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Career Development Center

2013-2014

Outcomes Report

1 st Floor of Smith Hall

601 Broad Street

LaGrange, GA 30240

www.lagrange.edu/careers

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June 13, 2014 Table of Contents:

Career Development Center Stats ……… 3-5 Mission

Programming Tracking Internships Stats

Class of 2014- Post Graduation Survey……… 6-9

Class of 2010 and 2013 Follow-up Survey ……….. 9

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Career Development Center: 2013-2014 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.

Events and Programming Completed in the 2013-2014 Academic Year Alumni and Community Outreach Programs:

Thursday, August, 22, 2013: How to Navigate a Job Fair (DOL)

Thursday, October 24, 2013: Résumé Writing (Mando and Randstad)

Thursday, November 21, 2013: Interviewing Skills (SAFA)

Thursday, December 12, 2013: Speed Networking (LaGrange College Career Center)

Thursday, January 23, 2013: Beat the Application Process (Intercall)

Thursday, February 27, 2014: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace (Kia)

Thursday, March 27, 2014: Relationship between Companies and Staffing (Hanil E-Hwa, LLC.)

Thursday, April 24, 2014: Manufacturing Careers (Wheelabrator)

Thursday, May 22, 2014: Science Jobs (Kimberly Clark and LaCosta) RECRUITMENT DAYS:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013: RaceTrac- Recruitment

Wednesday, February 5, 2014: Camp FGL, Boy Scouts of America- Recruitment Day

Friday, February 14, 2014: Team Effort- Recruiting for Summer Staff

Monday, March 10, 2014: National Guard- Recruitment

Thursday, March 13, 2014: Navy Recruiting

Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Surge Staffing Recruitment Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Army Reserves

Wednesday, April 30, 2014: Waffle House- Recruitment Day ON-CAMPUS WORKSHOPS:

Thursday, September 12, 2013: Saving for the Future- US Department of Labor (CE) (Excellence)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013: Social Media- Inside and Out (CE) (Excellence)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013: Drug Courts and Prison Reform (CE) (Diversity and Civility)

Thursday, November 21, 2013: Non-Profit Careers Panel (CE) (Service, Diversity, Excellence, and Civility)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013: Breaking the Code- the Secrets of the application process (Excellence)

Thursday, February 6, 2014: Cultural Differences in the Workplace (CE) (Diversity and Civility)

Thursday, February 20, 2014: Coming Full Circle: Networking and Community Activism (CE) (Civility, Service and Diversity)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014: American Red Cross (CE) (Diversity, Service, and Civility)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014: Entering the Real World- Financial Planning during and after college (CE) (Excellence and Sustainability)

Thursday, May 1, 2014: Talking Cents (CE) (Excellence) GRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAMMING:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013: Graduate School in the Sciences

Saturday, October 5, 2013: On-Campus GRE Practice Test

October Testing Madness (Free Kaplan and Princeton Tests)

Saturday, March 22, 2014: On-Campus GRE Practice Test

Thursday, April 10, 2014: Auburn School of Pharmacy- More than Just Pharmacist (CE) EVENTS WITH THE SOURCE CENTER:

Friday, October 11, 2013: Panel- Wall of Outstanding Alumni and Networking Program (CE)

 Friday, October 11, 2013: Step up to the MIC Homecoming Event

Thursday, March 6, 2014: Panel- Young Alumni Panel- Networking and Interning your way into a Job (CE)

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Monday, March 17, 2014: Mentoring Session

Thursday, March 20, 2014: Panel- Alumni in Graduate School (CE) (6 alumni mentors)

Friday, April 25, 2014: Mentoring Session, Rhett Yates, MBA, 99’, Associate Professor of Aeronautics; Jacksonville University, Davis College of Business, Glenn Yates, 86’ M 91’, Sales Director at Milliken & Company

JOB FAIRS:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Fair on the Hill- Vendor, Community Resources, and Part-Time Job Fair

Thursday, September 26, 2013: West Georgia Career Connect Expo and Job Fair

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: Georgia Career Opportunities Career Fair

Tuesday, April 15, 2014: College 2 Career Fair Tracking of Usage:

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, 2013-July 1, 2014.

Document Proofing 2006-2007* 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014

Students 382* 607 508 667 635 812 560 596

Alumni 40* 106 173 199 233 330 236 179

Total 422* 713 681 787 866 1142 796 775

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

*data collected from October-July 1st the first year -downsizing of staff in 2012

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

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

Programming 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014

Programs Offered 8 18 21 39 39

Programs offering CE credit 1 7 17 10 12

Class presentations 3 3 5 8 8

Career Fairs 5 4 3 3 4

Employers on campus 47 63 53 6 41

Yes, offer the programs offered again * * 92% 93% 91%

Student/Alumni Outreach 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014

Students attended programming 387 418 805

Facebook Followers 53 260 325

LinkedIn Followers 72 130 211

Internships:

Internships offered through the Career Center Internship Program:

