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.
My Notre Dame education helped me to realize that it has never been where I am or what I’m doing that had the greatest impact. Rather it’s the people around me, those I share memories with, that have taught me my greatest lessons. They remind me to remain focussed on the value of what I’m working towards, to find joy in service of others.
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.
- 97% of students are successful in finding career opportunities (jobs, graduate school, or volunteer work) within six months of graduation.
- $76,000 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 Program students for nine consecutive years
- TOP 3 among national universities in alumni satisfaction
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
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.
- 150,000 alumni around the world
- 223 domestic alumni clubs
- 40+ international clubs
Attending universities like Notre Dame will open the door to jobs you’ve always dreamed of pursuing. But, attending the University Notre Dame itself will lead you to a future with those around you at its center.
When I came to Notre Dame, I had this dream that I thought was a pipe dream: working at Disney as an Imagineer. I thought I might be the only one with this kind of dream. Yet, within a few weeks on campus, I found a whole group of people with dreams just as crazy! Now, we all work as a team, and as friends, to pursue our dreams together.
The Notre Dame family has exceeded my expectations. Being part of such a close-knit, dedicated group drives me to be a better version of myself while forming relationships that I will hold on to for years to come.