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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 …………………………………………………………………………….5 What are your post-graduation plans? ………………………………………………………………………………..6 Did you participate in Experiential Learning / Education? ……………………………………………………… 12 College of Health & Human Services ……………………………………………………………………………… 14 College of Humanities & Social Sciences ……………………………………………………..…………………… 16 College of Architecture and Construction Management ………………………………………………………….. 18 College of Business ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..20 College of Computing and Software Engineering …………………………………………………………………22 College of Education ………………………………………………………………..…………………………………. 24 College of Engineering and Engineering Technology …………………………………………………………….. 26 College of the Arts …………………………………………………………………...…………………………………28 College of Science & Mathematics …………………………………………………………………………………... 30 Graduate College

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University College ……………………………………………………………………………………………………... 34 Completion Rate for Survey …………………………………………………………………………………...……. 36 Qualitative Data ………………………………………………………………….……………………………………. 38

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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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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, 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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General Results Summary

– 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 in the number of students reporting they were employed at graduation from 20152016)

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 in the number of students reporting they were not planning to seek employment at time of graduation from 2015-2016)

 Graduate School = 8.7% (13.9% decrease in the number of students reporting they will be attending or applying to a graduate program from 2015-2016)

o Admitted to a graduate program – 1.6% o Applying to a graduate program – 7.1%

 Other = 0.89%

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.

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What are your post-graduation plans? How does KSU determine “success” in relation to graduating students? Does success equal students finding employment upon graduation, a certain overall grade point average, or a student’s desire to attend graduate school? Many universities tout “placement rates” as the primary measure of success, but what does this mean for students who plan to continue within academia, or for students who choose opportunities other than employment or graduate school? At KSU, “success” means that our students are able to follow any path they may choose, whether that next step is employment in their field of choice, pursuit of further education, or any other goal they may define for themselves. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) compiles national first-destination data for students, allowing for students to define their career paths is a variety of ways. As such, we have changed our Employed categories to the following:  Employed FT in field of choice  Employed PT in field of choice  Self-employed  Post-graduate internship  Volunteer/Service organization (e.g. Military, Peace Corps)  Employed FT NOT in field of choice  Employed PT NOT in field of choice

Employed Students Response Breakdown

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

34.6

30 20 10 0

7.8

2.8

2.4

7.9 0.58

2.6

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“I Have a Job in My Field of Choice” This category now includes the following employment types:  Employed FT in field of choice   Employed PT in field of choice   Self-employed

Post graduate internship Volunteer/Service Organization

Total students who have listed employment in their field of choice: 1417 % of total students completing survey: 48.3% (3.6% decrease in the number of students reporting they were employed in their field of choice at graduation from 2015-2016)

Percentage

Employed in Field of Choice 70 65 60 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

50.2

48.3

2015-2016

2016-2017

42.5 33.1

35

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

Percent of students who listed being employed in the field of their choice by College as compared to overall survey response: (# of students Employed in Field of Choice in College / 1417)  CHHS (173) = 12.2%  COEET (123) = 8.7%  CHSS (266) = 18.8%  COTA (39) = 2.8%  COACM (27) = 1.9%  CSM (50) = 3.5%  COB (402) = 28.4%  GC (344) = 24.3%  COCSE (108) = 7.6%  UC (65) = 4.6%  COE (181) = 12.8%

Field of Choice by College Percentage

40 28.4

30 20 10 0

24.3

18.8 12.2

7.6 1.9

12.8

8.7 2.8

3.5

4.6

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“I Have a Job, but Not in the Field of My Choice” This category now includes the following employment types:  Employed FT NOT in field of choice  Employed PT NOT in field of choice Total students who have listed employment but NOT in their field of choice: 462 % of total students completing survey: 15.7%

Percentage

Employed, But Not in Preferred Field 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

24.4

20.5

16.2

15.7 9.5

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percent of students who listed being employed, but not in the field of their choice by College as compared to overall survey response: (# of students Employed but Not in Field of Choice in College / 462)  CHHS (52) = 11.3%  COEET (31) = 6.7%  CHSS (28) = 6.1%  COTA (12) = 2.6%  COACM (3) = 0.65%  CSM (16) = 3.5%  COB (87) = 18.8%  GC (4) = 0.87%  COCSE (21) = 4.6%  UC (25) = 5.4  COE (10) = 2.2%

