Wilkes University

Graduating Class Follow-Up Data

Professional Activity of Graduates from the Classes of  2014 and 2013.

First Destination Survey of the Class of 2015

Information below reflects the responses of the Bachelor’s degree recipients of the Class of 2015 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 76% of the class was attained. Salary data is offered for full-time positions for majors attaining an adequate sample size. 

Employment Locations:

  • Northeastern PA:  42%
  • Other PA cities:  31%
  • New York, New Jersey: 11%
  • Other states, international: 16%

Graduate/Professional School Locations:

  • Northeastern PA:  45%
  • Other PA cities:  22%
  • New York, New Jersey: 11%
  • Other states, international:  22%

Relationship of Employment to Undergraduate Academic Majors:

  • Closely related: 74%
  • Somewhat related: 18%
  • Not related: 8%

Full-time Employers And Graduate/professional Schools,
Listed By Schools And Majors

 

Accounting

EMPLOYERS

  • Artic Refrigeration - Hanover, PA
  • Baker Tilly - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • KPMG - Tysons Corner, VA
  • Kroken Boardsports - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Menco Mechanical - Bloomsburg, PA
  • Michael Barbetti LLC - Dunmore, PA
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers - Philadelphia, PA
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers -Florham Park, NJ (2)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers -Harrisburg, PA
  • Protiviti Consulting- Philadelphia, PA

SALARY RANGE: $38,000-$55,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL

  • Wilkes University MBA Program - Wilkes-Barre, PA (2)

Business Administration

EMPLOYERS

  • Bank of America - Bangor, PA
  • Pocono Medical Center - E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Genpact Logistics - Scranton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 - $39,000

MILITARY
  • US Army - Fort Leonard Wood, MO
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Wilkes University MBA Program - Wilkes-Barre, PA (2)

Entrepreneurship

EMPLOYERS
  • Prudential - White Plains, NY

Finance

EMPLOYERS
  • Allstate Insurance Company - Chicago, IL
  • GLOBO Language Solutions - Fort Washington, PA
  • Advantage Solutions - Charlotte, NC
  • Geico - Washington, DC
  • United Air - Chicago, IL

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 - $43,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University MBA Program- Wilkes-Barre, PA  

Management

EMPLOYERS
  • Harlem Junior Tennis Program - New York, NY
  • Huntsville Executive Search - Dallas, PA
  • SEI Investments - Philadelphia, PA
  • Small Business Development Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Yelp - New York, NY
  • Kmart - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Freedom Corrugated - Hazleton, PA
  • Achievement First - Brooklyn, NY
  • Right Choice Realty - Fort Myers, FL
  • Super Duper Tennis - New York, NY
  • Helcrist LLC - Philadelphia, PA
  • SHI International - New York, NY
  • All State Insurance - Chicago, IL
  • Enterprise Holdings - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Open Systems Health Care - Olyphant, PA
  • State Farm - Warminister, PA
  • Keybank - New York, NY
  • Management Consultants -Saudi Arabia

SALARY RANGE: $34,000 - $49,000

MILITARY
  • US Air Force - WA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University MBA Program - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • University of Tampa - Tampa, FL
  • University of Delaware - Newark, DE

Marketing

EMPLOYERS
  • Keystone Automotive - Exeter, PA
  • Target Corporation - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Target Corporation - York, PA
  • Rab Lighting - Northvale, NJ
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Anthropologie - Philadelphia, PA
  • Bayada Nursing - E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Enterprise Holdings - York, PA

SALARY RANGE: $31,000 - $40,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Communication Studies

EMPLOYERS
  • Allegris Partners - New York, NY
  • Cumulus Media - Allentown, PA
  • Freelance Writer - Nashville, TN
  • Home Instead Senior Care - Mountaintop, PA
  • JV Carter - Allentown, PA
  • Lotame - Washington, DC
  • Mindshare - New York, NY
  • Peoples Security Bank - Scranton, PA
  • Ransdstad Technologies - Parsippany, NJ
  • Youtube - Allentown, PA

