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Success After Seaver: Class of 2017


Success After Seaver: Class of 2017 First-Destination Summary

What students do after graduation continues to be a hot topic in higher education. Often called graduation outcomes or career outcomes, these include full or part time employment, graduate school, volunteering, or other such activities. Pepperdine provides graduation outcome information to prospective students and their parents as one useful tool in making college decisions. We use the procedures outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers to gather and categorize data. The following infographics represent data collected at six months after graduation from 97% of the graduating class of 2017 also known as a 97% knowledge rate.


What 2017 Grads are Doing

89% of graduates are employed, accepted to grad school, volunteering, or in the military

68% Employed Full-Time or Part-Tim, 18% Admitted to Graduate School, 8% Seeking Employment, 3% Full-Time Volunteer or Other Activity


2017 Industry Breakdown

Types of Work: 76% For-Profit, 18% Non-Profit / Government, 6% Entrepreneurs

Pepperdine student working



Top Employers Who Hired 2017 Grads









Granada Hills Charter High School






REX - Real Estate Exchange

Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group


Sony Pictures Entertainment


Teach for America

US State/House/Senate

Graduate School

Pepperdine Graduation

83% of those seeking were admitted to grad school

7% Business, 12% Law, 22% Medicine, 5% Education, 48% Arts & Sciences


Internships & Student Teaching

1000 unique internships & student teaching sites for class of 2015

Pepperdine student assistant teaching



Experiences with Impact - Class of 2017


96% interned, student taught, worked on or off campus or did undergraduate research

90% of those employed or in grad school at graduation intervened or student taught.


84% of those employed or in grad school at graduation were student employees.

Internships | Student Teaching or Practicum | Student Employment


The Pepperdine Network


3000+ JOBS - 1500+ Employers Posting Jobs, 100k Alumni, 1000+ Internships, 500 Mentors on Pepperdine Career Network, 200+ On-Campus Jobs, 115+ Employers Recruit On-Campus, 30 Alumni Affinity Chapters



Fellowships & Awards

29 Fulbright (in 7 years), 10 Boren, Gilman, and Humanity in Action (in 7 years), 150 Competitive Awards (in 3 decades)



Where Grads Work and Study


These are the most popular places grads work and study after Pepperdine