First Destination Survey of the Class of 2018

Information below reflects the responses of the Bachelor’s degree recipients of the Class of 2018 members regarding their first destination, post-graduation career outcomes status. Data was collected by Wilkes University Career Services at a senior class meeting in the month of April prior to graduation, and via two additional survey administrations, at six months and at one year post-graduation. A knowledge rate of the activity of 68% 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.

Career Outcomes Summary Data of the Class of 2018

Of the graduates who responded to the survey:

  • 96% are working or attending graduate/professional school in areas related to desired career outcomes.
  • 77% of these graduates reported that they are working full-time.
  • 20% of these alum are attending graduate/professional schools.
  • 3% are in a military career.
  • 4% of the class is seeking full-time positions in their fields; working in temporary positions in their majors, or in part-time positions.
  • 76% of the graduates are working in northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) or in cities within Pennsylvania.
  • 73% of those attending graduate/professional schools are doing so in NEPA and other Pennsylvania cities.

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Full-time Employers and Graduate/Professional Schools

LISTED BY SCHOOLS AND MAJORS

SALARY DATA: LISTED FOR GROUPS OF ADEQUATE SAMPLE SIZE, SOME SALARIES NOT REPORTED BY RESPONDENTS.

ACCOUNTING


EMPLOYERS:

  • BAKER TILLY, WYOMISSING, PA
  • BOWMAN AND COMPANY, VOORHEES, NJ
  • COHN RESNICK LLP, BALTIMORE, MD
  • CONAN, GUNTESCI AND CO., SCRANTON, PA
  • COX AUTOMOTIVE INC., PHOENIX, AZ
  • CSS INDUSTRIES , MOUNTAIN TOP, PA
  • DBI, SCRANTON, PA
  • DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY - NAVSUP
  • HERBEIN AND CO., WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • KRONICK KALADA BERDY AND CO., KINGSTON, PA
  • PNC, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS LLC, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • RUTKOSKI FENCING, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • SKC AND CO., MONTVILLE, NJ
  • SPROWLS & CO., CHANDLER, AZ
  • THE LEPPERT GROUP LLC, SANDYSTON, NJ
  • THIELLS, NEW YORK, NY

SALARY RANGE:

  • $30,000 TO $70,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA (2)

MILITARY:

  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, ROME, NY

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP

EMPLOYERS:

  • HOUSE OF BRICKS, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • VIVE FITNESS CENTER, KINGSTON, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $35,000 TO $60,000

FINANCE


EMPLOYERS:

  • COMMUNITY BANK, OLYPHANT, PA
  • RKL WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LANCASTER, PA
  • SERAPH CONSULTING, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
  • AL ZAMIL EXCHANGE, SAUDI ARABIA
  • MORGAN STANLEY, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY GUARD, WILKES-BAREE, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $50,000 TO $85,000+

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • DUQUESNE LAW SCHOOL, PITTSBURGH, PA
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE SCHOOL OF LAW, LEXINGTON, VA
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA

MANAGEMENT


EMPLOYERS:

  • ARIZONA ANIMAL WELFARE, PHOENIX, AZ
  • COSTCO, GILBERT, AZ
  • JOSEPH MIRANDA, WILKES-BARRE PA
  • LORD AND TAYLOR, KING OF PRUSSIA, PA
  • US HYDRATIONS, PITTSTON, PA
  • WAL-MART, CHANDLER, AZ
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY - OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT , WILKES-BARRE, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $35,000 TO $50,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY, SCRANTON, PA
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY COMMONWEALTH LAW SCHOOL, HARRISBURG, PA
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE PA (2)

MILITARY:

  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, BASE, SC

MARKETING


EMPLOYERS:

  • BANK WORKS, WEST HAZLETON, PA
  • DELUXE ENTERTAINMENT, MOOSIC, PA
  • ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, ALLENTOWN, PA
  • EN-X2 MARKETING, DALLAS, PA
  • JOHNSTON AND MURPHY, POTTSTOWN, PA
  • PENN FOSTER, SCRANTON, PA
  • RIVERSIDE NURSING, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • WAL-MART, PHILADELPHIA, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $25,000 TO $45,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA

