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Career Development Center

2012-2013

Outcomes Report

1 st Floor of Smith Hall

601 Broad Street

LaGrange, GA 30240

www.lagrange.edu/careers

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Table of Contents:

Career Development Center Stats ……… 3-5 Mission

Programming Tracking Internships Stats

Class of 2013- Post Graduation Survey……… 6-8

Class of 2010 and 2012 Follow-up Survey ……….. 9

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Career Development Center: 2012-2013 Overview

Mission:

The mission of the Career Development Center at LaGrange College is to enhance student and alumni career success through providing comprehensive career development assistance, educational resources, programs, internships, employment, and graduate school opportunities. We support students and alumni in the process of making career decisions, connecting with employers, and attaining career goals while encouraging students and alumni to take personal responsibility in these endeavors.

Programs offered 2012-2013:

1. Thursday, August 23, 2012, Career Connect- Basics of a Job Fair

2. Thursday, September 27, 2012, Career Connect- Make a Job Fair work for YOU!

3. September 27, 2012, Georgia's Health Sciences University (MCG) 4. Saturday, September 29, 2012, GRE Practice test

5. Kaplan Test Drive, September-October

6. October 5, 2012, Alumni Mentoring Event: Career and SOURCE Center 7. October 5, 2012, Speed Networking

8. Tuesday, October 2, 2012, Going to Graduate School in the Sciences (CE) 9. Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Career Expo/Veterans Expo-JOB FAIR

10. Thursday, October 11, 2012, Finding your Passion - In the Workplace (CE) 11. Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Social Media - Inside Out (CE)

12. November 1, 2012, Business for the non-Business Major (CE) 13. November 6, 2012, Art Therapy- is this path for you? (CE) 14. November 7, 2012, Asbury Seminary

15. November 13, 2012, Mercer Medical School

16. November 13, 2012, Graduate Degree- is that for me? (CE) 17. Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Career Opportunities Career Fair

November 15, 2012, What does Speech Therapy and Counseling Have in Common? (hint: you need a Graduate Degree) University of West Georgia (CE)

18. Thursday, January 24, 2013, Career Connect- The Power of Networking 19. Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Crash Course Mini Interview Workshop 20. Thursday, February 7, 2013, More than just Pharmacists (CE)

21. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Dining Hall Recruitment All-Pro Chevrolet 22. Monday, February 18, 2013, Education Major Drop-In Day

23. Thursday, February 21, 2013, Troup County Schools Recruitment Day 24. Thursday, February 21, 2013, "We're All in This Together. Really!" (CE) 25. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, RaceTrac- Recruitment

26. Thursday, February 28, 2013, Career Connect- Soft Skills Training

27. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta- Recruitment Day 28. Thursday, March 21, 2013, Hidden Careers- Alumni Panel

29. Kaplan Test Drive: March

30. Thursday, March 28, 2013, Career Connect- What is Troup County Works?

31. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Boy Scouts- Recruitment Day 32. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, College to Career Fair

33. Thursday, April 11, 2013, Grant Miller- Art Department Class 34. Saturday, April 13, 2013, GRE- Practice Test

35. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Boys and Girls Club Recruitment Day

36. Thursday, April 25, 2013, Career Connect- Know your Employment Rights- Overcoming Employment Barriers (CE)

37. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Mercer School of Medicine

38. Thursday, May 24, 2013, Career Connect- Veterans Services

39. Thursday, June 27, 2013, Career Connect- Careers in Customer Service

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Tracking:

The Career Development Center tracks review and proofing of each résumé, cover letter, and graduate school application essay through e-mail, the online Panther Job Board, and paper tracking system. In order for an alumni or student to have a document proofed, it must be emailed to the staff and saved to the Career Development Center Server. The Data is collected annually from July 1, 2012-July 1, 2013.

