Career Outcomes

Alma College alumni are proof that Plaid Works — 95% of our 2018 graduates reported working, being enrolled in grad school, or participating within a service program within six months of graduation.

Beginning six months after each graduation date for the Class of 2018, the Alma College Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) surveyed graduates to determine their career outcomes (i.e., whether they are working and/or attending graduate school). Of the total number of 2018 graduates who responded to the survey, 95% are either employed, enrolled in either graduate school or other educational programs, or are participating in service programs (such as AmeriCorps) within six months of graduation.

Survey Highlights

First Destination Survey Snapshot


Career Outcomes for Most Respondent Majors

The majors with the most respondents of the 2018 survey respondents were Athletic Training, Biology, Education, English, IPH-Pre-Medicine, IPH-Pre-Therapy, Marketing, Nursing, Professional Accounting (CPA), and Psychology. Combined, the overall career outcomes rate for those majors is 94% within six months of graduation.

Here is a sampling of where our 2018 graduates are currently working and continuing their education:

Athletic Training
Belmont University: Sports Administration
The Guthrie Clinic: Certified Athletic Trainer
Logan University: Chiropractic
Ohio University: Athletic Training
Sparrow Health System: Certified Athletic Trainer

Antea Group: Staff Professional
Humane Animal Treatment Society: Coordinator
Interlochen State Park: State Ranger
Michigan State University: Veterinary Medicine
Oakland University: Accelerated Nursing and Nurse Practitioner Program

Business: Marketing
Ball State University: Information and Communication Sciences (CICS)
Lewis and Clark Law School: Animal Law
Mercy Hospital: Brand Production Specialist
PepsiCo: Sales Management Associate
University of Washington: Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership

Business: Professional Accounting (CPA)
BDO, LLP: Audit Associate
Boge, Wybenga, and Bradley: Accountant
Clayton and McKervey: Staff Accountant
Maner Costerisan PC: Audit Associate
Plante Moran: Audit Staff Member

Harrison School District: Special Education Teacher
Niles Community Schools: Sixth Grade Teacher
Waverly School District: Fifth Grade Teacher
West Ottawa Public Schools: Middle School Teacher
Ypsilanti Community Schools: Special Education Teacher

Ball State University: English Composition and Rhetoric
Grand Valley State University: Higher Education Student Affairs
Macomb County Government: Youth Development Specialist
Michigan College Access Network: AdviseMI AmeriCorps Advisor
University of California – Davis: English Literature

Central Michigan University: Public Health
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Palmer College of Chiropractic
National University of Health Science: Chiropractic
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

Central Michigan University: Physical Therapy
Case Western Reserve University: Genetic Counseling
Duke University: Physical Therapy
University of Texas: Occupational Therapy
Washington University School of Medicine

Covenant Hospital: Registered Nurse
Mercy Medical Center: Registered Nurse
MidMichigan Medical Center- Gratiot: Registered Nurse
Spectrum Health: Registered Nurse
St. Mary Mercy Hospital: Registered Nurse

Adler University: Clinical Psychology
Grand Valley State University: School Counseling
MLK Jr. Freedom Center: Social Justice Educator
Ohio Guidestone: Community Mental Health Worker
University of Michigan: Social Work