MILITARY:

  • UNITED STATES ARMY, FORT JACKSON, SC

SPORTS MANAGEMENT

EMPLOYERS:

  • AZ SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION, MESA, AZ
  • BOSTON CANNONS, QUINCY, MA
  • ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, WEST LEBANON, NH
  • PIONEER FINANCIAL, MATAMORAS, PA

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA

COMMUNICATION STUDIES


EMPLOYERS:

  • BEAR STAFFING SERVICES, FLEETWOOD, PA
  • C.H. ROBINSON, CRANFORD, NJ
  • IQVIA, ORANGE, NJ
  • THE ANTHROPOLOGIST, NEW YORK, NY
  • THE TIMES LEADER, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • WECRUITR.COM, FERNWOOD, NJ

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, SYRACUSE, NY

CRIMINOLOGY

EMPLOYERS:

  • COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICES, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • PA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY, HAZLETON, PA
  • GLEN MILLS SCHOOLS, GLEN MILLS, PA
  • JUSTICE WORKS YOUTH CARE, FRACKVILLE, PA
  • LUZERNE COUNTY PROBATION SERVICES, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • MARSY'S LAW FOR PENNSYLVANIA, HARRISBURG, PA
  • SUSSEX COUNTRY SHERIFF'S DEPT., NEWTON, NJ
  • WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER, SCRANTON, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $20,000 TO $55,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY, SCRANTON, PA

MILITARY:

  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, DAYTON, OH
  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, PENSACOLA, FL
  • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, RANDOLPH AFB, UNIVERSAL CITY, TX

DIGITAL DESIGN & MEDIA ART / INTEGRATIVE MEDIA


EMPLOYERS:

  • LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS, ALLENTOWN, PA
  • LSEO, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • NET DRIVEN, DICKSON CITY, PA
  • PREMIUM RETAIL SERVICES, CHESTERFIELD, MO
  • SPOOKY NOOK SPORTS, LANCASTER, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $20,000 TO $50,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY, SCRANTON, PA

ENGLISH


EMPLOYERS:

  • CARAHSOFT, RESTON, VA
  • CASA GRANDE SCHOOL DISTRICT, CASA GRANDE, AZ
  • CROWD CONTENT, BUFFALO, NY
  • FELLERMAN AND CIAMBOLI LAW, KINGSTON, PA
  • INSTITUTE OF READING DEVELOPMENT, ALLENTOWN PA
  • SLACK INC., THOROFARE, NJ
  • SOURCE 4 TEACHERS, CHERRY HILL, NJ
  • VIRTUAL ASSIST , PITTSTON, PA
  • WINCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WINCHESTER VA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $20,000 TO $45,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, HEMPSTEAD, NY

HISTORY


EMPLOYERS:

  • CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOL DISTRICT - LENAPE MIDDLE SCHOOL, DOYLESTOWN, PA
  • PLAN GURU, WILKES-BARRE, PA

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • PENN STATE UNIVERSITY DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW, CARLISLE, PA
  • BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, BINGHAMTON, NY

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

EMPLOYERS:

  • SHIELD TOURISM, SAUDI ARABIA
  • MMI PREPARATORY SCHOOL, FREELAND, PA

MUSICAL THEATRE


EMPLOYERS:

  • ROYAL CARRIBEAN CRUISE SHIPS, INT’L

NEUROSCIENCE


EMPLOYERS:

  • GEISINGER, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • NEUROFEEDBACK INSTITUTE OF NJ, HIGHLAND PARK, NJ
  • THE CENTER LLC, KING OF PRUSSIA, PA
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $20,000 TO $50,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:

  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NY, NY
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, KUTZTOWN, PA
  • STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, STONY BROOK, NY
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY BSN PROGRAM, WILKES-BARRE, PA

POLITICAL SCIENCE


EMPLOYERS:

  • DAYS INN, TAMPA, FL

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:

  • COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS, CO
  • VERMONT LAW SCHOOL, SOUTH ROYALTON, VT
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY COMMONWEALTH LAW SCHOOL, HARRISBURG, PA (2)