Job Search Document Proofing:

Résumés, Cover Letters, Application Essays proofed by the Career Center:

2006-2007* 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013

Students 382* 607 508 667 635 812 560

Alumni 40* 106 173 199 233 330 236

Total 422* 713 681 787 866 1142 796

*data collected from October-July 1st the first year

- some students/alumni request multiple reviews throughout the year- we count all reviews

Online Resources:

Online Panther Job Board College Central: www.lagrange.edu/careers

*Did not have the tracking system set-up at this time

Programming:

2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013

Programs Offered 8 18 21 39

Programs offering CE credit 7 17 10

Class presentations 3 3 5 8

Career Fairs 5 4 3 3

Employers on campus 47 63 53 6

Offer the programs offered again * 92% 93%

Number of Students that attended programming:

2011-2012 2012-2013

Students 387 418

Social Media:

2011-2012 2012-2013

Facebook 53 260

LinkedIn 72 130

Twitter 8 13

Internships:

Internships offered through the Career Center Internship Program:

Major 2006-2007* 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2011-2012

Accountancy 0 7 8 3 4 4 7

Art & Design 4 3 5 2 5 1 8

Biology/Biochemistry/

Pre-Health

4 11 4 3 0 18 21

Business 14 29 16 8 7 8 8

Computer Science 3 4 2 2 0 3 0

Education 3 1

English 3 3 5 2 2 4 1

Exercise Science 4

History 0 0 0 2 3 2 4

Human Development 0 1 0 0 1 1 1

Math 0 0 0 2 0 1

Music 3 10 3 2 4 7 4

Pre-Nursing 0 0 4 0 0 3 1

2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013

Students registered 242 272 280 238 285 370 323

Alumni registered 140 295 294 422 591 637 782

Employers registered 458 626 698 787 896 955 1143

Jobs Listed n/a* 812 1950 1790 1675 1828 2638

Jobs Listed in Georgia n/a* 774 1746 1549 1487 1594 2029

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Psychology 2 2 1 2 0 10 14

Religion 3 3 3 2 2 6 1

Sociology 6 7 8 3 6 13 9

Spanish/Languages 0 1 4 3 2 3 3

Theater Arts 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

Women's Studies 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Outside of major 3 2 3 1 4 0 2

Non-Academic Internship

15** 9

Total 49 93 72 40 47 93 103

*data collected from October-July 1st the first year/**included registered non-academic internships that were set-up through the Career Development Center

Location 2006-2007* 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013

LaGrange 28 56 41 23 27 70 84

In-state 43 78 59 34 41 83 97

Out-of-state 2 10 12 5 4 8 4

Out-of-country 4 5 1 1 2 2 2

*data collected from October-July 31st the first year

Internship Supervisor Survey Results:

Internship Supervisor 2012-2013 Would you hire this student if you had a

position available?

85%

Would you recommend this student to another company?

91%

How well was this placement suited to the student’s abilities and interests?

91%

Top Strengths of LaGrange College Interns:

1. Desire to Learn (18%) 2. Worth Ethic (12%)

3. Dedication/Dependability (10%)

4. Willingness to take on assignments (10%) 5. Communication Skills (6%)

Areas of Improvement for LaGrange College Interns:

1. Time Management- managing their time effectively while at the site (17%) 2. More knowledge in their subject areas (16%)- this included basic computer skills

Areas for improvement for Career Center:

1. More communication with sites/conduct site visits (12%) 2. Make evaluation forms available online (12%)

Student Intern Survey Results:

Students 2012-2013

Would you recommend this site to another student?

75%

Felt that the site was a good match 96%

Skills student interns’ felt they gained:

1. Job Relevant Skills (47%) 2. Communication Skills (22%)

Areas student interns felt they needed to improve:

1. Knowledge in their subject areas (35%) 2. Time Management (28%)

3. Communication Skills (20%)

Areas for improvement for Career Center:

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Career Development Center 2012-2013 Class of 2013

Post Graduation Survey Results

The Staff of the Career Development Center distributed surveys May 17, 2013 by placing them on the graduates’ chairs prior to rehearsal. Graduates that did not complete the forms at rehearsal were found at Commencement line-up May 18, 2013. There, they were given the survey and encouraged to fill it out before the graduation march. The graduates that did not complete the survey at either event were contacted via email, social media, and/or phone by the Career Development Center Staff. Data was entered into SurveyMonkey and reports were put together using this system and an Excel Spreadsheet of alumni data.

The survey data reflects employment and graduate school status before July 2013. Any changes to a graduate’s

employment or graduate school status after July 2013 will not be reflected in the Class of 2013 Post Graduation Survey Results.

