Smith students have access to a network of 48,000 alumnae in more than 120 countries, a network of hundreds of companies recruiting both on- and off-campus, and funding to make real-world connections through internships.
- Within two years of graduation, 75 percent of Smith students are employed
- 20 years after graduation, some 10 percent of Smith alumnae report holding chief executive positions, and an additional 9 percent report being in executive-level positions
- Approximately 400 students per year receive Praxis grants of up to $3,500 to support unpaid internships globally.
- A total of 5,300 internships, jobs, volunteer opportunities and fellowships are posted annually in E-Access, Smith's online database of professional opportunities.
- More than 70 companies recruit on campus each year
- Six career advisers are available to Smith students from the moment they arrive on campus
Throughout their college career, Smith students with high academic achievement and strong community involvement are encouraged to apply for international and domestic fellowships. For undergraduates, the college facilitates international opportunities such as the Boren, Udal and Truman scholarships. Rising seniors may apply for fellowships such as the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford and the Fulbright Fellowship to one of 140 countries.
- Smith's Fulbright success rate over the past nine years has on average been the highest in the nation among top-producing institutions
- 23 of Smith's applicants were awarded Fulbrights in 2013 - a 55 percent success rate.
- Since 2002, Smith has produced more Fulbright fellows than any other college
- In 2013, 37 Smith graduates received fellowships
Three-quarters of alumnae are employed within two years of graduation, with the majority of the remaining 25 percent engaged in graduate studies. Others defer graduate study until after a year or more of employment. In today’s rapidly evolving job market, employers increasingly value liberal arts graduates for their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, which are applicable in any field.
- Admit rate to law school, 2011-12: 75 percent
- Admit rate to medical school, 2002–11: 88 percent of qualified applicants (applicants who graduated with science GPAs of 3.3 or higher and MCAT scores of 28 or higher)
- While admission rates to business and other graduate school fields are not available, 76 percent of alumnae 10, 15 and 20 years post-graduation enrolled in some kind of graduate or professional school.
- Top five graduate schools: Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University, UC Berkeley, Yale University