Employment and Salary Data

The Career Development Office conducts a survey six months following graduation to determine the first post-graduate destination of our alumni, including academic and employment activities. The entire graduating class is surveyed.  Participation is highly encouraged.  Results provide a snapshot at 6 months.  Further alumni tracking is conducted by the Development and Alumni Services team.

2019 Internships and Research

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Austin Scheetz, MESc '20 completed his summer experience studying the economics of cattle herding and land sharing at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia County, Kenya
Khin Htet Htet Pyone outside of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Khin Htet Htet Pyone, MEM '20 worked on the Myanmar Biodiversity Initiative Program at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA

Jane Chu
Tobias Daros, MEM/MBA '20 worked on the finance team at Apex Clean Energy in Charlottesville, Va

Class of 2018 Master's Graduate First Destination by Sector

Sector Number %
Academic (K-Higher Education) 7 8%
Government/Public Sector 14 16%
Not-For-Profit/NGO 21 24%
Private (Business/Industry) 29 34%
Private (Business/Consulting) 7 8%
Entrepreneurial/Self Employed 3 4%
Further Study 5 6%
Total 86 100%

* Based on 86 responses
Class of 2018 First Destination By Sector

Class of 2018 Positions Listed by Economic Sectors



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Class of 2018 Salary Range Percentages

2018 Salary Range Percentages
* Based on 80 responses

Post-Graduation Employment Data

A survey is taken six months following graduation each year, to determine the academic and employment activities of recent F&ES graduates. These summaries provide employment statistics including salary information. The results of the surveys from the classes of 2010 - 18 are given below.

Summer Masters Internships & Research

Students are required to complete internships or research projects as part of their masters program at F&ES. Summer work takes place locally, nationally and internationally. See below for the most recent data on our students' summer work.