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College of William and Mary Career Center The College of William and Mary

2012 Graduated Senior Survey report:

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Total surveyed 1569
Total responding to the survey: 810   ( 51.63%)
Total who've indicated that they are employed: 424    ( 52.35% of respondents)
Total who are doing full-time volunteer/Internships, etc., 69 (These are included in the overall 'employed' category above)
Percentage of respondents planning to go directly to graduate school: 32.59% (264 altogether)
Percentage of respondents job seeking: 15.06% (122 altogether)
Percentage of respondents planning to postpone their job search or who, for whatever reasons, are neither job searching, going to grad school nor working: 3.33% (27 altogether)
Percentage of respondents indicating they had an internship: 59.26% (480)

Very well :   46.70% (198 altogether)
Somewhat well :   31.60% (134 altogether)
Not very well :   6.60% (28 altogether)
Not at all :   1.42% (6 altogether)
I don't know my career interests :   13.68% (58 altogether)

Salary info


315 respondents provided salary data

Median base salary = $40,500.00
Average salary = $42,446.00
Minimum reported salary = $14,400.00
Maximum reported salary = $95,000.00


 

Salaries by Functional Area (areas with no provided salaries omitted)

Activism/Advocacy
Average salary = $28,944.00
Median reported salary = $24,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $22,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $45,000.00


Admin Support: Secretarial, Clerical, etc.
Average salary = $27,358.00
Median reported salary = $24,960.00
Minimum reported salary = $18,720.00
Maximum reported salary = $45,000.00


Administration/Management
Average salary = $34,046.00
Median reported salary = $35,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $16,640.00
Maximum reported salary = $60,000.00


Consulting
Average salary = $55,816.00
Median reported salary = $57,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $26,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $70,000.00


Direct Social Services
Average salary = $25,130.00
Median reported salary = $23,409.00
Minimum reported salary = $19,760.00
Maximum reported salary = $33,941.00


Education, Training
Average salary = $34,790.00
Median reported salary = $35,664.00
Minimum reported salary = $14,400.00
Maximum reported salary = $66,560.00


Entrepreneur, Social Enterprise
Average salary = $41,666.00
Median reported salary = $40,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $35,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $50,000.00


Event planning, Fundraising
Average salary = $29,720.00
Median reported salary = $31,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $22,880.00
Maximum reported salary = $34,000.00


Finance/Accounting
Average salary = $54,120.00
Median reported salary = $55,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $25,440.00
Maximum reported salary = $75,000.00


Grants writing/administration
Average salary = $22,880.00
Median reported salary = $22,880.00
Minimum reported salary = $22,880.00
Maximum reported salary = $22,880.00


Human Resources
Average salary = $20,800.00
Median reported salary = $20,800.00
Minimum reported salary = $20,800.00
Maximum reported salary = $20,800.00


Information Systems Management, Database management
Average salary = $58,720.00
Median reported salary = $55,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $35,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $95,000.00


Logistics
Average salary = $48,560.00
Median reported salary = $50,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $38,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $60,000.00


Marketing, Sales, Public Relations, Advertising
Average salary = $37,939.00
Median reported salary = $35,305.00
Minimum reported salary = $17,160.00
Maximum reported salary = $80,000.00


Operations/Production
Average salary = $44,432.00
Median reported salary = $40,500.00
Minimum reported salary = $18,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $81,000.00


Other/Not Listed
Average salary = $41,000.00
Median reported salary = $41,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $41,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $41,000.00


Paralegal
Average salary = $35,480.00
Median reported salary = $36,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $18,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $45,000.00


Performer
Average salary = $21,452.00
Median reported salary = $22,360.00
Minimum reported salary = $14,400.00
Maximum reported salary = $28,800.00


Research analyst, public policy, think tanks
Average salary = $42,108.00
Median reported salary = $41,104.00
Minimum reported salary = $30,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $70,000.00


Researcher, sciences
Average salary = $34,134.00
Median reported salary = $32,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $14,400.00
Maximum reported salary = $65,200.00


Web Design, Web site management
Average salary = $63,100.00
Median reported salary = $58,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $48,800.00
Maximum reported salary = $82,500.00


Writing, editing, journalism
Average salary = $33,800.00
Median reported salary = $33,800.00
Minimum reported salary = $26,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $41,600.00



Salaries by Industry (industries with no provided salaries omitted)

Accounting
Average salary = $54,562.00
Median reported salary = $55,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $51,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $56,500.00



Consulting
Average salary = $51,828.00
Median reported salary = $52,500.00
Minimum reported salary = $18,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $70,000.00



Consumer Products/Retail
Average salary = $35,013.00
Median reported salary = $33,500.00
Minimum reported salary = $19,760.00
Maximum reported salary = $67,000.00



Financial Services
Average salary = $55,013.00
Median reported salary = $56,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $25,440.00
Maximum reported salary = $70,000.00



Government/Education
Average salary = $37,545.00
Median reported salary = $37,720.00
Minimum reported salary = $16,950.00
Maximum reported salary = $82,500.00



Manufacturing
Average salary = $32,240.00
Median reported salary = $32,240.00
Minimum reported salary = $27,040.00
Maximum reported salary = $37,440.00



Media/Entertainment
Average salary = $31,985.00
Median reported salary = $33,225.00
Minimum reported salary = $14,400.00
Maximum reported salary = $50,000.00



