Academics

Career Outcomes

Alma College’s excellent career outcomes—where our graduates work and attend graduate school after leaving Alma—reflect the entire college’s commitment to student success.

Beginning six months after each graduation date, the Alma College Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) surveys graduates to determine their career outcomes. Overall, 90% of our 2013 graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate school or other educational programs within six months of graduation.

Survey Highlights

77% response rate
90% overall career outcomes rate
63% of graduates reported employment
22% of graduates reported enrollment in graduate school or other educational programs
6% of graduates reported both employment and enrollment

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Career Outcomes for Top Majors

The most commonly-declared majors for the Class of 2013 were business administration; integrative physiology and health science (previously called exercise and health science); biology; education; psychology; English; and history. Combined, the overall career outcomes rate for our top majors is 94% within six months of graduation.


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Here is a sampling of where our 2013 graduates are currently working and continuing their education:

Business Administration

Advanced Purchasing Dynamics: Purchasing Research Specialist
Centria Healthcare: Client Care Coordinator
Chrysler LLC: Logistics Specialist
CogoTV: Community Manager
Deloitte Tax LLP: Tax Consultant
Greater Cleveland Council - Boy Scouts of America: District Executive
Lippert Components: Production Manager
Peace Lutheran School: Athletic Director
Quicken Loans: Mortgage Banker
Whirlpool: Senior Financial Analyst
Zalassis: Client Program Coordinator

Integrative Physiology and Health Science/Exercise and Health Science

Cherry Street Health Services: Community Healthcorps Service Member
Frecenius Medical Care: Patient Care Technician
Masonic Pathways: Resident Technician
Michigan State University: College of Human Medicine (M.D.)
Mid-Michigan Health: Emergency Room Patient Care Technician
Sarah Lawrence College: Dance/Movement Therapy (M.S.)
University of Michigan: School of Public Health (M.P.H; epidemiology)
University of Toledo: College of Medicine (P.A.)
Washington University in St. Louis: School of Medicine (D.P.T.)

Biology

Central Michigan University: College of Science and Technology (M.S.; biology)
Grand Valley State University: Department of Biomedical Sciences (M.H.S)
Michigan State University: College of Nursing (Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N.); College of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.); College of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
Purdue University: Interdisciplinary Life Science Program
University of Georgia: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (Ph.D.; microbiology)
University of Illinois at Chicago: College of Pharmacy/Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy (Ph.D.)
Wayne State University: School of Medicine (M.D.)

Education

Alma Public Schools: Fourth Grade Teacher
Carson City Crystal Middle School: Teacher
Childtime Learning Center: Lead Preschool Teacher
Eugene M. Nikkari Elementary School: Fourth Grade Teacher
Fulbright Korea: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Okemos Public Schools: Fifth and Sixth Grade Montessori Teacher (Math and Language Arts)
Traverse City Area Public Schools: Preschool Teacher

Psychology

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada: AmeriCorps*VISTA
Family Health Care: Project Specialist
Housing Services for Eaton County: Intake and Follow Up Case Manager
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: Campus Staff
Judson Center Autism Connections: Behavior Tutor
Kaufman Interfaith Institute: Program Manager
Live Nation: Marketing Coordinator

English

Aon Hewitt: Business Analyst
Alma College: Admissions Representative; Hall Director
Ball State University: Center for Information and Communication Sciences (M.S.)
Clio Area High School: Teacher
The Newberry News: Intern

History

Alma College: Assistant Director of Recreation and Conferences
Grand Rapids Public Museum: Marketing and Public Relations Intern
Michigan Nonprofit Association/The LEAGUE/Carson City-Crystal Schools: MNA Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA
Department of Veteran Affairs: Veteran Service Representative