• Each year we ask all students completing undergraduate degrees to self-report their FIRST DESTINATION after graduation. Self-reporting is open through six months after commencement. Employed grads are asked: Which best describes the source of your first contact with the employer (organization, company, agency) whose job you accepted? 

The bedrock methods, for 14 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 during times when the economy is stronger.

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