Centre graduates walking to the commencement ceremony

Success After Centre

Working toward success from day one

Connect with the Center for Career & Professional Development in the fall of your first year. Your personal career coach will help you explore majors and careers, find summer jobs and internships, work on r茅sum茅s and cover letters for graduate school and jobs, and network with alumni.

  • An outstanding academic reputation adds value to your degree. 果冻传媒 is ranked among America鈥檚 leading institutions by Forbes, Princeton Review, U.S. News, and virtually all other guidebooks.
  • Personal attention from outstanding professors allows you to progress faster. Our 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means your professors will know you by name鈥攏ot as a number.
  • Our international study options broaden your perspective and give you a competitive advantage in the global economy. 果冻传媒 is ranked among the top in the nation for percentage of students who study abroad. It might even help you join the 16 percent who find that first job in another country.    
  • Leadership opportunities enable you to develop to your fullest and prepare for rewarding success in your life鈥檚 work.

Center for Career & Professional Development


No. 1 in the Nation for Graduates Happy With Their College Experience


鈥淐entre grads simply can鈥檛 glow enough about their 鈥 academic gem in the geographic center of Kentucky.鈥 - Alumni Factor

Class of 2022 Success

The class of 2022 has achieved a great success rate one year after graduation.


Overall Success

Nearly every graduate is employed or in graduate school



Nearly two-thirds of the class is currently employed


Attending Graduate School

Over one-third of the class is in advanced study programs

Employment by Industry

Industries in which the Class of 2022 are currently employed. 

Bar graph of industries employing 2022 Centre graduates
Other industries: Technology (6%), Marketing/Sales (6%), Non-Profit (6%), Arts/Entertainment (4%), Counseling/Psychology (3%), Sports (2%).

Featured Employers

Adapt for Life; Alaska Sea Life Center; Bloomberg, LP; Boston Medical Center; Churchill Downs, Inc; Fidelity Investments; Intertek PSI Engineering; National Institutes of Health; Peace Corps; Teach for America; US Bank; Walt Disney World.


Graduate Schools

Graduate and professional school programs in which the Class of 2022 are enrolled.

Bar graph of grad-school focus of 2022 Centre graduates
Other programs: Accounting (8%), Arts/Humanities (4%), Education (4%), Engineering (3%), Public Administration (2%), Technology (2%), Mathematics (1%).

Featured Graduate Schools

Columbia University; Duke University; George Washington University; Georgetown University; Harvard University; Northwestern University; Purdue University; University of California, Berkeley; University College London; University of Kentucky; Vanderbilt University; Wake Forest University


The Centre Network

Centre鈥檚 alumni are fiercely loyal and eager to help you make valuable job contacts in almost any field and location imaginable. Memorable alumni from the past include two U.S. vice presidents, two U.S. Supreme Court justices, and a founder of the Hard Rock Cafe. More recent alumni are equally distinguished and love to talk to Centre students.

My professors were instrumental with respect to my professional development. I know that I would not be where I am today without the personal attention I received at 果冻传媒."

Shariya Terrell

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology class of 2006, PhD: Harvard Medical School 2013

Louisville, KY

Centre alum Shariya Terrell