Ninety-six percent of Illinois Wesleyan’s Class of 2016 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.
It's a consistent trend: Illinois Wesleyan University ranks first among Illinois colleges and 10th overall in the nation in job placement ratings for its graduates. These rankings by Zippia, a career advice website, used information found on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) database or federal College Scorecard data.
of 2016 graduates who responded to the survey are employed or working on advanced degrees
The Hart Career Center conducted the Class of 2016 First Destination Survey within six months of graduation and obtained additional self-reported data.
Graduates Succeed in Many Employment Sectors
Titans Hired by the World's Top Employers
Argonne National Laboratory
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Goldman Sachs, Inc.
Northwestern Medical Center
State Farm Insurance
Titans Can Be Found Everywhere
Graduates are also working or studying in France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Scotland, Panama, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, to name a few.
“The close relationships with professors at a small liberal arts school and the emphasis on communication skills and critical thinking prepared me for medical school. A liberal arts education made me a more interesting candidate in medical school interviews.”
Tina Fleres ’16
University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine
“If you are willing to put in the work, there’s nothing you can’t do here at Illinois Wesleyan.”
Mike Hennel ’16
Investment Management Analyst, Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs intern, summer 2015
“I worked with art, biology, history and environmental studies professors on non-class related projects, all of whom were willing to take time with me to develop a cross-disciplinary idea. IWU is a wonderfully collaborative place.”
Julia Savich ’16
IWU physics major, graduate student in engineering design innovation, Northwestern University
“Illinois Wesleyan taught me to be open minded. You never know what you’ll gain from trying or learning something new. I never expected to grow this much as a person during my time at IWU.”
Satin Young ’16
PrepNext Public Ally, Americorps DC Prep
“What’s most inspiring about Illinois Wesleyan is the ability to carve your own path and create your own education. I chose Illinois Wesleyan because of the flexibility to double major (theatre arts and economics).”
Tyler Stacey ’16
Production Management Intern, McCarter Theatre Center