The impact of a Notre Dame education after graduation.

A degree that speaks to employers.

Employers know exactly what to expect of Notre Dame graduates: the best. As a result, over 500 employers visit campus every year to recruit our students, conducting more than 7,000 interviews.

Those interviews give recruiters numerous opportunities to see firsthand how a Notre Dame education prepares our graduates for the world. 

These kinds of numbers speak for themselves...

  • 98% of students are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or doing volunteer work within six months of graduation
  • Notre Dame ranks #13 on Forbes "America's Top Colleges" based on student satisfaction and post-graduate success among other factors
  • Early career salary for graduates is $59,000, 32% higher compared to other 4-year institutions' medians
  • 84% of science students from Notre Dame who apply are admitted into at least one medical school (nearly twice the national average)

Class of 2015 (6 months after graduation)

62% full-time employment

26% graduate school

7% service

2% military

1% other plans

2% seeking employment

Alumni Network

In four years, we will welcome you to the club.

As a graduate of Notre Dame, you'll join the most extensive alumni network in the world, not to mention one of the most generous.

No matter where you are, you can benefit from your association with Notre Dame. Domers look out for one another.

  • 134,000alumni
  • 270alumni clubs
  • 50international clubs

High Achievers

In laboratories, studios, theaters, libraries, and institutes on campuses around the world, Notre Dame students are engaged in a wide array of research, scholarly, and creative projects.

They are selected to the leading academic honor societies and have received such prestigious awards as Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships and fellowships from the Goldwater, Mellon, and National Science Foundations.

The Foundation for Success: Reflections from Alumni

Arienne Thompson

Arienne Thompson
'04 History
Entertainment Reporter
USA Today

Nancy Cox

Nancy Cox
‘78 Biology
Genetics Institute, Vanderbilt University

Michael Wong

Michael Wong
'96 Accountancy
DayBlink Consulting

Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens
'74 B.A. Economics
Retired Vice President
Keurig Inc.

Marianne Cusato

Marianne Cusato
'97 Architecture
Designer, Author, & Lecturer

Tom Conlin

Tom Conlin
'86 Finance
Senior Vice President
Aon Risk Services

Danielle Merfeld

Danielle Merfeld
'94 Electrical Engineering
Technology Director
GE Global Research

Joe Trustey

Joe Trustey
'84 Chemical Engineering
Managing Director
Summit Partners

Katie Washington

Katie Washington Cole
'10 Biological Sciences
M.D./Ph.D. Candidate
Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Darrel Gordon

Darrel Gordon
'88 Economics, '89 M.S.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Wernle's Youth and Family Treatment Center

Jim Greene

Jim Greene
'85 B.A. American Studies
Boston Emergency Shelter Commission

There are a number of reasons our graduates hit the market prepared to succeed. The Career Center is one of them.

The Career Center provides undergraduate students and recent alumni with career counseling and development services, self-assessments, workshops, career fairs, mock interviews, and so much more.

Through the Career Center website, you'll be able to access more than 20,000 internship opportunities that will help you gain meaningful experience, refine your career goals, and familiarize yourself with different career paths within your discipline.

Learn more about the Career Center