Wilkes University

Class of 2015 Graduate Survey

Professional Activity of Graduates from the Classes of  2014 and 2013.

Graduating Class Follow-Up Data

First Destination Survey

Information below reflects the responses of the Bachelor’s degree recipients of the Class of 2015 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 76% of the class was attained. Salary data is offered for full-time positions for majors attaining an adequate sample size. 

Employment Locations:

  • Northeastern PA:  42%
  • Other PA cities:  31%
  • New York, New Jersey: 11%
  • Other states, international: 16%

Graduate/Professional School Locations:

  • Northeastern PA:  45%
  • Other PA cities:  22%
  • New York, New Jersey: 11%
  • Other states, international:  22%

Relationship of Employment to Undergraduate Academic Majors:

  • Closely related: 74%
  • Somewhat related: 18%
  • Not related: 8%

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

 

Accounting

EMPLOYERS

  • Artic Refrigeration - Hanover, PA
  • Baker Tilly - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • KPMG - Tysons Corner, VA
  • Kroken Boardsports - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Menco Mechanical - Bloomsburg, PA
  • Michael Barbetti LLC - Dunmore, PA
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers - Philadelphia, PA
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers -Florham Park, NJ (2)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers -Harrisburg, PA
  • Protiviti Consulting- Philadelphia, PA

SALARY RANGE: $38,000-$55,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL

  • Wilkes University MBA Program - Wilkes-Barre, PA (2)

Business Administration

EMPLOYERS

  • Bank of America - Bangor, PA
  • Pocono Medical Center - E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Genpact Logistics - Scranton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 - $39,000

MILITARY
  • US Army - Fort Leonard Wood, MO
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Wilkes University MBA Program - Wilkes-Barre, PA (2)

Entrepreneurship

EMPLOYERS
  • Prudential - White Plains, NY

Finance

EMPLOYERS
  • Allstate Insurance Company - Chicago, IL
  • GLOBO Language Solutions - Fort Washington, PA
  • Advantage Solutions - Charlotte, NC
  • Geico - Washington, DC
  • United Air - Chicago, IL

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 - $43,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University MBA Program- Wilkes-Barre, PA  

Management

EMPLOYERS
  • Harlem Junior Tennis Program - New York, NY
  • Huntsville Executive Search - Dallas, PA
  • SEI Investments - Philadelphia, PA
  • Small Business Development Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Yelp - New York, NY
  • Kmart - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Freedom Corrugated - Hazleton, PA
  • Achievement First - Brooklyn, NY
  • Right Choice Realty - Fort Myers, FL
  • Super Duper Tennis - New York, NY
  • Helcrist LLC - Philadelphia, PA
  • SHI International - New York, NY
  • All State Insurance - Chicago, IL
  • Enterprise Holdings - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Open Systems Health Care - Olyphant, PA
  • State Farm - Warminister, PA
  • Keybank - New York, NY
  • Management Consultants -Saudi Arabia

SALARY RANGE: $34,000 - $49,000

MILITARY
  • US Air Force - WA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University MBA Program - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • University of Tampa - Tampa, FL
  • University of Delaware - Newark, DE

Marketing

EMPLOYERS
  • Keystone Automotive - Exeter, PA
  • Target Corporation - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Target Corporation - York, PA
  • Rab Lighting - Northvale, NJ
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Anthropologie - Philadelphia, PA
  • Bayada Nursing - E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Enterprise Holdings - York, PA

SALARY RANGE: $31,000 - $40,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Communication Studies

EMPLOYERS
  • Allegris Partners - New York, NY
  • Cumulus Media - Allentown, PA
  • Freelance Writer - Nashville, TN
  • Home Instead Senior Care - Mountaintop, PA
  • JV Carter - Allentown, PA
  • Lotame - Washington, DC
  • Mindshare - New York, NY
  • Peoples Security Bank - Scranton, PA
  • Ransdstad Technologies - Parsippany, NJ
  • Youtube - Allentown, PA

