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Warren Wilson College FIVE YEAR GRADUATE OUTCOME SURVEY

CLASS OF 2008

The Career Development Center is pleased to share the graduate outcome results for the class of 2008, five years following their graduation. The data were obtained from an online survey sent to individual email addresses through Survey Monkey. Current Status of the Class of 2008

CLASS OF 2008 CURRENT STATUS

8.5% 12.2%

Employed full-time

8.5%

Graduate study full-time only Employed part-time

7.3%

Employment full-time Graduate study part-time

6.1%

Seasonal employment Graduate study full-time Employment part-time

2.4%

Travel

2.4% 52.4%

Sector of the Economy in which Graduates are Employed 19.7%

Caring for my family and home (full-time)

SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY IN WHICH GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED For Profit Business Non-Governmental Organization Educational Institution

19.7% 54.5% 6.1%

Governmental Agency

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

TYPEType OF ORGANIZATION/INDUSTRY IN WHICH GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED of Organization/Industry in which Graduates are Employed Agriculture

6.1%

Education (K-12)

6.1% 4.5%

Health Services/Medicine

7.6% 3.0%

Recreation Services

3.0% 3.0% 10.6% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%

10.6%

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%

12.1%

Visual & Performing Arts Other (please specify)

“I

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 find myself remembering my amazing work crew bosses from every one of my crews. They all led in different ways and the work environments were each unique. I have the adaptability needed to function in any setting that I may find 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. The 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

WHEN GRADUATES WHO ARE EMPLOYED WERE ASKED: • How soon after graduation did you find your first full-time employment? 47.6% responded within the first month. 80.9% responded within six months. • How satisfied are you with your present employment? 94.1% responded that they were satisfied to very satisfied. • How well did Warren Wilson College prepare you for work within this field? 97.1% responded that they were as well or better prepared than their peers. • How meaningful do you find 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%

–$50,000 or more

–$46,000–$49,999

–$42,000–$45,999

–$38,000–$41,999

–$34,000–$37,999

–$30,000–$33,999

–$26,000–$29,999

–$22,000–$25,999

–$18,000–$21,999

–$14,000–$17,999

–$10,000–$13,999

–Less than $10,000/year

0%

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EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYMENT BY MAJOR ART Jewelry Design and Sales Assistant Cheese Maker Sales

Abracadabra Jewelry Looking Glass Creamery Merchant du Vin

Ann Arbor, MI Asheville, NC Seattle, WA

BIOLOGY Arborist Crew Leader Chief Executive Officer Program Assistant Arborist Owner Program Developer

Everett Tree Service Biochar Solutions, Inc. Living Classroom Foundation Wagner Tree Experts, Inc. University of Vermont PLACE Program

Raleigh, NC Berkley, CA Baltimore, MD Asheville, NC Burlington, VT

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS Staff Accountant Contract Specialist

Association of Home Appliances United States Air Force

Washington, DC Valparaiso, CA

CHEMISTRY Teacher EOD Team Member Chemist

Carroll County Public Schools United States Army Baxter Healthcare

Westminster, MD Baumholder, Germany Marion, NC

CREATIVE WRITING Teacher Resident Assistant

Success Academy Charter School Rudolph Steiner College

New York City, NY Fair Oaks, CA

ENGLISH Teacher Financial Counselor Community Analyst

Susquehanna Waldorf School The Colonh Group Mind Candy LTD

Marietta, PA Boston, MA Asheville, NC

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

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 Affairs Maudlin High School Micron Bio-Systems Coosa River Science School Maudlin High School Fort Lewis

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

Genova Diagnostics The Energy Partners Ohana Amani Health Education

Asheville, NC Asheville, NC Njombe, Tanazania

Walter R. McDonald & Associates

Rockville, MD

National Wildlife Federation

Washington, DC

GLOBAL STUDIES Marketing Specialist Energy Auditor Co-Founder and Director Trust Fund Research Analyst HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE Program Coordinator 4

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES Software Developer Executive Director Owner

Aquent Conscious Alliance Tallahassee Food Gardens

Asheville, NC Boulder, CO Tallahassee, FL

MATHEMATICS Chief Executive Officer Mathematics Teacher

Next Gen Trading LLC Odyssey Community School

Greenville, SC Asheville, NC

MODERN LANGUAGES Certified Medical Interpreter

Language Access Network

Columbus, OH

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP Assistant Manager Program Supervisor Ski Instructor/Bike Guide

