver

“I am excited to start my next adventure and pursue my passions of anthropology and museums at the University of Denver. I'm incredibly grateful for this opportunity and all my friends, family, and Lawrence staff and faculty that have helped me along the way.”

Redefining Success

The path from major to career is not always as obvious (or straightforward) as we might think.

This graphic below illustrates that phenomenon. We took three years of Lawrence graduate data. Using a circle graph, we plotted on the left side of the circle what Lawrentians studied as undergraduates, and connected on the right side what their first step was after graduation.

Left side: student major

Right side: first career step

Take biology majors, for example. Not only do they enter the medical field, but also the fields of consulting, finance, and management. History majors go on to pursue education, social and religious services, sales, or continue their education in grad school. Music performance majors not only pursue careers in music, but in medicine and law, too. 

The graph also works in reverse. For example, you can see that students who have gone into management (at the 4:00 position on the graph) have started as English majors as well as government, psychology and economics.

This is what we mean when we say that a Lawrence education prepares you to thrive in a rapidly changing world.