Overview:

2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Response Rate 76.00% 79.30% 96.90% 99.60% 94.90% 99.10% 84.50% 93.7% 91% 96% 96%

Employed 63.40% 95.30% 84.70% 83.60% 57.20% 60.40% 53.10% 64.0% 67.9% 66% 67%

BA/BS pursing Graduate School

11.80% 22.00% 15.30% 11.20% 4.50% 6.90% 3.80% 23% 24.1% 11% 17%

Internship/Exter nship*

- - - - 1.60% 1.20% 0.80% 1.01% 2.64% 2.27% 5.75%

Pursuing a 2

nd

undergraduate degree/classes*

- - - - - - 0.40% 1.51% 1.9% 1.1% 0.6%

Response Rate: Undergraduates Employed: Total Graduates

*New categories created

- 2005 and 2006: Data from these graduating classes are not available due to the original surveys being lost or inaccurate

Career Development Results: Post Graduation Survey

Have you ever used the Career Development Center’s Resources?

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Yes (ALL) 53.5% 60.8% 53.4% 70.4% 80.2% 72% 73%

Yes (BA/BS) 88%

Have you ever attended a program/event presented by the Career Center?

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Yes 37.00% 42.00% 37.30% 61.50% 42% 47.4% 60%

Yes (BA/BS) 76%

Did you participate in an internship while in college (including summers)?

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Yes 25.1% 34.7% 24.6% 23.4% 25% 32% 43%

Graduate School:

BA/BS Graduates:

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Applied to Graduate School 26.2% 27% 26.2% 36.6% 21.5% 36% 30%

Accepted and will attend 4.50% 6.90% 3.80% 23% 24.1% 11% 17%

All going to graduate school 13%

Plan on attending Graduate School in future

11.5% 13.9% 9.7% 31.9% 36% 34.6% 38%

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BA/BS Students accepted and will attend Graduate School:

Auburn University Beeson Divinity School Clayton State University Columbia College Chicago Columbus State University Columbus State University

Faulkner University, Jones School of Law Felding University

Georgia College and State University Georgia State University

Georgia Technical Institute Kennesaw State University LaGrange College

Medical College of Georgia Mercer University

Mercer University

Morehouse School of Medicine Piedmont College

Samford University

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina The New England Conservatory

Trevecca Nazarene University Troy State University

University of Alabama University of Georgia

University of Georgia-Veterinary School University of Missouri

University of South Carolina University of South Florida University of Southern California University of Tennessee

University of Virginia University of West Florida Valdosta State University Wake Forest University Westminster Choir College

Employment:

BA/BS Graduates:

2012 2013

Employed that utilized services

88% 93%

Employed in their field 89% 34%

How the Class of 2013 gained employment and/or offer(s) of employment: (all)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Networking 30.00% 40.00% 23.80% 80.00% 51% 35.5% 45%

Internship (Career Center) 5.80% 2.90% 4.70% 5.40% 5.1% 4% 14.4%

Internet/Classifieds 5.30% 3.70% 10.20% 12.20% 10% 16.8% 17%

Career Center 14.9% 9.4% 10.8% 17.1% 19.9% 10% 23.73%

SIMS Scholarship 1.60% 0.00% 4.30% 5.40% 3.9% 6.7% 8.5%

Locations of Employment: (all)

State 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Georgia 59.7% 52.2% 58.9% 93.1% 88.6% 83% 89%

Main Cities in Georgia: (all)

2007* 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Albany - 5.3% 5.5% 13.8% 3.9% 8.4% 5%

Atlanta - 1.2% 2.1% 3.1% 3.4% 5.2% 10%

Columbus - 0.8% 1.3% 1.25% 2.2% 2.6% 2%

Newnan - - - - 14.2% 5% 13%

LaGrange - 26.9% 34.3% 48.1% 50.5% 44% 35%

*Started collecting data in 2008

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Employers that hired the Class of 2013 Albany State University

Alvin H. Clair, MD AmeriCorps Anchorage AT&T

Atlanta Falcons Football Club Atlanta Public Schools

Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia Broadcast Music Incorporated Callaway Gardens

Carmike Cinemas Corporate Office Carroll County Schools

Cat Care Hospital Chambers Academy

Chattahoochee River Keepers Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Children's Clinic

Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta City of Albany Police Department Coweta County School System Dougherty County School System E CommQuest

Eagle Homes East Cobb Baseball EMCOR Services

Emory Clark Holder Clinic Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) Fayette County Schools

First Baptist Church of LaGrange First United Methodist Church Georgia Pacific

Gwinnett County Schools Harris County School District Hibbett's Sporting Goods Home Nurse Incorporated Institute Laruens Mexico Interface Flor

Kennestone Wellstar Hospital Key Sailing

Lafayette Christian School LaGrange Academy LaGrange College LaGrange Grocery

LaGrange Memorial Library Lowes and National Fitness Gym Lucite International

Mars

McDonalds Global Government and Public Affairs office

Meriwether County Schools

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Moultrie Technical College

Muscogee County School System National

NCR Corporation Northside Hospital

Office Machines Electronics Laboratory

Open Arms Inc.

