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Beyond Central

Central College alumni put the “hire” in higher education, with nearly 100% of graduates employed, in graduate school or completing service a year after graduation. The real-world value of a liberal arts education continues to accelerate as work environments transform.

Central graduates find professional success as they attain high-powered positions in Fortune 500 companies, retail, television shows and music studios. Others find their futures in social justice-driven careers in higher education, public and private schools, governments, nonprofits and healthcare systems.

Real World Preparation

Student success can be directly linked to the internships, service-learning and off-campus experiences that Central students can access through the Career Development and Civic Engagement office. Central has more than 500 connections to internship sites.

Central connections and the close-knit family follow alumni into and throughout their careers. Many jobs for recent alumni are posted on Handshake, our online recruiting system and job board.

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Don’t Take Our Word For It

We’re more than proud of all our alumni have accomplished. Explore the latest news about our alums below, or check out all of our alumni stories!

Building Bonds

Central’s chemistry program allows students to dive into research and academics that prepare them for rewarding careers. Jay Wackerly, associate professor of chemistry, guides students into real-world chemistry problem-solving.

that’s the amount that Central College graduates earn on average over graduates of other colleges six years after graduation, according to Niche.com.
of Central graduates complete their degree in four years or less.
of Central’s graduates are employed in a field of interest, enrolled in graduate or professional school or are engaged in meaningful volunteer work after graduating.

Curiosity Takes You Places

Graduate programs and employers are consistently impressed by Central graduates’ professional agility. Their active curiosity demonstrates ambition, commitment to lifelong learning and an ability to approach challenges from a variety of perspectives. It’s something Central students have in abundance.

Central graduates work in locations around the world. Examples of employers include Apple, Inc., Corteva Agriscience, Iowa Governor’s office, Mayo Clinic, National Geographic, Pella Corporation, Principal Financial Group and Vermeer Corporation.

Here are just a few of our notable alumni:

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