Wabash College: 100% of 2021 class found jobs within six months of graduation – Journal & Courier

Wabash College recently announced that, even in these uncertain economic times, 100 percent of the Class of 2021 were in their “first destination” six months after graduation.

The all-male college, located in Crawsfordsville, defined “first destinations” as employment, graduate school or service. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which the first destination rate was among the highest in the nation, a release stated.

Wabash College, in Crawfordsville, Ind., announced that 100 percent of 2021 graduates landed in their "first destination" -- employment, graduate school or service.

The five-year average for Wabash graduates, the release stated, is 99.2 percent, above the national average of 59 percent at six months.

“With COVID disrupting the economy in ways no one could have imagined when they matriculated, our students graduated in May and within six months, all of them have settled into a meaningful first destination,” said Wabash College President Scott Feller.

“It is especially heartening when you realize that our students had to interview for jobs and graduate schools via Zoom. Getting to 100 percent is a tribute to the professional development programs we offer, the education our young men receive, and the meaningful ways they can talk about their experiences.”

The nation’s top-ranked alumni network and No. 3 ranked internship program according to The Princeton Review combines with Wabash’s outstanding liberal arts education to drive its graduates to high levels of success.

The college credited the work of the Schroeder Center for Career Development for keeping students focused on successful pathways. Efforts include weekly “Coffee and Careers” sessions and employment recruiting events where students can connect with potential employers and graduate schools.

Wabash College alumni also engage with students throughout their studies, virtually and in person, to help fine-tune their interview skills and build a network outside of Crawfordsville.

In September, U.S. News & World Report ranked Wabash 20th nationally as a Best Value School and included the institution in the Top Tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges.

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