First Destination Report: 2018-2019 Undergraduate Degree Recipients for Mathematics

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Response Rate

Number of Respondents %
Category
75 Not Applicable Total Graduates
41 55% Reported first destination / respondents
34 45% Unreported / non-respondents

Outcome

18 44% Working
3 7% Military
0 0% Volunteering
13 32% Continuing Education
0 0% Fellowship
7 17% Still Seeking Employment
0 0% Still Seeking Continuing Education
0 0% Not Seeking (traveling, gap year, taking time off, other)

Continuing Education Details

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Working Details

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Salary and Bonus

Question for working and military respondents.
Medians are shown when four or more individuals reported salary or bonus.
See Salary Detail Report which includes 25th and 75th percentiles where sufficent Ns were reported.
See Bonus Detail Report which provides more detail on numbers and percentages reporting.
18 86% Number and percent of working and military who reported salary.
Not Applicable Not Applicable Salary median for working and military: $70000
5 24% Number and percent of working who reported receiving a bonus above $0.
Not Applicable Not Applicable Bonus Median: $10000

Job Source

Question for working respondents.

Regarding the job you accepted: Which best describes the way you first made contact with this employer?

1 6% Worked / volunteered with this employer in the past.
5 28% Knew / met the employer through someone I know (networking).
4 22% Career fair.
2 11% Handshake.
1 6% On-Campus Interviewing Program (employer interviewed in Smith Career Center).
1 6% Went directly to employer website.
1 6% Used job-seeker website, other than Handshake.
0 0% Information posted or messaged from my academic department.
1 6% Employer spoke at a presentation I attended.
2 11% Did not answer

Job related to Career Goals

Question for working respondents.

Do you consider your job to be related to your career goals?

12 67% Very
4 22% Somewhat
0 0% Not
2 11% Did not answer

Job Related to Major

Question for working respondents.

Do you consider your job to be related to your major?

8 44% Very
7 39% Somewhat
1 6% Not
2 11% Did not answer

Number of Job Offers

Question for working respondents.

As best as you recall, how many job offers have you received?

4 22% One
8 44% Two
2 11% Three
1 6% Four
1 6% Five of more
2 11% Did not answer

Career Planning and Preparation

Learned Job Search Skills | Source of Learning

Questions for working and still seeking employment respondents.

Which best describes the extent to which you learned job search skills during college?

4 16% Learned most that I needed.
17 68% Learned some, but not all, that I needed.
2 8% Learned nothing, or very little
2 8% Did not answer

If you learned job search skills, where did you learn them? Check all that apply.

14 56% Career & Professional Development; advising, presentations, website, resource center.
3 12% Career Planning Guide; booklet free to VT students from CPD.
3 12% Other books, magazines, print materials.
16 64% Websites external to Virginia Tech.
6 24% Academic-credit course in my major or college.
1 4% Not-for-credit program in my major or college.
10 40% Advisors, staff, professors in my major or college.
8 32% Other VT advisors, staff, professors, NOT in my major or college.
16 64% Employers, mentors at jobs, internships.
14 56% Parents, adult relatives, family friends.
13 52% Peers.
3 12% Did not answer

Advising on Continuing Education

Question for continuing education respondents only.

Where did you get advice about graduate or professional school? Check all that apply.

8 62% Professors at Virginia Tech.
6 46% Academic advisors at Virginia Tech.
0 0% Pre-professional school advisors at Virginia Tech.
0 0% Career center advisors at Virginia Tech.
3 23% Professionals working in the field I want to pursue.
4 31% Faculty or staff at the graduate or professional schools I considered.
3 23% Websites of the graduate or professional schools I considered.
0 0% Websites about professions and graduate schools.
4 31% Parents, adult relatives
3 23% Peers.
0 0% Print information: books, magazines, etc.
2 15% Did not answer
Experience during College
Questions for all respondents.

Did you have any type of career-related experience during college?

28 68% Yes
7 17% No
6 15% Did not answer

If yes, what types of experience did you have? Check all that apply.

7 17% Volunteer work
12 29% Part-time job
10 24% Summer job
3 7% Unpaid internship
21 51% Paid internship
1 2% Co-op
9 22% Undergraduate research
4 10% Field study
13 32% Did not answer

If you checked "UNPAID internship," how many did you have?

3 7% One
2 5% Two
0 0% Three
0 0% Four or More
36 88% Did not answer

If you checked "PAID internship," how many did you have?

11 27% One
5 12% Two
1 2% Three
1 2% Four or More
23 56% Did not answer

Used Career Center

Question for all respondents.

As you recall: During college, did you use any resources provided by the Virginia Tech career center? (could include advising, books, workshops, publications, website, Handshake, employment interviews, etc.)

9 22% Never
3 7% Don't recall or unsure
19 46% Yes, but not often
5 12% Yes, often
5 12% Did not answer

Regrets

Question for all respondents.

If you could start over in college, is there anything you would do differently related to career planning

15 37% No. Mostly I did what I needed to achieve my goals.
20 49% Yes. I would do something differently.
6 15% Did not answer

If yes, please check all that apply.
I wish I had...

14 34% Learned more, or earlier, about career options.
9 22% Learned more, or earlier, about graduate or professional school.
13 32% Asked advisors, staff, professors for advice, earlier, or more often.
14 34% Gotten more experience related to my major or career goals.
11 27% Started my job search earlier.
7 17% Used more or different job search resources.
20 49% Did not answer