Non-Profit
Average salary = $26,941.00
Median reported salary = $25,500.00
Minimum reported salary = $15,600.00
Maximum reported salary = $36,000.00



Pharma/Biotech/Health
Average salary = $35,135.00
Median reported salary = $31,540.00
Minimum reported salary = $14,400.00
Maximum reported salary = $60,000.00



Sports/Leisure
Average salary = $24,733.00
Median reported salary = $24,960.00
Minimum reported salary = $14,400.00
Maximum reported salary = $32,240.00



Technology/Science
Average salary = $55,196.00
Median reported salary = $58,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $24,960.00
Maximum reported salary = $95,000.00



Transportation
Average salary = $28,900.00
Median reported salary = $28,900.00
Minimum reported salary = $28,900.00
Maximum reported salary = $28,900.00



Utilities
Average salary = $34,000.00
Median reported salary = $34,000.00
Minimum reported salary = $34,000.00
Maximum reported salary = $34,000.00




Distribution by Industry

Accounting:   2.94% (12 altogether)
Consulting:   17.16% (70 altogether)
Consumer Products/Retail:   4.17% (17 altogether)
Financial Services:   9.31% (38 altogether)
Government/Education:   27.21% (111 altogether)
Manufacturing:   0.74% (3 altogether)
Media/Entertainment:   6.37% (26 altogether)
Non-Profit:   10.29% (42 altogether)
Pharma/Biotech/Health:   11.52% (47 altogether)
Sports/Leisure:   2.94% (12 altogether)
Technology/Science:   6.86% (28 altogether)
Transportation:   0.25% (1 altogether)
Utilities:   0.25% (1 altogether)

 

Distribution by Functional Area

Accounting/Auditing:   0.24% ( 1; altogether)
Activism/Advocacy:   3.07% ( 13; altogether)
Admin Support: Secretarial, Clerical, etc.:   4.73% ( 20; altogether)
Administration/Management:   3.55% ( 15; altogether)
Consulting:   13.95% ( 59; altogether)
Counseling:   0.24% ( 1; altogether)
Direct Social Services:   2.13% ( 9; altogether)
Education, Training:   18.68% ( 79; altogether)
Entrepreneur, Social Enterprise:   0.71% ( 3; altogether)
Event planning, Fundraising:   2.60% ( 11; altogether)
Finance, investments, treasury and financial analysis:   0.24% ( 1; altogether)
Finance/Accounting:   13.00% ( 55; altogether)
Grants writing/administration:   0.24% ( 1; altogether)
Human Resources:   0.71% ( 3; altogether)
Information Systems Management, Database management:   2.84% ( 12; altogether)
Logistics:   1.42% ( 6; altogether)
Marketing, Sales, Public Relations, Advertising:   11.11% ( 47; altogether)
Operations/Production:   4.02% ( 17; altogether)
Other/Not Listed:   0.71% ( 3; altogether)
Paralegal:   1.89% ( 8; altogether)
Performer:   1.65% ( 7; altogether)
Research analyst, public policy, think tanks:   4.49% ( 19; altogether)
Researcher, sciences:   5.20% ( 22; altogether)
Web Design, Web site management:   0.95% ( 4; altogether)
Writing, editing, journalism:   1.65% ( 7; altogether)

 

Employer distribution

Survey respondents reported being hired by 304 different employers. Below are the employers that hired 3 or more W&M grads.

AmeriCorps: hired 6
BB&T: hired 4
Booz Allen Hamilton: hired 8
Cambridge Associates: hired 3
Capital One: hired 6
CGI Federal: hired 9
Cornerstone Research: hired 3
Deloitte: hired 4
Deloitte Consulting: hired 6
Epic Systems: hired 8
Ernst & Young: hired 6
Fairfax County Public Schools: hired 4
FedBid: hired 3
Grassroots Campaigns: hired 3
IBM Global Business Services: hired 7
Inova Fairfax Hospital: hired 3
Microsoft: hired 4
Newport News Public Schools: hired 3
PricewaterhouseCoopers: hired 6
STR Software: hired 3
Teach for America: hired 21
U.S. Army: hired 3

Employment Distribution by US geographic region

MidAtlantic:   248
Midwest:   23
Northeast:   38
Southwest:   12
South:   34
West:   11

Employment Distribution by World geographic region outside the U.S.

Asia:   11

SouthAmerica:   1

Africa:   4


Australia:   1

MiddleEast:   3

Europe:   6

CentralAmerica:   1

Survey respondents reported attending 122 different graduate schools. Below are the grad schools where 3 or more graduates are going:

American University: 6 attending
Boston University: 5 attending
College of William & Mary: 58 attending
Columbia University: 5 attending
Drexel University : 4 attending
Drexel University: 4 attending
Eastern Virginia Medical School: 3 attending
George Mason University: 5 attending
George Washington University: 3 attending
Georgetown University: 5 attending
New York University: 3 attending
North Carolina State University: 3 attending
Northwestern University: 4 attending
Pennsylvania State University: 4 attending
University of Michigan: 3 attending
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 3 attending
University of Texas: 4 attending
University of Virginia: 17 attending
Vanderbilt University: 4 attending
Virginia Commonwealth University: 7 attending
Virginia Tech: 6 attending
Washington and Lee University: 3 attending
West Virginia University: 3 attending

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