First Destination After Undergraduate Degree

Outcomes: Where new VT grads go

First destination after the undergraduate degree.
Grads are surveyed from pre-commencement to six months out.

The report.

Our report is compiled after we close the survey for Virginia Tech graduates who complete bachelor's and associate's degrees.
Survey and Report timeline.
Methodology explains the what, why, who, when, how, and confidentiality.

The report answers these questions and more:

  • Who are graduates' employers?
  • How did graduates find their jobs?
  • Where are grads continuing education? What programs, degrees, institutions?
  • What experience — internships (paid, unpaid), volunteering, field study, etc. — did they have during college?
  • What do grads wish they'd done differently related to career planning?

The data collection has Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board approval: IRB number 14-586.

The survey.

The survey, also called self-reporting, is only for new graduates completing undergraduate degrees. Graduates have seven months to self-report (and update responses), starting the month prior to, through six months after, commencement.
Survey and Report timeline.


For other questions about the First Destination Report:
You may email Catherine Copeland or call our main number.