Success is not a destination but a journey. To find out more about the trajectories of our freshly minted graduates, Reed’s career services queried the class of ’12 in the form of a survey.
We heard from 200 of the 273 seniors, a response rate of 73%. Among those who responded, 55% have found work, 12% are looking for work, and 13% have been accepted to grad school. Another 6% are volunteering in Peace Corps, Teach for America, City Year, and AmeriCorps. Some of the more interesting places they’ve been: researching bacterial pathogens and studying the HIV virus, cancer, and salmonella—all at Oregon Health & Science University; in the dance company of Imago Theatre; studying Yiddish; volunteering at an elephant reintroduction program in Thailand; making saddles at a llama farm; doing research at Dolphins Plus; doing financial analysis at Intel; coordinating social services at a memory care facility; and interning at Comedy Central, the Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont, and for Oregon senator Jeff Merkley.