SALARY RANGE: $29,000 - $56,000

English

EMPLOYERS
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hot Topic - Wilkes-Barre, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Farleigh Dickinson - Teaneck, NJ

History

EMPLOYERS
  • EDSI - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University Athletics - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Military
  • US Air Force – Vandenburg AFB, CA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Villanova University - Bryn Mawr, PA

Integrative Media

EMPLOYERS
  • FDM Group - New York, NY
  • Lehigh Valley Phantoms - Allentown, PA
  • Misericordia University - Dallas, PA
  • Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Torcon - Farmingdale, NJ

SALARY RANGE: $31,000 - $42,000

Graduate School
  • Marywood University - Scranton, PA

Spanish

EMPLOYERS
  • English Teachers Abroad - Spain
  • St. Joseph Health - Muncy, PA

Musical Theater & Theatre Arts

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • University of California - San Diego, CA

Criminology

EMPLOYERS
  • Atlantic Tomorrow - Manasguan, NJ
  • East Company - New York, NY
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center - Scranton, PA
  • Glen Mills Schools - Glen Mills, PA
  • Guard Insurance - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Ministry of Interior - Saudi Arabia
  • Pep Boys - Holbrook, NJ

SALARY RANGE: $30,000 - $45,000

Psychology

EMPLOYERS
  • Blue Mountain Health System - Lehighton, PA
  • Children's Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Commonwealth Health Systems - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Crestwood School District - Mountaintop, PA
  • Domestic Violence Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Ebay Enterprises - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Friendship House - Scranton, PA
  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Guard Insurance - Hallstead, PA
  • Guard Insurance - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Institute for Human Resources & Services - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Ms. Stella's - Malvern, PA
  • New Story  School - Wyoming, PA
  • Pepperjam - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Scranton Counseling Center - Scranton, PA
  • Step By Step - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Vanguard Charitable - Malvern, PA

SALARY RANGE: $25,000 - $38,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Ball State University - Muncie, IN
  • Columbia University - New York, NY
  • Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Kutztown University - Kutztown, PA
  • State University of New York - Buffalo, NY
  • Widener University - Chester, PA
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA (3)

Political Science

Employer
  • Allstate Insurance - Lehigh Valley, PA
  • Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law - Kingston, PA
Graduate School
  • New York University School of Law - New York, NY
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sociology

EMPLOYER
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Commission on Economic Opportunity - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Holiday Inn - Frackville, PA

Education

EMPLOYERS
  • Charlotte Mecklenberg School - Charlotte, NC
  • Colonial Intermediate Unit 20- Easton, PA
  • Commonwealth Connections Academy - Harrisburg, PA
  • Community Counseling Services - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • First Philadelphia Charter School - Philadelphia, PA
  • Fortis Institute - Scranton, PA
  • Hazleton Area School District - Hazleton, PA (2)
  • Hope Spring Farm Services- Hershey, PA
  • Old Forge School District - Old Forge, PA
  • Pittston Area School District - Pittston, PA
  • PNC Bank - Clarks Summit, PA
  • School Age Program MOMS - Lock Haven, PA
  • Timberline Learning Center - Breckenridge, CO
  • Wilkes-Barre Area School District - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyoming Area School District - Exeter, PA
  • Wyoming Valley Children's Association - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $29,000 (temp)-$ 41,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS

  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Nursing

EMPLOYERS
  • Blue Mountain Health Care System - Albrightsville, PA (2)
  • Christiana Care - Newark, DE
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center - Scranton, PA (5)
  • Geisinger Health System - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Geisinger Medical Center - Danville, PA (2)
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hahneman Hospital - Philadelphia, PA
  • Lancaster General Hospital - Lancaster, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA (3)
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Kunkletown, PA
  • Moses Taylor Hospital- Scranton, PA
  • Northwell Health Huntington - Huntington, NY
  • Pinnacle Health System -  Harrisburg, PA
  • Pocono Medical Health System - E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Regional Hospital - Scranton, PA
  • Guthrie Troy Community Hospital - Troy, PA
  • United Health Services - Johnson City, NY
  • Wellspan York Hospital - York, PA
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $46,000 - $67,000

