Where Our Graduates Go
Dare to be Significant is much more than a tag line. It’s a challenge to live to the best of your ability, pursuing your dreams and goals with conviction, an open mind and passion. That is the essence of daring to be, but it’s also a challenge to pay it forward. Beyond yourself, there are many at Stetson who invest in your success. Significance is the call to make sure that investment does not return empty — to embrace the future and say, “I will dare to lead, dare to dream, dare to persevere, and I will dare to be significant.”
Internships turn into opportunities, connections into careers. From prestigious graduate schools like Oxford and Johns Hopkins to amazing careers in the public and private sectors, Stetson graduates are taking success to new levels and redefining significance.
Post-graduation Success Rate
Stetson’s support programs, faculty connections and an improving job market raised the 2016 bachelor’s degree cohort success rate to 88% from 80% for the 2014 cohort. Success rate is the sum of percentage employed and percentage accepted for continuing education as of the November 2016 census, which is the national standard cutoff date.
We achieved an 86% knowledge rate (response rate plus data gathered from additional sources). We are grateful for faculty staying in contact with recent graduates and passing along graduates’ post-baccalaureate statuses to our office.
Academic challenge fuels independent thought — it ignites a passion that dares you to be the best you can be. We focus on the kind of learning that unlocks the ability to think critically, reason empirically, express persuasively, connect creatively and lead across life’s challenges. These skills are highly sought-after by today’s employers. Think about it: The challenge you will experience at Stetson allows you to reach your full potential.
Internships Posted for Stetson Students in 2016
Found internships to be helpful preparation for their career
At Stetson, learning goes well beyond the classroom as you apply theory to real-life challenges. Academics, athletics, internships, study-away and study-abroad opportunities, and a myriad of club and leadership opportunities empower significant transformation.
The Career and Professional Development office is there at each step helping you solidify a foundation for an amazing future. After all, how you think is the greatest factor in determining your destiny. What you might think is impossible today can quickly become well within your ability at Stetson University.
Additional Data of Interest
Three hundred forty-three recent graduates completed or partially completed the outcomes survey (58% response rate) which yielded interesting data for future exploration:
Of respondents who are working after graduation, 12% are in employed in education/teaching, 8% in sales, 8% in accounting/auditing, 5% in customer service, 4% in finance and 4% are analysts.
74% of respondents accepted employment in Florida; the next highest state was California at 3% with New York and North Carolina at 2%.
For respondents continuing their education, 21% were pursuing business, management, marketing and related support services; 20% were pursuing education related to health professions; 14% related to legal professions and studies; 8% related to psychology; and 7% related to visual and performing arts.
The majority of respondents (80%) indicated their primary post-graduation occupation was very related or somewhat related to their career goals. Seventy-nine percent were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their primary post-graduation occupation.
58% of respondents indicated they had completed an internship while working on their Stetson degree.
Of those who completed internships, 46% completed one, 30% completed two, and 15% completed three.
86% found the internship to be either very helpful or helpful in preparing them for the workplace and their career.