Wilkes University

Graduate Surveys

Graduating Class Follow-Up Data

Professional Activity of Graduates from the Classes of  20152014, and 2013.

First Destination Survey of the Class of 2016

Information below reflects the responses of the Bachelor’s degree recipients of the Class of 2016 members regarding their first destination, post-graduation career status. Data was collected by Wilkes University Career Services at a senior class meeting prior to graduation, and via two additional survey administrations, at six months and at one year after graduation. A knowledge rate of 70% of the class was attained. Salary data is offered for full-time positions for majors attaining an adequate sample size. 

Status of Alumni:

  • Working full-time/full-time military career :   73%
  • Attending graduate/professional school full-time: 20%
  • Part-time work, part-time graduate school: 3%
  • Seeking full-time professional employment: 4%

Employment Locations:

  • Northeastern PA:  39%
  • Other PA cities:  32%
  • New York, New Jersey: 13%
  • Other states, international: 16%

Graduate/Professional School Locations:

  • Northeastern PA:  31%
  • Other PA cities:  29%
  • New York, New Jersey: 12%
  • Other states, international:  28%

Relationship of Employment to Undergraduate Academic Majors:

  • Closely related: 75%
  • Somewhat related: 20%
  • Not related: 5%

Full-time Employers And Graduate/professional Schools,
Listed By Schools And Majors

 

Accounting

EMPLOYERS

  • Baker Tilly - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • BDO, LLP USA - Reading, PA
  • Buchanan Clarke Schlader - Homdel, NJ
  • Corning, Inc - Corning, NJ
  • Lower Lackawanna Sewer Authority - Scranton, PA
  • Luzerne Bank - Luzerne, PA
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (2) - Florham, NJ
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers - Morristown, NJ
  • SEI - Scranton, PA
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot - Tobyhanna, PA
  • UPS Global - Dunmore, PA

SALARY RANGE: $35,000-$61,000

MILITARY
  • United States Army - USA
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Temple University - Law School -  Philadelphia, PA

Finance

EMPLOYERS
  • AHBH & Partners - New York, NY
  • Menninger & Musselman Financial Solutions - Harleysville, PA
  • PWC Middle East - Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Aerospace & Engineering Industries - Saudi Arabia
  • Voya Financial Advisers - Harleysville, PA

SALARY RANGE: $42,000 - $66,000

Management

EMPLOYERS
  • Al Habib Medical Group - Saudi Arabia
  • Bakery Delite - Plains, PA
  • Bimbo Bakeries - Rochester, NY
  • Brenntag - Reading, PA
  • Chancellor Financial - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Chartwells by Compass - Rutherford, NJ
  • Geisenger Health - Danville, PA
  • Hackensack Meridian Health - Wall, NJ
  • Jack Williams Tire Company - Music, PA
  • SentreHEART Inc. - Redwood City, CA
  • Wegman's - Bethlehem, PA

SALARY RANGE: $20,000 - $66,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Culinary Institute of America - Hudson Valley, NY
  • Grand Canyon University - MA Divinity - Phoenix, AZ
  • Hofstra University - Juris Doctorate - Hempstead, NY

Marketing

EMPLOYERS
  • Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Comcast - Dupont, PA
  • Florida Office Interiors - Jacksonville, FL
  • Insight Global - Philadelphia, PA
  • Marketeching Solutions - New Hope, PA
  • NET Credit Union - Olyphant, PA
  • Pella Windows and Doors - Newington, NH
  • Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Positive Results Marketing - Old Forge, PA
  • Sheraton Times Square Hotel - New York, NY
  • Verizon Wireless - Hazelton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $30,000 - $44,900

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University - MBA - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Monmouth University - MSE'd Student Affairs - Long Branch, NJ

Communication Studies

EMPLOYERS
  • ADP - Reading, PA
  • Burlington Coat - Burlington, NJ
  • Community Bank - Shavertown, PA
  • Full Sail University - Winter Park, FL
  • Krupp Kommunications New York, NY
  • Mountain Productions Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Radisson Corporation - Lackawanna Station - Scranton, PA
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals - Bridgewater, NJ
  • United Ground Express - Avoca, PA
  • Wilkes University Alumni Office - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $36,000 - $64,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Pepperdine University - MBA - Malibu, CA

English

EMPLOYERS
  • Freelance Writer - New York, NY
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Vermont College of Fine-Arts - MFA - Montpelier, VT

History

EMPLOYERS
  • Independence Blue Cross - Philadelphia, PA
  • Nazareth School District - Nazareth, PA
  • Whitehall-Coplay School District - Nazareth, PA

