Page 1

2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

1


Table of Contents

2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

Introduction / Message from Associate Director …………..………….…………………………………………….. 3 Executive Summary …………………………..…………………………………………………………………………. 4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary ……………………………………………………………………………. 5 College of Computing and Software Engineering Results …………………………………………………….….. 6 Department of Software Engineering and Game Development

………………………………………………….7

Department of Computer Science ……………………………………………………………….…………………… 10 Department of Information Technology………………………………………………………………………………14 Qualitative Data …………………………………………………………………………………………………………15

2


Introduction

2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

Dear Kennesaw State University Faculty, Staff & Administration: Each semester, the KSU Career Services Center assesses the post-graduation career status of our recent graduates at each graduation ceremony. 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 survey each graduating class (Summer, Fall & Spring graduates) and collect information regarding employment status, graduate school attendance, and experiential education participation. The college reports are separated by departments and majors for ease of reading. This year we are also including majors from the Marietta campus. If there was a major offered at both campuses, the major report is being divided into the major report at the Kennesaw campus and the major report at the Marietta campus. We hope this information will encourage the KSU community to continue to support the Career Services Center’s efforts, 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. 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 Career Services Center Kennesaw State University 470-578-6555 ltrahan@kennesaw.edu

3


Executive Summary of Findings 

2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

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, 75.8% of the 2014-2015 survey respondents are successful.

Common reasons students reported “Other” include: Gap Year, Moving to another state/country, and Starting Own Business.

Overall, CoCSE students reported a 64.9% “Employed” rate.

Within the CoCSE: 

Among Bachelor of Science programs, Software Engineering majors reported the highest percentage rates of “Employed in Field of Choice” and “Attend a Graduate Program”.

Computer Science (Kennesaw Campus) majors reported the highest percentage of participation in the Experiential Education program.

4


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Career Services Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 14, Fall 14, & Spring 15) During the 2014-2015 academic year (Summer 14, Fall 14, & Spring 15 semesters), KSU (both campuses) graduated 5422 students total (including graduate degrees if applicable). 3,750 students completed the PostGraduation Survey.

Completion Rate: 3750 / 4468 = 69.1% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 58.6% (5.6% increase in the number of students reporting they were employed at graduation) Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 42.5% (21.4% increase in the number

o

of students reporting they were employed in their field of choice at graduation)

o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.2%

Unemployed = 24.2% (2% decrease in the number of students reporting they were unemployed at graduation)  Not Seeking Employment = 3.5%  Attending a Graduate Program = 10.3% (31% decrease in the number of students reporting they will 

be attending or applying to a graduate program)

o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 3.9% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 6.4%

 Other = 3.3%

Percentage

Employment Status 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

42.5

24.2 16.2 3.5

3.9

6.4

I have a job I have a job, I do not I am not I have been I will be in the field but not in have a job seeking accepted to applying to of my choice the field of employment a graduate a graduate my choice program program

3.3 Other

5


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Across all KSU majors = 58.3%

*This is an 11.8% decrease in the number of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education.

College of Computing and Software Engineering* General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Career Services Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 14, Fall 14, & Spring 15) During the 2014-2015 academic year, COCSE graduated 319 students (including graduate students). 191 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey.

Completion Rate: 191 / 319 = 59.9%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 64.9% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 62.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 2.6%

 Unemployed = 27.7%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 4.7% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 2.6% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 2.1%

 Other = 2.1%

Employment Status 70

62.3

60

Percentage

50 40 27.7

30 20 10

2.6

0

2.6

2.1

2.1

0 I have a job I have a job, I do not I am not I have been I will be in the field but not in have a job seeking accepted to applying to of my choice the field of employment a graduate a graduate my choice program program

Other

6


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Across all COCSE majors = 38.2%

*Comparison data for previous years not available

Department of Software Engineering and Computer Game Development COMPUTER GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT* - Completion Rate: 8 / 13 = 61.5% Employment status:  Employed = 37.5% o o

  

Unemployed = 62.5% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 37.5% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  CGDD majors (0/8) = 0%

7


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (BS) – Completion Rate: 17 / 18 = 94.4% Employment status:  Employed = 76.5% o o

  

Unemployed = 17.6% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 5.9% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 76.5% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 5.9% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  SE majors (7/17) = 41.2%

8


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

MASTER OF SCIENCE, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING- Completion Rate: 2 / 12 = 16.67% Employment status:  Employed = 100% o o

  

Unemployed = 0% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MSSE majors (1/2) = 50%

9


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

Department of Computer Science Computer Science (Kennesaw Campus) - Completion Rate: 37 / 43 = 86% Employment status:  Employed = 75.7% o o