Percentage

Not in Field of Choice by College 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

11.3

18.8 6.1

0.65

4.6

2.2

6.7

2.6

3.5

0.87

5.4

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“Seeking Employment” Total students who selected seeking employment: 744 % of total students completing survey: 25.3%

Percentage

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

28.1

2012-2013

24.7

24.2

2013-2014

2014-2015

28.1

25.3

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percent of students who selected “Seeking Employment by College as compared to overall survey response: (# of students Seeking Employment in College/ 744)  CHHS (68) = 9.1%  COEET (87) = 11.7%  CHSS (228) = 30.6%  COTA (21) = 2.8%  COACM (8) = 1.1%  CSM (50) = 6.7%  COB (137) = 18.4%  GC (62) = 8.3%  COCSE (62) = 8.3%  UC (44) = 5.9%  COE (64) = 8.6%

Seeking Employment by College Percentage

50 40

30.6

30 20 10

18.4 9.1

8.3 1.1

8.6

11.7 2.8

6.7

8.3

5.9

0

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*Please note, graduates complete this survey on graduation day or with their petition to graduate application. Some students are not eligible to work in their field until after they have completed licensure requirements.

“Attending a Graduate Program” Total students who have listed attending or will be applying to attend a graduate program: 255 % of total students completing survey: 8.7%

Percentage

Attending Graduate School 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

20.4 15

2012-2013

2013-2014

10.3

9.9

10

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percent of students who listed attending a graduate program by College as compared to overall survey response: (# of students Attending Graduate School in College / 255)  CHHS (31) = 12.2%  COEET (14) = 5.5%  CHSS (117) = 45.9%  COTA (4) = 1.6%  COACM (0) = 0%  CSM (47) = 18.4%  COB (19) = 7.6%  GC (4) = 1.6%  COCSE (7) = 2.7%  UC (13) = 5.1%  COE (7) = 2.7%

Graduate School by College 50

45.9

Percentage

40 30 20

18.4 12.2 7.6

10 0 0

2.7

2.7

5.5

9 1.6

1.6

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“Other / Not Seeking Employment” In previous years, the “Other” category often included students who reported being self-employed, or participating in a post-graduate internship. This year, “Other” is more narrowly defined, leading to a significant decrease in the number of students answering “Other” on the survey. Total students who have listed Other / Not Seeking Employment: 49 % of total students completing survey: 1.7%

Percent of students who listed “Other” or “Not seeking employment” by College as compared to overall survey response: (# of students reporting Not Seeking or Other in College / 49)  CHHS (7) = 14.3%  COEET (1) = 2.0%  CHSS (19) = 38.8%  COTA (2) = 4.1%  COACM (1) = 2.0%  CSM (2) = 4.1%  COB (11) = 22.4%  GC (4) = 8.2%  COCSE (3) = 6.1%  UC (3) = 6.1%  COE (2) = 4.1%

Other / Not Seeking Employment by College Percentage

50 40

28.8

30 20 10

22.4

14.3 2

6.1

4.1

2

4.1

4.1

8.2

6.1

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Did you participate in Experiential Learning / Education? Participation in “practical work outside the classroom” has been defined as broadly as possible on KSU’s graduation questionnaire. Although KSU hosts a formal Cooperative Education and Internship program, as well as student teaching, nursing clinicals, and a myriad of work-related practica, many students informally seek experience within their chosen career field. Providing a broad definition of “practical work” allows us to include KSU students who participate in formal practical experience as well as those who pursue valuable, yet informal, experiential opportunities.

OVERALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS ALL KSU MAJORS (1749) = 59.6% Experiential Education Participation 5 Year Trend 100

Percentage

75

63.7

66.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

59.6

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

50 25 0

Percent of students who listed participation in Experiential Education within their College as compared to overall survey response: (# of students reporting Experiential Education Participation / 1749)  CHHS (280) = 16%  COEET (150) = 8.6%  CHSS (493) = 28.2%  COTA (48) = 2.7%  COACM (24) = 1.4 %  CSM (78) = 4.5%  COB (388) = 22.2%  GC (187) = 10.7%  COCSE (77) = 4.4%  UC (82) = 4.7%  COE (173) = 9.9%

Percentage

40

Percent of students participating in Experiential Education by each College 28.2

30

22.2 20

16

14.4 9.9

10 1.4 0

10.7

8.6 2.7

4.5

4.7

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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 in the number of CHHS students reporting employment at graduation) 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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College of Humanities & Social Sciences 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, CHSS graduated 1520 students (including graduate students). 842 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 842 / 1520 = 55.4%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 56.9% (10.3% increase in number of CHSS students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 31.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 25.3%

 Seeking Employment = 27.1%  Not Seeking Employment = 1.3%  Attending a Graduate Program = 13.9% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 2.1% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 11.8%

 Other = 0.95%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10

16.4

11.9

9.4 1.9

2.9

13.4

1.1

0

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

ï‚· Across all CHSS majors = 58.6% (1.3% decrease in the number of CHSS students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

CHSS Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80

59.8

62.7

58.8

59.4

58.6

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

60 40 20 0

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College of Architecture & Construction Management 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, COACM graduated 101 students including graduate degrees. 39 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 39 / 101 = 38.6%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 76.9% (14.3% increase in number of CoACM students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 69.2% o Respondents reporting other employment – 7.7%

 Seeking Employment = 20.5%  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 = 2.6%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60

56.4

50 40 30 20 10 0

10.3 2.6

0

0

2.6

5.1

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

ï‚· Across all COACM majors = 61.5% (25.3% increase in the number of COACM students reporting participation in Experiential Education) *Comparison data for 2012-2014 not available

COACM Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

80

62.7

60

61.5 49.1

40 20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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College of Business 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, COB graduated 1270 students (including graduate students). 656 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 656 / 1270 = 51.7%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 74.6% (6.4% increase in the number of COB students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 61.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 13.3%

 Seeking Employment = 20.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.46%  Attending a Graduate Program = 2.9% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 1.2% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 1.7%

 Other = 1.2%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

48.6

40 30 20 10 0

5.9

4

2.6

7.8

5.5

0.15

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all COB majors = 59.1% (no change in the number of COB students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

COB Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

80 60

49.3

53.8

53.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

59.1

59.1

2015-2016

2016-2017

40 20 0

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College of Computing and Software Engineering 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, COCSE graduated 460 students (including graduate students). 200 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 200 / 460 = 43.5%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 64.5% (1.7% increase in the number of COCSE students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 54% o Respondents reporting other employment – 10.5%

 Seeking Employment = 31%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 3.5% 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 – 3.5%

 Other = 1.5%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

44

40 30 20 10

5.5

0.5

3.5

0.5

5

5.5

0

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

Across all COCSE majors = 38.5% (24.1% decrease in the number of COCSE students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

COCSE Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 50.7

60 40

38.5

38.2

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data for 2012-2014 not available

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College of Education 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, COE graduated 780 students (including graduate students). 264 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 264 / 780 = 33.9%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 72.4% (8.5% increase in COE students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 68.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 3.8%

 Seeking Employment = 24.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.38%  Attending a Graduate Program = 2.7% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0.38% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 2.3%

 Other = 0.38%

Employed Students 70

60.6

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

6.8

0.76

0.38

0

1.1

2.7

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all COE majors = 65.5% (16.2% decrease in COE students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

COE Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

89.4

86.3

80.8

80

78.2 65.5

60 40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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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 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17) During the 2016-2017 academic year, COEET graduated 540 students including graduate students). 253 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 253 / 540 = 48.6%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 60.9% (5.3% decrease in COEET students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 48.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 12.3%

 Seeking Employment = 34.4%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.4%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.5% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 1.5% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 4.0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

41.1

40 30 20 10 0

4

2.4

1.2

7.1 0

5.2

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

Across all COEET majors = 59.3% (3.3% increase in COEET students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

