Career Services @ Virginia Tech
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Corner of Washington Street & West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA  24061
phone 540-231-6241      fax 540-231-3293      www.career.vt.edu
Post-Graduation Report: 2010-2011 bachelor's degree graduates
Report for: All majors in Pamplin College of Business
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Results compiled: 3/20/2012
 
What graduates are doing after graduation:
Status up to 6 months following degree completion
  1026   Total graduates in all majors in Pamplin College of Business
  640 62% Respondents
TAKING TIME OFF after graduation (more than 1 month, less than 1 year)
After graduation, but before employment or graduate school, are you taking time off - for more than one month, but less than one year - to travel, do service work, or do other recreational or family activities?
  357 56%  No
  229 36%  Yes, one to less than three full months
  41 6%  Yes, three to less than six full months
  10 2%  Yes, six months to less than a full year
PLANS or STATUS AFTER GRADUATION
Which best describes your plans or situation after graduation (and after taking time off, if you are doing so)?
  3 0%  1. Doing a year or more of service work (such as with Peace Corps).
  13 2%  2. Self-employed or working in a family-owned business.
  7 1%  3. Looking at options: seeking employment and applying to graduate or professional school.
  16 3%  4. Plan to seek employment, but have not yet started to job-hunt.
  94 15%  5. Currently seeking employment, but don't yet have a job offer.
  20 3%  6. Have a job offer (or offers), but have not yet decided to accept.
  387 61%  7. Have a job offer (or offers), and have accepted or will accept.
  10 2%  8. Plan to attend graduate or professional school (or other additional education) full time, but details not firm yet.
  87 14%  9. Have accepted full-time admission to graduate or professional school (or other additional education).
  2 0%  10. Other
       
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Graduate or professional school:
  97 16% Plan to attend OR have accepted admission (Plans/status 8. & 9. above)
       
GRADUATE or PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL (or other) DEGREES being pursued
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ADVICE SOURCES about graduate or professional school (check ALL that apply)
From what sources did you seek advice about graduate or professional school (or other additional education)?
  10 11%  Print information such as books or magazines.
  49 53%  Web sites / online information.
  52 57%  Professors at Virginia Tech.
  42 46%  Academic advisors at Virginia Tech.
  4 4%  Pre-professional school advisors at Virginia Tech.
  47 51%  People who work in the field or profession I'd like to pursue.
  53 58%  Parents and/or other adult relatives or family friends.
  46 50%  Peers such as friends and/or brothers or sisters.
  6 7%  Career Services.
  13 14%  Faculty or staff at graduate or professional schools you considered.
  2 2%  Other
       
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Employment:
  403 63% Number / percent of respondents reporting they are employed (Plans/status 1., 2. & 7. above)
     

Not all grads who reported employment indicated whether employment is full- or part-time. Those who did indicate this are as follows:

  375 97%  Number / percent of total employed who are employed full-time
  13 3%  Number / percent of total employed who are employed part-time
       
EMPLOYERS, JOB TITLES, LOCATIONS
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SALARY DATA for graduates who accepted FULL-TIME employment
Those with full-time employment (but not long-term service work) were asked to state annual salary; survey stated that we collect salary information only to show ranges and medians for colleges and for majors; we don't publish individual salaries.
  339 84%  Number / percent of employed reporting salaries
      25th percentile (25% make this amount or less): $38,000
  Median: 50th percentile (50% make this amount or less; 50% make more): $49,000
      75th percentile (75% make this amount or less; 25% make more): $57,000
      (Percentiles not reported if fewer than 12 graduates reported salary)
 
BONUS w/JOB OFFER
Did your job offer include a signing bonus?
  360 89%  Number / percent of employed who reported whether or not they received bonuses
  104 29%  Yes
  256 71%  No
      25th percentile (25% of bonuses were this amount or less): $2,000
  Median: 50th percentile (50% of bonuses were this amount or less; 50% make more): $4,000
      75th percentile (75% of bonuses were this amount or less; 25% make more): $8,250
      (Percentiles not reported if fewer than 12 graduates reported a bonus)
       
Employment RELATED to CAREER GOALS
Do you consider your job to be related to your career goals and/or to be an entry-level avenue to reach your career goals?
  251 70%  VERY related to career goals
  108 30%  SOMEWHAT related to career goals
  0 0%  NOT related to career goals
Employment RELATED to MAJOR
Do you consider your job to be related to your college major?
  271 72%  VERY related to major
  85 22%  SOMEWHAT related to major
  23 6%  NOT related to major
       
JOB / EMPLOYER SOURCE
Which best describes the source of your first contact with the employer (organization, company, agency) whose job you accepted?
  86 23%  Worked for this employer (person or organization) in the past (through volunteer work, a part-time job, summer job, internship, co-op, undergraduate research project or other type of work relationship).
  Referral or contact through:
  18 5%  Current or former employer.
  10 3%  Professor or other faculty or staff member in your department.
  42 11%  Friend or family member.
  8 2%  Alumnus/alumna (a graduate) of Virginia Tech.
  5 1%  Fellow member of club, sorority or fraternity to which you belong.
  3 1%  E-mail or posted information from your academic department.
  54 14%  Career fair or job fair.
  73 20%  On-Campus Interviewing Program or Hokies4Hire.
  26 7%  The employer (organization, company, agency) web site.
  23 6%  Web site for job seekers (such as Monster.com, on-line newspaper classifieds, etc.).
  2 1%  Print publication (newspaper, etc.).
  24 6%  Other
       