Piedmont Henry Hospital Piedmont Newnan Hospital Primrose

Randolph County Department of

Human Resources

Servant in Faith Technology Silage N' Bag LLC

SIO Z Medical Products SourceCorp HOV Services St. Francis Hospital

St. Pius X Catholic High School Starbucks

Steve Mason Photography Texas Musical Drama The Guitar Shop The Shepherd Center Three Paint Frame Shop

Troup County Court Administration Troup County School System Turning Point

United States Public Health Service University of Mobile

Upper Room Ministries

Washington Wilkes School System Wells Fargo

West Georgia Health Systems West Georgia Technical College Wider Corporation

Wild Animal Safari

Wilkes County School System Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors Winshape Camps

Worthing Southeast Builders

Suggestions to improve the Career Development Center's services for students:

 Advertise more on campus and not as much on emails.

 Awesome. I would like to help with interview skills and mock interviews.

 Diana Goldwire is amazing!

 Great job, better and increased advertisement for Graduate programs would be better.

 I just want to say thanks.

 I think it is fabulous as is! Helped me so much!

 Keep being awesome!!

 None. Y'all are amazing!

 Nothing! They are doing everything right and I could not have gotten my job without their help! Thank you!

 recommend students pursue multiple career options early in their education here

 Making sure students know that resumes should be formatted to specific majors.

 Thank you for all the help!

 The Career Center is doing a fantastic job.

 The Career Development Center is doing a great job.

 They are doing an excellent job!! Keep it up!

 You guys are awesome!!

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Follow-up surveys for the classes of 2010-2012

Day of Graduation 2012 Follow-up 2013 Follow-up

2012 Graduates Response Rate 93.7% 55%

Undergraduate response rate 96% 71%

Undergraduates attending Graduate School 11% 18%

All graduates attending Graduate School 10% 15%

Employed all 67% 80%

Undergraduates Employed 76% 79%

Undergraduates employed or attending graduate school in relative area

87% 96%

Undergraduates employed in an area relative to their major

89% 93%

All Employed in an area relative to their major

92% 94%

ALL Employed in Georgia 68%

LaGrange GA 44% 50%

Albany 8.4% 7%

Columbus 2.6% 5%

Newnan 5% 4%

Atlanta 5.2% 13%

Day of Graduation 2012 Follow-up 2013 Follow-up

2011 Graduates Response Rate 93.7% 80% 47%

Undergraduate response rate 97.6% 80% 67%

Undergraduates attending Graduate School 23% 35% 14%

All graduates attending Graduate School 17% 20% 17%

Employed all 64% 75% 84%

Undergraduates Employed 54% 71% 82%

Undergraduates employed or attending graduate school in relative area

71% 71% 96%

Undergraduates employed in an area relative to their major

47% 67% 96%

All Employed in a area relative to their major 98% 94%

ALL Employed in Georgia 88.6% 69% 67%

LaGrange GA 50.5% 36% 57%

Albany 3.9% 2% 1%

Columbus 2.6% 3% 4%

Newnan 14.2% 13% 5%

Atlanta 3.4% 2% 10%

Day of Graduation 2012 Follow-up 2013 Follow-up

2010 Graduates Response Rate 66% 54%

Undergraduate response rate 93.7% 100% 58%

Undergraduates attending Graduate School 21% 21% 12%

All graduates attending Graduate School 18% 15% 5%

Employed all 64% 92% 48%

Undergraduates Employed 49.5% 90% 87%

Undergraduates employed or attending graduate school in relative area

66% 98% 98%

Undergraduates employed in an area relative to their major

47% 85% 94%

All Employed in an area relative to their major

92% 98% 94%

ALL Employed in Georgia 93.1% 72% 62%

LaGrange GA 48.1% 31% 40%

Albany 13.8% 6.3% 10%

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