Life after K

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

Class of 2016 Graduates

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 92% of those who sought employment had secured jobs within six months of graduation
  • 17% of the Class of 2016 was enrolled in continuing education
  • 89% were employed, in graduate school, in the military, or engaged in a gap/service year within six months of graduation

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SELECT EMPLOYERS

for Class of 2016 Graduates

• 5th Avenue Furniture
• ACLU of Illinois
• Advia Credit Union
• Advise MI
• Aerotek
• Akervall Technologies, Inc.
• Allegis Global Solutions
• American Financial Group
• Americorps
• Amy Zane Store & Studio
• Animal Equity
• ASS End of Arm Tooling
• Athletico
• Autism Spectrum Therapy
• Auxiliares de Conversación
• Bernard Wealth Management Group
• Bhava Communications
• Bloomfield Capital
• Blueframe Group LLC
• Camp Eberhart
• Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan, PC
• Case Western Reserve
• Center for Health Data Research Analysis and Mapping
• Central European Teaching Program
• Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
• Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
• Chinese American International School
• Chungdam Teaching
• City Charter Schools
• City of Minneapolis
• City Year
• College Access Program
• Colony Farm
• Core Revolution
• Cost Plus World Market
• Daily Behavioral Health & IHM Child Center
• Deloitte China
• Denver Public Schools
• EduStaff
• Enterprise Rent-A-Car
• Epic Systems Corporation
• Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
• Financial Network
• General Motors
• HESS International Education Group
• Hillary for America Campaign
• Home Instead Senior Care
• Homelife, Inc
• Human Rights Care
• HumaneX Ventures
• Ice Cream Shop
• iLoan Home Mortgage
• Innovative Media Group LLC
• iO Theater
• Jackson National Life Insurance Company
• Jane Addams College of Social Work
• Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
• JCPenney
• Kalamazoo College
• Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Abuse Services
• Kalamazoo County Community Mental Health
• Kalamazoo Nature Center
• Kalamazoo Wings
• Karen Environmental and Social Action Network
• Kathleen M. Stratton, DDS, PC,FAGD
• Kazoo School
• Korea Economic Institute
• KwangShin University
• Latino Network
• LiftSense
• Lionsgate
• Literature for All of Us
• Maroon Biotech
• Massachusetts General Hospital
• McCormick Foundation
• Meijer
• Michigan State University
• Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport in Spain
• MPI Research
• Mural Arts Philadelphia
• NITS Solutions
• North Shore Special Education Department
• Parfet Family
• Peace Corps
• Perrigo
• Pfizer
• PNC Financial Services Group
• Pride Care
• Project Vote Smart
• Quicken Loans
• Reach for a Dream Foundation
• Schuler Scholar Program
• Seattle Repertory Theatre
• Sephora
• Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat
• Spain Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports
• Spectrum Health
• Stafford’s Pier Restaurant
• Stryker
• Sylvan Learning Centers
• Tacoma Community House
• TAPIF
• Teach for America
• Texas Corners Brewing Company
• The French American School of Silicon Valley
• The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
• The Spark Group
• University of Chicago
• University of Michigan Medical School
• University of Minnesota Medical School
• USTA
• Vegandock’s
• Vino Latte
• W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
• Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
• Whitman College
• Wimmer Solutions
• World Strides
• Zhang Financial

SELECT GRADUATE SCHOOLS

and Continuing Education Institutions
for Class of 2016 Graduates

• Alma College
• Bowling Green State University
• Central Michigan University
• Columbia University
• Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
• Dartmouth College
• Drexel University (Online)
• Eastern Michigan University
• George Washington University
• Grand Valley State University
• Johns Hopkins University
• Kalamazoo Valley Community College
• Macomb Community College
• Michigan State University
• Midwestern University
• Oakland Community College
• Oakland University
• Pima Community College
• Pratt Institute
• Purdue University
• The University of Southern California
• Tufts University School of Medicine
• University of Bonn
• University of Chicago
• University of Glasgow
• University of Iowa
• University of Michigan
• University of Michigan Medical School
• University of Rochester
• University of San Francisco
• University of Utah
• University of Virginia
• University of Wisconsin
• University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Washtenaw Community College
• Wayne State University
• Western Michigan University

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.

Class of 2015 First Destination Survey Results [PDF 720 Kb]
Class of 2014 First Destination Survey Results [PDF 648 Kb]

Class of 2013 First Destination Survey Results [PDF 654Kb]