Providence College Commencement 2013
Class of 2013 Profile
Total number of degrees awarded: 1088
Undergraduate day school: 869
Graduate degrees: 177 (including Dec. 2012 graduates)
School of Continuing Education: 42 (including Dec. 2012 graduates)
Undergraduate degrees awarded with Honors: 227
Summa Cum Laude: 49
Magna Cum Laude: 77
Cum Laude: 101
Five most popular undergraduate day school majors (in order):
Graduating seniors who spent time studying abroad: 276
Graduating seniors who participated in internships: 67%
Graduating seniors who engaged in student government and leadership positions: 367
(This includes: Orientation Leaders, Club/Organization Officers, Representatives for College Standing Committees, Admission Ambassadors, Academic Tutors, Athletics, and Residence Life)
Graduating seniors in the Liberal Arts Honors Program: 92
Graduates named to honor societies:
School of Continuing Education: 19
Top Honors: Margaret Szot ’13 (Keene, New Hampshire) has attained “Highest Academic Rank” in the Class of 2013. Szot is a biology major.
Legacy Students: There are 78 students in the Class of 2013 who share a PC legacy with at least one parent; 19 of these students have both parents as PC alums.
ROTC: Three students will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the US Army through the College’s Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) during Commencement Weekend 2013.
Job Outlook: Employers anticipate hiring just 2.1 percent more new college graduates in 2012-13 than they did in 2011-12. (Per the NACE Job Outlook 2013 Spring Update)
Employers: 24% of the Class of 2013 is already employed. The list of employers who have successfully recruited this year’s Providence College graduates is impressive. Employers include: Aetna, Alex & Ani, CB Richard Ellis, Citigroup, Danecraft, Inc., Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, The Walt Disney Company, EMC, Ernst and Young, ESPN, Fidelity Investments, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, JP Morgan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Nestle, Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Raytheon, RBS Citizens Bank, Textron, and Wells Fargo Securities.
Not-for-profit employers: Americorps, City Year Boston, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, Teach for America.
Health Sciences: There are 16 students in the Class of 2013 who have been accepted for post-graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and physician assistant’s programs. Among some of the schools are Drexel University, Duke University School of Nursing MSN Program, Hofstra University, Jefferson Medical College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, PA, New England College of Optometry, St. George’s University, St. Louis University School of Medicine Tufts University, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Graduate School: 16% of the Class of 2013 will continue post graduate studies in business, law, research, and a host of other professional and academic fields at colleges and universities throughout the world including: Brown University, Emerson College, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Indiana University, Jefferson Medical College, Loyola Marymount, Marquette University, Merrimack College, MIT, Northwestern University, Oxford University, Rutgers University, University of Gastronomical Science in Italy, University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina and University of Washington.