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Undergraduate Outcomes: Where Simmons Students Go

For over 100 years Simmons College has been preparing young women for independent livelihoods and meaningful lives. Founder John Simmons' mission is very much alive and well today as evidenced by the degree to which our students are engaged in the professional life of the Greater Boston community — and beyond — both during and after their time at Simmons.

Recent Graduating Classes

Each year the CEC surveys recent undergraduates approximately six months after their graduation to determine their employment and/or continuing education status. On the whole new Simmons graduates continue to fare well in the employment and graduate education marketplace. For the Class of 2014, the "Career Outcomes" rate was 87%, which includes those employed full- or part-time and/or in graduate school within six months of leaving Simmons.

For more detailed outcome information for recent undergraduate classes, see the following summary reports from the employment surveys:

Selected Recent Internship Sites

A hallmark of a Simmons education is the integration of experiential education into the student's overall program. In fulfillment of the credit-bearing Independent Learning Requirement, more than 80% of Simmons students participate in one or more internships during their time as an undergraduate (the term internship is used here broadly to encompass any type of workplace-based experiential education, such as clinical placements in nursing, practicums in education, field placements, etc.). Internships can be undertaken either in-semester or during the summer.

Simmons students can - and do! - intern almost anywhere. Many choose to take advantage of the college's ideal location in Boston to leverage the rich wealth of opportunities and the college's established relationships with a broad range of organizations in the area, while others choose to pursue opportunities outside the region or even the country.

The following is a selected list of recent internship sites, demonstrating the breadth of interest on the part of Simmons students as well as that of the employers seeking to engage them:

ABCD Headstart
Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Arbour HRI Psychiatric Hospital
Arnold Worldwide
ArtsBoston
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Globe
Boston Magazine
Boston Latin School
Boys and Girls Club
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Cambridge Health Insurance
City Fresh Foods
City Sprouts
Children's Hospital Boston
City of Newark, NJ
Clear Channel Radio
Commonwealth of MA
Cone, Inc.
Crittenton Women's Union
Cultural Survival CVS/Caremark
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge LLP
The Eliot Hotel
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Fenway Community Development Corporation
Greater Boston Food Bank
Harvard University
Heath School Brookline
Historic New England
Home for Little Wanderers
International Institute of Boston
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots New England
Joslin Diabetes Center
Jumpstart
K-Force
KISS 108
Lantern Financial
Lawrence School of Brookline
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts Historical Society
Massachusetts State House
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
Merrill Lynch
Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Mount Auburn Hospital
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Science
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Paul Revere House
Propel Careers
Proxy Apparel
Save the Children
Shaw's Supermarkets
State Street Corporation
Suffolk County House of Corrections
Thunderstorm Capital
US Army (Natick Research Center)
US Department of State
WHDH-Channel 7
Women's Lunch Place

Selected Employers Recently Hiring New Simmons Graduates Full-time

Similarly, when Simmons students graduate they pursue a wide range of interests and opportunities. A Simmons education can take you anywhere!

The following is a selected list of employers that hired recent Simmons graduates full-time:

Aetna
America's Test Kitchen
Ann Taylor
Block Museum of Art (Northwestern University)
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Brown Brothers Harriman
CAPTRUST
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Changing Our World
Children's Hospital Boston
CVS Corporate
Citizen's Bank
Commonwealth Financial
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
De Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Eaton Vance
Faulkner Hospital
Hanover Insurance
Harvard University Employees Credit Union
Heritage Museums and Gardens
Ingram Micro
John Hancock
John Wiley and Sons
Kindred Healthcare Inc
Limited Brands Inc.
Maine Medical Center
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Massachusetts General Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Museum of Science
NASDAQ OMX
New England Research Institutes
Next Step Living
O'Neill and Associates
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Peace Corps
Permanent Mission of Cape Verde to the UN
Pierce Elementary School
Randolph Union High School
Rite Aid Pharmacy
TJX Co.
Topaz Partners
Tufts Medical Center
United Bank of Switzerland
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vinfen
Whole Foods
Yale New Haven Hospital