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Table of Contents

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Introduction / Message from Associate Director …………..………….…………………………………………….. 3 Executive Summary………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary ……………………………………………………………………………. 6 WellStar College of Health & Human Services Results

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WellStar School of Nursing …………………………………………………………………………………………….10 Department of Social Work & Human Services ………………………….…………………………………………14 Department of Health Promotion & Physical Education …………………………………………………………. 18 Department of Exercise Science & Sport Management …………………………………………………………… 20 Qualitative Data………………………………………………………………………………….……………………… 26

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Introduction

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Dear Kennesaw State University Faculty, Staff & Administration: Each semester, the KSU Department of Career Planning and Development assesses the postgraduation career status of graduates. The purpose of the survey is to provide the KSU community with a glimpse of the career paths of our students at the time of their graduation. We collect information regarding employment status, graduate school attendance, and experiential education participation. On the following pages, you will find the results for the 2016-2017 graduating class. The college reports are separated by departments and majors for ease of reading. In at least one case, a major that was offered on the former SPSU campus has been combined with the appropriate major on the Kennesaw campus. Also, note that the data collection method changed mid-year—for the Summer and Fall ‘16 graduations, surveys were collected at the day of graduation. For the Spring ‘17 graduation, surveys were collected with the petition to graduate. We hope this information will encourage the KSU community to continue to support the efforts of the Department of Career Planning and Development, as well as assist in providing evidence for learning outcomes as designated by the various accrediting bodies. While this data is not a comprehensive First Destination report, it is a snapshot of the graduating class at the time of graduation or at the time they petition to graduate. Thank you for taking the time to review the attached. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Sincerely,

Lori Trahan, PhD Associate Director Department of Career Planning and Development Kennesaw State University 470-578-6555 ltrahan@kennesaw.edu

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2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Executive Summary of Findings (Overall) 

At KSU, “success” means that our students are able to follow any path they may choose, whether that next step is employment, pursuit of further education, or any other goal they may define for themselves. According to this definition, 74.4% of the 2016-2017 survey respondents are successful.

KSU students reported a 59.6% rate of participation in Experiential Education programs (a decrease of 4.2% from 2015-2016).

Selected Highlights: 

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (84.1%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (76.9%) o College of Business (74.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of overall graduates) o College of Business (28.4%) o Graduate College (24.3%) o College of Humanities and Social Science (18.8%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (77.8%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (69.2%) o College of Education (68.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Attending a Graduate Program” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o College of Science and Mathematics (27.2%) o College of Humanities and Social Sciences (13.9%) o University College (8.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates overall): o College of Humanities and Social Science (28.2%) o College of Business (22.2%) o College of Health and Human Services (16%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates of that college): o College of Health and Human Services (84.6%) o College of Education (65.5%) o College of the Arts (61.5%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (61.5%)

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2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Executive Summary of Findings (CHHS)

Highlights for WellStar College of Health and Human Services:    

68% of graduates were employed at time of graduation 52.3% of graduates were employed in their field of choice at graduation 9.4% of graduates intend to pursue graduate education 84.6% of graduates indicated they had participated in an Experiential Education opportunity

By Major: 

Highest numbers employed at graduation: o Master of Science in Nursing (91.3%) o Nursing (88.8%) o Sport Management (67.2%) Highest numbers employed in field of choice at graduation: o Nursing (81.9%) o Master of Science in Nursing (60.9%) Highest numbers pursuing graduate education: o Health and Physical Education (33.3%) o Exercise and Health Science (18.8%) o Human Services (18.2%) Highest participation in Experiential Education: o Health and Physical Education (100%) o Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science (100%) o Sport Management (98.4%) o Nursing (98.1%)

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General Results Summary

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey During the 2016-2017 academic year (Summer 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17 semesters), KSU graduated 5972 students total (including graduate degrees and certificates).

2936 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 2936 / 5972 = 49.2% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 64% (6.8% increase from 2015-2016) o Employed in field of choice at graduation – 48.3% o Employed but not in field of choice at graduation: 15.7%

 Seeking Employment = 25.3% (10% decrease in the number of students reporting they were seeking employment at graduation from 2015-2016)

 Not Seeking Employment = 0.78% (32% increase from 2015-2016)  Graduate School = 8.7% (13.9% decrease from 2015-2016) o Admitted to a graduate program – 1.6% o Applying to a graduate program – 7.1%

Other = 0.89%

Employed Students 70 60

Percentage

50 40

34.6

30 20 10 0

7.8

2.8

2.4

7.9 0.58

2.6

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all KSU majors = 59.6%

*This is a 4.2% decrease in the number of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education from 2015-2016.

OVERALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS ALL KSU MAJORS (1749) = 59.6%

Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

75

63.7

66.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

59.2

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

50 25 0

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College of Health & Human Services General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17) During the 2016-2017 academic year, CHHS graduated 580 students (including graduate students). 331 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 331 / 580 = 57.1%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 68% (19.7% increase from 2016-2017) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 52.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 15.7%

 Seeking Employment = 20.5%  Not Seeking Employment = 1.8%  Attending a Graduate Program = 9.4% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 2.4% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 6.9%

 Other = 0.3%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

37.2

30 20 10 0

8.8 2.4

3.3

7.6

8.2

0.6

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

ï‚· Across all CHHS majors = 84.6% (0.8% increase in the number of CHHS students reporting they participated in Experiential Education)

CHHS Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

90.8

90

87.2

83.9

84.6

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

80 60 40 20 0

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WellStar School of Nursing NURSING (BSN) – Completion Rate: 105/180 = 58.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 88.8% (2.6% increase over 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 81.9% o Respondents reporting other employment – 6.9%

 Seeking Employment= 15.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.95%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 80

75.2

70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

3.8

0

1.9

0.95

0

6.9

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

88.8

86.2

55.3 42 46.6

38.8

0.8

2013-2014 Employed

15.2

12.1

6.9

4.6

5

0.9

2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0.9

0.95

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· BSN majors (103/105) = 98.1% (1.6% increase from 2015-2016)

BSN Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

94

100

96.7

96.6

98.1

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

80 60 40 20 0 2012-2013

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, NURSING (MSN) – Completion Rate: 23 / 31 = 74.2%

Employment status:  Employed = 91.3% (53.7% increase over 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 60.9% o Respondents reporting other employment – 30.4%

 Seeking Employment = 4.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 4.3%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

43.5

40 26.1

30 20 10 0

13 4.3

0

0

4.3

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

91.3 76.9 59.4 50

41.7

40.6 23.1 4.2

4.2

0

2013-2014 Employed

0

2014-2015 Unemployed

0

0 2015-2016

Graduate School

4.3

0

4.3

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MSN majors (19/23) = 82.6% (1.6% increase from 2015-2016)

MSN Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

90.5

92

2012-2013

2013-2014

84.6

81.3

82.6

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

80 60 40 20 0

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Department of Social Work & Human Services HUMAN SERVICES – Completion Rate: 44 / 80 = 55%

Employment status:  Employed = 50% (114% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 34.1% o Respondents reporting other employment – 15.9%

 Seeking Employment = 29.6%  Not Seeking Employment = 2.3%  Attending a Graduate Program = 18.2% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 4.6% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program –13.6%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30

25

20 10 0

4.6

4.6

11.4 0

0

4.6

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

50.6

50

41.3

38.8

28 26.7

24.7

Employed

13.6

6.5

4 2013-2014

2014-2015

Unemployed

29.6

30.1 18.2

18.2 2.3

5.8

2015-2016

Graduate School

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):  HS majors (43/44) = 97.7% (2.7% increase from 2015-2016) 80

Percentage

100 80 60

Percentage

HS Experiential Education Participation 60 98.9

40

100

95 46

20

95.1

38

42

40

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

97.7

0 2009-2010

40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW) – Completion Rate: 5 / 32 = 15.6%

Employment status:  Employed = 40% (27.5% decrease over 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 20% o Respondents reporting other employment – 20%

 Seeking Employment = 60%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30

10 0

20

20

20 0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

59.5

56.1

60

55.2 44.8

39.6

40

33.3

7.1

4.2

0 2013-2014 Employed

2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

0

0

0

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MSW majors (4/5) = 80% (17.2% decrease from 2015-2016)

MSW Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

95

98

100

96.6 80

80 60 40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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Department of Health Promotion & Physical Education HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION (HPE) – Completion Rate: 3 / 14 = 21.4%

Employment status:  Employed = 33.4% (39.9% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 0% o Respondents reporting other employment – 33.4%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 33.3%  Attending a Graduate Program = 33.3% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 33.3%

 Other = 5.6%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

33.4

30 20 10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

55.6 46.2

43.8 43.8

38.5

38.9

33.3 33.3

12.5

7.7 7.7 2013-2014

2014-2015

Unemployed

5.6

0

0

Employed

33.4

2015-2016

Graduate School

0 2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· HPE majors (3/3) = 100%

HPE Experiential Education Participation 100

100

100

100

100

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

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Department of Exercise Science & Sport Management EXERCISE & HEALTH SCIENCE – Completion Rate: 85 / 148 = 57.4%

