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First destination after undergraduate degree

Outcomes: What new VT grads do

First destination — employed or continuing education — of Virginia Tech graduates after the undergraduate degree.

The survey, also called self-reporting, is only for new graduates completing undergraduate degrees.
Grads are surveyed from pre-commencement to six months out.
This gives graduates seven months to self-report, and they can update responses during that time.
Survey and Report timeline.

Our report is compiled each year after we close the survey for the previous year's graduates who complete a bachelor's (or associate's) degree at Virginia Tech.
Survey and Report timeline.
Methodology explains the what, why, who, when, how, and confidentiality.

The report tells this and more:

  • Percentage of grads who responded to the survey.
  • Percentages of respondents who are working, continuing education, seeking, etc.
  • Employers reported by grads.
  • How graduates found their jobs.
  • Where grads are continuing education; programs, degrees, institutions.
  • What types of experience — internships (paid, unpaid), volunteering, field study, etc. — they had during college.
  • What grads wish they'd done differently related to career planning.

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


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