*Comparison data for 2012-2014 not available

COEET Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 40

57.4

59.3

2015-2016

2016-2017

35.5

20 0 2014-2015

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College of the Arts 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, COTA graduated 163 students. 78 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 78 / 163 = 47.9%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 65.4% (9.7% increase in the number of COTA students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 50% o Respondents reporting other employment – 15.4%

 Seeking Employment = 26.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 1.3%  Attending a Graduate Program = 5.1% 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 – 5.1%

 Other = 1.3%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10

21.8 10.3

12.8 2.6

11.5 2.6

3.9

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

ï‚· Across all COTA majors = 61.5% (15.9% decrease in the number of COTA students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

COTA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

59.6

69.2

68.1

73.1

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

61.5

40 20 0 2012-2013

2016-2017

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College of Science & Mathematics 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, CSM graduated 350 students (including graduate students). 173 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 173 / 350 = 49.4%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 38.1% (18.3% increase in the number of CSM students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 28.9% o Respondents reporting other employment – 9.2%

 Seeking Employment = 28.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.58%  Attending a Graduate Program = 27.2% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 4.1% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 23.1%

 Other = 0.58%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

15.6 5.2

4.6

9.8

3.5 0

4.1

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all CSM majors = 45.1% (10.5% decrease in the number of CSM students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

CSM Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

80 60

52.3

52.8

2012-2013

2013-2014

45.8

50.4

2014-2015

2015-2016

45.1

40 20 0 2016-2017

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Graduate College 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, 1215 graduate students completed their degree. 442 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 442 / 1215 = 36.4%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 84.1% (4.9% increase in the number of GC students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 77.8% o Respondents reporting other employment – 6.3%

 Seeking Employment = 14%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.45%  Attending a Graduate Program = 1.36% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – .91% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0.45%

 Other = 0.45%

Percentage

Employed Students 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

70.4

4.1

2.5

0.91

0

5.4

0.91

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

Across all GC majors = 42.3% (15.1% decrease in the number of GC students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

*Comparison data for 2012-2014 not available

GC Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

48.1

49.8

2014-2015

2015-2016

42.3

40 20 0 2016-2017

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University College 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, UC graduated 317 students 151 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 151 / 317 = 47.6%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 59.6% (1.2% decrease in the number of UC students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 43% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.6%

 Seeking Employment = 29.1%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.66%  Attending a Graduate Program = 8.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0.66% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 7.9%

 Other = 1.3%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30

26.5

20 10 0

9.9

4

1.3

9.9 1.3

6.6

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all UC majors = 54.3% (8.6% increase in the number of UC students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

UC Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

80 60

51.3

52.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

44.4

50

54.3

2015-2016

2016-2017

40 20 0 2014-2015

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COMPLETION RATE FOR SURVEY Total KSU graduates: 5972 Total KSU graduates completing survey: 2936 Completion Rate: 49.2 %

KSU Graduates Per Year 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000

4333

4468

2012-2013

2013-2014

5422

5602

2014-2015

2015-2016

5972

4000 3000 2000 1000 0 2016-2017

Completion Rate 100 90

Percentage

80

71.6

72

70

75.1 69.2

60

49.2

50 40 30 20 10 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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Completion Rate by College Total CHHS graduates (UG / G combined): 580 Total COE graduates (UG / G combined): 780 Number Complete Surveys = 331 Number Complete Surveys = 264 Percent Complete Surveys = 57.1% Percent Complete Surveys = 33.9% Total CHSS graduates (UG / G combined): 1520 Total COEET graduates (UG / G combined): 540 Number Complete Surveys = 842 Number Completes Surveys= 253 Percent Complete Surveys = 55.4% Percent Complete Surveys = 46.9% Total COACM graduates (UG / G combined): 101 Total COTA graduates (UG / G combined): 163 Number Complete Surveys = 39 Number Complete Surveys = 78 Percent Complete Surveys = 38.6% Percent Complete Surveys = 47.9% Total COB graduates (UG / G combined): 1270 Total CSM graduates (UG / G combined): 350 Number Complete Surveys = 656 Number Complete Surveys = 173 Percent Complete Surveys = 51.7% Percent Complete Surveys = 49.4% Total COCSE graduates (UG / G combined): 460 Total GC graduates: 1215 Number Complete Surveys = 200 Number Complete Surveys = 442 Percent Complete Surveys = 43.5% Percent Complete Surveys = 36.4% Total UC graduates: 317 Number Complete Surveys= 151 Percent Complete Surveys = 47.6%

