Erin Krafka '13

Major: Neuroscience
Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant

The education I received at Mount Union has proven to be a good investment because it enabled me to enroll in graduate school and provided me with a foundation of knowledge that has greatly contributed to my academic success.

First Destination Report

Knowing how our students are faring after graduation is important to us. That’s why, each year, the Office of Career Development conducts an annual follow-up study on the graduating class from the prior year. The First Destination Report details where Mount Union graduates have landed within the first year following Commencement, providing a snapshot of initial alumni success.

2013 First Destination Report

98%... That’s the percentage of 2013 graduates of the University of Mount Union who found success in their searches for degree-required careers or graduate school attendance.

The Class of 2013 by the Numbers

  • Percentage of graduates self-reporting: 85%
  • Percentage of graduates working in their major or related field: 87%
  • Average length of time to secure employment after graduation: 30 days
  • Percentage of students attending graduate school: 26%
  • Percentage of graduate school attendees gaining admittance to their first choice institution: 83%

See how this data compares to previous years.

Distribution of Majors

The University of Mount Union offers 62 undergraduate majors. The top 10 majors for 2013 graduates include the following:

  1. Early Childhood Education
  2. Biology
  3. Exercise Science
  4. Psychology
  5. Criminal Justice
  6. Sport Business
  7. Athletic Training
  8. Accounting
  9. Marketing
  10. History

View a complete list of the majors of our 2013 graduates.

Top Career Fields

Mount Union's 2013 graduates secured employment in a wide-range of career fields. Here are the top 10.

  1. Education
  2. Sport Business
  3. Accounting
  4. Marketing
  5. Criminal Justice
  6. Biology
  7. Athletic Training
  8. Communications
  9. Business
  10. Psychology

Check out a complete list of career fields that our 2013 graduates pursued.

Employment by Major and Employer

What makes the success of our 2013 graduates even more inspiring is the fact that they secured employment with some impressive, reputable and well-known organizations. Here are just a few:

AK Steel Aldi, Inc.
Cleveland Cavs Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Congressman Bill Johnson
Detroit Medical Center Diebold, Inc.
Eaton Enterprise Europe Network (Germany)
Environmental Defense Fund Google
Hyland Software Marathon Petroleum
Maryland Special Olympics National Basketball Academy
Peace Corps San Antonio Spurs
Target Thunder Tech
U.S. Military Walt Disney World

Learn more about where our 2013 graduates are working.

Time to Secure Employment

Overall, it didn’t take the Class of 2013 long after graduation to secure degree-required employment. In fact, graduates reported securing that first position in an average of 30 days after graduation. In addition, 45% of students had accepted a job offer prior to, or the month of, graduation.

Top Graduate Programs

More than a quarter of the 2013 graduates opted to pursue graduate study immediately after earning their baccalaureate degrees, and they did so in some high-demand and innovative fields. Here are their top picks:

  1. Physician Assistant
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Higher Education
  4. Law
  5. Athletic Training
  6. Biochemistry
  7. Occupational Therapy
  8. Medicine
  9. Public Health
  10. Sport Business
  11. Special Education

View a complete list of graduate school and continuing education attendance by program.

Graduate School Attendance

These graduate-school-bound students planned to attend some pretty impressive colleges and universities throughout the country as well. Here are just a few:

Auburn University Ball State University
Belmont University Bowling Green University
Case Western University Chatham University
Cleveland State University East Carolina University
Elon University Florida State University
John Carroll University Kent State University
Kettering University Michigan State University
Northern Arizona University Pepperdine University
Walsh University Winthrop University
Ohio State University University of Mount Union

View a complete list of graduate schools attended by 2013 graduates.

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