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Professional Pathways

Approximately 65% of our majors go on to graduate or health professional schools. The remainder choose to enter the workforce directly. Our graduates have gone on to work for the following companies, right after graduation:

  • Atofina Chemical
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Buck Environmental
  • CombiMatrix
  • Elan Pharmaceuticals
  • FlavorChem
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • Immunogen
  • Invitrogen
  • Los Alamos National Labs
  • Merck Pharmaceuticals
  • The Peace Corps
  • Perkin-Elmer
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Schering-Plough Corporation
  • Seventh Generation Inc.
  • Xerox Corporation

Graduate School

HWS graduates have gone on to pursue medical, dental, veterinary and other pre-health degrees from top-ranked graduate schools and professional programs. Other students have entered graduate programs in chemistry, biochemistry and engineering. A sampling of schools our graduates attend:

  • Albert Einstein Medical College
  • Armed Forces Medical College
  • Baylor University
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Cal Tech
  • Cambridge University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Georgia Tech University
  • Howard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oxford University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of California – Irvine
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Yale University

Graduate Profile: Yating Sherry Zhang ’19

Yating Sherry Zhang '19

Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering, Brown University
Providence, R.I.

“The many programs at HWS, along with doing research with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Elana Stennett, fully prepared me for graduate school. The HWS chemistry faculty, specifically Professor Stennett, Associate Professor of Chemistry Justin Miller and Professor of Chemistry Erin Pelkey, all served as a huge support system to me throughout the process of applying to graduate schools.”

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