Highlights and Facts
- 5,908 students and alumni participated in more than 200 career programs (resume/interviewing, career education/assessment, networking forums and career fairs).
- Over 3,500 individualized career advising/counseling sessions were held with students and alumni.
Career-based Experiential Education Participation
- 81% of 2017 graduates participated in a university-sponsored, career-based experiential education program (Internship, Clinical, Practicum, and/or Student Teaching). The School of Diplomacy and International Relations, College of Education and Human Services, College of Nursing, and Sport Management majors are required to complete career-based experiential education programs to fulfill degree requirements.
- 88% of intern employers said they would hire their intern if circumstances permitted.
- 97% of students said that their internship provided a valuable learning experience.
Career Status of Graduates
- Within six months of graduation, the overall career-related employment rate for 2016 graduates was 90% (2017 data will be available in January 2018).
- 2016 Baccalaureate Graduates: Graduate School Acceptance Rate was 96%: College of Arts and Sciences - 96%; College of Communication and the Arts – 83%; College of Education and Human Services - 100%; School of Theology - 100%; School of Diplomacy and International Relations - 100%; Stillman School of Business - 91%).
- Average starting salary for 2017 baccalaureate graduates (as reported in May 2017) - $47,598 College of Nursing - $56,219; Stillman School of Business - $54,088; School of Diplomacy and International Relations - $30,000; College of Education and Human Services - $43,500; College of Arts and Sciences - $40,302; College of Communication and the Arts - $29,038; School of Theology - $17,500).
- The Career Center hosts a robust Pirate Mentor Program, consisting of Seton Hall University alumni who are available to answer career questions, serve as industry mentors, and coach students as they prepare to enter the world of work.
- Close to 300 organizations attended career recruiting events that included the On-Campus Interviewing Program (OCI) and multi-school career fair collaborations. Campus recruiting events targeted specific industries and included two annual campus wide Career Fairs, a Communication Career Fair, Nursing Career Fair, and networking events in Finance, Science and Healthcare, Sports, Entertainment, and Marketing. Multi-school collaborations included two Big East Virtual Career Fairs and the Big East Sports & Entertainment Networking Forum held in New York City.
- 28 organizations participated in The Career Center’s On-Campus Interviewing Program (OCI) during the 2016-17 academic year.
Web Based Career Resources
- Career resources include online career assessments, an online system that posts thousands of employment opportunities (part-time, internship, and professional), web-based resume writing and interviewing practice system, tutorials, and a variety of career and industry research tools.
- 163 alumni represented their organizations at career fairs and networking forums and/or served as program presenters and on-campus interviewers.
- The Career Center offered Alumni Navigator, a dedicated job board exclusively for Seton Hall alumni.
- The Career Center managed an extensive alumni career mentor program (Pirate Mentors).
- The Career Center collaborated with Alumni Relations to present career-related webinars for Alumni.
- By graduation, 81% of 2017 graduates had participated in at least one semester of Experiential Education.
- 92% of the employed graduates had at least one semester of Experiential Education.
- Within six months of graduation, 2016 Stillman School of Business graduates' employment rate was 93%.
- Within six months of graduation, 2016 College of Arts and Sciences graduates’ employment rate was 84%.
- Within six months of graduation, 2016 College of Communication and the Arts graduates’ employment rate was 88%.
*Additional information for the class of 2017 will be available in January, 2018.