Percentage

Completion Rate by College 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

57.1

55.4

51.7 38.6

46.9

43.5 33.9

47.9

49.4

47.6 36.4

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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. This year, the employers are listed in 3 categories: Employers listed as Full-time employment, employers listed as Part-time employment and employers listed as Volunteer/Service Organization employment. 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. Full-time Employers 10 Education 1st Source Tax and Accounting AAA Aaron's, Inc. Acadia Healthcare Accenture ADP Advanced Control Systems Advantage Sport and Fitness AE Outdoor AECOM Aero Bridgeworks Inc. Aftershock Comics Albany State University Albion Scaccia Algae Energy Allwood Cabinets Alston & Bird LLP Altaworx AMB, LLC AMC Consulting Engineers Amec Foster Wheeler Amendia, Inc. (2) American Automatrix American Campus Communities American Family American Gulf Corp American Tower America's Home Place

AmericasMart Bartow County Sheriff's Office Analytics IQ Bartow Street Capital Anthropologie Baston-Cook Construction Anxiety and Stress Management Institute Batter Baseball Apollo MD Batteries & Bulbs Applied Systems Baxalta Bioscience/Shire Arby's Restaurant Group (2) Belk Stores Arcadis Benchmark Rehab Archer Western Bennett Thrasher (4) Architecture Marketing Atlanta Best Buy Armena USA Corp Better Baseball Arylessence Bexiam Assurant BG AD Group AT&T (6) Bird Kitchen Cocktail Athena Health Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency BlueServices Cross Blue Shield Atlanta Braves (2) Blue Sombrero Atlanta Medical Center BlueStream Atlanta Public Schools (5) Bluewater Energy Augusta University Medical Center Blutech, LLC Auto Club Group Board of Regents Auto Plus Bobcat of Atlanta Automation Direct Brandon Hall School AutoTrader.com (3) Brasfield & Gorrie Avoxi Breckinridge B. Wolf & Sons Brentech, Inc. Baldwin Paving Inc. Bridge 2 Solutions Barracuda Networks Brinker International Bartow County School District (2) Brown & Brown 38


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BSN Sports Foyer Custom Homes CPS & S Burkhalter Firm Frazier & Deeter (2) Creighton University C & W Matthews Construction (3) Criminal Justice Coordination Council Fricke & Associates C21 Fulton County School District (14) CSI Laboratories CAN Capital Fusion ATL Cushing, Morris, Armbruster and Cana Communications Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center Montegomery GA Dept. of Behavioral Health and De Car Max Auto Finance Cymatics Disabilities Cardiac floor Dalton Public Schools GA Dept. of Public Safety Cardinal Health System Dalton Wholesale Floors GA Dept. of Transportation (2) CareerBuilder Dana Augustine, Inc. GA Southwestern State University Carmax Auto Finance (4) Dawson County School District GA Tech Research Institute (5) Carmichael Development Dekalb County Government Garden Hospital Cartersville City Schools Dekalb County School District (4) Gartner Centers for Disease Control (3) Dell Secure Works (2) Gaskins Chart Industries, Inc. Delta Airlines (2) Gates Corporation Chartwells (2) Dempsey Lord Smith, LLC GDP Technologies (2) Chemical Products Corporation Denise Castro, CPA & Associates General Dynamics Cherokee County School District (7) Department of Defense Cherokee DFCS Devereaux Advanced Behavioral HealthGeneral Electric General Motors (2) Chick-fil-A (3) DFCS (4) Genova Diagnostics Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta (21) Dicks Sporting Goods GeoCon Surveying Inc. Cintas Douglas County Fire Dept. Georgia Gwinnett College Cisco Douglas County Schools Georgia Highlands College Cisco Systems, Inc. Drew Charter School Georgia Organics City of Alpharetta Driven Technology Georgia Pacific (7) City of Atlanta East West Manufacturing Georgia Power Co (3) City of Brookhaven Police Dept. Eberly & Associates Georgia State Senate (2) City One Entertainment LLC Edward Jones Georgia State University Clarke County Schools Effingham County School District Georgia Supreme & Appeals Courts Clayton Eye Research EGL Genetic Diagnostics GetUWired Cobb County Emergency Communications Elevanta Gifted Gear Cobb County Police Emory Healthcare (11) Gilmer County Charter Schools Cobb County School District (45) Enterprise Rent a Car Glock Style LP Cobb County Sheriff's Office Ernst & Young (4) Glock, Inc. Cobb Industrial Fabricators ESPN Journalist Glynn County Schools Coca-Cola Company (2) F.O.C.U.S. Go Forth Goods Colgate Palmolive Fairleigh Dickenson University Goodman Decorating Inc. Collabera IT Staffing Fayette County Schools Gordon Hospital College Football Hall of Fame First Data Corp Gordon State College (2) Colquitt County School District First Quality Grady Memorial Contour Engineering Fishmaster Convergint Technologies Flowering Branch Children's Shelter Granite Services, Inc. Great Expressions Courier Express Ford Motor Company Guild Mortgage Coweta County Schools Foresters Financial 39


