What you've got in front of you here is a seemingly confusing conglomeration of colors made with statistics compiled over the course of three years to help demonstrate how a Lawrence liberal arts education prepares students for success. It's actually much easier to understand than it appears, and understanding it is as simple as this:
On the left you can see the student's major.
On the right you can see the student's career path.
See how students who studied biology not only 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.
This kind of information is crucial to understanding the true value of a liberal arts education of the quality Lawrence provides. The world is changing faster than ever and people are making career switches with more regularity. That's why being prepared not for a career but for life after college is so important -- which is exactly what Lawrence provides.
The Class of 2014 Six Months Later
Since it's generally a good practice to back up a point with some evidence, here are some numbers and names to show what the class of 2014 was doing within 6 months of graduation.
|73% Employed||21% Graduate School||5% Fellowships, Military or Volunteer||1% Seeking Employment|
They continued their education at place like:
Or started their career at places like:
Take a look at some of our graduates to see how Lawrence prepared them for the future, and read their story to learn how they got there.
Alex Ajayi '12
Profession: Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Garth Neustadter '10
Profession: Freelance Composer and Los Angeles Opera Chorus Member
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Violin & Voice)
Susan Medak '76
Profession: Managing Director at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama
Catherine Sawinski '99
Profession: Assistant Curator of Earlier European Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Art History & Classics
Wenjie Chen '04
Profession: Assistant Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University, School of Business and Elliott School of International Affairs
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Mathematics
James Gandre '81
Profession: President of Manhattan School of Music
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Voice)
Roman Boed '87
Profession: Senior Legal Officer and Chief of the Appeals Chamber Support Section at the United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Government
Christine Benedict '99
Profession: Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Edgewood College
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology & French
Heidi Stober '00
Profession: Opera Singer at Deutsche Oper Berlin and International Guest Artist
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Music with a Self-Designed Major
Lan Huang '93
Profession: Chairman and CEO, Dalian Wanchun Biotechnology Co. Ltd., Dalian, China
Lawrence Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry