Olivet alumni find career path within months following graduation

Olivet Nazarene University’s Class of 2018 is enjoying success in today’s job market.

May 22, 2019 Alumni & Friends

Career outcomes for Olivet Nazarene University’s Class of 2018 are again exceeding Olivet expectations as well as the outcomes reported by other universities and colleges. Based on information for 98% of Olivet graduates in the annual First Destination Survey, 95% were employed (full-time or part-time), serving in the military or missions, or in graduate school within six months of crossing the stage. 


Colleges and universities around the country use the First Destination Survey, outlined and maintained by the National Association for Colleges and Employers, to assess and track where graduates land within six months post-graduation. Following the trend of the past few years, Olivet’s rate has risen again and the 2018 results exceed the career outcomes rate for Olivet’s Class of 2017. 

Several of the University’s most popular majors — biology, communication, and education — report 100% career outcomes rates. 

Also reporting high outcomes were the Department of Nursing with 98.4% career outcomes rate; Walker School of Engineering with 95.5%; McGraw School of Business with 95.4%; Department of Exercise and Sports Science with 94.3%; Department of Behavioral Sciences with 93.8 %; and the Department of Art and Digital Media with 93.3%.

“These outcomes underscore the quality and determination of Olivet graduates as they begin the next chapter of their lives,” says Poppy Miller ’09, director of the Office of Career Services. “Olivet’s mission to prepare students for lives of service to God and to humanity is carried out year after year as our graduates enter into a vast scope of work, education, and service.”

To learn more about Olivet’s areas of study and career preparation, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.

Published 5/22/19

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