Xavier students have a leg up on their peers at other colleges when it comes to finding a job after graduation. Here’s why:
A total of 63 Fortune 500 companies with ties to Cincinnati, including eight with headquarters in the city, work closely with Xavier to help students prepare for their careers and find jobs.
And the chances are good that students will find a position. In 2016, Forbes magazine named the Cincinnati-Middletown area as the top up-and-coming city for recent college graduates. Plus WalletHub ranked Cincinnati among the top medium-sized college towns for academic and economic opportunities.
Xavier wants students to be able to take advantage of all these potential employers in their midst, says April Robles, senior assistant director at Xavier’s Career Development Office. They help students make the important connections and gain the experience needed to land that first important job. Xavier's success matching students with potential employers is evident in the University’s 97-percent placement rate for graduates who are either employed, going to grad school or in a volunteer position within six months of graduation.
It’s all about developing and maintaining relationships, she says. Through a rich network of alumni at companies across the region and faculty who are in touch with alums and who also remain active in their professions, Xavier students have multiple resources to tap into when working seeking internships or jobs.
“We have a great reputation for producing solid, engaged employees who are representative of the students we send their way,” she says.
Our success shows in the numbers: