Graduating Class Follow-Up Data

First Destination Survey of the Class of 2017

Information below reflects the responses of the Bachelor’s degree recipients of the Class of 2017 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 the activity of 69% of the spring, summer and winter Bachelor’s degree recipients was attained. Salary data is offered for full-time positions for majors attaining an adequate sample size.

Status of alumni who responded to the survey:

  • Working full-time/full-time military career : 69%
  • Attending graduate/professional school full-time: 22%
  • Working part-time/temporarily in desired field, seeking full-time position: 3%
  • Seeking full-time professional employment in desired field: 6%

Employment Locations:

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania – 46.6%
  • Other PA cities – 28%
  • New York/New Jersey – 10.3%
  • Other states – 10.8%
  • International – 4.3%

Graduate/Professional School Locations:

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania – 40.6%
  • Other PA cities – 37.7%>
  • New York/New Jersey – 7.2%
  • Other states – 14.5%

Graduates’ Relationship of Employment to Undergraduate Academic Major:

  • Closely related – 87.1%
  • Somewhat related – 9.3%
  • Not at all related – 3.6%

FULL-TIME EMPLOYERS AND GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
LISTED BY SCHOOLS AND MAJORS
 
 

Accounting

EMPLOYERS:
  • Assured Partners - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Baker Tilly - Wyomissing, PA
  • Berkshire Hathaway – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • City Mark Federal Credit Union – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Comcast – Scranton, PA
  • Dunn & Bradstreet - Center Valley, PA
  • Geisinger Medical Center – Danville, PA
  • Kearney & Company (2) – Alexandria, VA
  • Liberty Tax – Mesa, AZ
  • Maser Consulting – Red Bank, NJ
  • New Horizon Financial – Bogota, NJ
  • North American Logistics Group – New York City, NY
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (2) – Philadelphia, PA
  • Robin Yevak, CPA – Freeland, PA
  • Smith Elliott Kearns & Company – Carlisle, PA
SALARY RANGE: $44,000 to $65,000
 
MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force - TX
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • Monmouth University – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Business Administration

EMPLOYERS:
  • Department of Defense Human Resources – Birmingham, AL

Entrepreneurship

EMPLOYERS:
  • Heim’s Disposal Service, Inc., - Dornsife, PA
  • Lingle Performance Services – Manheim, PA
  • Mt. Everett’s Frozen Creations – Scranton, PA
  • Horwith Freightliner – Northampton, PA
  • Walt Disney World – Orlando, FL
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions – New York City, NY
  • ADP – Allentown, PA
SALARY RANGE: $45,000.00 to $56,000
 
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • University of Tampa – Tampa, FL
  • Wilkes University (2) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Finance

EMPLOYERS:
  • Alkhater CSG - Saudi Arabia
  • Ameriprise Financial – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Blacktree Healthcare – Conshohocken, PA
  • Mass Mutual – Kingston, PA
  • Morgan Stanley – Wilmington, DE
  • Northwestern Mutual, Moosic, PA
  • Orrestown Bank – Harrisburg, PA
  • Penn State University, Morgan Academic Center - State College, PA
  • Saudi Arabian Cooperative Insurance Company - Saudi Arabia
  • Stifel Nicolaus – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Vanguard – Malvern, PA
SALARY RANGE: $20,000 to $50,000
 
MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force – Sheppard AFB, TX
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • West Chester University – West Chester, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Management

EMPLOYERS:
  • ADP – Allentown, PA
  • Bath & Body Works - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Fitness Headquarters – Ellenville, NY
  • Lexus – Scranton, PA
  • Maximus – Harrisburg, PA
  • Mooring Yacht and Country Club – Vero Beach, FL
  • Nestle – Freehold, NJ
  • PA Counseling Services – Scranton, PA
  • RGIS Inventory Specialists – Moosic, PA
  • Smart Painting - Saudi Arabia
  • Temple University Football Program – Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyoming Valley Motors – Larksville, PA
SALARY RANGE: $40,000 to $60,000
 
MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force – Tyndall AFB, FL

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilkes University (4) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Marketing

EMPLOYERS:
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals – New York City, NY
  • Metz Cometz - France
  • AMETEK - West Chester, PA
  • The Gem Shop - Jim Thorpe, PA
  • Alpexpo - France Wegman's - King of Prussia, PA
  • Pennsylvania Machine Works – Aston, PA
  • Jack's Grill – Scranton, PA
  • Enterprise Rent A Car – Edwardsville, PA
  • McCarthy Tire Services – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • McAdam Financial – Philadelphia, PA
  • Pella Window & Doors – Haverhill, MA

