FIRST DESTINATIONS OF 2018 GRADUATES
The Career Development Center surveys alumni annually to compile a report of post-graduation activities including place of employment, salary range by major, and other data. View the report.
A few quick facts:
- The total percentage securing their employment prior to graduation or within a month of graduation has increased each year to a current 77.84%.
- The median salary range for full-time employment was $45,001-$50,000.
- Overall, 66% of graduates reported having at least one internship while 93.98% reported either employment, graduate school enrollment, and volunteer or military service.
Congratulations on this milestone! Check your inboxes for a message regarding the First Destinations of 2019 Survey. It takes just minutes to complete and you will be entered into the early bird drawing to win one of several $50 Amazon gift cards!
This is the final posting of Career Scoop until school begins again in September. We hope you have a happy and productive summer! We are open regular hours all through the summer and would love for you to stop by MHC 123 with your career questions. Call 651-962-6761 to schedule an appointment.
The Career Development Center has offered several Career Treks this year. The most recent, a tour of WCCO, gave students an amazing opportunity to see how a newsroom operates including a chance to sit in on a news pitch meeting. A student writes about her experience on the blog: Career Trek to WCCO.
We are open throughout the summer for both students and alumni. Get in touch for assistance with career exploration, networking advice, resume and cover letter help, interviewing assistance, or graduate school planning. Next week’s Career Scoop will contain information about the Class of 2018 and where they are working and attending grad school so stay tuned.
Best of luck with your finals, congratulations to the Class of 2019, and ENJOY your summer and wherever the next adventure takes you.
Last month the Career Development Center hosted a Career Trek to the WCCO TV studio. There, we toured the sets, offices and got to sit in on the pitch meeting for the 10:00 news. Jamie Tjornehoj, a freshman Communication and Journalism major, was one of the students on the tour, and wanted to share a little about her experience:
If there is one word I would use to describe my experience at WCCO, it would be: insightful. Being able to get a tour of the studio, meeting the managers, and getting a first hand look at how a typical news episode is produced was truly motivating. We even got the opportunity to sit in on a meeting where the producers, writers, anchors, and others discussed what would be added to the show that night.
Overall, the experience helped me to visualize what a path in broadcast journalism would entail, inspiring me to work hard while I am on the route towards this dream. I would definitely recommend joining the Career Development center on one of their events as the day was well put together and very organized.
– Jamie Tjornehoj, Class of 2022