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Career and Professional Development

» Beyond the Classroom: Chapman University Career Outcomes

The following data reflects career outcomes for the graduating Class of 2016, as reported in the 2016 First Destination Survey and College Senior Survey and academic year 1617 current student internship portal data.

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72-76%

of students have an internship during their time at Chapman
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1,169

annual registered academic credit internships from 939 unique undergraduate students at 1,115 unique companies totaling more than 100,000 hours of real-world internship work in key industry communities
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More than 4,000

jobs posted on Chapman's career portal annually
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85%

are either employed full-time or continuing education after graduating
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73%

are satisfied with the relevance of coursework to future career plans
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81%

feel prepared for employment
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26.2%

hold a full-time job while taking classes
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85%

feel prepared for graduate school

Employment by Industry

Industry

% Class of 2016

% Class of 2015

Business 33 22
Media and Entertainment 18 26
Government 3 1
Sciences 4 7
Social Services, Education, Nonprofit 42 11
Consulting 4 5
Technology 4 6
Consumer Products and Retail 13 12
Aerospace and Engineering 2 2
Other 2 8



















Employment Regional Destinations

Region

Sub-Region

% Class of 2016

% Class of 2015

California 81 82
San Francisco and Bay Area 10 (of those in Calif.)
Los Angeles and Orange County 86 (of those in Calif.)
Other California 5 (of those in Calif.)
West 7 7
Midwest 3 1
Northeast 5 4
Mid-Atlantic and South 3 4
International 3 3


















First Year Outcomes

Outcome

% Class of 2016

% Class of 2015

Employed Full-Time 69 44
Employed Part-Time 4 14
Continuing Education 14 10
Planning to Continue Education 2 8
Seeking Employment 9 20

Other

*Includes volunteer and service programs, U.S. Military, and those graduates not authorized to work in the U.S. or not seeking employment at this time

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December 20 - January 1, 2020
January 20, 2020
March 27, 2020
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