Class of 2016 Placement Report


The USC Annenberg School is distinctive in the comprehensive nature of the academic programs we offer.  With programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as those that are theory-based and others rooted in professional practice - along with a robust research portfolio - we are in the unique position of training our students to think critically and from a 360-degree perspective.  Our students leave USC Annenberg able to recognize patterns and help their employers take advantage of new opportunities that are not always visible to those whose educational background is more traditional and singularly focused.

Each year, the office of Career Development performs a placement survey of all Annenberg graduates one year after graduation.  The placement data that is obtained through the survey is supplemented by data from LinkedIn as well as reports submitted by faculty members and academic advisors.  Through these means, data on 89% of 2016 graduates are available*.  We are pleased to report that the overall numbers are very strong: 98% of students who graduated with a BA were employed 12 months after graduation and 99% of students who graduated with a Master's degree were employed within the same time frame.

Class of 2016 Placement Report
Each year, the office of USC Annenberg Career Development performs a placement survey of all Annenberg graduates one year after graduation. 

Undergraduate Students 
94 percent of Broadcast & Digital Journalism graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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100 percent of Print & Digital Journalism graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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100 percent of Public Relations graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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98 percent of Communication graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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Graduate Students

97 percent of M.S. Journalism graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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100 percent of Strategic Public Relations graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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99 percent of Communication Management graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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100 percent of Communication Management Online graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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93 percent of Master of Digital Social Media graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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100 percent of Global Communication graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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92 percent of Public Diplomacy graduates found employment within one year of graduation.
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100 percent of M.A. Specialized Journalism/The Arts found employment within one year of graduation. 
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