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 to $65,000

Sports Management

EMPLOYERS:
  • East Penn Manufacturing – Lyons, PA
  • Evolved Marketing Group – King of Prussia, PA
  • Mike Raisor Buick, Cadillac, GMC – Lafayette, IN
  • TTI Techtronic Industries – Lodi, NJ
  • Washington Nationals – Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $56,000

Communication Studies

EMPLOYERS:
  • Greater Scranton YMCA – Scranton, PA
  • Osterhaut Free Library - Wilkes-Barre, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • American University – Washington, DC
  • Mount Saint Mary’s – Frederick, MD
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Criminology

EMPLOYERS:
  • Commonwealth of PA – Harrisburg, PA
  • Lehigh County Jail – Lehigh, PA
  • Limited Brands – Whitehall, PA
  • Maximus – Pittston, PA
  • MidAtlantic Youth Services – Pittston, PA
  • Mohegan Sun Pocono - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PA Child Care – Pittston, PA
  • Sullivan County Courthouse – Laporte, PA

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $65,000

MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force – Goodfellow AFB, TX
GRADUATE SCHOOL:
  • Pennsylvania State University - Online World Campus

Digital Design & Media Art

EMPLOYERS:
  • Allegra Marketing – Fairfax, VA
  • ENTER.Net – Allentown, PA
  • Mondelez International - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 - $45,000

English

EMPLOYERS:
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyoming Valley West School District – Kingston, PA
MILITARY:
  • United States Army – Fort Benning, GA
GRADUATE SCHOOL:
  • Dickinson School of Law – Carlisle, PA

Integrative Media

EMPLOYERS:
  • Graf Fix Printing LLC – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Net Driven – Scranton, PA
  • Noble Market – New York City, NY

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $49,000

Neuroscience

GRADUATE SCHOOL:
  • Temple University – Philadelphia, PA

Political Science

EMPLOYERS:
  • ADP - New Tripoli, PA
  • Alliance Mediation Services – Pottsville, PA
  • PA House of Representatives – Harrisburg, PA
  • Susan B. Anthony List – Arlington, VA
SALARY RANGE: $38,000 to $50,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Dickinson School of Law – Carlisle, PA
  • Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
  • George Washington University – Washington, DC
  • University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

Psychology

EMPLOYERS:
  • Better Health Wellness – New York City, NY
  • Better Health Wellness – Philadelphia, PA
  • Children's Behavioral Health Services (4) – Edwardsville, PA
  • Children's Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Community Counseling Services – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • CVS – Dallas, PA
  • Home ABA Program – Mountaintop, PA
  • LIU #18 – Blakeslee, PA
  • National Freight Industries – Cherry Hill, NJ
  • New York Foundling – Brooklyn, NY
  • Northwestern Mutual – Albany, NJ
  • MidAtlantic Youth Services – Pittston, PA
  • Reading Hospital – Reading, PA
  • Step By Step, Inc. – Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $25,000 to $56,000

MILITARY:
  • United States Army - US
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Arcadia University – Glenside, PA
  • Illinois State University – Normal, IL
  • Lehigh University (2) – Bethlehem, PA
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2)– Philadelphia, PA
  • Syracuse University –Syracuse, NY
  • University of Scranton (2) – Scranton, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sociology

EMPLOYERS:
  • Laurel Creek Counseling – Lewisburg, PA
  • Schannauer Plumbing & Heating - Sinking Springs, PA
  • Pathways – Allentown, PA

Spanish

EMPLOYERS:
  • Wayne County Office of Behavioral & Early Intervention – Honesdale, PA

Education

EMPLOYERS:
  • Crestview Elementary School – Carlisle, PA
  • Deer Park Elementary, Phoenix School District- Phoenix, AZ
  • Dunmore Area School District – Dunmore, PA
  • Hazleton Area School District – Hazleton, PA
  • Hildebrandt Learning Centers – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Panther Valley School District – Lansford, PA
  • Philadelphia School District – Philadelphia, PA
  • President Lincoln’s Cottage – Washington, DC
  • Riverside School District – Taylor, PA
  • SHINE Program, Heights Elementary School – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History – Washington, DC
  • Source 4 Teachers – Carlisle, PA
  • Substitute Teacher Services - Lancaster, PA
  • Tamaqua Area School District – Tamaqua, PA
  • Trenton School District – Trenton, NJ
  • Wyoming Valley West School District (2)– Kingston, PA
SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $49,000
 

