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Career Potential

Among 2016-2017 Hofstra graduates who majored in Rhetorical Studies, 99% of survey respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in rhetoric and public advocacy and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $46,000.
Recent graduates work at prominent companies and organizations including:

  • CBS News
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Kamala Harris for Senate campaign
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • East Meadow School District
  • Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP
  • Northwell Health
  • Ovation TV
  • US Magazine

Graduates have also enrolled in or said they were planning to attend graduate programs at the University of Southern California, Sarah Lawrence College, Fordham University, Hofstra University, Touro College, SUNY Stony Brook University, and West Chester University.

*Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% response rate for undergraduate students. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to institutional research page.

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