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At Elmhurst, our outcomes reflect the rigor and flexibility of our academic program. Many of our graduates go directly into rewarding careers in social service agencies such as the Department of Children and Family Services, in elder care, in business, or as research assistants in health care settings. Many others go on to obtain advanced degrees in social work, education, law, business, or psychology.

Our graduates are working across the nation in a wide variety of organizations. For example:

  • Ann Dzwonowski ’02, works at Graham Company
  • Kathy Mertes ’94, works in the Will County Mental Health Department and in private practice in Glen Ellyn
  • Jane Schreiner ‘99, works at the DuPage County Mental Health Department
  • Rebecca Forbes ’04, is an account executive at Column Office Supply

Other graduates are attending a wide range of prestigious graduate schools, including:

  • Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Argosy University, School of Professional Psychology
  • Aurora University, master’s program in social work
  • Benedictine University, master’s program in clinical psychology
  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Concordia University, master’s program in counseling
  • Elmhurst College, master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Ph.D. program in clinical psychology
  • Jane Addams College of Social Work
  • Northern Illinois University, Ph.D. program in industrial/organizational psychology
  • Roosevelt University, master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology
  • University of Chicago School of Social Work
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