Shimer College

Life After Shimer

What Do Graduates Do with a Shimer degree?

 

Careers

Today, the knowledge economy is changing so rapidly that successful college graduates must be prepared to change careers several times. Shimer has always attracted students interested in breadth of choices. Over 90% of Shimer’s graduates since 1940 have had more than one career. 

Most Common Fields of Employment for Shimer Graduates

Education 25%
Medicine/Health Care 9%
Law/Legal Services 8%
Social Services 6%
Computer Science/Technology 6%
Business Services 5%
Journalism/Media/Publishing 4%
Retail 4%
Communications/Marketing/PR 4%
Fine/Performing Arts 3%
Information Technology 3%
Source: Alumni Survey 2014, graduating years 1940-2014

In Which Fields are Recent Graduates Employed?

Secondary Education 23%
Higher Education 21%
Social Services 10%
Law/Legal Services 9%
Retail 9%
Medicine/Healthcare 5%
Source: Alumni Survey 2014, graduating years 2005-2014

Since 2000:

11 Shimer graduates have started a for-profit business

4 Shimer graduates have started a not-for-profit business

2 Shimer graduates filed copyrights for creative work in music, art, film, and literature

Source: Alumni Survey 2014

 

Advanced Degrees

10% of Shimer graduates have earned Ph.D.s

33% of Shimer graduates have earned Master’s degrees

Source: Alumni Survey 2014