A diploma from Sciences Po remains a strong asset in the job market

The 2014 survey on the employability of recent Sciences Po graduates* confirms the trends observed over the two last years. The Sciences Po diploma remains a strong asset, providing rapid access to the job market.

Young graduates gain rapid access to the job market

  • 77% of the 2013 graduates chose to join the workforce (others pursued their studies) and 86 % of them found a job
  • 81 % of the students who entered the job market found a job with six months following graduation. Among these students, 37 % were even recruited prior to graduation

39 % of the graduates start their career abroad

  • Jobs obtained in Europe (not including France) have increased: 51% in the 2014 survey against 47 % in the 2013 edition. The geographic distribution of jobs in other regions remains unchanged: 9% of the graduates work in Africa, 19% in Asia-Oceania, 10% in Central and Latin America and 11 % in North America.

Young graduates hold stable and well-paid positions

  • The average gross annual salary is high at 43,000 euros, going as high as 50,000 euros for 20 % of the graduates.

Sciences Po graduates work primarily in the  private sector 

  • 69 % of the employed graduates work in the private sector, 23,5 % in the public sector and 7,5 % joined an international organisation or a European institution.
  • Many Sciences Po graduates work in the audit and consulting sectors, public administration, the banking and finance sectors, insurance, industry, energy and transportation. These sectors represent 50 % of all hires. 


*The survey was conducted during the summer of 2014 among the graduates of the class of 2013. It was conducted by the Centre d'Etudes Européennes (CEE) and the The Center for Socio-Political Data at Sciences Po.

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