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Manchester 2010 graduates finding

success in securing jobs, grad school

Manchester College graduates continue to find their places in careers and jobs, despite wretched state and national unemployment rates. A survey of every May 2010 graduate indicates more than 91 percent already are employed, pursuing graduate study or engaged in full-time volunteer service.

At least two-thirds (especially teachers) are working and studying in Indiana, helping to stem the Hoosier brain drain, reports Elizabeth Bushnell, director of Career Services at the independent liberal arts college. Manchester grads have a five-year average of 95 percent finding employment or entering graduate school within six months of receiving their diplomas, Bushnell said.

Class of 2010 graduates were particularly successful in finding jobs in their chosen careers, especially teaching, accounting, finance and marketing/management majors. Five are serving in full-time volunteer roles stateside and abroad.

Almost 19 percent of the 189-student class is enrolled in graduate school, including medical school, the seminary and law school. They are pursuing graduate degrees in communications, environment science, synthetic organic chemistry, public health, landscape architecture and sports administration and other areas, including athletic training at Manchester.

"Manchester graduates are well-qualified for their fields through coursework, internship experiences and other real-world training, such as business simulations and practical projects," said Bushnell, whose Office of Career Services offers job-search advice ranging from resume preparation to job interview rehearsals for current students as well as alumni.

Manchester also offers an employment guarantee: a job or graduate school within six months of graduation or return for a full year, tuition-free. For more about Manchester College, its guarantees and graduates, visit

January 2011

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