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Career Center update: Where is the Class of 2016 now?

The Career Center prepares students to make informed decisions about their futures by providing comprehensive resources. According to its Career Destinations survey (, here’s what recent graduates went on to achieve:

Fifty-six percent of students who graduated in 2016 were employed full-time immediately after graduation. Of the rest, 19 percent went on to graduate school, 18 percent were seeking full-time employment and the remainder were involved in volunteer work, family commitments, taking a year off or other pursuits.

The top three employment sectors were for-profit (73%), education (13%) and nonprofit (8%). The top three sources for landing a job were through networking (19%), internships or prior employment (17%) and on-campus recruiting (17%).

Across UC Berkeley’s professional schools and colleges, almost half of the 2016 graduates had full-time employment lined up after graduation. This is particularly evident with graduates of the Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering. Immediately after graduation, 90 percent of Haas graduates and 71 percent of engineering graduates went into the workforce.

The Career Center ( provides many other resources, including career fairs, career counseling and peer adviser in-person assistance, to help students achieve their goals.

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