Career best: Class of 2017 sets new marks for employment after graduation

A record 97 percent of Terry undergraduates and 93 percent of Full-Time MBA graduates were employed full-time within three months of graduation, according to survey data reported by Class of 2017 graduates.

“We are committed to providing outstanding career opportunities for our students, and I am very pleased that – across every degree program the Terry College of Business offers – we are making good on that promise,” said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers.

The employment figures were compiled from annual surveys of Terry’s graduating classes conducted by the MBA Career Management Center and the Office of Undergraduate Student Services and Corporate Relations.

“These outcomes for our graduates are a testament to the value of a Georgia MBA in the marketplace,” said Patti Zettek, director of the MBA Career Management Center. “We pride ourselves on giving each student individualized attention – specific to his or her career goals. That personalized approach, coupled with a loyal alumni network and range of employers, gives our graduates a world of opportunities.”

Graduates of the college’s specialized master’s program topped even those measures. Ninety-seven percent of Master of Accountancy (MAcc) graduates, 100 percent of Master of Marketing Research (MMR) graduates and 100 percent of Master of Business and Technology (MBT) graduates were employed within three months of earning their graduate hoods.

“This year’s outstanding employment numbers are directly related to the quality of our students and Terry’s commitment to them,” said USSCR Director Sharen Phinney. “We work strategically with our recruiters and alumni throughout the year to create student engagement that meets employer needs and provides professional growth for our students. By doing this, a community among our students, employers and alumni extends far beyond the college and continues after graduation.”

Some of the most familiar global companies in business hired Terry College graduates this year. Among the college’s top employers were Aon, Chick-fil-A, Citigroup Inc., Deloitte, EY, Georgia-Pacific, JPMorgan Chase & Co., KPMG, Newell Brands, PwC, SunTrust Banks Inc., and Textron.