Life After K

Kalamazoo College students are successful in obtaining full-time employment, acceptance to graduate programs or other service-based positions they pursue in Life After K.

Class of 2018 Graduates

Each year, the Center for Career and Professional Development gathers data from graduating seniors through the College’s First Destination Survey.

Life After K Highlights

  • 91 percent of those who sought employment had secured jobs within six months of graduation.
  • 19 percent of the class of 2017 were enrolled in continuing education.
  • 4 percent were engaged in Volunteer/Service opportunities such as Teach for America or the Peace Corps.
  • 92 percent were employed, in graduate school, in the military or engaged in a gap or service year within six months of graduation.

Select Life After K Employers

(for Class of 2018 Graduates)

  • Accenture
  • Aerotek
  • After School Matters
  • Agility Physical Therapy
  • Allstate
  • American Public Health Association
  • Atomic Object
  • Autism Spectrum Therapies
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Avomeen Analytical Services
  • BBG Inc.
  • Bluebird Arts
  • Bronson Hospital
  • Busch’s Fresh Food Market
  • CardX
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • CIEE Council on International Educational Exchange
  • City Year
  • Clinc Inc.
  • Communities in Schools
  • Community Housing Program
  • Community Services Unlimited, Inc.
  • Coyote Logistics
  • CVS
  • Dale W. Hubbard Inc.
  • Damen Jackson creative branding agency
  • Dan Feehan for Congress
  • Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Echo Global Logistics
  • Episcopal Urban Intern Program
  • EU Centre in Singapore
  • Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan / Campaign Manager\
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • First National Bank of Michigan
  • Fleishman Hillard
  • Flexible Plan Investments
  • Focus: HOPE
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA)
  • Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
  • Google
  • Grace Health
  • Groth Family Dental
  • Haley & Aldrich
  • Harvard University
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • HumanEx Ventures
  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Insight Policy Research
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Kalsec Inc.
  • Lake Cora Hills Golf Club
  • Landor Associates
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Life EMS Ambulance
  • Lycee Jean Monnet de Vitrolles
  • Med-Event Services
  • Mercantile Bank
  • Messina Group
  • Metro Health
  • Miller Financial Services
  • Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Monster Motors in Michigan Center
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • NAVYA Group
  • Newberry Library
  • Nike
  • Oakland County Michigan Government
  • Open Air Theatre Circus
  • Orange Beach Wildlife Center
  • Orchard Hill Breadworks
  • Parkway Small Animal and Exotic Hospital
  • Pawtucket School Department
  • Pedal Bicycle
  • Perrigo
  • Pfizer
  • Planned Parenthood Kalamazoo
  • Power Home Remodeling
  • Prime Research
  • Purple Rose Theatre
  • Quicken Loans
  • Redfin
  • Rehabilitation Physical Therapy
  • Resthaven
  • River City Rascals
  • Rowland Hall
  • ScribeAmerica
  • SESAC (music-licensing agency)
  • Sherman Immigration Lawyers
  • Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Social Tables
  • Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
  • Stellux Management
  • Stryker
  • Summit Polymers
  • SVN Colvin Team
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • The Dio – Dining & Entertainment
  • The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • The Oakwood Group
  • The Philadelphia Center
  • Thin Blue Line USA
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • UPS
  • UrgentPoint
  • Van Buren Conservation District
  • Vistracks
  • Washtenaw Community college
  • Washtenaw County 14b District Court
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Wordbank Denver
  • Zhang Financial
  • Zoetis

Select Life After K Graduate Schools

(and Continuing Education Institutions)

  • Columbia University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Institute for Massage Education at Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts
  • International TEFL Academy
  • Kendall College at National Louis University
  • Marquette University’s College of Law
  • MFA Program at US Riverside
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Oxford University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractics
  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • UC Irvine
  • UCLA
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan: School for Environment and Sustainability
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Western States
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • UT Austin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wayne State Law School
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Source: Each year, the Kalamazoo College Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) gathers data from graduating seniors through the First Destination Survey. The survey asks students what their post-grad plans entail, and six months later the CCPD follows up to find out how graduates are engaged.