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First Destination Survey (2018-2019)

The First Destination Survey is administered annually by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Career & Professional Development using Handshake. The survey asks baccalaureate degree graduates to identify primary post-graduation outcome status. The survey content and procedures follow the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) standards.

Data was collected from baccalaureate degree candidates prior to graduation and through follow up e-mails sent to graduates 3, 6, and 9 months after graduation. Graduates who had already completed the survey were invited to update their previous responses if their post-graduation status had changed. Outcome information was also collected from campus community members, telephone calls, and web research. It is important to note that not all respondents answered every question. It is also notable that only the primary outcome upon graduation is reported for each individual graduate, such as an individual working full-time while attending graduate school part-time is reported only once as either working or continuing education. Data was collected through March 31, 2021.

The results for the class of 2019-2020 presented in this report include students who were on the official graduation list and awarded a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh during the 2019-2020 academic year; this includes fall 2019, spring 2020, and summer 2020 graduates. In total, 1780 graduates are included in this report.

Overview of Graduates

Graduates

The results for the class of 2019-2020 presented in this report include students who were on the official graduation list and awarded a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (Oshkosh campus) during the 2019-2020 academic year; this includes fall 2019, spring 2020, and summer 2020 graduates. In total, 1,780 graduates are included in this report.

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Career Outcome Rate

Career outcome rate includes employed (full-time, part-time, entrepreneur, freelance, postgraduate fellowship, other), military service, volunteer service (e.g., Peace Corps, mission work), continuing education, and not seeking.

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Knowledge Rate

Knowledge rate is defined as the percentage of graduates reported or identified by UW Oshkosh for which a post- graduation outcome is known. It includes the sum of all the employment categories (i.e., full-time, part-time, entrepreneur, freelance, postgraduate fellowship, other), military service, volunteer service, continuing education, not seeking an outcome, and the number of students still seeking an outcome.

Average Annual Salary

60.8% of all graduates reported their salary.

What Are They Up To? 

  • Working 77% 77%
  • Still Seeking 12.6% 12.6%
  • Continuing Education 9% 9%
  • Military, Volunteering, and Not Seeking 1.5% 1.5%

Top 5 Wisconsin Counties

  1. Winnebago
  2. Outagamie
  3. Milwaukee
  4. Dane
  5. Brown

Top Industries

Health Care & Social Assistance

Education

Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics

Retail, Hospitality & Trade

Financial Services & Real Estate

How They Secured Employment

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Hired BEFORE graduation

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Used CPD resources to secure job before graduation

  • Job Posting/Online Search 25.6% 25.6%
  • Unreported 25% 25%
  • Networking (Family, friends, alumni, faculty/staff) 14.5% 14.5%
  • Current Employer/Promotion 11.8% 11.8%
  • Internship, Clinical, Student Teaching, Field Placement 11.7% 11.7%
  • Career Fair/Networking Event 5.8% 5.8%
  • LinkedIn/Social Media 5.1% 5.1%
  • Career Fair or Networking Event 3.7% 3.7%
  • Career & Professional Development 1.6% 1.6%
  • Recruiter 0.6% 0.6%
  • Entrepreneur/Self-employed 0.4% 0.4%

Survey Results by College

  • Employed 92.3% 92.3%
  • Still Seeking 4.4% 4.4%
  • Continuing Education 2.5% 2.5%
  • Military & Not Seeking 0.8% 0.8%

369

Graduates

81.5%

Secured employment prior to graduation

35.8%

Received job offer from internship employer

Select employers that hired College of Business graduates

  • Employed 84.6% 84.6%
  • Still Seeking 10.6% 10.6%
  • Continuing Education 3.4% 3.4%
  • Military & Not Seeking 1.4% 1.4%

304

Graduates

47.6%

Secured employment prior to graduation

23.8%

Received job offer from internship employer

Select employers that hired College of Business graduates

  • Employed 65% 65%
  • Still Seeking 16.5% 16.5%
  • Continuing Education 16.2% 16.2%
  • Military 1.0% 1.0%
  • Volunteer & Not Seeking 1.3% 1.3%

851

Graduates

67.8%

Secured employment prior to graduation

36.9%

Received job offer from internship employer

Select employers that hired College of Business graduates

  • Employed 91.7% 91.7%
  • Still Seeking 7.5% 7.5%
  • Continuing Education 0.4% 0.4%
  • Military 0.4% 0.4%

307

Graduates

82%

Secured employment prior to graduation

52.5%

Received job offer by networking

Select employers that hired College of Business graduates

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
Career & Professional Development

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career@uwosh.edu

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