An average of 12 students per year graduate from our undergraduate program. Since 1994 when we began tracking our alumni:
35% (74/213) have gone on for conservation graduate programs in the US, Canada, or Europe.
Currently 5% (11/213) are in the pipeline, interning and preparing to apply to conservation programs.
Another 22% (47/213) have gone into related fields such as museum collection management, museum education, historic preservation or libraries, and
23% (49/213) have changed fields entirely going into, for instance, medicine, law, software development, business analyst, or teaching.
Example of the most recent cohort, 2018:
Erin Cunningham: Interning/working for Brandywine River Museum in Collections Care
Oliva Haslam: Starting Conservation grad school at Cardiff University
Amanda Kasman: Starting conservation grad school here at WUDPAC
Savannah Kruger: Conservation Laboratory at the Naval History and Heritage Command internship - planning grad school
Claire Martin: Starting West Dean for Wood Conservation Course and planning on applying to WUDPAC
Taylor Pearlstein: Starting grad school at University College London in Cultural Heritage Studies
Nova Storchio: Book Internship Winterthur Museum - planning on grad school
Greta Sweeney: Interning and applying to University College London Conservation Program
Alex Tewinion: Changing to Apiary Science. Interning in Vermont at an apiary (bee keeping)
Riley Thomas: AmeriCorps position in Ohio as a collection manager - planning for grad school
Abigail Thompson: National Park Service Collection Management Intern - planning on museum studies grad school
Elizabeth Van Winkle: Chemistry Research Assistant at Riks Museum and at Tech Park in Newark
Nell Weaver: Archaeological Conservation Internship in Turkey with UCL's Dr. O'Grady