Nursing

EMPLOYERS:
  • Commonwealth Health – Scranton, PA
  • Geisinger Health System (7) – Scranton, PA
  • Geisinger Health System (4) – Danville, PA
  • Geisinger Health System (20) – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Geisinger Health System (2) – Camp Hill, PA
  • Grand Stand Medical Center (2) – Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network (3)– Allentown PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – Hazelton, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Lourdes Hospital (2) – Binghamton, NY
  • Mount Sinai Health System – New York City, NY
  • New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center – Cornell, NY
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center – Harrisburg, PA
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center (4) – Hershey, PA
  • Pinnacle – Harrisburg, PA
  • Regional Hospital (3) – Scranton, PA
  • Saint Clare’s Health – Plains, NJ
  • Sentara Healthcare – Hampton, VA
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network (2) – Bethlehem, PA
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network – Lehighton, PA
  • Tyler Memorial Hospital – Tunkhannock, PA
  • UHS Wilson – Johnson City, NY
  • UPMC – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Wellspan Health - York, PA
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (3) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 to $65,000+

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Binghamton University – Vestal, NY
  • Columbia School of Professional Studies – New York, NY
  • DeSales University – Center Valley, PA
  • Misericordia University – Dallas, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Biochemistry

EMPLOYERS:
  • BATTA Environmental Associates – Newark, DE
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, PA

Biology

EMPLOYERS:
  • Kolmar Lab - Port Jervis, NY
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation - Mountaintop, PA
  • Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital - Camp Hill, PA
  • Pyramid Healthcare – Allentown, PA
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $67,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Avalon University – Youngstown, OH
  • Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Geisinger School of Medicine – Scranton, PA
  • Kornberg School of Dentistry – Philadelphia, PA
  • Marywood University – Scranton, PA
  • Northeastern University – Boston, MA
  • NOVA Southeastern University - Davie, FL
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center – Hershey, PA
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
  • Slippery Rock University - Slippery Rock, PA
  • Tuft’s Veterinary School – Grafton, PA
  • Villanova School of Law - Villanova, PA
  • Wilkes University (4) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Chemistry

EMPLOYERS:
  • Chemours Company – Wilmington, DE
  • Kirby Health Center (2) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Sanofi Pasteur – Swiftwater, PA

SALARY RANGE: $30,000 to $65,000

Mathematics & Computer Science/CIS

EMPLOYERS:
  • DSB Trucking – Scranton, PA
  • FedEx – Pittston, PA
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology – Fairfield, PA

Electrical Engineering

EMPLOYERS:
  • Jon Gladdish – Mountaintop, PA
  • Lockheed Martin (2) – Archbald, PA
  • Lockheed Martin – Littleton, CO
  • Lockheed Martin – Owego, NY
  • Microsemi – Reading, PA
  • National Grid, PLC – Waltham, MA
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot – Tobyhanna, PA

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $69,900

MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force – Tyndall AFB, FL
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA
  • North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC
  • Stevens Institute of Technology – Hoboken, NJ
  • University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilkes University (2) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Engineering Management & Applied and Engineering Sciences

EMPLOYERS:
  • Doyle & Roth Mfg. Company – Simpson, PA
  • DUR Hospitality – Saudi Arabia
  • Mattex Group – Saudi Arabia

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $65,000

Environmental Engineering, Earth &Environmental Science

EMPLOYERS:
  • AECOM - Virginia Beach, VA
  • HDR – Mahwah, NJ
  • LKB Consulting – Syosset, NY
  • MET-ED First Energy – Reading, PA
  • Mobile Dredging and Video Pipe -Philadelphia, PA
  • PCC Aero Structures – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Washington County- Washington Cty., MD

SALARY RANGE: $54,000 to $69,000

Mechanical Engineering

EMPLOYERS:
  • Atlas Minerals and Chemicals - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • B/E Aerospace – Mountainhome, PA
  • Borton Lawson – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • CHA Consulting – Whitehall, PA
  • Creamer Environmental – Cedar Grove, NJ
  • DBi Services – Lakewood,PA
  • EMG – Baltimore, MD
  • Ernst & Young - New York, NY
  • G&B Specialties – Berwick, PA
  • Group Five Pipe – Saudi Arabia
  • Keystone Automation – Duryea, PA
  • Long Island Fireproof Door – Long Island, NY
  • Martin Rogers & Associates, - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Medical Components – Harleysville, PA
  • NESMA Partners - Saudi Arabia
  • Parsons Corporation - Saudi Arabia
  • Raymond Corporation - Ithaca, NY
  • Reynold Consumer Products - Moosic, PA
  • South Bay Beverage – New York, NY
  • Spector Manufacturing – Reading, PA
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot – Tobyhanna, PA
  • Tredegar Film Products (2) – Pottsville, PA
  • Valmet – Clarks Summit, PA
  • Zuken - Mount Pocono PA

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $65,000+

MILITARY:
  • United States Navy, Nuclear Engineering Services - US
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • Wilkes University (4) – Wilkes-Barre, PA