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Gulfstream Gwinnett County Government Gwinnett County School District (6) Gwinnett Medical Habitat for Humanity-Coosa Valley Hall County School District (2) Hanwha Surfaces Hapag-Lloyd HD Supply Heath & Lineback Engineers Hemma Concrete Hien Truong CPA, PC Hi-Rez Studios Hitachi Automotive HLB Gross Collins (6) HNTB Homestar Financial Homestead Hospice Homrich Berg Hope Homes Houston County School District HP Enterprises HR- Creative Solar USA HRD Architects Atlanta I Love Kare LLC IBM Global Services Icon Clinical Research IHG InComm IndustryPro Infor Global INPO Integer Interfuse Media Intrepid Benefit Company Ionic Security IU School of Medicine Jacob's Ladder Jefferson City School District Jin Hun & Associates Johnson & Johnson JP Morgan Chase (3) Juneau Construction Kaiser Permanente

KaVo Kerr Group Marietta Police Department (2) Keller Williams Mark Simons & Associates CPA Kemira Chemicals MarketSource Alpharetta Kemne Academy Marques Insurance Group LLC Kennesaw State University (12) Maryhall Freedom House Kennestone Mashburn & Burmester, PC Key Engineering Group Mayberry Electric Key Property Services McAfee3 Architects K-Fore McElroy Speciality Interiors Kinetix McKesson Kingspan Insulation Meditech Know Better Bread Medside Healthcare Koch Industries Meggitt KRC Power Steering Merrill Lynch KSU Athletics Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce KSU Police Department (2) Mid America Energy Services KTR Customs Middle Georgia State University Kubota (2) Milend, Inc. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co Mingledorffs Law & Moran Law Firm Mitsubishi Electric Law Office of Michael Carestia Mohawk Industries (2) Lead Forensics Momentum Church LeasePlan USA Moore Colson (4) Legacy Financial Services Morgan Stanley LendingPoint Morrison Healthcare LexisNexis Risk Solutions (2) Mount Paran Christian School LG Hausys Murray County School District Liaison Technology Must Ministries Liberty Mutual Insurance (2) Nasco Liberty National Life Insurance Nationwide Financial (2) Lincoln Electric Nauicent Health Livgor Multi-Family Asset ManagementNCR (3) Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (3) Neel, Robinson, and Stafford LLC. LocumTenens.com Neenan Paper Inc. LVI Net Zero USA Macallan Newsouth Construction MacGregor Associates Architects Newton County School District (2) Macy's Systems & Technology Nicols Cauley & Associates Magnolia Golf Group Noble Systems Corp. MAK Anesthesia Nolan Transportation Group (3) Make a Wish Foundation (2) Norfolk Southern (2) Mako Consultants North American Mission Board Manhattan Associates (2) Northrop Grumman (2) Marietta City Schools (8) Northside Hospital (5) 40


