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SCIENCES PO GRADUATES: HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER

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The 2016 survey on the employment of recent Sciences Po graduates confirms that a diploma from one of Sciences Po’s graduate schools remains a strong asset for quickly entering the workforce. Just one year following their graduation in June 2015, the overall rate of employment was 95.7%, a slight increase from the year before and in line with the upward trend of the past few years. Discover additional results from the survey below.

Five Key Facts & Figures : 

  • 91% of graduates who chose to enter the labour market are in work
  • 88% found their first job in less than 6 months after graduating
  • 35% of graduates work outside of France
  • 71% of graduates are employed in the private sector
  • €37k is the average annual gross salary 

High employment rates & quick access to work

Of the students who chose to enter the labour market, 91% are working and 8.8% are seeking employment. Moreover, it should be noted that of the respondents who are seeking employment, about half of them (53.7%) have had at least one job since graduating from Sciences Po. Overall, the employment rate for 2015 graduates is an impressive 95.7%.

Starting salaries remain high

Based upon data from 767 respondents, average gross annual earnings were €36,560. For those who are employed outside of France, annual salaries tend to be higher on average. 

Graduates start their careers abroad

Over a third of those surveyed work outside of France. The majority of recent graduates are employed in Europe, with 16% in Africa, 12% in North America, 12% in Asia-Oceania, and 6% in Latin America.

A wide variety of paths 

The jobs of Sciences Po graduates are distributed among a variety of sectors. For instance, 71% of graduates are employed in the private sector, 21% work in the public sector, and 8% are involved in an international organisation or European institution.

Given the diversity of Master’s programmes at Sciences Po, graduates’ professions remain varied among sectors such as: Auditing/Consultancy, Public Administration, Banking/Finance/Insurance, Industry/Energy/Transport, NGOs, International Organisations, Communications/Media, Research, Retail, the Arts, Urban Planning & Law.

The 2016 edition of the graduate survey was conducted under the supervision of Anne Boring (OFCE - PRESAGE) and Roberto Galbiati (CNRS). The total number of 2015 graduates that participated in the survey was 1,447 out of 1,944 (a 74% response rate).  de 74 %.

Related Links

Read the complete 2016 Graduate Survey
Learn more about graduate studies at Sciences Po
Find out why students from around the world choose to study at Sciences Po
Find out more about undergraduate & graduate programmes offered in English at Sciences Po

Photo : Sciences Po graduate students in the amphitheatre
Crédits : Martin Argyroglo / Sciences Po

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