Lawrentians Six Months Later

The last three graduating classes have reported a 99% placement rate within six months of graduation. (We will post 2017 data shortly after we receive it, but early returns suggest similar distributions.)

73% Employed
22% Graduate School
4% Fellowships, Volunteer or Travel
1% Seeking Employment


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

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

Eduardo Elizondo Rueda '16

Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Major: Math-Computer Science
Next Step: Software engineer for Facebook

​"I look forward to contributing and making Facebook better, faster, and more reliable for the 1.3 billion people that use it every month! Lawrence has given me a very good foundation. I was able to pick up and develop world class software almost immediately."

Katie Mueller '16

Hometown: Lafayette, Colorado
Major: Biology, Biochemistry, Performance (Voice)
Next Step: Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

David Jumes '17

Hometown: Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Major: Chemistry, Biochemistry
Next Step: Laser Raman Spectroscopy Project at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research

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.