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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

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Table of Contents

2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Introduction / Message from Associate Director …………..………….………………………………………………3 Executive Summary ………………………………………..……………………………………………………………..4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary ……………………………………………………………………………..6 Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Results …………………….……8 Department of Civil and Construction Engineering ………………………………………………………………..10 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology ……………………………………………….18 Department of Electrical Engineering …………………….…………………………………………………………..25 Department of Mechanical Engineering ……………......…………………………………………………………….28 Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology ...…………………………………………………………….30 Department of Mechatronics Engineering …………......…………………………………………………………….32 Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering ...…………………………………………………………….34 Qualitative Data ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….44

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Introduction

2015-2016 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 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 collect information regarding employment status, graduate school attendance, and experiential education participation. On the following pages, you will find the results for the 2015-2016 graduating class. The college reports are separated by departments and majors for ease of reading. Majors that were offered on the former SPSU campus have been combined with the appropriate major on the Kennesaw campus where applicable. Further, this year students were provided additional options for their post-graduation status, to be aligned with the choices on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destination Survey. As such, the choice of “Other� for the overwhelming majority of our majors has significantly decreased. 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. 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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2015-2016 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, 61.7% of the 2015-2016 survey respondents are successful.

KSU students reported a 62.2% rate of participation in Experiential Education programs (an increase of 6.5% over 2014-2015).

Selected Highlights: 

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (80.2%) o College of Business (70.1%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (67.3%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of overall graduates) o College of Business (28.8%) o Graduate College (23.4%) o College of Humanities and Social Science (19.8%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (76.9%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (65.5%) o College of Education (62.9%)

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 (35.9%) o College of Humanities and Social Sciences (13.7%) o College of Health and Human Services (11.9%)

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 (26.1%) o College of Business (22.2%) o College of Health and Human Services (15.5%)

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 (83.9%) o College of Education (78.2%) o College of the Arts (73.1%)

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Executive Summary of Findings (CoEET)

Highlights for College of Engineering and Engineering Technology:    

64.3% of graduates were employed at time of graduation 58.6% of graduates were employed in their field of choice at graduation 5.1% of graduates intend to pursue graduate education 57.4% of graduates indicated they had participated in an Experiential Education opportunity

By Major: 

Highest numbers employed at graduation: o Civil Engineering Technology (100%) o Construction Engineering (100%) o Master of Science, Civil Engineering (100%) o Master of Science, Applied Engineering (100%) o Supply Chain (100%) Highest numbers employed in field of choice at graduation: o Civil Engineering Technology (100%) o Construction Engineering (100%) o Master of Science, Civil Engineering (100%) o Master of Science, Applied Engineering (100%) o Supply Chain (100%) Highest numbers pursuing graduate education: o Electrical Engineering (18%) o Civil Engineering (9.2%) o Mechatronics (8.7%) Highest participation in Experiential Education: o Civil Engineering Technology (100%) o Industrial and Systems Engineering (84.6%) o Electrical Engineering Technology (80%)

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General Results Summary

2015-2016 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 2015-2016 academic year (Summer 15, Fall 15, & Spring 16 semesters), KSU graduated 5602 students total (including graduate degrees and certificates).

4205 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 4205 / 5602 = 75.1% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 59.9% o Employed in field of choice at graduation – 50.3% o Employed but not in field of choice at graduation: 9.6%

 Seeking Employment = 28.1% (16% increase in the number of students reporting they were seeking employment at graduation)

 Not Seeking Employment = 0.59% (83% decrease in the number of students reporting they were not planning to seek employment at time of graduation)

 Graduate School = 10.1% (1.9% decrease in the number of students reporting they will be attending or applying to a graduate program)

o Admitted to a graduate program – 3.6% o Applying to a graduate program – 6.5%

 Other = 0.93%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

40.7

40 30 20 10 0

3.8

2.7

1.8

1.1

7

2.6

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all KSU majors = 62.2%

*This is an 6.5% increase in the number of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education.

OVERALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS ALL KSU MAJORS (2614) = 62.2%

Experiential Education Participation 100

.

Percentage

ï‚·

75

60

63.7

66.1

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

2014-2015

2015-2016

50 25 0

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College of Engineering & Engineering Technology General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 15, Fall 15, & Spring 16) During the 2015-2016 academic year, COEET graduated 395 students including graduate students). 336 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 336 / 395 = 85.1%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 64.3% (27.6% increase in COEET students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 58.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 5.7%

 Seeking Employment = 31%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.3%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.1% 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 – 2.7%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60

52.1

50 40 30 20 10 0

1.8

3

0.9

0.9

2.4

3.3

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚·

Across all COEET majors = 57.4% (61.7% increase in COEET students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

*Comparison data for 2011-2014 not available

COEET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 57.4

60 40

35.5

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

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Department of Civil and Construction Engineering CIVIL ENGINEERING Completion Rate: 33 / 33 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 75.9% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 69.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 6.1%

 Seeking Employment = 15.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 9.2% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 6.1% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 3.1%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

63.6

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

6.1

0

0

0

3.1

1.6

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Percentage

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

75.9 64

32 15.2 4 2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

9.2

0

0 2015-2016

Graduate School

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): 

CE majors (25/33) = 75.8% (57.9% increase from 2015-2016)

Civil Engineering (BS) Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

75.8

80 60

48

40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* Completion Rate: 2 / 6 = 33.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  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 100

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0 0

0

0

0

0

0

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2014-2015 Graduation Survey Report The Career Services Center

Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

57 43

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

4.2

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

Civil Engineering Technology majors (2/2) = 100%

CET Experiential Education Participation

100

Percentage

100 80 60 40

29

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING* Completion Rate: 2 / 2 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  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 100

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

75

13

13 0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

Construction Engineering majors (1/2) = 50% (20.6% decrease from 2014-2015)

Construction Engineering Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80

63 50

60 40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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SURVEYING AND MAPPING Completion Rate: 1 / 2 = 50%

Employment status:  Employed = 0% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice –0% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 100%  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%

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Surveying & Mapping majors (1/1) = 100%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

MASTER OF SCIENCE, CIVIL ENGINEERING Completion Rate: 4 / 7 = 57.1%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  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 100

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

Construction Engineering majors (2/4) = 50%

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Completion Rate: 11 / 15 = 73.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 63.6% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 54.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 9.1%

 Seeking Employment = 36.4%  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

45.5

40 30 20 10 0

9.1

9.1 0

0

0

0

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Percentage

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

67

63.6

36.4

33

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

Computer Engineering Technology majors (3/11) = 37.5%

Computer Engineering Technology Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 37.5

40 20

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Completion Rate: 20/ 20 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 80% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 60% o Respondents reporting other employment – 20%

 Seeking Employment = 20%  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

55

50 40 30 20 10 0

10

5 0

0

10

0

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Percentage

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

80

75

25

20 0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

Electrical Engineering Technology majors (16/20) = 80%

EET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

80

80 60 40 20

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Completion Rate: 4 / 11 = 36.4%

Employment status:  Employed = 50% (25% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 50% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 50%  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

50 40 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

66.7 50

50

33.3

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

TCET majors (2/4) = 50% (50.2% increase from 2014-2015)

TCET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 50

60 40

33.3

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY* Completion Rate: = 0%

Employment status:  Employed = 0% o o

  

Seeking Employment = 0% Not Seeking Employment = 0% Attending a Graduate Program = 0% 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 – 0%

Other = 0%

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): *Comparison data from previous years not available

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Department of Electrical Engineering ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Completion Rate: 50 / 56 = 89.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 50% (15.7% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 46% o Respondents reporting other employment – 4%

 Seeking Employment = 32%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 18% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 8% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 10%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

38

30 20 10 0

4 2

0

2

2

2

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Percentage

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

43.2

50

45.5

32 18

11.3 0 2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0 2015-2016

Graduate School

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): 

