Wilkes University

Graduate Surveys

Graduating Class Follow-Up Data

Professional Activity of Graduates from the Classes of  201620152014, and 2013.

First Destination Survey of the Class of 2017

Information below reflects the responses of the Bachelor’s degree recipients of the Class of 2017 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 the activity of 69% 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.

Status of alumni who responded to the survey:

  • Working full-time/full-time military career : 69%
  • Attending graduate/professional school full-time: 22%
  • Working part-time/temporarily in desired field, seeking full-time position: 3%
  • Seeking full-time professional employment in desired field: 6%

Employment Locations:

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania – 46.6%
  • Other PA cities – 28%
  • New York/New Jersey – 10.3%
  • Other states – 10.8%
  • International – 4.3%

Graduate/Professional School Locations:

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania – 40.6%
  • Other PA cities – 37.7%>
  • New York/New Jersey – 7.2%
  • Other states – 14.5%

Graduates’ Relationship of Employment to Undergraduate Academic Major:

  • Closely related – 87.1%
  • Somewhat related – 9.3%
  • Not at all related – 3.6%

FULL-TIME EMPLOYERS AND GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
LISTED BY SCHOOLS AND MAJORS

Accounting

EMPLOYERS:
  • Assured Partners - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Baker Tilly - Wyomissing, PA
  • Berkshire Hathaway – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • City Mark Federal Credit Union – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Comcast – Scranton, PA
  • Dunn & Bradstreet - Center Valley, PA
  • Geisinger Medical Center – Danville, PA
  • Kearney & Company (2) – Alexandria, VA
  • Liberty Tax – Mesa, AZ
  • Maser Consulting – Red Bank, NJ
  • New Horizon Financial – Bogota, NJ
  • North American Logistics Group – New York City, NY
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (2) – Philadelphia, PA
  • Robin Yevak, CPA – Freeland, PA
  • Smith Elliott Kearns & Company – Carlisle, PA
SALARY RANGE: $44,000 to $65,000
 
MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force - TX
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • Monmouth University – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Business Administration

EMPLOYERS:
  • Department of Defense Human Resources – Birmingham, AL

Entrepreneurship

EMPLOYERS:
  • Heim’s Disposal Service, Inc., - Dornsife, PA
  • Lingle Performance Services – Manheim, PA
  • Mt. Everett’s Frozen Creations – Scranton, PA
  • Horwith Freightliner – Northampton, PA
  • Walt Disney World – Orlando, FL
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions – New York City, NY
  • ADP – Allentown, PA
SALARY RANGE: $45,000.00 to $56,000
 
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • University of Tampa – Tampa, FL
  • Wilkes University (2) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Finance

EMPLOYERS:
  • Alkhater CSG - Saudi Arabia
  • Ameriprise Financial – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Blacktree Healthcare – Conshohocken, PA
  • Mass Mutual – Kingston, PA
  • Morgan Stanley – Wilmington, DE
  • Northwestern Mutual, Moosic, PA
  • Orrestown Bank – Harrisburg, PA
  • Penn State University, Morgan Academic Center - State College, PA
  • Saudi Arabian Cooperative Insurance Company - Saudi Arabia
  • Stifel Nicolaus – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Vanguard – Malvern, PA
SALARY RANGE: $20,000 to $50,000
 
MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force – Sheppard AFB, TX
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • West Chester University – West Chester, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Management

EMPLOYERS:
  • ADP – Allentown, PA
  • Bath & Body Works - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Fitness Headquarters – Ellenville, NY
  • Lexus – Scranton, PA
  • Maximus – Harrisburg, PA
  • Mooring Yacht and Country Club – Vero Beach, FL
  • Nestle – Freehold, NJ
  • PA Counseling Services – Scranton, PA
  • RGIS Inventory Specialists – Moosic, PA
  • Smart Painting - Saudi Arabia
  • Temple University Football Program – Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyoming Valley Motors – Larksville, PA
SALARY RANGE: $40,000 to $60,000
 
MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force – Tyndall AFB, FL

GRADUATE SCHOOLS:

  • Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilkes University (4) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Marketing

EMPLOYERS:
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals – New York City, NY
  • Metz Cometz - France
  • AMETEK - West Chester, PA
  • The Gem Shop - Jim Thorpe, PA
  • Alpexpo - France Wegman's - King of Prussia, PA
  • Pennsylvania Machine Works – Aston, PA
  • Jack's Grill – Scranton, PA
  • Enterprise Rent A Car – Edwardsville, PA
  • McCarthy Tire Services – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • McAdam Financial – Philadelphia, PA
  • Pella Window & Doors – Haverhill, MA