Icebreaker Merino Adaptive Sports Center Vail Resorts

Portland, OR Crested Butte, CO Vail, CO

PHILOSOPHY Technical Services Librarian

Caldwell County Public Library

Lenoir, NC

PSYCHOLOGY Photographer Research Associate Residential Instructor

TaxDigital Nationwide Children’s Hospital Autism Society

Asheville, NC Columbus, OH Asheville, NC

RELIGIOUS STUDIES Nonprofit Project Manager

Down East Connect

Wilmington, NC

SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY STEAM Engagement Team Web Moderator Lab Extractionist

Maryland Science Center eModeration Paleo Research Institute

Baltimore, MD Asheville, NC Golden, CO

SOCIAL WORK Freelance Writer and Editor RN

Self-Employed Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Oak Bluffs, MA Philadelphia, PA

Oakes Children’s Center

San Francisco, CA

WOMEN’S STUDIES Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist

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 significant to their continued involvement in service following graduation. • The 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

8.3%

11.1%

MA

5.6%

MS Other, please specify

5.6%

13.9%

MEd BS

2.8%

AS

2.8%

PhD

2.8%

JD MAT

2.8%

MDiv

2.8%

16.7%

MFA MSW

25.0%

Areas ofOF Graduate/Professional AREAS GRADUATEStudy /PROFESSIONAL STUDY

8.1%

Education (K-12)

5.4%

Health Sciences & Allied Health Fields

2.7%

Natural Sciences (Biology, Environmental Science, etc.)

2.7% 2.7% 13.5%

Other (please specify)

2.7%

Social Sciences (Anthropology, Psychology, etc.)

2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7%

Library and Information Science Agriculture Business Communications/Media Computer & Information Applications

2.7%

13.5%

Engineering/Engineering-related technologies Law Philosophy, Religion, Theology Social Work/Counseling

18.9% 16.2%

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Visual & Performing Arts

WHEN GRADUATES WHO DID ATTEND OR ARE CURRENLY ATTENDING GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL WERE ASKED: • 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

Art Institute of Dallas

Dallas, TX

University of California Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Berkeley, CA Tempe, AZ

Western Carolina University Montana State University North Carolina State University University of Vermont

Cullowhee, NC Bozeman, MT Raleigh, NC Burlington, VT

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS MBA

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

CHEMISTRY MEd

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

CREATIVE WRITING MEd MEd

Rudolph Steiner College Touro College

Fair Oaks, CA New York City, NY

University of Southern California Harvard University Extension School; American University of Paris

Los Angeles, CA Paris, France

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MDiv MA Natural Sciences MS Health Sciences MS Natural Sciences MAT MA Agriculture MS Health Sciences

Trinity Lutheran Seminary Colorado University Emory University University of Vermont Clemson University Colorado State University Clemson University

Columbus, OH Fort Collins, CO Atlanta, GA Burlington, VT Greenville, SC Fort Collins, CO Greenville, SC

GLOBAL STUDIES JD

St. Thomas Law School

Miami, FL

BIOLOGY PhD Biogeography ND MEDICINE MS Natural Science MEd MS Engineering MS Natural Science

ENGLISH MFA MA

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HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE MFA MA Library and Info. Science

Art Institute of Dallas University of Wisconsin

Dallas, TX Milwaukee, WI

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP MEd MFA

Antioch University New England University of Southern California

Keene, NH Los Angeles, CA

PHILOSOPHY MS Library and Info. Science

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC

SOCIAL WORK MA Social Sciences MSW

Southwestern College University of Chicago

Santa Fe, NM Chicago, IL

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY Herbalist Certificate PhD MA Museum Studies MA

Appalachian Center for Natural Heath Binghamton University Morgan State University Goddard College

Arab, AL Binghamton, NY Baltimore, MD Goddard, VT

WOMEN’S STUDIES MA

Goddard College

Goddard, VT

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I didn’t volunteer or take a class, I ran the

for the transition to the work force.”

t gave me tangible experience and stories to tell. I wasn’t an “intern,”

I was the telephone technician on campus.

he WWC work program gave me an edge both in skills and

life expectations. I was well prepared

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

Andrea Fink Sociology & Anthropology Major Lab Extractionist Paleo Research Institute

experience to walk through those and come out the other side with a functioning phone system, and later, a thriving edible landscape. Though 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.” The lessons that created me into a person able to move and shake

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were oft repeated—in work, dorm, service, and, frankly, even the academic arena. Nathan Ballentine Integrative Studies Major Owner, Tallahassee Food Gardens 8

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