What do BU undergraduates do when they graduate?

I am often asked by undergrads and MA students what BU students do when they graduate. For the first time that I know of, BU has published a relatively complete description and list of the places where they get jobs, or go to graduate school or  volunteer.  It is discussed in the new CAS Dean Ann Cudd’s newsletter which is linked here.

A Note from Dean Cudd: Preparing our Undergraduates for the ‘Real World’

Of particular interest is the pdf file listing where undergrads are working and what their job title is.

CLASS OF 2014: Post-Graduation First Destination Profile

From now on, this list will be one of the first places I suggest undergrad job seekers look for possibilities in the US, abroad, and to consider BU alumni to network with.

In addition to being their placement officer, I help maintain the list of recent BU placements of our Ph.D. students which is linked here.

Recent Ph.D. job placements.

By the way, it is also not too late for alumni from our Ph.D. program to interview and hire our candidates on the job market. (Another impressive group.) They are linked here.

Current Ph.D. job candidates.

Separately, in the last two days, I met with one undergraduate and two MA students during office hours, all who happened to be from China.  All three said that the BU program was much harder than the courses their friends were taking elsewhere as undergraduates or Master’s students. While they were in part complaining about too much work at BU, all of them were also grateful that they are getting a solid education and being challenged. It makes it a good investment. I told them to tell their friends in China and elsewhere. It also made me feel proud that BU has not succumbed to  the rampant grade inflation and work deflation that is common elsewhere.

Randy

 

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