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of Marietta graduates are employed, in graduate school, or participating in a fellowship or service commitment within six months of graduation
average mid-career salary for Marietta graduates is 4th out of 125 Ohio colleges
of students who were part of the pre-law program in the past 5 years have been accepted to their first choice law school
of alumni state they are pleased with their decision to attend Marietta College and would make the same choice again
how much more our students earn in mid-career salary compared to those from similar institutions
in the nation on Brookings' "Common Sense" list
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Broadcasting, Photojournalism

Current Occupation

Anchor, WAVY News 10/FOX in Norfolk, Virginia

Time to Career

One month

About Amy

As a Marietta student, Amy worked for the campus TV station and completed an internship with The TODAY Show in New York City. Less than a month after receiving her diploma, Amy started her full-time career at WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, West Virginia, as the Daybreak Producer and overnight reporter, and then moved on to KNOP-TV in North Platte, Nebraska, as the Weekday Evening News Anchor/Reporter. Prior to making the move to Norfolk, Amy was in Oklahoma working for Griffin Communications at stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa as the Weekend Morning News Anchor/Reporter at KOTV in Tulsa.

Amy Avery
Brendan Adkinson




Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Spanish

What he's up to now

MD-Ph.D. candidate at Yale University

Time to Graduate School

Three months

About Brendan

Brendan Adkinson is an MD-Ph.D. candidate in the Multimodal Imaging, Neuroinformatics, & Data Science (MINDS) Lab within the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. His research uses human neuroimaging to build machine-learning models that predict individual symptom profiles and outcomes in psychiatry. He also evaluates how these models may be biased in underrepresented patient populations, particularly rural populations. Before matriculating at Yale, Brendan worked under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Anticevic, focusing on studies of schizophrenia, autism, and OCD, including a pharmacological manipulation with ketamine.

Brendan graduated summa cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Marietta College, where he was a letterman on the varsity football team and captain of the varsity tennis team. Outside of the classroom, Brendan is the founder of Elevation Med Prep (, an advisor to Cocoa360 (, and a member of Vox Church.




Economics, Mathematics, Music

What she's up to now

Ph.D. student in Applied Math at Université at Paris Dauphine-PSL

Time to Graduate School

Three months

About Kexin

While earning three undergraduate degrees, Kexin "Coco" Shao was a busy student. However, anywhere you went on campus, Coco was always there. Not much has changed since she graduated. She completed a master's degree in Mathematics in Finance from New York University in 2020. She worked as a Financial Engineer with the Equity Derivatives team at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking in New York for two years. She was mainly focused on volatility index constructions and backtesting trading strategies. However, while working, she received an offer from the Université at Paris Dauphine-PSL to begin work on a Ph.D. in Applied Math. "I sincerely appreciate the Mathematics Department faculty for building the foundation of what I am doing today, the Economics Department for always providing me with good intuition from a global point of view, and the Music Department for shaping me into the person I am outside of work."

KeXin Coco Shao
Robert Nelson




Strategic Communication

What he's up to now

Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Time to Graduate School

Six months

About Robert

Robert Nelson was an active leader on campus. While he was a standout wide receiver for the Marietta football team, Robert also served as the student newspaper editor, worked for Fifth Street Consulting, and joined the Office of Diversity & Inclusion as a Coordinator. “I want to work in the field of marketing temporarily, further my education, and eventually, start a business. The plan was to get another degree after graduating from Vanderbilt, but moving around the country for school is a bit expensive.”

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