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Queens Grads Conquer the Job Market

97% of graduates are…

employed, in graduate school, completing an internship, or working for a service organization.


of graduates found a position within six months of graduation.


of graduates felt prepared for their career.


of graduates accepted a position related to their career goal.

Royals Rise in the Real World

Naomi Matthusen

J.D. Candidate, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Major: Political Science

“Queens provides students with the perfect combination of a smaller campus and tight-knit community with a midsized city. There are so many opportunities to get involved in clubs, politics, and study abroad. In fact, Queens’ study abroad program was one of the reasons I chose Queens. The study abroad in Aix-en-Provence propelled my French and confidence living in a foreign country. I feel more prepared than other students to take on my first year of law school.”

Kayah Shamapande-Scarboro

Commercial Communications Coordinator, NASCAR

Major: Communication

“Queens helped me prepare for life after graduation by providing various resources to help me obtain a job. The internship opportunities and faculty members’ connections to industry professionals helped elevate me to success after graduation. The career office was exceptional in assisting me with building a stronger resume and becoming a better job candidate. By hosting networking events, mock interviews, and simply providing professional clothing, they helped me become my best professional self.”

Alexander Kunert

Engineering Manager/Product Designer, ClickFold Plastics

Major: Physics

“My overall experience at Queens was beyond my expectations. I had great years with many memorable moments on the swim team as well as in the classroom. I had amazing professors who were helpful both inside and outside the classroom, and the support from Vandiver Center for Career Development was vital for my start in the real world.”

Kaylin McKinney

Master of Science Candidate, Occupational Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Health Science

“During my undergraduate years at Queens, I was provided experiences that prepared me for the future through athletics, internships, clubs, and traveling to Ecuador with the John Belk International Program. In particular, the career office provided a variety of opportunities, resources, and coaching for post-graduate success.”

Alexa Stadel

Designer, House of Nomad

Major: Interior Architecture and Design

“My overall experience at Queens was wonderful. Each course was aimed at preparing me for success after graduation. For example, the Interior Architecture and Design program taught me specialized computer design and hand- drawing skills. These sought-after skills opened me up to career opportunities in various niches within the design field. While at Queens, I also served on the board of multiple organizations and am now a confident leader in the workplace.”

Anthony Ort

Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Atrium Health

Major: Nursing

“Queens is a place that allowed me to grow as a person and future nurse. The professors truly met my needs as a student and helped me achieve my goals. They were always willing to help me gain a better perspective on patient care and evidence-based practice. If I could do it all over again, I would come back to Queens!”

Thania Saavedra Medina

Audit Fellow, PwC

Major: Accounting

“I enjoyed everything about Queens. I appreciated the small class sizes that allowed for a more intimate experience and always felt that professors were there to help. Additionally, the career office provided guidance on seeking out opportunities and building professional connections. With their support, I found the audit program I’m currently a part of.”

Lara Boyle

Published Author: Business Insider, Huffington Post, Newsweek

Major: Creative Writing

“The mentorship I received from my professors continues to be invaluable, particularly as I’ve published original work with Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, and more. While at Queens, I took a masterclass in poetry with Ada Limon, the current Poet Laureate of the United States. The courses expanded my knowledge of creative writing and introduced me to the study of creative nonfiction.”

Prepared Students – Preferred by Employers

“I am impressed with the high caliber of Queens students. It’s hard to make hiring decisions because there are so many excellent candidates. Queens prepares these students well and it shows.”

– Dr. Iain McKillop, Director of Research, Atrium Health

100% completed at least one internship
completed at least one internship
100% completed a capstone
completed a capstone or culminating academic experience
100% completed a community-based learning experience
completed a community-based learning experience

Where Royals Land

Ally Financial
American Red Cross
Atrium Health
Bank of America
Beasley Media
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Belk Corporation
Boston Children’s Hospital
Carolina Panthers
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Charlotte Observer
City of Charlotte
Compass Group USA
Continental Tires
Discovery Place
Duke Energy
Duke University Hospital
Electrolux North America
Ernst & Young
Ford Motor Company
Fox Sports
Goldman Sachs
The Hershey Company
L’Oreal Paris
London Stock Exchange
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
Lupus Foundation of America
Moody’s Corporation
NBC Charlotte
Novant Health
Red Ventures
Sealed Air
UNC Healthcare
Walt Disney World
Wells Fargo

American University
Baylor University
Boston College
Carnegie Mellon University
Clemson University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
Elon University School of Law
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Johns Hopkins
Medical School
Kansas State University
King’s College
London School of Economics
Medical University of South Carolina
New York University
Northeastern University
Princeton University
Rice University
University of Cambridge
University of Chicago
University of Edinburgh
University of Georgia
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of South Carolina
University of Texas
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University

AmeriCorps VISTA
Peace Corps
US Armed Forces
US Fulbright

Data is gathered from post-graduation surveys, faculty, staff, and internet sources such as LinkedIn. The knowledge rate is calculated using data from these various sources. The Class of 2023 has an 85% knowledge rate. These statistics reflect traditional undergraduates. Transfer students with a certain number of credit hours are not required to complete an internship.