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 to $65,000

Sports Management

EMPLOYERS:
  • East Penn Manufacturing – Lyons, PA
  • Evolved Marketing Group – King of Prussia, PA
  • Mike Raisor Buick, Cadillac, GMC – Lafayette, IN
  • TTI Techtronic Industries – Lodi, NJ
  • Washington Nationals – Washington, DC
SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $56,000

Communication Studies

EMPLOYERS:
  • Greater Scranton YMCA – Scranton, PA
  • Osterhaut Free Library - Wilkes-Barre, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • American University – Washington, DC
  • Mount Saint Mary’s – Frederick, MD
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Criminology

EMPLOYERS:
  • Commonwealth of PA – Harrisburg, PA
  • Lehigh County Jail – Lehigh, PA
  • Limited Brands – Whitehall, PA
  • Maximus – Pittston, PA
  • MidAtlantic Youth Services – Pittston, PA
  • Mohegan Sun Pocono - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PA Child Care – Pittston, PA
  • Sullivan County Courthouse – Laporte, PA

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $65,000

MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force – Goodfellow AFB, TX
GRADUATE SCHOOL:
  • Pennsylvania State University - Online World Campus

Digital Design & Media Art

EMPLOYERS:
  • Allegra Marketing – Fairfax, VA
  • ENTER.Net – Allentown, PA
  • Mondelez International - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 - $45,000

English

EMPLOYERS:
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyoming Valley West School District – Kingston, PA
MILITARY:
  • United States Army – Fort Benning, GA
GRADUATE SCHOOL:
  • Dickinson School of Law – Carlisle, PA

Integrative Media

EMPLOYERS:
  • Graf Fix Printing LLC – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Net Driven – Scranton, PA
  • Noble Market – New York City, NY

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $49,000

Neuroscience

GRADUATE SCHOOL:
  • Temple University – Philadelphia, PA

Political Science

EMPLOYERS:
  • ADP - New Tripoli, PA
  • Alliance Mediation Services – Pottsville, PA
  • PA House of Representatives – Harrisburg, PA
  • Susan B. Anthony List – Arlington, VA
SALARY RANGE: $38,000 to $50,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Dickinson School of Law – Carlisle, PA
  • Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
  • George Washington University – Washington, DC
  • University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

Psychology

EMPLOYERS:
  • Better Health Wellness – New York City, NY
  • Better Health Wellness – Philadelphia, PA
  • Children's Behavioral Health Services (4) – Edwardsville, PA
  • Children's Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Community Counseling Services – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • CVS – Dallas, PA
  • Home ABA Program – Mountaintop, PA
  • LIU #18 – Blakeslee, PA
  • National Freight Industries – Cherry Hill, NJ
  • New York Foundling – Brooklyn, NY
  • Northwestern Mutual – Albany, NJ
  • MidAtlantic Youth Services – Pittston, PA
  • Reading Hospital – Reading, PA
  • Step By Step, Inc. – Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $25,000 to $56,000

MILITARY:
  • United States Army - US
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Arcadia University – Glenside, PA
  • Illinois State University – Normal, IL
  • Lehigh University (2) – Bethlehem, PA
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2)– Philadelphia, PA
  • Syracuse University –Syracuse, NY
  • University of Scranton (2) – Scranton, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sociology

EMPLOYERS:
  • Laurel Creek Counseling – Lewisburg, PA
  • Schannauer Plumbing & Heating - Sinking Springs, PA
  • Pathways – Allentown, PA

Spanish

EMPLOYERS:
  • Wayne County Office of Behavioral & Early Intervention – Honesdale, PA

Education

EMPLOYERS:
  • Crestview Elementary School – Carlisle, PA
  • Deer Park Elementary, Phoenix School District- Phoenix, AZ
  • Dunmore Area School District – Dunmore, PA
  • Hazleton Area School District – Hazleton, PA
  • Hildebrandt Learning Centers – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Panther Valley School District – Lansford, PA
  • Philadelphia School District – Philadelphia, PA
  • President Lincoln’s Cottage – Washington, DC
  • Riverside School District – Taylor, PA
  • SHINE Program, Heights Elementary School – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History – Washington, DC
  • Source 4 Teachers – Carlisle, PA
  • Substitute Teacher Services - Lancaster, PA
  • Tamaqua Area School District – Tamaqua, PA
  • Trenton School District – Trenton, NJ
  • Wyoming Valley West School District (2)– Kingston, PA
SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $49,000