SALARY RANGE: $29,000 - $56,000

English

EMPLOYERS
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hot Topic - Wilkes-Barre, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Farleigh Dickinson - Teaneck, NJ

History

EMPLOYERS
  • EDSI - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University Athletics - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Military
  • US Air Force – Vandenburg AFB, CA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Villanova University - Bryn Mawr, PA

Integrative Media

EMPLOYERS
  • FDM Group - New York, NY
  • Lehigh Valley Phantoms - Allentown, PA
  • Misericordia University - Dallas, PA
  • Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Torcon - Farmingdale, NJ

SALARY RANGE: $31,000 - $42,000

Graduate School
  • Marywood University - Scranton, PA

Spanish

EMPLOYERS
  • English Teachers Abroad - Spain
  • St. Joseph Health - Muncy, PA

Musical Theater & Theatre Arts

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • University of California - San Diego, CA

Criminology

EMPLOYERS
  • Atlantic Tomorrow - Manasguan, NJ
  • East Company - New York, NY
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center - Scranton, PA
  • Glen Mills Schools - Glen Mills, PA
  • Guard Insurance - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Ministry of Interior - Saudi Arabia
  • Pep Boys - Holbrook, NJ

SALARY RANGE: $30,000 - $45,000

Psychology

EMPLOYERS
  • Blue Mountain Health System - Lehighton, PA
  • Children's Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Commonwealth Health Systems - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Crestwood School District - Mountaintop, PA
  • Domestic Violence Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Ebay Enterprises - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Friendship House - Scranton, PA
  • Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Guard Insurance - Hallstead, PA
  • Guard Insurance - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Institute for Human Resources & Services - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Ms. Stella's - Malvern, PA
  • New Story  School - Wyoming, PA
  • Pepperjam - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Scranton Counseling Center - Scranton, PA
  • Step By Step - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Vanguard Charitable - Malvern, PA

SALARY RANGE: $25,000 - $38,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Ball State University - Muncie, IN
  • Columbia University - New York, NY
  • Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Kutztown University - Kutztown, PA
  • State University of New York - Buffalo, NY
  • Widener University - Chester, PA
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA (3)

Political Science

Employer
  • Allstate Insurance - Lehigh Valley, PA
  • Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law - Kingston, PA
Graduate School
  • New York University School of Law - New York, NY
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sociology

EMPLOYER
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Commission on Economic Opportunity - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Holiday Inn - Frackville, PA

Education

EMPLOYERS
  • Charlotte Mecklenberg School - Charlotte, NC
  • Colonial Intermediate Unit 20- Easton, PA
  • Commonwealth Connections Academy - Harrisburg, PA
  • Community Counseling Services - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • First Philadelphia Charter School - Philadelphia, PA
  • Fortis Institute - Scranton, PA
  • Hazleton Area School District - Hazleton, PA (2)
  • Hope Spring Farm Services- Hershey, PA
  • Old Forge School District - Old Forge, PA
  • Pittston Area School District - Pittston, PA
  • PNC Bank - Clarks Summit, PA
  • School Age Program MOMS - Lock Haven, PA
  • Timberline Learning Center - Breckenridge, CO
  • Wilkes-Barre Area School District - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyoming Area School District - Exeter, PA
  • Wyoming Valley Children's Association - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $29,000 (temp)-$ 41,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS

  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Nursing

EMPLOYERS
  • Blue Mountain Health Care System - Albrightsville, PA (2)
  • Christiana Care - Newark, DE
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center - Scranton, PA (5)
  • Geisinger Health System - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Geisinger Medical Center - Danville, PA (2)
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hahneman Hospital - Philadelphia, PA
  • Lancaster General Hospital - Lancaster, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA (3)
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital - Kunkletown, PA
  • Moses Taylor Hospital- Scranton, PA
  • Northwell Health Huntington - Huntington, NY
  • Pinnacle Health System -  Harrisburg, PA
  • Pocono Medical Health System - E. Stroudsburg, PA
  • Regional Hospital - Scranton, PA
  • Guthrie Troy Community Hospital - Troy, PA
  • United Health Services - Johnson City, NY
  • Wellspan York Hospital - York, PA
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $46,000 - $67,000