Employment status:  Employed = 55.3% (18.4% increase over 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 31.8% o Respondents reporting other employment – 23.6%

 Seeking Employment = 23.6%  Not Seeking Employment = 2.4%  Attending a Graduate Program = 18.8% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 5.9% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 12.9%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

10.6

15.3

14.1 3.5

3.5

8.2 0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

55.3 47.7

46.7 37.6

30.5 18.1

34.1 18.1

3.9

23.6 18.8

10.6

2.4

2.4

2013-2014 Employed

29.5 21.3

2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· EHS majors (43/85) = 50.6% (5.1% decrease from 2015-2016)

EHS Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80

73.9

69

60

48.2

53.3

50.6

2015-2016

2016-2017

40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

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MASTER OF APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE – Completion Rate: 5 / 12 = 41.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 60% (20% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 20% o Respondents reporting other employment – 40%

 Seeking Employment = 40%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program –0%

Other = 0%

Employed Students 70 60

Percentage

50 40

40 30 20

20

10 0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

60 50

50

60

50

40

40 25

25

0 2013-2014 Employed

2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

0

0

0

0

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MSAES majors (5/5) = 100% (33.3% increase from 2015-2016)

MSAES Experiential Education Participation

100

Percentage

100 80

75 60

60

2012-2013

2013-2014

60

50

40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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SPORT MANAGEMENT – Completion Rate: 61 / 83 = 73.5%

Employment status:  Employed = 67.2% (42.4% increase over 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 47.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 19.7%

 Seeking Employment = 21.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 9.8% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 1.6% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 8.2%

 Other = 1.6%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10

21.3 13.1

11.5

9.8 1.6

8.2

1.6

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

67.2

61.7

55 47.2 34 23.3

20

15

13.2

6.7

0 2013-2014 Employed

21.3

18.3

2014-2015

Unemployed

9.8 3.8

2015-2016

Graduate School

1.6 2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· SM majors (60/61) = 98.4%

SM Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

92.7

95

100

98.1

98.4

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

80 60 40 20 0

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QUALITATIVE DATA Employer Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who are employed in the field of choice for the name of the company for whom they will be working. Below are the names of the employers. If an employer name has a number behind their name, that particular employer was mentioned by that number of students as having hired them. Employer names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Exercise Science Full-time employers Benchmark Rehab Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Kemne Academy Make a Wish Foundation Maryhall Freedom House PT Solutions Spinal Check Foundation WellStar Health Systems (2)

Part-time employers Benchmark Physical Therapy Georgia Tech Research Institute KSU Dept of Sports & Recreation KSU Health Promotion & Wellness Personal Trainer Provinos Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Human Services Full-time employers Bexiam DFCS (6) Flowering Branch Children's Shelter

GA Senate Part-time employers eTree Cabin

Nursing Full-time employers Atlanta Medical Center Augusta University Medical Center Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (18) Emory Healthcare (7) Garden Hospital Grady Memorial Homestead Hospice Nauicent Health Northside Hospital (5)

Piedmont Hospital (3) The Shepard Center (2) Wellstar Health System (29) Part-time employers Emory Healthcare Wellstar Health System (3) Volunteer/Service Organizations US Army

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Sport Management Full-time employers Allwood Cabinets American Family Atlanta Braves (2) Batter Baseball BSN Sports College Football Hall of Fame Fusion ATL KSU Athletics LocumTenens.com Magnolia Golf Group

Perfect Game USA Target Part-time employers 643 DP Athletics Arthur Blank Group LLC Buford Fit Body, Boot Camp GA Tech Athletic Hospitality KSU Dept. of Athletics

Master of Science, Nursing Full-time employers Georgia Highlands College Gordon Hospital Shepherd Center Wellstar Health System

Part-time employers Gwinnett Medical Center Wellstar Health System (2)

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Graduate School Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who have been accepted to a graduate school for the name of the school and program they are going to complete. Below are the names of the graduate schools and programs (if listed). If graduate school name has a number behind their name, that particular graduate school/program was mentioned by that number of students as having accepted them. School/program names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Exercise Science Armstrong State University Brenau University, Doctorate of PT Chamberlain—Nursing Program Kennesaw State Life University

Human Services KSU/MPA (2)

Sport Management KSU

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Other The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students to tell us what they will be doing after graduation if none of the provided options match their plans. Below is the list of information students provided in the “Other� category. If an option has a number behind their name, that particular option was mentioned by that number of students as being the option they are pursuing. Options without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category.

Exercise Science Going to sonography school Pursuing second bachelor degree in nursing

Human Services Gap year Gap year due to pregnancy

Sport Management Professional Athlete

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