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Table of Contents

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Introduction / Message from Associate Director …………..………….…………………………………………….. 3 Executive Summary ………………………………………..……………………………………………………………. 4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary ……………………………………………………………………………. 5 Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Results …………………….….. 6 Department of Civil and Construction Engineering ………………………………………………………………. 7 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology ……………………………………………… 9 Department of Electrical Engineering …………………….…………………………………………………………. 11 Department of Mechanical Engineering ……………......…………………………………………………………… 12 Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology ...…………………………………………………………… 13 Department of Mechatronics Engineering …………......…………………………………………………………… 14 Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering ...…………………………………………………………… 15 Qualitative Data ………………………………………………………………………………….………………..…… 18

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Introduction

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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

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Executive Summary of Findings 

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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.

CoEET graduates reported a 50.4% “Employed” rate at graduation.

Within the CoEET: 

Mechatronics majors reported the highest percentage of “Employed” and “Attending a Graduate Program” at graduation.

Construction Engineering majors reported the highest percentage of participation in the Experiential Education program.

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General Results Summary

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– 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

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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

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Across all KSU majors = 58.3%

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College of Engineering & Engineering Technology* 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, COEET graduated 460 students including graduate students). 282 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 282 / 460 = 61.3%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 50.4% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 48.9% o Respondents reporting other employment – 1.4%

 Unemployed = 42.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.7% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 3.5% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 2.2%

 Other = 1.4%

Percentage

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

48.9 42.2

1.4

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3.5

2.2

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

1.4 Other

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Across all COEET majors = 35.5%

*Comparison data for previous years not available

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Department of Civil and Construction Engineering CIVIL ENGINEERING* - Completion Rate: 25 / 39 = 61% Employment status:  Employed = 64% o o

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Unemployed = 32% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 4% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 64% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 4% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  CE majors (12/25) = 48% *Comparison data from previous years not available

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* - Completion Rate: 7 / 24 = 29% Employment status:  Employed = 57% o o

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Unemployed = 43% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 57% 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%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  CET majors (2/7) = 29%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING* - Completion Rate: 8 / 10 = 80% Employment status:  Employed = 75% o o

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Unemployed = 13% 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 = 13%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  CENG majors (5/8) = 63% *Comparison data from previous years not available

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY * - Completion Rate: 0/ 1 = 0%

SURVEYING AND MAPPING * - Completion Rate: 0/ 2 = 0%

MASTER OF SCIENCE, CIVIL ENGINEERING * - Completion Rate: 0/ 5 = 0%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* - Completion Rate: 3 / 14 = 21% Employment status:  Employed = 33% o o

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Unemployed = 67% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 33% 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%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  COET majors (0/3) = 0% *Comparison data from previous years not available

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* - Completion Rate: 4 / 33 = 12.1% Employment status:  Employed = 25% o o

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Unemployed = 75% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 25% 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%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  EET majors (0/4) = 0%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* - Completion Rate: 3 / 3 = 100% Employment status:  Employed = 66.7% o o

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Unemployed = 33.3% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 33% 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%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  TCET majors (1/3) = 33.3% *Comparison data from previous years not available

MASTER OF SCIENCE, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* - Completion Rate: 2 / 3 = 66.7% Employment status:  Employed = 0% o o

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Unemployed = 50% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 50% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 0% 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 – 50%

Other = 0%

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

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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Department of Electrical Engineering ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING* - Completion Rate: 44 / 62 = 71% Employment status:  Employed = 43.2% o o

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Unemployed = 45.5% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 11.3% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 43% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 4.5% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 6.8%

Other = 0%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  EE majors (19/44) = 43.2% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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Department of Mechanical Engineering MECHANICAL ENGINEERING* - Completion Rate: 75 / 93 = 81% Employment status:  Employed = 42.7% o o

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Unemployed = 52% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 4% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 40% Respondents reporting other employment – 2.7%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 4% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 1.3%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  ME majors (28/75) = 37.3% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* - Completion Rate: 46 / 51 = 90.2% Employment status:  Employed = 58.7% o o

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Unemployed = 39.1% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 56.6% Respondents reporting other employment –2.1%

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 = 2.1%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MET majors (16/46) = 34.8% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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Department of Mechatronics Engineering MECHATRONICS* - Completion Rate: 6 / 31 = 19.4% Employment status:  Employed = 83.3% o o

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Unemployed = 0% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 16.7% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 83.3% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 16.7% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MCTR majors (1/6) = 16.7% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering APPAREL AND TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY* - Completion Rate: 9 / 9 = 100% Employment status:  Employed = 22.2% o o

