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  • Report shows recent Illinois graduates succeeding despite COVID-19 pandemic

    Alma Mater

    About 91% of graduates secured a “first destination” – defined as a job, enrollment in graduate school or a volunteer position – within six months of graduation. The average salary for a full-time-employed recent graduate is $65,178, up from last year’s $63,515.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s note: For more information, contact Jennifer Neef, The Career Center director, at 217-333-0820 or; or Julia Panke Makela, The Career Center associate director for assessment and research, at 217-333-0820 or