Graduate School

Penn State University - State College, PA

Biology

EMPLOYERS
  • Good Samaritan Health System - Lebanon, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Care System - Bethlehem, PA
  • Nalco Ecolab - Harrisburg, PA
  • Sri Utama International School - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA (2)

SALARY RANGE: $31,000 - $43,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Drexel University College of Medicine, MD- Philadelphia, PA (3)
  • King's College, P.A. - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Lehigh University, PhD - Bethlehem, PA
  • Misericordia University, P.A. - Dallas, PA
  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, MD - Hershey, PA (2)
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Philadelphia, PA
  • Salus University, O.D. - Elkins Park, PA
  • St. Louis University, MPH - St. Louis, MO
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry - Syracuse, NY
  • SUNY Upstate Medical School, MD - Syracuse, NY
  • Towson University - Towson, MD
  • University of Delaware, MS - Newark, DE
  • Wilkes Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, PharmD - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University, BSN - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Chemistry

EMPLOYERS
  • PPD Pharmaceuticals - King of Prussia, PA

Computer Science & CIS

EMPLOYERS
  • Amazon - Seattle, MI
  • General Dynamics IT - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hanlon Creative - Philadelphia, PA
  • Liquid Interactive - Allentown, PA
  • Met Life - Clarks Summit, PA
  • PCC Airfoils - Minerva, OH
  • APC Scientific Consultants LLC - NJ
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $52,000 - $66,000

Mathematics

EMPLOYERS
  • Berskshire Hathaway Guard Insurance -Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hazleton Area School District -Hazleton, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Oregon State University - Corvalis, OR
  • Wilkes University MS Math - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Earth & Environmental Science

EMPLOYERS
  • PA Wildlife Society -  PA
  • CORE - Bear Creek, PA

Environmental Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • AECOM - Shenandoah, PA
  • American Water - Mechanicsburg, PA
  • HNTB- King of Prussia, PA
  • IES Engineers - Blue Bell, PA
  • Light-Heigel & Associates - Palmyra, PA
  • PP&L - Berwick, PA
  • Ramboldi Environmental - Philadelphia, PA
  • T& M Associates - Bethlem, PA
  • The Crossroads Group LLC - Elysburg, PA
  • UGI- Kempton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $ 52,000 - $63,000

Electrical Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • Frontier Communications - Dallas, PA(2)
  • PA Power and Light - Allentown, PA
  • Pride Mobility - Exeter, PA
  • SPS Fastener - Santa Ana, CA
  • UGI Electric - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE:  $53,000 - $56,000

MILITARY

US Air Force - Elgin Air Force Base, FL

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University, MSEE - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Mechanical Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • ADNOC -Abu Dhabi
  • Bechtel Marine Propulsion - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cameo Manufacturing - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • ICI Engineers - New York, NY
  • Kroken Boardsports - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • LIU - Scranton, PA
  • MidAtlantic Mechanical -Milstone Twp., NJ
  • Mountain Productions - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PCC Structurals - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PGW Crestline - Mansfield, OH
  • Pride Mobility - Duryea, PA
  • Pulverman - Dallas, PA
  • Pulverman Metal - Dallas, PA
  • Saturn Overhead Equipment - Somerset, NJ
  • Saudi Electric - Saudi Arabia
  • SK Solutions - Saudi Arabia
  • Smith Miller Associates - Pittston, PA
  • SSM Group - Reading, PA
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyman Gordon - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyman Gordon- Quakertown, PA

SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $66,000

MILITARY:

US Air Force - Colorado Springs, CO

GRADUATE SCHOOLS

  • Wilkes University, MS - Wilkes-Barre, PA

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