WHEN JOB SEARCH STARTED
About when did you actively start your job search for your post-graduation job?
(Asked of employed graduates and those with an offer or offers.)
  December 2010 graduates
  18 24%  During spring semester 2010 (more than 6 months prior to degree completion)
  20 27%  Summer 2010 (4-6 months prior to degree completion)
  19 25%  September or October 2010 (2-3 months prior to degree completion)
  14 19%  November or December 2010 (0-1 month prior to degree completion)
  3 4%  January, February or March 2011 (0-3 months after degree completion)
  1 1%  After March 2011 (4 or more months after degree completion)
  0 0%  Other
  May - summer 2011 graduates
  150 42%  Between July and October 2010 (more than 6 months prior to May commencement)
  97 27%  Between November 2010 and January 2011 (4-6 months prior to May commencement)
  61 17%  February or March 2011 (2-3 months prior to May commencement)
  21 6%  April or May 2011, prior to May commencement (0-1 month prior to commencement)
  24 7%  May commencement to August 2011 (0-3 months after commencement)
  4 1%  September 2011 or after (4 or more months after May commencement)
  0 0%  Other
       
NUMBER OF JOB OFFERS
To the best of your recollection, how many job offers have you received?
(Asked of employed graduates and those with an offer or offers.)
  178 46%  One
  110 28%  Two
  58 15%  Three
  25 6%  Four
  18 5%  Five or more
       
WHEN OFFER RECEIVED
About when did you receive the job offer you accepted?
  December 2010 graduates
  16 33%  Before September 2010
  8 17%  September or October 2010
  18 38%  November or December 2010
  5 10%  January, February or March 2011
  1 2%  After March 2011
  0 0%  Other
  May - summer 2011 graduates
  121 44%  Before January 2011
  39 14%  January 2011 through Spring Break 2011
  64 23%  After Spring Break 2011 - May 2011
  39 14%  June, July or August 2011
  11 4%  After August 2011
  0 0%  Other
       
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Career-related learning and experience during college:
CAREER-RELATED EXPERIENCE DURING COLLEGE
Did you have any kind of career-related experience prior to graduation (types listed)?
  539 88%  Yes
  72 12%  No
TYPES OF CAREER-RELATED EXPERIENCE (check ALL that apply)
  539 84% Respondents to this question: number and percent of total respondents
What kind of experience did you have? (check ALL that apply)
  170 32%  Volunteer work
  249 46%  Part-time job
  285 53%  Summer job
  128 24%  Unpaid internship
  342 63%  Paid internship
  12 2%  Co-op
  35 6%  Undergraduate research
  80 15%  Field study
  23 4%  Other
       
EXTENT to which graduates LEARNED JOB SEARCH SKILLS
Which best describes the extent to which you learned job search skills during college? (Such as how to write your resume and job-search correspondence, interviewing skills, professionalism skills, and where to look for jobs?)
  I learned...
  192 32%  Most job search skills I needed.
  228 38%  Some job search skills, but not all I needed to know.
  185 31%  Nothing or very little.
       
SOURCES of LEARNING JOB SEARCH SKILLS (check ALL that apply)
If you did learn job search skills, where do you believe you learned them? Please check all that apply.
  235 50%  Career Services programs, publications, web site, advising, workshops, etc.
  181 38%  Academic-credit course or seminar in your major department or college.
  34 7%  Not-for-credit programs or seminars in your major department or college.
  245 52%  Advisors, professors or staff in your major department or college.
  57 12%  Other faculty or staff in the university, but not in your major department or college.
  295 62%  Parents and/or other adult relatives or family friends.
  275 58%  Peers such as friends and/or brothers or sisters.
  181 38%  Web sites with job search advice (other than Career Services).
  66 14%  Books, magazines or other print materials.
  24 5%  Other
       
USED CAREER SERVICES during college
As best as you can recall, did you use any of Career Services' resources while in college?
(Could include, but not limited to: advising, web site, publication, resource library, presentations, programs, co-op program, on-campus interviewing, Hokies4Hire, eRecruiting, mock interview, help with career decision-making, seeking experience, planning for graduate school, job search, etc.)
  71 12%  Never
  49 9%  Don't recall or unsure
  353 61%  Yes, but not often
  101 18%  Yes, often
       
WOULD YOU DO ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY? IF SO, WHAT?
If you had to do it over again, is there anything related to planning for life after college that you would do differently?
  275 45%  No. For the most part, I did what I needed to do to achieve my goals.
  331 55%  Yes. I wish I had done something differently.
If yes, please check ALL that apply.
  I wish I had...
  87 26% 

Learned more about graduate or professional school earlier.

  184 55%  Gotten more experience related to my major or career goals.
  178 53%  Learned more about career options and/or learned earlier.
  167 50%  Started my job search earlier.
  110 33%  Used more or different job search resources.
  153 46%  Asked professors and/or other advisors for advice (more often, earlier, or at all).
  16 5%  Other
   
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