Build a Bright Future
At Notre Dame, we know that callings outweigh careers.
We provide an abundance of resources, learning opportunities, and connections that get you where you want to go. You have big dreams and Notre Dame is dedicated to helping you pursue them.
I’m just so happy that I graduated from a place like Notre Dame, because I really feel like it helped shape who I am and what I want to do in the world in terms of trying to make a difference.
Earn a Degree That Speaks to EmployersEmployers know exactly what to expect of Notre Dame graduates: the best. As a result, 500 employers visit campus every year to recruit our students, conducting more than 7,000 interviews. Those interviews give recruiters an opportunity to see firsthand how a Notre Dame education prepares our graduates for the world.
- 98% of students are successful in finding career opportunities (jobs, graduate school, or volunteer work) within six months of graduation.
- $70,000 median starting salary university-wide (self-reported)
- 80% of pre-med graduates are admitted to medical school (nearly twice the national average)
- 90% law school acceptance rate
- 89% of students participate in internships or research projects
- TOP producer of Fulbright students for seven consecutive years
Alumni Success Stories
'97 Preprofessional Studies
Associate Superintendent, Operations
Diocese of Dallas Catholic Schools
'12 Finance, Film, Television, and Theater
City of Los Angeles
'10 Biological Sciences
Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Senior Vice President
Aon Risk Services
Genetics Institute, Vanderbilt University
Designer, Author, & Lecturer
'09 Science-Business and Latino Studies '10 M.S.
Director, Capacity Building
Social Venture Partners
'88 Economics, '89 M.S.A.
Chief Executive Officer
Wernle's Youth and Family Treatment Center
'85 American Studies
Boston Emergency Shelter Commission
'94 Electrical Engineering
GE Global Research
Retired Vice President
'84 Chemical Engineering
The Center for Career Development
There are a number of reasons our graduates hit the market prepared to succeed. The Center for Career Development is one of them.
The Center for Career Development provides undergraduate students and recent alumni with career counseling and development services, self-assessments, workshops, career fairs, mock interviews, and so much more. Students and graduates can also take advantage of Irish Compass, an online community where they can find mentors, connect with other Domers, ask career questions in industry specific discussion groups, and connect with potential employers looking to hire Notre Dame graduates.
Support That Will Follow You Everywhere
No matter where you are, you can benefit from your association with Notre Dame. Domers look out for one another.
- 145,000 alumni around the world
- 223 domestic alumni clubs
- 40+ international clubs
You'll find the Notre Dame community is filled with people who want to help. The connections you make here will continue to benefit you personally and professionally long past graduation.
When you come to Notre Dame, it’s a lifetime commitment; you’re always part of the Notre Dame family.
Whether [it’s] in art, politics, writing, engineering, or practically any industry, Notre Dame provides every student with incredible opportunities to not just learn and grow, but also to use that knowledge to help others.