  

Unemployed = 10.8% Not Seeking Employment = 8.1% Attending a Graduate Program = 5.4% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 67.6% Respondents reporting other employment – 8.1%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 5.4%

Other = 5.4%

Percentage

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

84.9 75.7

71.8 65.2 53.6

13

8.7

2010-2011 Employed

13

21.7

20 8.7 4.3

2011-2012 Unemployed

8.6

12.1 6.1 3

13.5 5.4

0

2012-2013 Graduate School

10.8

2013-2014

2014-2015

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): 10


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

CS (Kennesaw campus) majors (25/37) = 67.6% 80

Percentage

100 80

Percentage

CS Experiential Education Participation 60 46

38

20

69.7

42

40 62.9

67.6

0

60 40

40

34.8

2009-2010 34.8

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

20 0 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 Computer Science (Marietta Campus) - Completion Rate: 502013-2014 / 84 = 59.5%

2014-2015

Employment status:  Employed = 56% o o

  

Unemployed = 32% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 10% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 54% Respondents reporting other employment – 2%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 8% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 2%

Other = 2%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  CS (Marietta) majors (16/50) = 32%

11


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

MASTER OF SCIENCE, APPLIED COMPUTER SCIENCE - Completion Rate: 5 / 10 = 50% Employment status:  Employed = 100% o o

  

Unemployed = 0% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 80% Respondents reporting other employment – 20%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MSACS majors (5/5) = 100%

12


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

MASTER OF SCIENCE, COMPUTER SCIENCE - Completion Rate: 12 / 22 = 54.5% Employment status:  Employed = 75% o o

  

Unemployed = 25% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 75% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MSCS majors (3/12) = 25%

13


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

Department of Information Technology INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Completion Rate: 60 / 117 = 51.3% Employment status:  Employed = 60% o o

  

Unemployed = 36.7% Not Seeking Employment = 1.7% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 60% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 1.7%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  IT majors (16/60) = 26.7%

MASTER OF SCIENCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – Completion Rate: 32 / 73 = 43.8% Employment status:  Employed = 62.5% o o

  

Unemployed = 37.5% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 62.5% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0% 14


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

*Comparison data from previous years not available

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MSIT majors (7/32) = 21.9%

QUALITATIVE DATA Employer Information Career Services 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. Computer Game Design and Development Hi-Rez Studios Maxmedia West Asset Management

UPS Verint Verizon Wireless (2)

Computer Science (Marietta) Computer Science (Kennesaw) Adult Swim AT&T (2) Emory Genetics Laboratory EY Studios GA Tech Research Institute (2) iLearn JP Turner Lancope Inc. Manhattan Associates (2) Profisee Progress Bravepoint Shaker Technology The Home Depot (4)

Anova IT AT&T (3) Cardlytics CareerBuilder.com (2) Configit, Inc. GA Tech Research Institute Goldman Sachs Lockheed Martin Meditech NueMD Ogilvy & Mather Sebia, Inc. Sedgewick CMS Tata Consultancy Services (3) The Home Depot 15


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

The Scheduling Institute Tyler Technology Ultra Group Union Pacific ViaSat Young Consulting

Software Engineering ABW AirWatch (3) AppNexis DSS E-Intern GA Tech Research Institute NCR Office Depot Stratose, Inc. Voyager Technology Waffle House

Master of Science, Applied Computer Science Delta Airlines GA Tech Research Institute The Home Depot

General Motors Intercontinental Hotel Group Global Technology Tata Consultancy Services

Master of Science, Information Technology AT&T Cisco Systems CNN Emory Healthcare GA Department of Natural Resources GA Northwest Technical College GA Perimeter College GA Tech Research Institute General Motors Georgia State U. Global Pay Honeywell International Inner Harbor Johns Hopkins U. Kennesaw State University (2) SouthEastern Networks SunTrust Bank Verizon Telematics (2)

Master of Science, Computer Science AirWatch Auto Auction Services Corporation Breckenridge Insurance Services Gas Technologies

Master of Science, Software Engineering LexisNexis Magnimbus, LLC

QUALITATIVE DATA CONT. Graduate School Information Career Services 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. 16


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

School/program names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Computer Science (Marietta) GA State University KSU (2) University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Software Engineering Mercer University

QUALITATIVE DATA CONT. Other Career Services 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 17


2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Computer Science (Kennesaw) Gap Year Post Graduate Internship in field

Computer Science (Marietta) Moving to another country

18

College comp & software eng grad survey report 14 15  

2014-2015 Graduation survey for the Kennesaw State University College of Computing and Software Engineering

Advertisement