More than 90 percent of recent Valpo graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school for the 22nd straight year.
The overall placement rate for 2013-2014 alumni is 94.5 percent, marking a 2.2 percent increase from last year. Each year, Valparaiso University’s Career Center sponsors nearly 100 career preparation opportunities including networking events, mock interviews, panel discussions and job fairs.
“Our alumni consistently achieve career and graduate school placement at extraordinary locations throughout the world and continue to exemplify the high standards of excellence we hold at Valparaiso University,” said Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., president. “Their success is a testament to Valpo’s intellectually rigorous and innovative education, as well as our gifted faculty and dedicated staff who provide the resources and mentoring necessary for graduates to thrive in work and life.”
Highlights of the 2015 Graduate Report include:
- Graduates are working or studying in 37 states and 10 countries. Nearly 37 percent of 2013-2014 alumni work or attend graduate school in Indiana.
- Ten respondents are involved in full-time service: three in AmeriCorps, one each in Amate House, City Year, Hayes Leonard Elementary School, Holden Village, Peace Corps, Soccer Without Borders, and a Field Hospital in Syria.
- Three respondents are in the Armed Forces: two with the Air Force and one with the National Guard.
- One respondent was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and is in Austria.