Major 2006-2007* 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014

Accountancy 0 7 8 3 4 4 7 4

Art & Design 4 3 5 2 5 1 8 9

Biology/Biochemistry/

Pre-Health

4 11 4 3 0 18 21

17

Business 14 29 16 8 7 8 8 21

Computer Science 3 4 2 2 0 3 0 0

Education 3 1 0

English 3 3 5 2 2 4 1 1

Exercise Science 4 12

History 0 0 0 2 3 2 4 2

Human Development 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2

Panther Job Board 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014

Students registered 242 272 280 238 285 370 323 530

Alumni registered 140 295 294 422 591 637 782 829

Employers registered 458 626 698 787 896 955 1143 1320

Jobs Listed in Georgia n/a* 774 1746 1549 1487 1594 2029 2683

Jobs Listed n/a* 812 1950 1790 1675 1828 2638 3153

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Math 0 0 0 2 0 1 0

Music 3 10 3 2 4 7 4 2

Pre-Nursing 0 0 4 0 0 3 1 1

Political Science 3 10 6 2 7 5 4 3

Psychology 2 2 1 2 0 10 14 6

Religion 3 3 3 2 2 6 1 5

Sociology 6 7 8 3 6 13 9 6

Spanish/Languages 0 1 4 3 2 3 3 2

Theater Arts 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

Women's Studies 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Outside of major 3 2 3 1 4 0 2 3

Non-Academic Internship

15** 9 15

Total 49 93 72 40 47 93 103 112

*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 2013-2014

LaGrange 28 56 41 23 27 70 84 88

In-state 43 78 59 34 41 83 97 101

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

Out-of-country 4 5 1 1 2 2 2 3

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

Internship Supervisor Survey Results:

Internship Supervisor 2012-2013 2013-2014 Yes, we would you hire this student if

you had a position available

85% 91%

Yes, we would you recommend this student to another company

91% 100%

Top Strengths of Interns 2012-2013 2013-2014

Desire to Learn (18%) Desire to Learn (21%)

Worth Ethic (12%) Dedication/Dependability (14%) Areas of Improvement for Interns 2012-2013 2013-2014

Time Management while on site (17%)

Communication Skills (35%) More knowledge in their subject

areas (16%)

Time Management while on site (26%)

Areas of Improvement (Career Center)

2012-2013 2013-2014

More communication with sites/conduct site visits (12%)

Longer internships (10%) Make evaluation forms available

online (12%)

More communication and site visits (7%)

Notable Comments:

 LaGrange College has a great process in helping to refer and recruit internship candidates that meet our position requirements. The midterm and final evaluations are also great to help us become aware of areas we need to improve and maximize.

 For our particular business it would be more intense and possibly present a fuller picture of the nature of our business to consider starting internships up January 15 through February 15 or even February through March.

 Improve the length of internships- it’s difficult for student to get the full experience and for the supervision to fully evaluate the student

based on the performance over 3 weeks.

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Student Intern Survey Results:

Students 2012-2013 2013-

2014 Yes, they would you recommend this site to

another student

75% 93%

Felt that the site was a good match 96% 82%

Skills student interns’ felt they gained:

2012-2013 2013-2014

Job Relevant Skills (47%) Job Relevant Skills (76%) Communication Skills (22%) Communication Skills (10%) Areas student interns felt they needed to improve:

2012-2013 2013-2014

Knowledge in their subject areas (35%) Communication Skills (60%)

Time Management (28%) Knowledge in their subject areas (52%) Communication Skills (20%)

Areas for improvement for Career Center:

2012-2013 2013-2014

More communication with the students (47%) Internships need to be longer (24%) Make paperwork available online (38%)

Notable Comments:

 Hire more Diana Goldwires!

 I believe Mrs. Goldwire and the career development center has made my internship process so easy and enjoyable.

 I didn't see any places for the Career Development Center to improve the process. The log, reflection paper, and the evaluations have all been great tools.

 Let due dates be flexible, we still have future events that I would love to include in my log, but can't because they are not in the time frame.

 Nothing! The Career Development Center was extremely helpful and efficient.

 Perhaps cut down on the number of journal entries during a long internship period or perhaps change it to a weekly question & answer format.

Shadowing Results:

 Shadowing supervisors, LaGrange College students comparable to other student shadowers: 95%

 Students rate of the experience: 93%

 Student refer another student: 96%

 Felt they left the experience learning a new skills: 52%

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Career Development Center 2013-2014 Class of 2014

Post Graduation Survey Results

The Staff of the Career Development Center distributed surveys May 16, 2014 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 17, 2014. 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 2014. Any changes to a graduate’s

employment or graduate school status after July 2014 will not be reflected in the Class of 2014 Post Graduation Survey Results.