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Unemployed = 44.4% Not Seeking Employment = 11.1% Attending a Graduate Program = 11.1% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 22.2% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 11.1% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 11.1%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  ATT majors (1/9) = 11.1% *Comparison data from previous years not available

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* - Completion Rate: 41 / 44 = 93.2% Employment status:  Employed = 48.8% o o

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Unemployed = 43.9% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 7.3% o o

Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 48.8% Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 2.4% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 4.9%

Other = 0%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  IET majors (14/41) = 34.1%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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SYSTEMS ENGINEERING* - Completion Rate: 1 / 10 = 10% Employment status:  Employed = 0% o o

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Unemployed = 0% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 100% o o

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

Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 100% Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

Other = 0%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  SYSE majors (0/1) = 0% *Comparison data from previous years not available

MASTER OF SCIENCE, QUALITY ASSURANCE* - Completion Rate: 5 / 20 = 25% Employment status:  Employed = 80% o o

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Unemployed = 20% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o o

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

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MSQA majors (0/5) = 0%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING* - Completion Rate: 3 / 6 = 50% Employment status:  Employed = 100% o o

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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%

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MSSE majors (0/3) = 0% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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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. Apparel & Textile Technology AAFES Dress Up Boutique

Civil Engineering Arcadis-US Batson-Cook Brown & Caldwell Columbia Engineering Eberly & Associates EMC Engineering Design Technologies GA State Road & Tollway Authority GBT Engineers JE Dunn Construction Lafarge North America McCarthy Building Companies Norfolk Southern NOVA Engineering & Environmental Pond & Co. Stability Engineering

Civil Engineering Technology Arcadis-US Crowder Eberly & Associates Long Engineering

Computer Engineering Technology ACS

Construction Engineering Balfour Beatty Cardno ATC General Electric (GE) ProBuild Stability Engineering Williams, Russells & Johnson, Inc.

Electrical Engineering AHA Consulting Engineers Burns & McDonnell Carroll EMC GA Tech Research Institute (2) Georgia-Pacific (2) Gerdau GTP Consulting Engineers iHeartMedia Mesh Engineering Newcomb & Boyd (2) Power Controls & Testing Stantec TKIS Warner Robins AFB (2)

Electrical Engineering Technology Tata Consultancy Services

Industrial Engineering Technology Altair Advanced Industries AT&T (2) Digital IT FDS Avionics Corp. 18


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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Goldman Sachs Harris Products Group Hitachi Millennium Mats NCR Nissan North America Omni International Prime Power Services Shaw Industries Tighitec United Technologies Corp XPO Last Mile

Mechanical Engineering Amendia American Boa Applied Technical Services Fasco Fishnet Security Inno Concepts INPO Kubota Manufacturing of America (4) Magna International Marietta NDT Maxair Mechanical MetroPower, Inc. Mohawk Industries (2) Nisshinbo Nycom, Inc. Oceaneering

Mechanical Engineering Technology Affiliated Engineers Applied Technical Services Elan Motorsports Formetco Hays LTI Hitachi LowTemp Inc. Marietta NDT (3) Mission Communications Nor-ral Phillips Partnerships Pond & Co. Pond & Co. Quality Technologies Shaw Industries (3) Shaw Stainless & Alloy Piping Sheet Metal Components Thompson Co. Unibloc Pump US Army Valeris Medical West Cobb Engineering & Tool Co.

Mechatronics Convergent Technologies Graphic Packaging Immersive Display Solutions LSI RTS Associates, LLC

Tata Consultancy Services Thompson Co.

Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Toyo Tires North America United Controls International

Charter Communications

US Marine Corps Vivace Corp. Westinghouse Yokogawa Corporation of America Zep, Inc.

Master of Science, Quality Assurance MARTA RTG Furniture Co US Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division

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Master of Science, Systems Engineering Bright Horizons

Commonwealth Associates, Inc. Lockheed Martin

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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. School/program names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Apparel & Textile Technology Kennesaw State University

Civil Engineering University of Central Florida

Electrical Engineering George Washington University

Industrial Engineering Technology GA Tech

Mechanical Engineering Colorado State U. GA Tech University of Memphis

Mechatronics University of Alabama, Birmingham

Systems Engineering Kennesaw State University

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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 number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Apparel & Textile Technology Starting Own Business

Construction Engineering Moving to another state

Mechanical Engineering Post Graduate Internship in Field

Mechanical Engineering Technology Post Graduate Internship in Field

Telecommunications Engineering Technology Moving to another country

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