Graduate School

Penn State University - State College, PA

Biology

EMPLOYERS
  • Good Samaritan Health System - Lebanon, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Care System - Bethlehem, PA
  • Nalco Ecolab - Harrisburg, PA
  • Sri Utama International School - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA (2)

SALARY RANGE: $31,000 - $43,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Drexel University College of Medicine, MD- Philadelphia, PA (3)
  • King's College, P.A. - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Lehigh University, PhD - Bethlehem, PA
  • Misericordia University, P.A. - Dallas, PA
  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, MD - Hershey, PA (2)
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO - Philadelphia, PA
  • Salus University, O.D. - Elkins Park, PA
  • St. Louis University, MPH - St. Louis, MO
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry - Syracuse, NY
  • SUNY Upstate Medical School, MD - Syracuse, NY
  • Towson University - Towson, MD
  • University of Delaware, MS - Newark, DE
  • Wilkes Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, PharmD - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University, BSN - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Chemistry

EMPLOYERS
  • PPD Pharmaceuticals - King of Prussia, PA

Computer Science & CIS

EMPLOYERS
  • Amazon - Seattle, MI
  • General Dynamics IT - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hanlon Creative - Philadelphia, PA
  • Liquid Interactive - Allentown, PA
  • Met Life - Clarks Summit, PA
  • PCC Airfoils - Minerva, OH
  • APC Scientific Consultants LLC - NJ
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $52,000 - $66,000

Mathematics

EMPLOYERS
  • Berskshire Hathaway Guard Insurance -Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Hazleton Area School District -Hazleton, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Oregon State University - Corvalis, OR
  • Wilkes University MS Math - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Earth & Environmental Science

EMPLOYERS
  • PA Wildlife Society -  PA
  • CORE - Bear Creek, PA

Environmental Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • AECOM - Shenandoah, PA
  • American Water - Mechanicsburg, PA
  • HNTB- King of Prussia, PA
  • IES Engineers - Blue Bell, PA
  • Light-Heigel & Associates - Palmyra, PA
  • PP&L - Berwick, PA
  • Ramboldi Environmental - Philadelphia, PA
  • T& M Associates - Bethlem, PA
  • The Crossroads Group LLC - Elysburg, PA
  • UGI- Kempton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $ 52,000 - $63,000

Electrical Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • Frontier Communications - Dallas, PA(2)
  • PA Power and Light - Allentown, PA
  • Pride Mobility - Exeter, PA
  • SPS Fastener - Santa Ana, CA
  • UGI Electric - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE:  $53,000 - $56,000

MILITARY

US Air Force - Elgin Air Force Base, FL

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University, MSEE - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Mechanical Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • ADNOC -Abu Dhabi
  • Bechtel Marine Propulsion - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cameo Manufacturing - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • ICI Engineers - New York, NY
  • Kroken Boardsports - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • LIU - Scranton, PA
  • MidAtlantic Mechanical -Milstone Twp., NJ
  • Mountain Productions - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PCC Structurals - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PGW Crestline - Mansfield, OH
  • Pride Mobility - Duryea, PA
  • Pulverman - Dallas, PA
  • Pulverman Metal - Dallas, PA
  • Saturn Overhead Equipment - Somerset, NJ
  • Saudi Electric - Saudi Arabia
  • SK Solutions - Saudi Arabia
  • Smith Miller Associates - Pittston, PA
  • SSM Group - Reading, PA
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyman Gordon - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyman Gordon- Quakertown, PA

SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $66,000

MILITARY:

US Air Force - Colorado Springs, CO

GRADUATE SCHOOLS

  • Wilkes University, MS - Wilkes-Barre, PA

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