How Virginia Tech Grads Found First Jobs
- Each year we ask all Virginia Tech students who are completing undergraduate degrees to self-report their FIRST DESTINATION after graduation.
- Self-reporting is open through six months after commencement.
- Grads who report they are employed are asked: Which best describes the source of your first contact with the employer (organization, company, agency) whose job you accepted?
Source of First Job of VT Grads
LATEST SINGLE-YEAR DATA
The bedrock methods, for 15 years, for new graduates to make first contact with employers whose job they accepted, have been:
- Networking, which includes contacts through: family, friends, faculty/staff, alumni, fellow members of clubs/organizations, current/former employers.
- Having worked for the employer during college, which includes volunteering, part-time work, summer job, internship, co-op, field study, undergraduate research, or any other work relationship.
- Career fairs have been a strong source for certain career fields, and are a stronger source during times when the economy is stronger and therefore more employers actively recruit by visiting campuses.
- Note that "Hokies4Hire" was used through 2017-2018 as the CPD job-posting and On-Campus Interviewing management system. It was replaced by Handshake for the 2018-2019 year.
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