Overview:

2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Response Rate 76.00% 79.30% 96.90% 99.60% 94.90% 99.10% 84.50% 93.7% 91% 96% 96% 99%

All Employed 63.40% 95.30% 84.70% 83.60% 57.20% 60.40% 53.10% 64.0% 67.9% 66% 67% 65%

BA/BS pursing Graduate School

11.80% 22.00% 15.30% 11.20% 4.50% 6.90% 3.80% 23% 24.1% 11% 17% 19%

Internship/

Externship*

- - - - 1.60% 1.20% 0.80% 1.01% 2.64% 2.27% 5.75% 4%

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 2014

Yes (ALL) 53.5% 60.8% 53.4% 70.4% 80.2% 72% 73% 82%

Yes (BA/BS) 88% 95%

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

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Yes 37.00% 42.00% 37.30% 61.50% 42% 47.4% 60% 71%

Yes (BA/BS) 76% 87%

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

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Yes 25.1% 34.7% 24.6% 23.4% 25% 32% 43% 41%

New Questions

 Did you participate in Field, Practicum, and/or clinical experience while in college: 41%

 Did you participate in undergraduate research with a faculty member while in college? 27%

Graduate School:

BA/BS Graduates:

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Applied to Graduate School 26.2% 27% 26.2% 36.6% 21.5% 36% 30% 28%

Accepted and will attend 4.50% 6.90% 3.80% 23% 24.1% 11% 17% 19%

Accepted and utilized Career Development Resources

- - - - 92% 95% 96% 82%

Plan on attending Graduate School in future

11.5% 13.9% 9.7% 31.9% 36% 34.6% 38% 43%

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BA/BS Students accepted and will attend Graduate School:

Belmont University Clayton State University Clemson University Florida State University Kennesaw State University LaGrange College

Mercer University Medical School

Palmer College of Chiropractic SCAD

St. James School of Medicine University of Georgia University of Pickville

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Employment:

BA/BS Graduates:

2012 2013 2014

Employed that utilized services

88% 93% 73%

Employed in their field 89% 34% 34%

How the Class of 2014 gained employment and/or offer(s) of employment: (all)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Networking 30.00% 40.00% 23.80% 80.00% 51% 35.5% 45% 72%

Internship (Career Center) 5.80% 2.90% 4.70% 5.40% 5.1% 4% 14.4% 8%

Internet/Classifieds 5.30% 3.70% 10.20% 12.20% 10% 16.8% 17% 14%

Career Center 14.9% 9.4% 10.8% 17.1% 19.9% 10% 23.73% 9%

Locations of Employment: (all)

State 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Georgia 59.7% 52.2% 58.9% 93.1% 88.6% 83% 89% 91%

Main Cities in Georgia: (all)

2007* 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Albany - 5.3% 5.5% 13.8% 3.9% 8.4% 5% .8%

Atlanta - 1.2% 2.1% 3.1% 3.4% 5.2% 10% 2%

Columbus - 0.8% 1.3% 1.25% 2.2% 2.6% 2% 8%

Newnan - - - - 14.2% 5% 13% 13%

LaGrange - 26.9% 34.3% 48.1% 50.5% 44% 35% 62%

*Started collecting data in 2008

Employers that hired the Class of 2014

American Megatrends Atlanta Fitness of Newnan Auburn University Belk

Bentan Parker Design

Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia Buford City School System

Callaway Gardens Calvary Christian School Carroll County Schools Carrollton City Schools Charter Bank

Chick-fil-A Chromalloy Georgia Cigna Healthcare City of LaGrange

Clay County Schools Cobb County School System Country Club of Columbus Coweta County Schools Creekside Sport Center Darton College

Emory Clark Holder Clinic Florence Hand Home Four Paws Animal Hospital Fulton County

Golden's Bikes Grady Health System Gwinnett Medical Center Haralson County Schools Heard County School System Hope Center Memory Care

Hughson Clinic

Instituto Laurens A.c and Centro de Certificacion y Leguas Extranjeras Kelsey Advertising & Designs Kingdom Metropolitan Worship Center Kroger Inc.

LaGrange Academy LaGrange College

LaGrange Grocery Company Lemoyne Center for the Visual Arts Meriwether County School System Omega Fi

Popular Creek Nursing Home

Roanoke City Schools

Rockdale Medical Center

SecureUs Life Insurance

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Shell Sports Turf Shepherd Center Spearman Agency St. Frances Hospital

St. James United Methodist Church

Staples

Stephens Exclusives Tanner Medical Center Team Academy The Haven for Children

The Home Depot

Troup County School System UPS Store

West Georgia Health Youth Villages

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

 Get involved in the career planning in the freshman year.

 Great Resource- Thank You

 Great Resource! Thanks

 Hire someone to help with seniors specifically. Diana always seems way to busy and struggles to reply in a timely manner.

 Keep smiling.

 Keep up the good work.

 Maybe encourage/urge/implore students to begin thinking about careers early.

 No, you guys are doing awesome!! Seriously.

 Nope they do a fantastic job!!!

 Reach out more.

 Require students to meet with them, they are great!

 Thank you Diana!!! I've appreciated your help so much this year!

 Ya'll were great!

 You all are doing great!!

 You are awesome!

 You did a great job. Keep up the great work!

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Follow-up surveys for the classes of 2010-2013

Day of Graduation 2012 Follow-up 2013 Follow-up 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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%

Columbus 1.25% .5% 0%

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Newnan - 2% 2%

Atlanta 3.1% 6.3% 18%

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