Drew University conducts an annual First Destination Survey to learn about students post-graduation plans. Data is provided below on each graduating year’s outcomes, which can include full-time work, continuing education, volunteering, internships, and military service. This survey is conducted by staff of the Center for Internships and Professional Development along with colleagues in our Institutional Research department.
First Destination Surveys are administered between April and October of each year and gather information over a six-month time period. For example, the Class of 2022 would generally receive the first prompts to complete the Survey in April of 2022, and would receive periodic reminders to complete it through October of 2022 as necessary.
Student outcomes are defined as follows:
- Working refers to those graduates working full- or part-time jobs after graduation.
- Continuing Education is defined as those graduates who have been accepted to and plan to matriculate into a program of further study.
- Interning refers to those graduates pursuing part-time employment as part of an internship.
- Still Looking refers to those graduates who have indicated that they are seeking employment or a program of continuing education.
- Volunteering refers to those graduates who are participating in a volunteer or service program (e.g., Peace Corps, mission work).
- Military refers to those graduates serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- 2019 data is reported from the annual First Destination Survey, with a knowledge rate of 34.3%
- 2020 data is reported from the annual First Destination Survey, with a knowledge rate of 59.8%
Employers and Graduate Schools
Drew University students have gone on to work and study at outstanding institutions both nationwide and internationally. Below is a small sample of the places our graduates have gone on to work and study.