Career & Professional Development @ Virginia Tech
Smith Career Center (0128)
Corner of Washington Street & West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA  24061
phone 540-231-6241 
Post-Graduation Report: 2007-2008 bachelor's degree graduates
  About the Survey and the Report
  The Post-Graduation Report is based on our Post-Graduation Survey of Virginia Tech students who were awarded undergraduate degrees (bachelor's and associate's degrees) during the academic year.
The survey is conducted annually with the graduates for that academic year.
  2007-2008 graduates are those awarded bachelor's degrees in December '07, May '08, summer '08.
  The primary purpose of the survey is to learn the post-graduation status of graduates — whether they have accepted employment, been admitted to graduate school, or are in process of pursuing one of these goals. We also ask graduates how they prepared for life after college.
  > For additional details and history of the survey and report, see methodology.
  > View for another year:     2016-2017     2015-2016     2014-2015     2013-2014     2012-2013    
  Important cautions and considerations when reading the data:
    First destinations of new graduates are one factor to consider as students research majors for best fit and potential first-steps toward career goals. Many variables other than major contribute to new graduates' first destinations, and those factors cannot all be measured with a survey. Each graduate is an individual person who makes individual choices related to career planning and post-graduation pursuits. Numbers do not tell all the personal stories. The larger economy impacts the employability of graduates (Net job gains / losses by Metropolitan Statistical Area, 1999-present; Geography of Jobs). Career Services does not use post-graduation data to make value-judgments about majors. This data set does not reveal the long-term value of an undergraduate education. In Career and Professional Development we encourage students to seek career advising early in college — starting freshman year. Our goal is to empower students with self-understanding and knowledge of the world of work so they can make decisions and take action to move forward on the journey toward career goals.
  VIEW FULL ACADEMIC-YEAR REPORT. Within this report, you can opt to view data for individual majors or colleges, and you can opt to view for other years.
  Report includes:
  What graduates are doing after graduation
    Taking time off; status related to employment, grad school, or seeking/applying
  Graduate or professional school
    Institutions and graduate and professional (or other) programs; advice sources used
    Employers, job titles, locations; salaries; bonuses; source of job
    Employment related to major/career goal; when search started and offer received; no. of offers
  Career-related learning and experience during college
    Types of career-related experience; extent to which job search skills were learned, and sources
    Would you do anything differently, if you had it to do over?
  DETAIL (& comparison) Reports:
  Within certain Detail Reports, you can opt to view & compare data for multiple majors and colleges.
  > Plans or status after graduation
  > List of ALL employers, job titles & locations *
  > Employers most reported
  > Salaries
  > Bonuses
  > Employment: related to major and career goals
  > Numbers / percents attending graduate or professional school
  > List of ALL graduate and professional schools, degrees, programs & locations *
  > Schools most reported by graduates continuing education
Grads who indicated they wished they had gotten more experience: REASONS they didn't
(this data is currently only for the 2008-2009 cohort, when it was first collected)
    * also accessible within Full Report
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