Nursing

EMPLOYERS:
  • Commonwealth Health – Scranton, PA
  • Geisinger Health System (7) – Scranton, PA
  • Geisinger Health System (4) – Danville, PA
  • Geisinger Health System (20) – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Geisinger Health System (2) – Camp Hill, PA
  • Grand Stand Medical Center (2) – Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network (3)– Allentown PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – Hazelton, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network – East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Lourdes Hospital (2) – Binghamton, NY
  • Mount Sinai Health System – New York City, NY
  • New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center – Cornell, NY
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center – Harrisburg, PA
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center (4) – Hershey, PA
  • Pinnacle – Harrisburg, PA
  • Regional Hospital (3) – Scranton, PA
  • Saint Clare’s Health – Plains, NJ
  • Sentara Healthcare – Hampton, VA
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network (2) – Bethlehem, PA
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network – Lehighton, PA
  • Tyler Memorial Hospital – Tunkhannock, PA
  • UHS Wilson – Johnson City, NY
  • UPMC – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Wellspan Health - York, PA
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (3) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $40,000 to $65,000+

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Binghamton University – Vestal, NY
  • Columbia School of Professional Studies – New York, NY
  • DeSales University – Center Valley, PA
  • Misericordia University – Dallas, PA
  • Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Biochemistry

EMPLOYERS:
  • BATTA Environmental Associates – Newark, DE
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, PA

Biology

EMPLOYERS:
  • Kolmar Lab - Port Jervis, NY
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation - Mountaintop, PA
  • Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital - Camp Hill, PA
  • Pyramid Healthcare – Allentown, PA
  • Wilkes University - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $35,000 to $67,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Avalon University – Youngstown, OH
  • Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Geisinger School of Medicine – Scranton, PA
  • Kornberg School of Dentistry – Philadelphia, PA
  • Marywood University – Scranton, PA
  • Northeastern University – Boston, MA
  • NOVA Southeastern University - Davie, FL
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center – Hershey, PA
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
  • Slippery Rock University - Slippery Rock, PA
  • Tuft’s Veterinary School – Grafton, PA
  • Villanova School of Law - Villanova, PA
  • Wilkes University (4) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Chemistry

EMPLOYERS:
  • Chemours Company – Wilmington, DE
  • Kirby Health Center (2) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Sanofi Pasteur – Swiftwater, PA

SALARY RANGE: $30,000 to $65,000

Mathematics & Computer Science/CIS

EMPLOYERS:
  • DSB Trucking – Scranton, PA
  • FedEx – Pittston, PA
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology – Fairfield, PA

Electrical Engineering

EMPLOYERS:
  • Jon Gladdish – Mountaintop, PA
  • Lockheed Martin (2) – Archbald, PA
  • Lockheed Martin – Littleton, CO
  • Lockheed Martin – Owego, NY
  • Microsemi – Reading, PA
  • National Grid, PLC – Waltham, MA
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot – Tobyhanna, PA

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $69,900

MILITARY:
  • United States Air Force – Tyndall AFB, FL
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA
  • North Carolina State University – Raleigh, NC
  • Stevens Institute of Technology – Hoboken, NJ
  • University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
  • Wilkes University (2) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Engineering Management & Applied and Engineering Sciences

EMPLOYERS:
  • Doyle & Roth Mfg. Company – Simpson, PA
  • DUR Hospitality – Saudi Arabia
  • Mattex Group – Saudi Arabia

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $65,000

Environmental Engineering, Earth &Environmental Science

EMPLOYERS:
  • AECOM - Virginia Beach, VA
  • HDR – Mahwah, NJ
  • LKB Consulting – Syosset, NY
  • MET-ED First Energy – Reading, PA
  • Mobile Dredging and Video Pipe -Philadelphia, PA
  • PCC Aero Structures – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Washington County- Washington Cty., MD

SALARY RANGE: $54,000 to $69,000

Mechanical Engineering

EMPLOYERS:
  • Atlas Minerals and Chemicals - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • B/E Aerospace – Mountainhome, PA
  • Borton Lawson – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • CHA Consulting – Whitehall, PA
  • Creamer Environmental – Cedar Grove, NJ
  • DBi Services – Lakewood,PA
  • EMG – Baltimore, MD
  • Ernst & Young - New York, NY
  • G&B Specialties – Berwick, PA
  • Group Five Pipe – Saudi Arabia
  • Keystone Automation – Duryea, PA
  • Long Island Fireproof Door – Long Island, NY
  • Martin Rogers & Associates, - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Medical Components – Harleysville, PA
  • NESMA Partners - Saudi Arabia
  • Parsons Corporation - Saudi Arabia
  • Raymond Corporation - Ithaca, NY
  • Reynold Consumer Products - Moosic, PA
  • South Bay Beverage – New York, NY
  • Spector Manufacturing – Reading, PA
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot – Tobyhanna, PA
  • Tredegar Film Products (2) – Pottsville, PA
  • Valmet – Clarks Summit, PA
  • Zuken - Mount Pocono PA

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $65,000+

MILITARY:
  • United States Navy, Nuclear Engineering Services - US
GRADUATE SCHOOLS:
  • Wilkes University (4) – Wilkes-Barre, PA

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