PMIEF and JA USA Ask Class of 2020 About Post-COVID Career Plans


18 June 2020

Students studying in the library

Nearly one in two U.S. high school seniors (49%) have changed their post-graduation plans because of COVID-19, according to a Junior Achievement USA (JA USA) survey made possible through a PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) grant. The pandemic's effects mean some will delay college to instead work and nearly 20% have changed their mind about the career they wish to pursue. Survey findings reveal three in four of the Class of 2020 (74%) want to pursue a profession that aligns with project management competencies such as teamwork and problem-solving. In addition, young people do not believe COVID-19 will impact their ability to prepare for and enter the project management profession.

Read more about the JA COVID Grads Survey here.