Integrative Media

EMPLOYERS
  • Buckman's Inc - Limerick, PA
  • Cornell Cookson - Mountain Top, PA
  • Ideaworks Marketing - Wyoming, PA
  • IMMC Agency - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • KKPR Marketing & Public Relations - Milford, PA
  • Michael's - Chambersburg, PA
  • Misericordia University - Dallas, PA
  • Mom 365 - Portsmouth, VA

SALARY RANGE: $32,000 - $44,000

Graduate School
  • Marywood University - MS Graphic Design - Scranton, PA

Spanish

EMPLOYERS
  • Penn Foster Education - Scranton, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University - MBA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Musical Theater & Theatre Arts

EMPLOYERS
  • Sprint Mobile - Rockville Center, NY
  • Target Corporation - Wilkes-Barre, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University - MBA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Criminology

EMPLOYERS
  • Community Counseling Services - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • East Coast Athletics - Mountain Top, PA
  • Fairchild Semiconductor - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • MidAtlantic Youth Services - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Miner's Medical - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • NBT Bank - Norwich, NY
  • Ocean City Police Department - Ocean City, MD
  • Pella Windows and Doors - Haverhill, MA
  • Scranton Counseling Center - Scranton, Pa
  • The Council of Southeast PA - Doylestown, PA

SALARY RANGE: $24,000 - $47,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Rutgers University - MS Criminology - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Argosy University - MS Forensic Psychology
  • Wilkes University - MBA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Political Science

EMPLOYER
  • Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance (3) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • English First - Jinhua, China
  • Glen Mills Schools - Glen Mills, PA

SALARY RANGE: $19,000 - $34,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Villanova University - MS Public Administration - Villanova, PA

Psychology

EMPLOYERS
  • Children's Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Delco Innovations - Allentown, PA
  • Domestic Violence Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Family Enrichment Center - Scranton, PA
  • Hawkswood School - Eatontown, NJ
  • Keystone Community Resources - Scranton, PA
  • New Story - Throop, PA
  • Scranton Counseling Center - Scranton, PA
  • Scribe America - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Step By Step, Inc. - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • TEK Systems - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $21,000 - $33,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Desales University - Doctor of Physical Therapy - Central Valley, PA
  • Texas A & M - MA School Psychology - College Station, TX
  • University of Scranton - MS Clinical Mental Health - Throop, PA
  • Villanova University - MS Public Administration - Villanova, PA
  • Newmann University - Doctor of Physical Therapy - Springfield, PA
  • American International College - MS Occupational Therapy - Springfield, PA

Education

EMPLOYERS
  • Nazareth School District (History) - Nazareth, PA
  • Whitehall-Coplay School District (History) - Whitehall, PA
  • Jeff Public Schools (EES) - Lakewood, CO
  • New Dorp High School (Special Edu.) - Staten Island, NY
  • Souderton Area Schools (Biology) - Souderton, PA
  • Dix Hill School District (Pre-School) - Dix Hills, NY
  • Salvadori Center (STEM, Bridge) - New York, NY
  • Luzerne County Head Start (PreK Counts) (2) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Pocono Mountain Schools (Special Edu.) - Swiftwater, PA
  • Palmerton Area School District (Science) - Philadelphia, PA
  • Crestwood School District - Mountain Top, PA
  • Allentown School District - Allentown, PA
  • Hazelton School District - Hazelton, PA
  • Wyoming Area School District - Exeter, PA
  • Child Development Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyoming Valley West School District (2) - Kingston, PA
  • Bear Creek Community Charter School (Math) - Bear Creek, PA
  • Lehighton School District (Special Edu.)
  • Wilkes-Barre Area School District - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Philadelphia School District (Social Studies) - Philadelphia, PA
  • Lincoln School (ELA) - Evansville, IN
  • Carlisle Area School District - Carlisle, PA

SALARY RANGE: $19,000 (temp/sub)-$40,000

Nursing

EMPLOYERS
  • Atlantic Health Morristown Center - Morristown, NJ
  • Capital Health - Hopewell, NJ
  • Commonwealth Health - Scranton, PA
  • Commonwealth Health Systems - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Duke University - Durham, SC
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center (3) - Scranton, PA
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley (11) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD
  • Lehigh Valley Network (2) - Allentown, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Network (3) - Hazleton, PA
  • Lourdes Hospital - Binghamton, NY
  • Lutheran Medical Center - Wheatridge, CO
  • Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center - Hershey, PA
  • Pinnacle Health - Harrisburg, PA
  • Regional Hospital of Scranton - Scranton, PA
  • Stony Brook Medicine - Stonybrook, NY

