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Shruthi Krishnan '22

Associate, Boston Consulting Group

"Advisors in ILR’s Office of Career Services were with me through every step of the search process. During my first two years, they taught me how to explore different jobs, use LinkedIn and prepare for career fairs. As a junior and senior, their resume critiques and practice interviews helped me get an internship at the State Department and my fulltime job in consulting.”

Shruthi Krishnan
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Salaries and Career Fields


Through job fairs, alumni networking events, workshops and other career services, ILR’s Class of 2022 continued our tradition of sending graduates to top employers and prominent graduate schools.

Key Insights

  1. Nearly 76% of recent ILR graduates accepted positions at for-profits, non-profits, and government agencies.
  2. Their average starting salary was $76,000 with an average sign-on bonus of $8,336.
  3. Graduates entered over 18 different career fields.
2022 BSILR Graduates by Industry
Percentage Industry Mean Salary Salary Range
30% Consulting/Professional Practice $80,070 $35,360-$100,000
26% Financial Services $89,461 $50,000-$125,000
10%  Law/Legal Services $55,849 $37,440-$85,000
10% Technology $76,472 $55,000-$112,500
4% Communications/Media $66,533 $44,200-$80,000
4% Government $54,946 $40,620-$72,000
3% Manufacturing $68,900 $50,000-$87,500
3% Nonprofit * *
2% Education * *
2% Labor * *
1% Hospitality * *
1% Other (startup, advertising services) * *
1% Real Estate * *
1% Retail * *
1% Sports/Entertainment * *
1% Human Healthcare Services * *
1% Insurance * *
2022 BSILR Graduates by Career Field
Percentage Career Field Mean Salary
19% Financial Analysis/Services $91,765
16% Management Consulting $88,635
12% Human Resource/Corporate Labor Relations $69,143
12% Paralegal/Legal Assistant $57,076
10% HR Consulting $77,511
10% Business $81,342
5% Business Development/Sales $70,714
3% Labor Organizing/Research $60,360
3% Public Service $51,524
3% Education *
2% Marketing *
2% Research/Policy *
2% Sports/Entertainment *
2% Entrpreneurial Venture *
1% Nonprofit Management *
1% Other (journalist, CS analtyics) *


Allied Marketing Insurance Group
AlphaSights Ltd.
Amazon Studios
American Express
Andiamo Partners
Arrow Search Partners
Association of Union Constructors (The)
Avis Budget Group
Bain & Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Black Star Fund
BNP Paribas
Boathouse Capital
Boston Consulting Group
Capital One
Cary Kane LLP
Center for Transformative Action: Open Doors
ClearBridge Compensation Group
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Community Inclusion and Development Alliance
Cornell University
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Deerfield - Agency of Brand
Deloitte Consulting
Desmarais LLP
Detroit Tigers
EJF Alternative Asset Management
Evercore Partners
Exaltaret (start-up)
EY (Ernst & Young)
First Industrial Realty Trust
Friedman Vartolo LLP
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
General Sports Worldwide
Goldman Sachs
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
Health Advances
Hearst Media Services
HomeKite Housing Consultants LLC (entrpreneurial venture)
Insight Partners
Internet Brands
ISS Corporate Solutions
Jane Street Capital
Jefferies LLC
Joseph Gunnar & Co. LLC
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kirkland & Ellis
Knot WorldWide
Kraft Heinz
L3Harris Technologies
Law Firm of Tamara Roff
Lester, Cantrall, and Kraus
McKinsey & Company
Migration Policy Institute
Miller Shah LLP
Moelis & Company
Morgan Stanley
Mount Sinai Health System
My Subscription Addiction
New York City Department of Correction
New York State Senate
Northwestern Mutual
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Pay Governance LLC
PCC Structurals
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Prison Law Office
Procter & Gamble
RBC Capital Markets
Red Ventures
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
Shearman & Sterling
Silicon Valley Bank
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Standard Chartered
SuRo Capital Corp.
Teach for America
Texas Climate Jobs Project
The Symmetrical
Tim Ryan for Ohio
Topline Pro
True Search
Uber Technologies Inc
United States Air Force
United States Department of Commerce
United States Department of Defense
United States House of Representatives
Wells Fargo Securities
West Monroe Partners
Wiley Rein LLP
Willis Towers Watson
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Law and Graduate Schools

Law Schools

  • Antonin Scalia Law School George Mason University
  • Berkeley Law
  • Columbia Law School
  • Cornell Law School
  • Duke Law School
  • Fordham University, The School of Law
  • Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • St. John's University, School of Law
  • The University of Toledo, College of Law
  • UCLA Law
  • UNC School of Law
  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • University of Virginia, School of Law
  • USC Gould School of Law
  • Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law
  • Washington University (in St. Louis), School of Law
  • Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law

Graduate Schools

  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
  • Columbia University, School of the Arts
  • Northwestern University
  • Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law
  • Saint John Fisher University, School of Business
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • Tsinghua University, Schwarzman College
  • University at Albany (SUNY)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

100+ Unique Job Titles

Advisory Associate
Affiliate Marketing Coordinator
Aladdin Client Services
Area Manager
Associate Consultant (Executive Compensation)
Associate HR Business Partner
Associate Labor Relations Specialist
Associate Placement Specialist
Associate Product Marketing Manager
Audit, Risk, and Compliance Rotational program analyst
Boarding School Admissions
Business Analyst
Business Consulting Staff
Business Valuation Associate
Capital Markets Analyst
Careers Consulting Analyst
Client Associate
Co-Founder & CEO
Communication and Change Management Analyst
Communications Associate
Compensation Analyst
Consulting Analyst
Consulting Business Analyst
Corporate Analyst
Corporate Assistant
Corporate Clerk
Credit Investment Analyst
DC Public Defender Service Intern
Digital Marketing & Strategy
Employee Benefits Specialist
Employee Relations Specialist
Entry-Level Paralegal
Equity Research Analyst
Equity Research Associate
Executive Compensation Consultant
Finance and Operations Trainee
Finance Associate
Financial Analyst
Financial Services People and Organization Consulting Associate
Fixed Income Analyst
Food value chain analyst
Full Time Analyst
Global Risk Officer/Analyst
HR Analyst
HR Consultant
HR Generalist
Human Resource Service Delivery Analyst
Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Development Program
Human Resources Leadership Development Program
Human Resources Management Trainee
Human Resources Rotational Program Associate
Institutional Client Analyst
Investment Analyst
Investment Banking Analyst
Junior Account Executive
Junior Associate
Labor and Employee Relations Representative
Labor and Environmental Justice Community Organizer
Litigation Legal Assistant
Litigation Paralegal
Management Consultant
Management consulting associate
Manager of Special Projects
Marketing Specialist
Medical Scribe
Organizing Apprentice
Personnel Representative
Private Bank Analyst
Product Manager
Professional hockey player 
Quality Manager
Recruiting Coordinator
Research Analyst
Research Associate
Risk Analyst
Rotational Program Participant
Sales Development Representative
Special projects coordinator
Staff Consultant
Staff Member and Intake Specialist
Staff Representative
Strategic Organizer
Strategy Analyst
Strategy Insights and Planning Associate
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Talent Insight Analyst
Technical Recruiter
Temporary Assistant Clerk
Trading Analyst
Trading Associate
VISTA Fellow
Wealth Advisory Analyst
Wealth Management Analyst


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Career Outcomes of the MILR Degree

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MILR Career Outcomes