EE majors (25/50) = 100% (15.7% increase from 2014-2015)

EE Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

43.2

50

40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED ENGINEERING* Completion Rate: 1 / 3 = 33.4%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  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%

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):  MSAE majors (0/1) = 0% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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Department of Mechanical Engineering MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – Completion Rate: 84 / 87 = 96.6%

Employment status:  Employed = 54.8% (28.3% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 51.2% o Respondents reporting other employment – 3.6%

 Seeking Employment = 42.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 2.4% 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 – 2.4%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

48.8

40 30 20 10 0

0

2.4

0

0

1.2

2.4

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Percentage

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

54.8

52

42.9

42.7

4 2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

2.4

1.3

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

ME majors (42/84) = 50% (34.1% increase from 2014-2015)

ME Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 50

60 40

37.3

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Completion Rate: 39 / 39 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 76.9% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 74.4% o Respondents reporting other employment –2.5%

 Seeking Employment = 23.1%  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

66.7

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

2.6

2.6

0

2.6

2.6

0

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Percentage

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

76.9 58.7 39.1 23.1 0

2.1

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

MET majors (24/39) = 61.5% (113.2% increase from 2014-2015)

CET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80

61.5

60 40

34.8

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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Department of Mechatronics Engineering MECHATRONICS Completion Rate: 23 / 29 = 79.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 69.6% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 56.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 13.1%

 Seeking Employment = 21.7%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 8.7% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 4.4% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 4.3%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

43.5

40 30 20 10 0

13.1 0

0

0

4.3

8.7

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Percentage

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

83.3 69.6

21.7

16.7

8.7 0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0 2015-2016

Graduate School

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): 

MCTR majors (16/23) = 69.6% (316.8% increase from 2014-2015)

MCTR Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 69.6

80 60 40 20

16.7

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering APPAREL AND TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY – Completion Rate: 9 / 11 = 81.8%

Employment status:  Employed = 33.3% (50% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 11.1% o Respondents reporting other employment – 22.2%

 Seeking Employment = 66.7%  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 30 20 10 0

11.1 11.1 0

0

0

11.1

0

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Percentage

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

66.7 44.4 33.3 22.2

22.2 11.1

0 2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

ATT majors (4/9) = 44.4% (300% increase from 2014-2015)

ATT Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

44.4

40 20

11.1

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING – Completion Rate: 13 / 13 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 61.5% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice –61.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 38.5%  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

53.9

50 40 30 20 10 0

7.6 0

0

0

0

0

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Employment Status Trend

Percentage

100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

61.5 38.5

0

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

Ind/Systems Engineering majors (11/13) = 84.6%

Ind/Systems Eng. Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

84.6

80 60 40 20

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY – Completion Rate: 31 / 35 = 88.6%

Employment status:  Employed = 71% (45.5% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 67.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 3.3%

 Seeking Employment = 29%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 3.3% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 3.3% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

61.3

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

6.4 0

0

0

0

3.3

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Percentage

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

71 48.8

43.9 29 7.3

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

3.3

2.1

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

IET majors (16/31) = 51.6% (51.3% increase from 2014-2015)

IET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 51.6

60 40

34.1

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS Completion Rate: 4 / 4 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 100% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  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

Percentage

100 80

75

60 40 25 20 0 0

0

0

0

0

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):  Supply Chain majors (1/4) = 25% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, QUALITY ASSURANCE* Completion Rate: 5 / 15 = 33.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 40% (50% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 40% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 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

40 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

80 60 40 20 0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

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): 

MSQA majors (2/5) = 40%

MSQA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

40

40 20

0

0 2014-2015

2015-2016

*Comparison data from 2011-2014 not available

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MASTER OF SCIENCE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING* Completion Rate: 0 / 7 = 0%

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MSSE majors (0/7) = 0% *Comparison data from previous years not available

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

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. Civil Engineering Full-time employers AECOM Arcadis Archer Western C.W. Matthews Contracting (2) Doulgerakis Consulting Engineering Inc. EFCO Corp. Geo-Hydro Engineers, Inc. Georgia Dept. of Transportation Hayward Baker Heath & Lineback Engineers Long Engineering Planners & Engineers Collaborative

ProBuild Reames Construction Southeastern Engineering (4) Southern A3E, LLC Stability Engineering, LLC Tri Tech Turner Construction Williams Erection Co Part-time employers City of Sandy Springs Willett Engineering Co.

