Career Outcomes Surveys
New York University continues to have among the most successful graduates in the country, with historically high career outcomes rates for respondents within six months of graduation. Survey results support the fact that savvy, experienced, and well-prepared students emerge from NYU benefiting from the support and encouragement of the timely and strategic initiatives of the Wasserman Center.
Highlights of the Undergraduate Class of 2020
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90.0% of graduates are working or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation
Briefcase icon. Of the 90.0% of graduates who were working or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation, 86.2% were working.
Textbook icon. 12.1% were in graduate school.
Computer icon. 1.7% were working and in graduate school.
40.7% secured a job before graduation.
26.8% secured a job within three months.
22.7% secured a job more than three months after graduation.
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73.0% secured a position through an NYU or Wasserman resource
Top Industries for Employment.
Calculator icon representing Financial Services/Banking 15.4%.
Medical bag icon representing Health Care 12.9%.
Microphone icon representing Entertainment/Media 12.4%.
Wifi signal icon representing Computer Science/Technology 8.5%.
Globe icon representing Education/Teaching 8.4%.
Shopping bag icon representing Fashion/Retail/Trade 4.9%.
Bar graph with arrow rising representing Marketing/Advertising/PR 4.2%
Hand with heart icon representing Non Profit/Social Services 4.2%
Computer screen representing Consulting 3.6%
Camera representing Arts (Design, Graphic Design, Photo) 3.5%
Piggy bank icon showing mean salary is $67,546.
Dollar bills icon showing mean signing bonus is $10,444.
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44.9% received two or more job offers.
Top Fields for Continuing Education.
Icon of shapes representing 31.2% Life Science/Physical Science
Textbooks icon representing 25.6% Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Icon of weight representing 11.4% law
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Information was collected from Class of 2020 graduates resulting in a 66.5% knowledge rate.
Since the 1990s, the Wasserman Center for Career Development has conducted the annual Life Beyond the Square survey and the Part-time Job and Internship Survey to detail the part-time job, internship, and post-baccalaureate plans of NYU undergraduates. The data collected are used to understand where NYU students engage in career exploration and where they go immediately post-graduation, including both employment and graduate or professional school enrollment. The Wasserman Center's career outcomes surveys have been an invaluable tool in determining the career development and employment needs of NYU students and alumni.