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Northstar Church Publix Supermarkets (2) Northwest Exterminating Quality Care Providers, Inc. NOVA Engineering (2) Rakuten Inc. Nova Southeastern University RBC Aerocomponents Novogradac & Co LLP RBM of Atlanta NueMD Red Pill Analytics NYSEF Restaurant Technology Inc. Oldcastle Rethink Group Omni International Rindt McDuff Associates, Inc. One Digital Ritz-Carlton OnePath (3) Roberts Surveying Optiv Rockdale County Schools (2) Osborne Wood Products Rome City Schools (2) OTR Capital Roswell Municipal Court - Probation Pacesetter Steel Rubicon Global Panduit (2) Ryan LLC Parker Engineering and Mechanical Inc.Ryder Systems Inc. Paulding County Dept. of Transportation SAIT Services Paulding County School District (3) Sams Larkin Huff & Balli Paxter Krause SAP (3) Payscape Savant CTS Pederson Worldwide Companies Sayers Technology Pegasystems, Inc. (3) SCB Surveillance LLC Penske Truck Rental and Logistics Schneider Downs Pepsi Co. Schneider Electric Perfair Scientific Games Perfect Game USA Secure Works Phi Mu Fraternity SEDC Philips Send Solutions (3) Phobio Serta Simmons Bedding Phoenix Stamping Group (2) ServIT Piedmont Healthcare (3) Shaw Industries (6) Pirelli World Challenge ChampionshipsShepherd Center (1) Polk County School District Sherwin Williams Pond & Company (3) Shred-It Post & Associates CPA Siemens Energy Inc. Powers Ferry Psychological Associates SJV and Associates (2) Pricewaterhouse Coopers (5) Smart Transportation Primetals Technologies USA, LLC Smith & Howard, PC Primus Builders, Inc. Smyrna Police Dept. Profisee, Inc. Soft Touch Medical Proia Dance Project Source 1 Distribution PT & C Source America PT Solutions South Core Construction

Southeastern Security Consultants (3) Southern A & E Southern Company (5) Spa Sydell Sperry Van Ness Creviston Realty Spinal Check Foundation SRS SSCI Stallings Financial Starwood Hotels State Farm (3) State Steel Works StayMobile (3) Stetson University SunTrust Banks Inc. (2) Supplies on the Fly, LLC Surya Sustainable Investment Group Syniverse Target (2) Tata Consultancy Services Taurean Agile Defense Technical Associates of Georgia Techtronic Industries (2) Tekman Software Solutions Tele Consultants, Inc. Tenure Track Professor Terminix The Cooper Firm The Fox Theatre, Atlanta The Home Depot (9) The Kroger Company The Salvation Army The Shepard Center The Sunshine School The Uhecler House The Walker School Three Way Campers ThyssenKrupp Elevator Tin Lizzy's Tire Centers Inc. Tom James Trammell-Horton Contracting Traveler's Insurance Co. 41


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Trinity School Inc. True Lab Creations TSOA Turner Broadcasting Turner Construction Turnils UCB Pharma United Airlines United Food United Parcel Service (11) University of Georgia UPS/Parsons Brinkerhoff US Army Corps of Engineers US Dept. of the Treasury US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

US Power Services US Soccer USG Board of Regents Valtorc International Valve Solutions Inc. VanderLande (2) Velociteach Veristar ViaSat (2) Vicinity Manufacturing Inc. Voya Financial Wacker Chemie Walker County Schools (2) Wealth Wave Wells Fargo

Wellstar Health System (38) West Point Police Department West22 Campus Life & Style Westat Whiting Turner Contracting Co. Williams Form Engineering Windham Brannon Windstream Wolters Klewer CCH Xylem, Inc. Yamaha Motor Corp. Yelp, Inc. Yext YMCA

