Gannon Graduates Fare Well in Economic Environment

Posted: March 13, 2012

More than 95 percent of Gannon University students recently earning advanced degrees have secured positions related to their chosen field or are continuing their education.

Gannon University’s office of Career Development and Employment Services recently prepared a report on the nearly 500 Gannon students who in 2010-11 earned master’s and doctoral degrees.

“The numbers for this group of graduates are very strong and are in line with recent Gannon University students earning advanced degrees,” said Jim Finegan, director, Career Development and Employment Services.

“Gannon’s graduate degree recipients are well prepared and have been successful at finding professional positions, even in a challenging economic environment.”

Key findings of the report:

  • More than 93 percent of the graduates are working in positions directly related to their degrees. About 2 percent are continuing their education.
  • Several of Gannon’s graduate-level programs with at least five graduates – embedded software engineering, electrical engineering and web development – had 100 percent job placement rates.
  • The master’s and doctoral graduates have earned degrees with employers locally, regionally and nationally, including Allegheny General Hospital, Bayfront Convention Center, City of Erie School District, Cleveland Clinic, Diocese of Pittsburgh, Erie Insurance Group, GE Aviation, GE Transportation, Johnson Controls, Meadville Medical Center, Northwest Savings Bank, Saint Vincent Health Center, Sharon Regional Health System, Spectrum Control, Texas Instruments, UPMC Hamot, Veterans Affairs, the Children’s Therapy Center of the Washington Hospital and Western Carolina Orthopedic Specialists.
  • Information on the graduates was obtained through surveys, individual contacts and from Gannon University faculty members.