First Destination After Graduation

Where VT Grads Go


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

Our Results/report is compiled after close of self-reporting by Virginia Tech graduates who complete bachelor's and associate's degrees. Graduates have seven months to self-report (and update responses), starting the month prior to, through six months after, commencement.
See self-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 (a.k.a. self-reporting) is only for new graduates, and only those completing undergraduate degrees:

Completion and self-reporting open:

  • December 2018 grads: Monday, November 19, 2018, through Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 11:00am.
  • May, Summer I and II, 2019 grads: Monday, April 22, 2019, 11:00am, through Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:00am.

For questions about the First Destination Report, please contact: Catherine Copeland, 540-231-6241.