Class of '08 outcome survey
Warren Wilson College's Career Development Center is pleased to share the graduate outcome results for the class of 2008, five years following graduation. The data were obtained from an online survey.
Warren Wilson College FIVE YEAR GRADUATE OUTCOME SURVEY CLASS OF 2008 e Career Development Center is pleased to share the graduate outcome results for the class of 2008, ve years following their graduation. e data were obtained from an online survey sent to individual email addresses through Survey Monkey. Current Status of the Class of 2008 8.5% 12.2% 8.5% CLASS OF 2008 CURRENT STATUS Employed full-time Graduate study full-time only Employed part-time 7.3% Employment full-time Graduate study part-time Seasonal employment Graduate study full-time Employment part-time Travel Caring for my family and home (full-time) 6.1% 2.4% 2.4% Sector of the Economy in which Graduates are Employed 19.7% 52.4% SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY IN WHICH GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED For Pro t Business Non-Governmental Organization Educational Institution Governmental Agency 19.7% 54.5% 6.1% EMPLOYMENT DETAILS TYPE OF ORGANIZATION/INDUSTRY IN WHICH GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED Type of Organization/Industry in which Graduates are Employed Agriculture 6.1% 7.6% 6.1% 4.5% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% Education (K-12) Health Services/Medicine Recreation Services Communications/Media Hospitality Services (hotel/restaurant/tourism) Retail Sales or Service Adventure or Experiential Education Biological & Physical Science Research Computer & Information Applications Forestry Military Social/Human Services 10.6% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 10.6% 3.0% 10.6% 12.1% Visual & Performing Arts Other (please specify) believe the work crew experience was invaluable in terms of making me a better employee, hands down. It made me a well-rounded individual, and although I don't work in any of the same types of jobs I had at school there I still nd myself remembering my amazing work crew bosses from every one of my crews. ey all led in di erent ways and the work environments were each unique. I have the adaptability needed to function in any setting that I may nd myself, from working as a wildlife technician in the remotest parts of the country, being employed as a manager of a small business, or working with at-risk youth. e leadership, responsibility, and the creativity we were allowed to have in some of the positions at Warren Wilson all gave me experiences I would never have had if I had attended a “normal” state school.” Ashlee Robison Environmental Studies Major Research Technician, Fort Lewis College 2 “I WHEN GRADUATES WHO ARE EMPLOYED WERE ASKED: • How soon after graduation did you nd your rst full-time employment? 47.6% responded within the rst month. 80.9% responded within six months. • How satis ed are you with your present employment? 94.1% responded that they were satis ed to very satis ed. • How well did Warren Wilson College prepare you for work within this eld? 97.1% responded that they were as well or better prepared than their peers. • How meaningful do you nd your current employment? 95.5% responded that their employment was meaningful to very meaningful. “M y experience in the work program taught me invaluable aspects of being successful in the professional world. I might not be rebuilding engines for a living these days but I did learn the importance of being on time, following through with tasks, taking initiative, and seeking positive ways to continually improve theworkplace, all of which I now use daily in my career.” Patrick Addabbo Outdoor Leadership & History Major Program Supervisor Adaptive Sports Center SALARY LEVEL OF GRADUATES Salary Level of Graduates 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% –Less than $10,000/year –$10,000–$13,999 –$14,000–$17,999 –$18,000–$21,999 –$30,000–$33,999 –$42,000–$45,999 –$26,000–$29,999 –$22,000–$25,999 –$34,000–$37,999 –$38,000–$41,999 –$46,000–$49,999 –$50,000 or more 3 EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYMENT BY MAJOR ART Jewelry Design and Sales Assistant Cheese Maker Sales