BLACKSBURG, Va., April 30, 2012 – More than half of Virginia Tech’s 2010-11 graduates have already found employment and nearly three-quarters of them say their employment is closely related to their career goals or their major, according to Career Services’ 2010-11 post-graduation report.
Of the 57 percent of bachelor’s degree graduates who responded to the survey on which the report is based, 53 percent report current employment, up four percentage points from 2009-10. Of that group, 70 percent say their job is very related to their career goals, while 62 percent say they are working in a field very related to their major. Those numbers are up from 69 percent and 58 percent, respectively, in 2009-10.
Other information found in the report includes the following
The entire post-graduation report for 2010-11 graduates can be found online and includes students’ sources of advice on planning for graduate school and learning job search skills; when graduates began their job search and the number of offers received; whether a bonus came with the job offer and the amount of the bonus; a full listing of employers, job titles, and locations organized by undergraduate major; and a full listing of degrees and programs of study, institutions, and locations by undergraduate major.
Career Services, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, provides career advice and guidance for students at Virginia Tech. Advising is available by appointment or on a walk-in basis. For more information on available services, see the department’s website, or contact the staff at 540-231-6241.
The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech encompasses departments dedicated to providing a rich co-curricular experience and essential student services. Virtually every aspect of a student's life outside the classroom is represented through the division's departments.
Written by Jennifer Gibson.