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By the numbers

Graduates respond to survey of post-graduation plans

Princeton NJ — The Office of Career Services conducts an annual survey of Princeton seniors to determine their post-graduation plans. The class of 2006 survey, conducted in May and June, revealed that:


Class Day 2006 (photo: John Jameson)

• Sixty-eight percent of graduating seniors were pursuing full-time employment or yearlong internships, while 21 percent were planning further education. More than 8 percent were following other pursuits, including the military, travel and professional sports. (Less than 3 percent of seniors did not respond to the survey.)

• Of those employed full time, the most popular career choices were investment banking and other financial services (47 percent); consulting and other service industries (27 percent); education and other nonprofit organizations (11 percent); computer products and other manufacturing companies (5 percent); communications (4 percent); and government (4 percent). In addition, nearly 13 percent of the class of 2006 accepted yearlong internships in a variety of fields.

• Among those planning further education, the largest concentrations were in sciences and mathematics (20 percent); law (19 percent); medicine and related fields (19 percent); engineering (12 percent); social sciences (12 percent); and humanities (12 percent).


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