PSYCHOLOGY


EMPLOYERS:

  • CARING COMMUNITIES, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • CHILDREN'S CHOICE, BELLMAWR, NJ
  • CHILDREN’S BEHAVIORAL SERVICES, LARKSVILLE, PA
  • MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER,, LAKEWOOD, NJ
  • OSF HEALTHCARE, PEORIA, IL
  • THE CENTER, KING OF PRUSSIA, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $25,000 TO $45,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:

  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY, CHESTER, PA
  • GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, STATESBORO, GA
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY, SCRANTON PA (2)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, KUTZTOWN, PA
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SCHOOL OF LAW, CARBONDALE, IL

SOCIOLOGY


EMPLOYERS:

  • FIRST HOSPITAL, KINGSTON, PA
  • GLEN MILLS SCHOOLS, GLEN MILLS, PA
  • RESOURCES FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, PHILADELPHIA, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $20,000 TO $45,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY, SCRANTON, PA

SPANISH


 EMPLOYERS:

  • SANOFI PASTEUR, SWIFTWATER, PA

GRADUATE SCHOOL:

  • EASTERN UNIVERSITY, ST. DAVIDS, PA

EDUCATION


EMPLOYERS:

  • MINERSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, MINERSVILLE, PA
  • BUILDING BLOCKS LEARNING CENTER, WILKES BARRE, PA
  • JENNY LYNN ACADEMY, KINGSTON, PA
  • CASA GRANDE SCHOOL DISTRICT, CASA GRANDE, AZ
  • CHICAGO SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHICAGO, IL
  • CRESTWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT, MOUNTAINTOP, PA
  • CENTRAL BUCKS SCHOOL DISTRICT, DOYLESTOWN, PA
  • WILKES-BARRE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • WINCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WINCHESTER, VA
  • GRAHAM ACADEMY, KINGSTON, PA
  • POCONO MOUNTAIN WEST, POCONOS, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $35,000 TO $40,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • DELAWARE VALLEY UNIVERSITY, DOYLESTOWN, PA

NURSING


EMPLOYERS:

  • BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEM, CORBIN, KY
  • BRANDON HOSPITAL, BRANDON, FL
  • CAYUGA MEDIAL CENTER, ITHACA, NY
  • EVANGELICAL HOSPITAL, LEWISBURG, PA
  • FIRST HOSPITAL, KINGSTON, PA
  • GEISINGER SOUTH, WILKES-BARRE, PA (2)
  • GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER, DANVILLE, PA (6)
  • GEISINGER CMC, SCRANTON, PA (4)
  • GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY, WILKES-BARRE, PA (14)
  • GEISINGER HOLY SPIRIT, CAMP HILL, PA (2)
  • HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • HENRY FORD HOSPITAL, DETROIT, MI
  • HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER, HERSHEY, PA
  • LADY OF LORDES HOSPITAL, BINGHAMTON, NY
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK, ALLENTOWN, PA (8)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL, POCONO, PA (2)
  • LIQUID AGENTS HEALTHCARE, PLANO, TX
  • MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITAL, SCRANTON, PA (6)
  • ORTHO VIRGINIA, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
  • REGIONAL HOSPITAL, SCRANTON, PA (3)
  • SCHUYLKILL CENTER GENESIS HEALTHCARE, POTTSVILLE, PA
  • ST. LUKES UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, BETHLEHEM, PA (2)
  • TOWER HEALTH-READING HOSPITAL, READING, PA
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
  • UPMC, PITTSBURGH, PA
  • UPMC SUSQUEHANNA, WILLIAMSPORT, PA
  • WILKES-BARRE GENERAL HOSPITAL, WILKES-BARRE PA (4)

SALARY RANGE:

  • $45,000 TO $85,000+

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
  • WALDEN UNIVERSITY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

BIOLOGY


EMPLOYERS:

  • A DUIE PYLE, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • CARE GIVERS OF AMERICA, PLAINS, PA
  • MERCK AND CO., COLLEGEVILLE, PA
  • PFIZER, NY, NY
  • SANOFI PASTEUR, SWIFTWATER, PA
  • THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, ORLANDO, FL