SALARY RANGE: $49,000 - $69,000

Military

US Army - Fort Gordon, GA

Biology

EMPLOYERS
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA
  • New Dorp High School - Staten Island, NY
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo - Cohenksville, PA
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Philadelphia, PA
  • Enzyme Development Corporation - Scranton, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA
  • Maggie Pence, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rite Aid - Berwick, PA
  • Souderton Area School - Souderton, PA
  • St. Francis Medical Center - Bordentwon, NJ
  • VivoPharm - Hummelstown, PA
  • Walmrt Pharmacy - Lacey, WA

SALARY RANGE: $24,000 - $44,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Maywood University- MS Nutrition - Scranton, PA
  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine (2) - MD - Hershey, PA
  • Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry - DMD - Philadelphia, PA
  • Thomas Jefferson University - PhD - Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Missouri - MS Natural Resources - Columbia, MO
  • University of North Carolina - MS/D Veterinary Medicine - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Wilkes University - BS Nursing (2) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University - MBA - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Chemistry

EMPLOYERS
  • Chemours - Wilmington, DE
  • ON Semiconducter - Mountain, Top
  • Reitech Corporation - Lehighton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $62,000 - $86,000

Mathematics & Computer Science/CIS

EMPLOYERS
  • Benton Foundry - Benton, PA
  • Cardone Industries - Philadelphia, PA
  • Coccia Ford - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Prince William County Public - Domfries, VA
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence - New York, NY
  • Saudi Automotive Services Company - Saudi Arabia
  • TMG Health - Nanticoke, PA

SALARY RANGE: $16,000 - $58,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • East Stroudsburg University - MS - Stroudsburg, PA
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - MS Financial Engineering - Hoboken, NJ
  • George Mason University - PhD Mathematics - Fairfax, VA

Electrical Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • Bionetics Corporation - Columbus, OH
  • Fairchild/ON Semiconductor - Mountain Top, PA
  • Frontier Communications - Dallas, PA
  • LAN Administration, Saudi Arabia
  • Lockheed Martin - Archbald, PA
  • Saudi Arabia Government - Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia LAN Administration - Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Aronco
  • Smith Miller Associate - Pittston, PA
  • UGI Utilities - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE:  $53,000 - $67,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • University of California, Davis - PhD - Davis, CA
  • Wilkes University, MS Mechanical Engineering - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Environmental Engineering & Environmental Science

EMPLOYERS
  • Carrol Engineering - Warrington, PA
  • D'Huy Engineering, Inc. (2) - Bethlehem, PA
  • Ebert Engineering - Telford, PA
  • Ebert Engineering - Skippack, PA
  • Geo Technology Associates - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Herbert, Rowland & Grubic - Harrisburg, PA
  • Jeff Public Schools - Lakewood, CO
  • JF Kiely Service Co. - Brenigsville, PA
  • Monroe Energy, LLC - Trainer, PA
  • Montco Products Co. - Bear Creek
  • Moser Consulting - Exton, PA
  • Really & Associates - Pittston, PA
  • Site Services Group - Music, PA
  • Systems Design Engineering - Leesport, PA
  • T.G. Miller Engineers - Ithaca, NY
  • Triumvirate Environmental - Astoria, NY
  • Villanova University - Philadelphia, PA

SALARY RANGE: $ 46,000 - $66,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Lehigh University - PhD Mechanical Engineering - Bethlehem, PA
  • Pennsylvania State University - MS Mechanical Engineering - State College, PA
  • University of Central Florida - MS Environmental Engineering - Orlando, FL
  • Villanova University - MS Sustainability Engineering - Villanova, PA
  • Wilkes University - MS - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University - MS Mechanical Engineering (2) - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Mechanical Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • Blue Ridge Pressure Castings - Lehighton, PA
  • Brent - Reading, PA
  • Bridge Gap Engineering - Northampton, PA
  • Cornell Cookson Inc. - Mountain Top, PA
  • Flexicon Corporation - Bethlehem, PA
  • Gulf Steel Works - Saudi Arabia
  • Hovertech International - Fountain Hill, PA
  • Itoh Denki USA - Hanover Township, PA
  • Lockheed Martin - Archbald, PA
  • Mactac- Scranton, PA
  • Ministry of the Interior - Kuwait
  • NAVSEA-NSWCPD - Philadelphia, PA
  • PCC Aerostructures  - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PPG Industries - Pittsburg, PA
  • PPL Electric Utilities - Allentown, PA
  • Remington Lamp - Camp Hill, PA
  • UGI Utilities - Bethlehem, PA
  • Victaulic Company (2) - Easton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $44,000 - $66,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS

  • Pennsylvania State University - MS Mechanical Engineering - State College, PA

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