BIOLOGY Arborist Crew Leader Chief Executive O cer Program Assistant Arborist Owner Program Developer BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS Sta Accountant Contract Specialist CHEMISTRY Teacher EOD Team Member Chemist CREATIVE WRITING Teacher Resident Assistant ENGLISH Teacher Financial Counselor Community Analyst ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Owner Farm Manager Trail Maintenance Worker President Program Assistant Emergency Dept. Technician Owner Rural Policy Organizer Environmental Science Teacher Quality Control Lab Tech Instructor Environmental Science Teacher Research Technician GLOBAL STUDIES Marketing Specialist Energy Auditor Co-Founder and Director Trust Fund Research Analyst HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE Program Coordinator 4 Abracadabra Jewelry Looking Glass Creamery Merchant du Vin Everett Tree Service Biochar Solutions, Inc. Living Classroom Foundation Wagner Tree Experts, Inc. University of Vermont PLACE Program Association of Home Appliances United States Air Force Carroll County Public Schools United States Army Baxter Healthcare Success Academy Charter School Rudolph Steiner College Susquehanna Waldorf School e Colonh Group Mind Candy LTD Blackbrook Farm Rock House Farm National Park Service A Growing Culture Living Classroom Foundation Northeastern VT Regional Hospital Free Union Grass Farm Center for Rural A airs Maudlin High School Micron Bio-Systems Coosa River Science School Maudlin High School Fort Lewis Genova Diagnostics e Energy Partners Ohana Amani Health Education Walter R. McDonald & Associates National Wildlife Federation Ann Arbor, MI Asheville, NC Seattle, WA Raleigh, NC Berkley, CA Baltimore, MD Asheville, NC Burlington, VT Washington, DC Valparaiso, CA Westminster, MD Baumholder, Germany Marion, NC New York City, NY Fair Oaks, CA Marietta, PA Boston, MA Asheville, NC Clayton, WI Morganton, NC Springdale, UT International Baltimore, MD St. Johnsbury, VT Free Union, VA Lyons, NE Maudlin, SC Buena Vista, VA Columbiana, AL Maudlin, SC College Durango, CO Asheville, NC Asheville, NC Njombe, Tanazania Rockville, MD Washington, DC INTEGRATIVE STUDIES Software Developer Executive Director Owner MATHEMATICS Chief Executive O cer Mathematics Teacher MODERN LANGUAGES Certi ed Medical Interpreter OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP Assistant Manager Program Supervisor Ski Instructor/Bike Guide PHILOSOPHY Technical Services Librarian PSYCHOLOGY Photographer Research Associate Residential Instructor RELIGIOUS STUDIES Nonpro t Project Manager SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY STEAM Engagement Team Web Moderator Lab Extractionist SOCIAL WORK Freelance Writer and Editor RN WOMEN’S STUDIES Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist Aquent Conscious Alliance Tallahassee Food Gardens Next Gen Trading LLC Odyssey Community School Language Access Network Icebreaker Merino Adaptive Sports Center Vail Resorts Caldwell County Public Library TaxDigital Nationwide Children’s Hospital Autism Society Down East Connect Maryland Science Center eModeration Paleo Research Institute Self-Employed omas Je erson University Hospital Oakes Children’s Center Asheville, NC Boulder, CO Tallahassee, FL Greenville, SC Asheville, NC Columbus, OH Portland, OR Crested Butte, CO Vail, CO Lenoir, NC Asheville, NC Columbus, OH Asheville, NC Wilmington, NC Baltimore, MD Asheville, NC Golden, CO Oak Blu s, MA Philadelphia, PA San Francisco, CA COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT • When alumni were asked about the impact their service experiences at Warren Wilson College had on their continued service involvement: 80% responded that it was signi cant to their continued involvement in service following graduation. • e percentage of Warren Wilson alumni who engaged in service: Once in the past year: 55% Once a month in the past year: 32% Once a week in the past year: 13% 5 GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL DETAILS GRADUATE DEGREES EARNED Graduate Degrees Earned 11.1% 8.3% 5.6% MA MS 5.6% Other, please specify MEd BS AS PhD JD MAT MDiv MFA MSW 13.9% 2.8% 2.8% 2.8% 2.8% 16.7% 2.8% 25.0% Areas ofOF Graduate/Professional AREAS GRADUATEStudy /PROFESSIONAL STUDY 8.1% Education (K-12) 5.4% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% Health Sciences & Allied Health Fields Natural Sciences (Biology, Environmental Science, etc.) Other (please specify) Social Sciences (Anthropology, Psychology, etc.) Library and Information Science Agriculture Business Communications/Media Computer & Information Applications 13.5% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 13.5% 2.7% Engineering/Engineering-related technologies Law Philosophy, Religion, Theology Social Work/Counseling 18.9% 16.2% Visual & Performing Arts 6 WHEN GRADUATES WHO DID ATTEND OR ARE CURRENLY ATTENDING GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL WERE ASKED: â€˘ Compared with your peers pursuing this degree, how well did your Warren Wilson experience prepare you? 97.3% responded that they were as well or better prepared than their peers. GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM BY MAJOR ART MFA BIOLOGY PhD Biogeography ND MEDICINE MS Natural Science MEd MS Engineering MS Natural Science BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS MBA CHEMISTRY MEd CREATIVE WRITING MEd MEd ENGLISH MFA MA ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MDiv MA Natural Sciences MS Health Sciences MS Natural Sciences MAT MA Agriculture MS Health Sciences GLOBAL STUDIES JD Art Institute of Dallas University of California Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Western Carolina University Montana State University North Carolina State University University of Vermont Western Carolina University McDaniel College Rudolph Steiner College Touro College University of Southern California Harvard University Extension School; American University of Paris Trinity Lutheran Seminary Colorado University Emory University University of Vermont Clemson University Colorado State University Clemson University St. omas Law School Dallas, TX Berkeley, CA Tempe, AZ Cullowhee, NC Bozeman, MT Raleigh, NC Burlington, VT Cullowhee, NC Westminster, MD Fair Oaks, CA New York City, NY Los Angeles, CA Paris, France Columbus, OH Fort Collins, CO Atlanta, GA Burlington, VT Greenville, SC Fort Collins, CO Greenville, SC Miami, FL 7 HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE MFA MA Library and Info. Science OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP MEd MFA PHILOSOPHY MS Library and Info. Science SOCIAL WORK MA Social Sciences MSW SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY Herbalist Certi cate PhD MA Museum Studies MA WOMEN’S STUDIES MA Art Institute of Dallas University of Wisconsin Antioch University New England University of Southern California University of North Carolina Southwestern College University of Chicago Appalachian Center for Natural Heath Binghamton University Morgan State University Goddard College Goddard College Dallas, TX Milwaukee, WI Keene, NH Los Angeles, CA Chapel Hill, NC Santa Fe, NM Chicago, IL Arab, AL Binghamton, NY Baltimore, MD Goddard, VT Goddard, VT “I t gave me tangible experience and stories to tell. I wasn’t an “intern,” I was the telephone technician on campus. I didn’t volunteer or take a class, I ran the Ecodorm Permaculture Edible Landscape. Out in the world, folks want people they can turn to, to make things happen amidst the set-backs, the craziness, and the unforeseen challenges. Warren Wilson provided me the experience to walk through those and come out the other side with a functioning phone system, and later, a thriving edible landscape. ough my work experience was that of a “trades-person,” the learning extends beyond any particular craft to the realm of being able to “make things happen.” e lessons that created me into a person able to move and shake were oft repeated—in work, dorm, service, and, frankly, even the academic arena. Nathan Ballentine Integrative Studies Major Owner, Tallahassee Food Gardens 8 “T he WWC work program gave me an edge both in skills and life expectations. I was well prepared for the transition to the work force.” Andrea Fink Sociology & Anthropology Major Lab Extractionist Paleo Research Institute www.warren-wilson.edu/~careers/ firstname.lastname@example.org 828.771.3759 Warren Wilson College Asheville, NC 28815-9000 WARREN WILSON COLLEGE