Cedarcrest Church Centers for Disease Control Chart Industries Children's Pediatric of Canton Clif Bar CNN Cobb County Schools (3) Coca-Cola Aviation Colonnade Group Computers of America Corpnet Consulting Cox Communications Crane Materials Cumberland Psych Group (2) Cumming Ballet Cumulus Media Group (2) Data Trends Technology Dave & Busters Davis Direction Foundation Delta Airlines Emory Healthcare Emory University Employbridge ETA Fiserv Frank Neely Design Associates

Free People (2) Fulton County Schools GA Tech Athletic Hospitality Gap Inc Georgia Bureau of Investigation Georgia General Assembly Georgia State Capitol (2) GA Tech Research Institute (2) GloATL Gwinnett Medical Center Hickory Flat Dance Academy Honeywell Indigo Restaurant & Lounge Integrated Theraputic Solutions Just Steph, LLC Keller Williams Kennesaw State University (9) KIND Snacks King and Yaklin, Attorneys at Law Knable at Court KSI Structural Engineers Labels Resale Boutique Level Team Contracting, LLC LGE Life Grocery

Part-time Employers 643 DP Athletics ADP Alliant CPA Group Arthur Blank Group LLC Ashley Furniture Atlanta Ballet Atlanta Braves Organization Atlanta Hawks Bako Pathology BAPA, Star 94.1 Barnes Law Group Barrel and Barley Batson-Cook Construction BBH Insurance Benchmark Physical Therapy Best Buy Best Pick Reports/EPSCO Research Blue Square Construction Boys & Girls Club Brian Jocks Buford Fit Body, Boot Camp Cabelas Cafe 1040 Campus Life & Style Carman Girard and Associates

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Little Apron Academy Locum Tenesi Com Maryhall Freedom House Matrix Resources Ministry Ventures Mitchell Metals, LLC Northwest Behavioral Medicine Northwestern Mutual NueMD Open Hand Atlanta - Cooking Matters Paulding School District (3) Perfect Pitch Media Group PGA Superstore Corporate Office Prime Revenue Primrose School of Woodstock Provinos Publix Supermarket Red Bull (2) REI Volunteer/Service Organizations National Guard (2) Peace Corps/Ameri Corps (2)

RH Events and Promotion Ridgeview Institute Rockdale Medical Center Sahid LLC Schoppman Co (2) SJV & Associates (3) SkyZone Kennesaw South side Surveying SP Richards Starbucks Surya Syrup Marketing Talk of the Town Talk With Me Baby Initiative Tallahassee Food Hall The Hershey Company The Kroger Co. The Latin American Association T-Mobile Tom Barrow Co. Transystems

Tree Cabin Turner Broadcasting Two Men and a Truck Uni-structures University of Mississippi UPS US Foods Inc Valens Software Vertical Life Church Voya Financial Walt Disney World Wells Fargo Wellstar Health System (6) Windward Tax Woodruff Arts Center World 50 Inc. YMCA ZMA at KSU

U.S. Air Force (4) US Army (3) US Marine Corps (2)

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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. Armstrong State PT Brenau OT School Capella University Chamberlain Nursing DPT Brenau GA Tech Grand Canyon University - Secondary Ed Hult International University Kennesaw State - Criminal Justice Kennesaw State University Unspecified (7) KSU - Master of Public Administration (3) KSU - Master of Accountancy (3) KSU/ MS Systems Engineering KSU/Applied Exercise Science KSU/MAPW KSU/MBA KSU/MS Chemical Sciences Life University

Mercer University (2) Milligan College Physician Assistant Program NYU Ohio State - Law School Ohio University/MS Civil Engineering South University/MS Anthesiology Southern College of Optometry Stetson University Law Suffolk University, Mental Health Counseling UNC Chapel Hill UNF School Counseling University of Aberdeen University of Alabama - Master in School Counseling University of Georgia Pharm D Program University of Nottingham

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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.

Aupairing in Germany and studying the language Completing 2nd Bachelor Degree (2) Completing additional courses for Dental School Employed in Spain Gap Year (2) Going back to school-Ultrasound Going to beauty school Interview process with Border Patrol Moving out of the country (2) Paralegal Certificate at KSU CCPE Professional Athlete Professional Volunteer Pursuing different career option Seasonal Job in Field of Choice Supply Teacher (temp long term sub) Teaching English in Korea

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