Life After College: The New Journey

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The career opportunities for UGA graduates are endless.

From getting into Boston University Law School on a scholarship to pursue a law degree, to becoming a Creative Director at a startup in Silicon Valley, to working with a local Georgia Non-Profit, UGA graduates move across the map after graduation.


The University of Georgia is proud to say that they surpass the National average on career outcome rate by 13% rolling in at 95% of students either continuing their education, becoming employed, or not seeking employment.


Below is the compiled data provided by The UGA Career Center and UGA Undergraduate Office of Admissions.



Here are some of the fun points we were able to pick out of the numbers: 

Career Placement After College

Out of the UGA graduates pursuing a career, here’s the breakdown on where they go:

  • 65% employed full-time
  • 20% attending grad school
  • 4% employed part-time
  • 5% full-time internship
  • 1% self-employed
  • 1% not seeking

Time to Full-Time Employment 

Here’s a big one: the breakdown of the percentage of students who gain full-time employment

  • 58% gained before graduation
  • 91% gained within 3 months of graduation
  • 99% gained within 6 months of graduation

Top 25 Employers for the class of 2016

  • Aon
  • AT&T
  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • CDC
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • CVS Health
  • Deloitte
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Ernst & Young
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Insight Global
  • KPMG
  • Kroger
  • Macy’s
  • Newell Brands
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Protiviti
  • State Farm
  • SunTrust Banks
  • The Home Depot
  • University of Georgia
  • UPS
  • Walmart
  • Wells Fargo

Top Graduate Professional Schools for the class of 2016

University of Georgia graduates stay predominantly in Georgia and throughout the Southeast after graduation.

  • Emory University
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • New York University
  • The Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University

UGA’s class of 2016 grads are pursuing careers in:

  • 48 states 
  • 36 countries

From students beginning the journey at UGA from all 50 states and over 125 international countries to students graduating and moving back across the globe, the possibilities are endless.

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