Career Outcomes

Alma College alumni are proof that Plaid Works — 94% of our 2019 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 2019, 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 2019 graduates who responded to the survey, 94% 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

2018-19 FDS Highlights


Career Outcomes for Most Respondent Majors

The majors with the most respondents of the 2019 survey respondents were Biology, Communication, Education, English, IPH-Pre-Medicine, IPH-Pre-Therapy, Management, New Media Studies, Nursing, and Psychology. Combined, the overall career outcomes rate for those majors is 96% within six months of graduation.

Here is a sampling of where our 2019 graduates are currently working and continuing their education:

Wayne State University: Pathologists’ Assistant
MI Bioresearch: Assistant Scientist, Pharmacological Operations
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: Field and Lab Assistant
Michigan Health Institute: Project Assistant

Boston University: Advertising
Auto-Owners Insurance Company: Business Analyst
Michigan Civil Service Commission: Human Resource Analyst
Vermont Law School: Environmental Law
Strategic Financial Solutions: Financial Sales Consultant
Masterplan Marketing: Marketing Ambassador

Livingston Classical Academy: Fourth Grade Teacher
Luce Road Elementary School: Kindergarten Teacher
Point O’Pines Camp for Girls: Wilderness, Adventure, and Discovery Director
University of Michigan: Clinical Social Work
Flint Community Schools: Resource Room Teacher

Fausohohn, LLP: Paralegal
Kent State University: Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel
Towsley Children’s House: Teacher
Seattle Pacific Seminary: Divinity

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute: Research Assistant
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine: Naturopathic Medicine (ND)
National University: Chemistry
Wayne State University: Chemistry

University of Michigan – Flint: Physical Therapy (DPT)
Huntington University: Occupational Therapy (ODT)
Ferris State University: Healthcare Administration
Central Michigan University: Physical Therapy (DPT)
Team Rehabilitation Services LLC: Physical Therapy Technician

Ball State University: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Consumers Energy: Emergency Manager
Collabera: Account Manager
Accident Fund Insurance Company of America: Claims Processing Associate
Blue Chip Talent: Talent Acquisition Specialist

New Media Studies
Meijer: Media Assistant
University of Advancing Technology: Video Game Production and Management
PlayYourCourt: Videographer
Technical Solutions Group/Medical Data Rx: Digital Advertising Specialist
Grand Valley State University: College Student Affairs Leadership

MidMichigan Health: Registered Nurse
Sparrow Health System: Cardiac Nurse
Mercy Health – West Michigan: Registered Nurse
MidMichigan Health: Neurotrauma ICU Nurse
Spectrum Health: ICU Nurse

Braintrust Behavioral Health: Behavior Technician
University of Michigan: Social Work (MSW)
University of Nebraska Medical Center: Neuroscience
University of Michigan - Dearborn: Clinical Health Psychology
University of San Diego: Criminal Psychology