Recent graduates are beginning new jobs, entering graduate and professional schools, and, in some cases, preparing to start their own companies. They found jobs through a variety of channels, often assisted by their professors, Macalester’s Career Development Center, and community connections.

Class of 2017 Outcomes

Dark Blue: 72% Employed; Orange:: 32% Graduate School; Light Blue: 7% Fellowship/Internship; Red: 7% Seeking; Yellow: 2% other

Employment by Sector

  • 56%

    Private sector firm or organization

  • 19%

    Non-profit organization

  • 17%


  • 8%

    Government: federal, state, local


Employment by Region

(Grey) 14%–West; (Orange) 3%–Southwest; (Dark Blue) 3%–South; (Yellow) 10%–East; (Green) 3%–Northeast; (Light Blue) 9%–Midwest; (Red) 46%–Minnesota; 12%–International
  • 16

    2017 graduates who received a fellowship.

  • 80%

    Students who enrolled in graduate school after Macalester or plan to enroll within five years.

  • 48%

    Graduates found their first full-time job through Macalester’s network.

  • 45k

    The average starting salary for the Class of 2017.

Recent Employment

3M Company
ABC News
Adobe Systems
American Civil Liberties Union
Amnesty International
Analysis Group
Bank of Japan
College Possible
Dow Chemical Company
Energy Action Coalition
Epic Systems
Goldman Sachs
Habitat For Humanity
JET Program
JPMorgan Chase
Los Angeles Dodgers
Mayo Clinic
McKinsey & Company
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Metro Transit
MN Historical Society
National Cancer Institute
National Geographic
Peace Corps
The Advocates for Human Rights
Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealth Group
Urban Institute
Walker Art Center