Career dashboard

Where does a Union College education take you?
Anywhere you want to go!

From education to engineering and everything in between, our alumni are in the middle of it all. Focusing on the Whole U, our students' personalized experiences encourage them to explore what piques their curiosity and engage with our communities, local and global. This prepares them to thrive while at Union and throughout their careers.

Plans after graduation

97 percent

Within six months of graduating, 97% of alumni are employed full time, in graduate or professional school, or pursuing a post-graduate fellowship or public service opportunity.

Career readiness

80 percent

Nearly 80 percent of alumni surveyed stated that their Union degree helped get them started in their career

Career satisfaction

85 Percent

Union alumni boast more than an 85 percent career satisfaction rate, higher than other institutions.

Career mobility

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Union alumni are successful in a variety of industries and achieve leadership roles early in their careers, many within the first 10 years of employment.

Top industries

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Education, medicine, technology, engineering, finance and law are among the top industries of our alumni.

Esteemed employers

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Our alumni are employed by some of the most well-regarded organizations in the world.

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Alumni in the media

  • Alumnus featured in Times of London

    The Sunday Times of London recently published an article titled, "Brian McNamara on GSK spinout Haleon: We were right to spurn £50bn bid." McNamara is a member of the Class of 1988.

  • Alum appeared on "The Bachelorette"

    Colin Farrill '07 was a contestant on season 19 of "The Bachelorette." He is a senior account director at Salesforce and was once named Chicago's most eligible bachelor by "The Chicago Magazine."

  • Poem of the week

    The Missouri Review recently featured “William deKooning’s Woman I” by Diane Mehta '88 as its poem of the week.

  • Telling his hockey story

    Mike Vecchione '17 was recently featured in a article. He shared his pro hockey story in the context of the Stanley Cup finals.

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Data sources for this page:

  • 2021 National Alumni Career Mobility survey of the classes of 2011 and 2016

  • Union College alumni records from Advancement Information Services. Records are updated throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, records include graduation years starting with 1998.