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S PID Class of 2009 First Destination Survey Report A one year snapshot of what our alumni are doing after graduation Our mission is to empower people to clarify their values as they discover and develop their skills, abilities and passions for life. IO WA OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES AND INTERNSHIPS

COE COLLEGE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES INTERNSHIPS First Destination Report Class of 2009 The following information was compiled by Coe Colleges Office of Career Services and Internships from Coes Class of 2009 First Destination Survey and from the Senior Survey administered prior to graduation. The purpose of the survey is to get a snapshot of what Coes recent graduates are doing, including employment, graduate school, or other endeavors, up to one year after matriculating from the college. Cu

Sixtysix percent of the Class of 2009 survey participants were employed and nearly onequarter 22 were attending graduate or professional school such as medicine or law. Only 1 said that they were unemployed and still looking for a job. Of those students who reported gainful employment one year following their 2009 graduation from Coe, 82 were employed fulltime, as illustrated in Figure 2. Figure 2 Employment Search Detail When working with students and alumni, one of Career Services goals is to

Figure 3 Coe students are advised to start their fulltime job searches well before their graduation dates however, only about onethird of the respondents from the Class of 2009 38 reported starting their job searches before they graduated. Sixtytwo percent said that they did not start looking for jobs until after graduation and 30 admitted that they did not start their job searches until more than four months later. Figure 4 below shows this breakdown. Figure 4 3 www.coe.educareerservices

A large percentage of the Class of 2009 delayed job searching until after graduation, and only 22 of that class accepted a job offer before graduation day. One quarter accepted an offer within three months of graduation and another 53 did so more than four months afterwards. All in all, over 34 of respondents 78 did not accept a job offer until after graduation see Figure 5. Figure 5 www.coe.educareerservices 4

Undergraduate Major A wide range of liberal arts majors were represented by the Class of 2009 Figure 6 5 www.coe.educareerservices

Job Classifications Figure 7 shows the classifications of the jobs held by the Class of 2009 survey respondents. Thirty six percent are in businessrelated occupations Accounting, AdvertisingPublic RelationsMedia, BankingFinance, Business AdministrationManagement, RetailSalesMarketing or Human Resources. Twenty percent are in education K12 or postsecondary, and 18 are in a science or healthcarerelated field such as nursing, medicine, research or lab science. Figure 7 www.coe.educareerservices 6

Employers Reported By The Class Of 2009 2nd Story Software AEGON Companies Alexian Brothers Medical Center Alliance Claims SolutionsBelron AmeriCorps Antonio and Angheli Zalapi Archer Daniels Midland Baltimore City Public Schools Baylor University Medical Center Bergan Paulsen CPAs Consultants Bertie County Schools Teach for America Biaggis Bostons The Gourmet Pizza Cedar Rapids Community School District Cedar Rapids Country Club Cerner Childrens Hospital Boston City of North Liberty Clear Cree

Job Titles Reported By The Class Of 2009 2nd Lt. Aviation O cer 3rd Grade Elementary Teacher 712 Band and Choir Teacher Math TeacherVolleyball Coach Account Executive Accountant AccountantTax AnalystDeveloper Accounting and Finance Rotate Accounting Assistant ActorStage Combatant Administrative Assistant Admissions Counselor Aquatic Supervisor Army National Guard Infantry Assignment Assistant Assistant Auditor Assistant Broker Assistant Preschool Teacher Assistant Womens Volleyball Coach Athle

Graduate Professional School While much of the Class of 2009 reported working fulltime during the year following graduation, almost a quarter of survey respondents 22 said that they were continuing their education in graduate school, professional school, or in another area. Of those, 70 were pursuing Masters degrees, 13 were pursuing PhDs, and 14 were pursuing professional degrees such as medicine or law. Three percent were pursuing a specialist degree such as physical therapy. This is illustra

Of those responding class members who were in graduate school, 30 reported studying in a healthcare or medicalrelated field, 22 were in engineering and applied science, 13 were in the social sciences, 13 were in business, 9 were pursuing postgraduate degrees in education, 7 were in law, and 6 were studying a humanitiesrelated field such as art or music see Figure 9. Figure 9 www.coe.educareerservices 10

Coes Class of 2009 is represented at the following postsecondary institutions Adler School of Professional Psychology Allen Hospital Bowling Green State University Chapman University Des Moines University Franklin Pierce University Illinois Institute of Technology Iowa State University Midwestern State University Montana State University NYU Steinhardt Ohio Northern University Ohio State University Penn College of Optometry Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science St. Ambrose Univers

Figure 11 shows that, of the 2009 alumni who plan to attend graduate school, 80 aim to go within the next four years Figure 11 Geographical Location Of the Class of 2009 graduates who participated in these surveys, 69 originated from the state of Iowa, 26 came from other states, and 5 came from other countries. This is depicted in Figure 12 Figure 12 www.coe.educareerservices 12

Nearly twothirds 64 of the Class of 2009 survey respondents stayed in Iowa after graduating from Coe, 7 moved to Illinois, 5 went to Minnesota, and 19 moved to other states within the U.S. Five percent of the Class of 2009 is living in other countries, including Australia, Brazil, Italy, Nepal, Rwanda, Spain, and Vietnam see Figure 13. Figure 13 13 www.coe.educareerservices

How Coe Helped Prepare For Life After College Coe College is purposeful about helping students prepare for life after college, and we asked the Class of 2009 to offer their opinions about the most helpful aspects of that part of the Coe College experience. The two most popular activities were the Introduction to Resume Writing Workshop in Career Services as well as individual appointments with a career counselor. Figure 14 on the following page illustrates the responses. Figure 14 Note Responde

How Survey Results Were Gathered The information for this report was gathered through the Senior Survey, administered just before graduation, and the First Destination Survey that was conducted one year later. The latter survey was developed in an electronic format using the online survey tool, Survey Monkey. The survey was distributed twice via email with an online link. Other attempts to contact 2009 alumni to gather updated contact information were also made through online social networking s

20092010 O ce of Career Services and Internships Sta Diana Rae Patten, M.A. Career Services Internship Director Michelle McIllece, M.B.A. Career Services Coordinator Judi Dirks, A.A. Administrative Assistant Katie Langesen, B.A. Graduate Assistant University of Iowa Student Assistants Career Services Darla Frank Kelli Gri n Jason Maldonis Sheena Lehmann Summer Student Assistants Student A airs Keli Goddard 2009 Frederick Rose 2010 Special thanks to Michelle McIllece and Judi Dirks for t

O ce of Career Services and Internships Upper Gage Memorial Union 1220 First Avenue NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 USA 319.399.8844 www.coe.educareerservices

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