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

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Table of Contents

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

Introduction / Message from Associate Director ……..……..…………….…………….…………………………… 3 Executive Summary ………………..…………….……………………………………………….……………………… 4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary ……………………………………………………………………………. 6 University College Results ………..……………………………………………………………………………………. 8 Culinary, Sustainability, Hospitality ………………………………………………………………………………….10 Integrated Studies ……………….………………………………………………………………………………….….. 12 MS, First Year Studies ………………………………………………………………………………………………….14 Qualitative Data ………………..…………………...……………………………………………………………….….. 15

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Introduction

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

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

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

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

Executive Summary of Findings (Overall) 

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

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

Selected Highlights: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Executive Summary of Findings (UC) Highlights for University College:    

59.6% of graduates were employed at time of graduation 43% of graduates were employed in their field of choice at graduation 8.6% of graduates intend to pursue graduate education 54.3% of graduates indicated they had participated in an Experiential Education opportunity

By Major: 

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Highest numbers employed at graduation: o Culinary, Sustainability, Hospitality (72.2%) o Integrated Studies (58%) Highest numbers employed in field of choice at graduation: o Culinary, Sustainability, Hospitality (55.6%) o Integrated Studies (41.2%) Highest numbers pursuing graduate education: o Integrated Studies (8.6%) Highest participation in Experiential Education: o Culinary, Sustainability, Hospitality (94.4%)

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General Results Summary

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

– Results based on survey respondents

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

2936 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 2936 / 5972 = 49.2% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 64% (6.8% increase 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%

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

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all KSU majors = 59.6%

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

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

Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

75

63.7

66.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

59.2

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

50 25 0

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

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 from 2015-2016) 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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2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

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

CULINARY, SUSTAINABILITY & HOSPITALITY – Completion Rate: 18/31 = 58.1%

Employment status:  Employed = 72.2% (80.5% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 55.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.6%

 Seeking Employment = 27.8%  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 38.9

40 30 20

16.7

10 0

0

0

0

5.6

11.1

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Percentage

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

72.2 60 40 27.8

0

0

2015-2016 Employed

Seeking Employment

0

0

2016-2017 Graduate School

Not Seeking Employment / Other

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

CSH majors (17/18) = 94.4% (5.6% decrease from 2015-2016)

CSH Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

100

94.4

80 60 40 20 0 2015-2016

2016-2017

*Comparison data from previous years not available

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

INTEGRATIVE STUDIES – Completion Rate: 131/284 = 46.1%

Employment status:  Employed = 58% 7.2% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 41.2% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.8%

 Seeking Employment = 31.1%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.76%  Attending a Graduate Program = 8.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0.76% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 7.84%

 Other = 1.5%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30

27.4

20 10

6.1

10.7 4.6

1.5

1.5

6.1

0

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Percentage

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

48.8

58

32.5 32.5

29.2

31.1

25 14.6

2012-2013

21.5 11

7

Employed

62.8

63

52.5

2013-2014

Seeking Employment

9.1

2.1

0

2014-2015 Graduate School

8.6

4.2

2015-2016

2.3

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

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

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): Integrated Studies majors (64/131) = 48.9% (2.2.% decrease from 2015-2016)

Int. Studies Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage



80 60

51.3

52.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

44.4

50

48.9

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

40 20 0

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

MS FIRST YEAR STUDIES – Completion Rate: 2/ 2 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 50% 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%

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

MS First Year Studies majors (1/2) = 50%

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2016-2017 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. Culinary, Sustainability, Hospitality Full-time Employers Chartwells (KSU Culinary) Morrison Healthcare

Part-time Employers Colonnade Group Indigo Restaurant & Lounge SkyZone Kennesaw Starbucks US Foods Inc

Integrative Studies Full-time Employers AT&T Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Atlanta Public Schools Cobb County Schools (2) Georgia Organics Go Forth Goods Kaiser Permanente Kennesaw State University Lead Forensics Liberty National Life Insurance Logistics Mark Simons & Associates CPA Part-time Employers Cobb County Schools KIND Snacks Labels Resale Boutique Open Hand Atlanta - Cooking Matters

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Must Ministries One Digital Phobio Proia Dance Project Smart Transportation Southern Company Stallings Financial Tom James United Airlines WellStar West22 Campus Life & Style

Ridgeview Institute Vertical Life Church YMCA

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

Volunteer/Service Organizations US Air Force (2)

MS-First Year Studies Full-time Employers Georgia Gwinnett College

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2016-2017 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. Integrative Studies Brenau University Occupational Therapy

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

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. Integrative Studies Gap Year Professional Volunteer

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