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Career Outcomes Data

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Western Carolina University strives to provide a supportive and successful environment for students. This includes determining how to better serve our students and continuously grow our offerings. The following sets of data provide insight into our impact on student interaction and success. 


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First Destination Survey

Western Carolina University provides the First Destination Survey to each graduating class. A graduating class consists of the Summer, Fall, and Spring graduates of the academic year. We administer the survey in the Fall semester, which means that the survey is distributed from 1 year+ (for summer grads) to 6 months (for May grads) after graduation. The results indicate students' primary status after graduation and where they were employed, top employers, and top schools of continuing education. Our dashboard is currently under construction and should be comleted by August. Discover Our Student Success


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DegreePlus is uniquely designed as a holistic approach that incorporates the entire campus, not just faculty and students. It is a call to action to help students find extracurricular experiences that enable them to develop the transferable skills they need to be successful beyond their years at Western Carolina University. After participating in a variety of these tangible, skill-building experiences, students will have the opportunity to reflect on the skills they’ve gained and how these relate to their academic experiences and their future goals. This data provides and overview of the involvement and impact WCU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) DegreePlus has had on the learning environtment at WCU. EXPLORE OUR IMPACT


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Student Appointment Data

The Center for Career and Professional Development meets students where they are and provides comprehensive services. We offer counseling in major and career exploration, resume and cover letter development, job and internship searching, interviewing, and preparation for graduate school. Students from freshmen through alumni and from all colleges and programs are welcome to utilize our services. We also provide our interactive Career Studio where students can work on their materials with the help of a trained peer mentor and several workshops and events throughout the year. This dashboard provides insight about our counseling services and interactions with students. OUR SCOPE OF WORK


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Demographic Data

Here you can find all of our demographic data for each of the subsets above. You should be able to filter by area: First-Destination, DegreePlus, or CCPD student appointment (Navigate) Data. Viewing our data through this lens helps us to meet WCU's core values of being committed to excellence in teaching and learning, collaboration with a respect for our communities, free and open interchange of ideas, responsible stewardship, organizational and environmental sustainability and cultural diversity and equal opportunity. These are the values that guide our approach to education and service daily. COMMITMENT TO SERVING ALL STUDENTS

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