Civil Engineering Technology Full-time employers CRCY Engineering EFCO Corp.

Computer Engineering Technology Full-time employers Atlanta Networking & Computer Help General Motors Philips Electronics UTC

Part-time employers Aderhold Firm, Inc.

Construction Engineering Full-time employers The Macallan Group 44


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Electrical Engineering Full-time employers Acuity Brands Amec Foster Wheeler Clark Nexsen Inc. Cobb County Government Georgia Tech Research Institute (2) Goodyear Manufacturing KNAPP Marietta NDT

Marietta Power Power Engineering SAP Taylor English Duma, LLP

Volunteer/Service Organizations US Air Force

Electrical Engineering Technology Full-time employers Amec Foster Wheeler Cleveland Electric Everel America Henry County Schools Infosystems

Intelligrated NCR Pond & Company Shaw Industries

Industrial & Systems Engineering Full-time employers BRT Tech Coca-Cola General Motors Global Payments, Inc.

Lockheed Martin Shaw Industries Valens Software

Industrial Engineering Technology Full-time employers ALPLA Fabric.com Georgia Tech Hitachi L. Rogers Electric

LG-MRI Mohawk Industries (3) Pirelli Tire Shaw Industries (5) UPS

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Mechanical Engineering Full-time employers Acuity Brands Alcoa ALPLA Bechtel International Chart Industries Chrysler Motors Clean Air America Delta Airlines Expanded Technologies, Inc. Facility Integrations Ferno Aviation & Military Systems Hyosung Motors Lockheed Martin Mitchell Metals, LLC PCL

Pond & Company (3) Primus Design Services Shaw Industries Southern Research TACG Textron Tom Barrow Company Toyo Tires TTA of Georgia TUG Technologies (2) Tyden Brooks Wesley International Y12 Nuclear Securities YKK USA

Mechanical Engineering Technology Full-time employers ALPLA Amec Foster Wheeler Applied Technical Services (2) Bruks Rockwood Chart Industries Cobb Industrial Fabricators Coweta Machine & Fabrication Diversitech Enplas USA, Inc. Georgia Tech Jefferson Southern KRC Power Steering Kubota

Mohawk Industries STS Technical Toyo Tires United Controls International Vanderlande Industries Walt Disney Company Imagineering Part-time employers Shaw Industries Volunteer/Service Organizations US Air Force

Mechatronics Full-time employers Acuity Brands Cobb Industrial Fabricators Control Systems Inc. Georgia Power Johnson Controls, Inc.

MESH Engineering Omni International Pierce and Pierce Millwork Roush Enterprises Yamaha

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Supply Chain Logistics Full-time employers Shaw Industries XL Brands, Inc.

Volunteer/Service Organizations US Air Force

Telecommunications Engineering Technology Full-time employers Georgia Tech US Department of Defense Part-time employers Cox Communications

Master of Science, Applied Engineering Full-time employers KGS

Master of Science, Civil Engineering Full-time employers City of Atlanta Cobb County Dept. of Transportation Hazen & Sawyer

Master of Science, Quality Assurance Full-time employers Transport4

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

QUALITATIVE DATA CONT. 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.

Civil Engineering KSU/MS Civil Engineering Mercer University

Electrical Engineering Emory University Georgia Tech KSU

Industrial Engineering Technology University of Texas-Dallas

Mechatronics University of Alabama-Birmingham/Mechanical Engineering

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QUALITATIVE DATA CONT. 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. No students in the CoEET identified “Other” in their comments

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