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Success After Seaver: Class of 2019

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Seaver College is committed to tracking the successes of our graduates. Our data collection is guided by the procedures outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and is collected six months after graduation. This data is often called graduation outcomes or career outcomes. Students who are employed full or part time, volunteering full time, in graduate school or serving in the military are considered to have a recognized professional outcome. We have information on 96% of the graduating class, also known as a 96% knowledge rate.



employed, in grad school, volunteering full time, in the military


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What 2019 Grads are Doing

The 2019 Seaver College graduating class consisted of 803 students. Of the 90% who are settled at six months after graduation, 69% are employed, 19% have been admitted to graduate school and 2% are either in the military or volunteering full time with organizations such as the Peace Corps or Fulbright.

  69% Employed
  19% Grad School Admitted
  2% Full-Time Service or Military

Employers Who Hired the Most 2019 Grads

Brown + Dutch PR
Calvary Church
Ernst & Young
Pepperdine University
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Rental House Productions
Teach for America
Vivid Candi
The Walt Disney Company

2019 Industry Breakdown

Sixty-nine percent of the graduating class of 2019 have joined the workforce. The majority of those employed work at a for-profit company while 8% work in the non-profit or government sector and 3% are entrepreneurs.




Non-Profit and Government



Graduate School Breakdown

Nineteen percent of the 2019 class chose to continue their education in a graduate program. Of those seeking admittance to grad school, 85% received admission. The top three areas of study were in arts and sciences, business, and education.

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    Arts & Sciences (37%)
    Business (12%)
    Education (11%)
    Law (23%)
    Medicine (7%)
    Public Policy (6%)
    Therapy (5%)


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Pepperdine equipped me with an incredibly well-rounded education. In my role, I have the privilege of interacting with individuals and institutions that span the geographical and cultural spectrum—and my education pushed me to be more adaptive, inquisitive, and analytical. I drink from a firehouse of information on a daily basis, as I start and end my day trying to understand what happened in the U.S. market and economy. My days are filled with conversations and meetings with firms and individuals all over Wall Street, and constant analysis of trends in investor behavior, the stock market, and the overall macro environment. I am in a constant state of learning and developing my analytical and interpersonal skills; which is fostering my ability to be a more effective analyst and communicator. 

Senior Investment Research, Charles Schwab

What Graduates Did to Have Positive Career Outcomes

A total of ninety-four percent of graduates interned, student taught, participated in undergraduate research or were a student employee while at Seaver. Seventy-six percent of those graduates are employed or in graduate school. Eighty-five percent of those employed or in graduate school were student employees.


Student Employment




Multiple Experience

Student walking outside at Pepperdine career fair

The Pepperdine Network

136,388 Total Unique Alumni
(Includes historic schools of Pepperdine as of 6/22/22)

69k Job Postings

38k Employers


  • 22k Internships
  • 6k Mentors
  • 1.8K Student Employees
  • 126 Employers on Campus

Where Grads Work and Study

United States

  • New York City
  • Washington DC
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • Denver
  • Orange County
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • South Bend, Indiana
  • Waco, Texas
  • Nashville
  • Houston
  • Austin
  • Las Vegas
  • San Antonio
  • Philadelphia

Illustrated map with location pins showing where graduates work across the United States


  • London
  • Hong Kong
  • Seoul
  • Sydney
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Madrid