Surveys on graduate students

Results from spring 2014:

Year Number of graduate students Number of known situations Job PhD Other continuing studies Job search
2010 43 32 16 15 1
2011 56 45 16 27 2
2012 51 35 17* 16 2
2013 55 50 10 29 4 7

The activity rate (employment or PhD) at 1 year is greater than 95% for 2010, 2011 and 2012 graduates.

The detailed situation in spring 2014 of 205 graduates from the last 4 promotions is known in 79% of cases, that is for 162 graduates:

  • 87 (54%) became PhD students in various institutions in France or abroad, a rate equivalent to that recorded in previous surveys. All these theses are funded
  • 59 (36 %) graduates are employed (permanent or temporary) in France or abroad, including an entrepreneur. The employment rate is slightly higher than that recorded in previous surveys (32%). It was even more important and close to 45% for the years 2010 to 2012, the last class meeting more difficulties to fit into a context of degraded employment.
  • 9 (5%) students have pursued outside of doctoral studies with a significant increase in 2013, possibly to link with a more difficult employability.
  • 7 students, 2013 graduates only, informed us to still be looking for work 6 months after graduation.

The unknown situations correspond mainly to foreign students that we have not been able to contact at the time of the survey.

Example of recruiting companies:

Large companies (Schlumberger, Xerox, Siemens, General Electric, Valeo, Jobin Yvon LIFE, EADS, Thales Alenia Space), SMEs and consulting firms, start-ups

Archive: Employability Survey of 2004 and 2005 graduates (2006 survey).