SALARY RANGE:

  • $30,000 TO $60,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:

  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA (5)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, KEARNEY, NE
  • PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
  • PENN STATE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, HERSHEY, PA
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA

MILITARY:

  • UNITED STATES ARMY (2)

CHEMISTRY


 EMPLOYERS:

  • SANOFI PASTEUR, SWIFTWATER, PA
  • AVIDEA TECHNOLOGIES, BALTIMORE, MD

SALARY RANGE:

  • $30,000 TO $55,000

MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS


EMPLOYERS:

  • GEISINGER, BLOOMSBURG, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $85,000+

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


EMPLOYERS:

  • AMAZON FULFILLMENT, HAZLETON, PA
  • BAE SYSTEMS, ENDICOTT, NY
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN, ARCHBALD PA
  • NAVSEA, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • ON SEMICONDUCTOR, MOUNTAIN TOP, PA (2)
  • PRIDE MOBILITY, EXETER, PA
  • SECO, READING, PA
  • TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT,TOBYHANNA, PA
  • WADI AL HANICH HEALTHY WATER FACTORY, SAUDI ARABIA (2)

SALARY RANGE:

  • $35,000 TO $70,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA (2)
  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT


EMPLOYERS:

  • RIYADYH BLOCK FACTORY, JEDDAH, PA
  • DEVOTEAM, SAUDI ARABIA
  • FABRICATED COMPONENTS, STROUDSBURG, PA

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

EMPLOYERS:

  • ANDRITZ, INC., MUNCY, PA
  • COWAN ASSOCIATES, INC., QUAKERTOWN, PA
  • EARTHRES GROUP, INC., PIPERVILLE, PA
  • IES ENGINEERS, BLUE BELL, PA
  • LEES ENVIRONMENTAL, PORT RICHEY, FL
  • MERICLE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • PENN E&R, HATFIELD, PA
  • PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER, MILTON, PA
  • RETTEW, ALLENTOWN, PA
  • REUTHER AND BOWEN, DUNMORE, PA
  • SP2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC., VALRICO, FL
  • SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION, HARRISBURG, PA
  • THE CROSSROADS GROUP, HAMBURG, PA
  • TIOGA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, LLC, TUNKHANNOCK, PA
  • WORKBRIDGE ASSOCIATES., PHILADELPHIA, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $40,000 TO $60,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, NEWARK, DE
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA (2)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


 EMPLOYERS:

  • ADVANCED DOOR TECHNOLOGIES, EAST STROUDSBURG, PA
  • ASTRO MACHINE WORKS, EPHRATA, PA
  • BLUE RIDGE PRESSURE CASTING , LEHIGHTON, PA
  • BRIAN CAMPBELL FARMS, BERWICK, PA
  • CORNELL COOKSON, MOUNTAIN TOP, PA (2)
  • DESIGN GROUP, ALLENTOWN, PA
  • DIAMOND, WYOMING, PA
  • E-FINITY DISTRIBUTION GENERATION, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • GENERAL DYNAMICS, SCRANTON, PA
  • JACOBS, SAUDI ARABIA
  • KNOLL INC., EAST GREENVILLE, PA
  • MACOBY RUN GOLF COURSE, GREENLANE, PA
  • MERCK AND CO., SUNBURY, PA
  • MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL HOLDINGS, HATFIELD, PA
  • POWERSCHOOL GROUP, BETHLEHEM, PA
  • SMITH MILLER ASSOCIATES, WILKES-BARRE, PA
  • STRUCTURE TONE, BETHLEHEM, PA
  • TESEOR ALINTE COMPANY, IVYLAND, PA
  • TOYOTA MOTORS, PRINCETON, INDIANA
  • UGI, WILKES-BARRE,PA
  • US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, WASHINGTON, DC
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY - DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING, WILKES-BARRE, PA

SALARY RANGE:

  • $55,000 TO $85,000+

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, PITTSBURGH, PA
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY, WILKES-BARRE, PA (4)

MILITARY:

  • UNITED STATES ARMY, FORT BRAGG, NC