Job placement stats?

<p>One of my friends is considering going to USC, but he wants to know more about job placement stats. What is the percentage of USC students who are offered a job related to their major before graduation or within three months of graduation? Is it 20-25%? 50-60%? 90-95%? Those stats are nowhere to be found on USC's website or on any other websites.</p>

<p>If it helps, he's planning to major in either Computer Science or Civil Engineering, so stats for those majors are appreciated.</p>

<p>Are there other universities that try to keep and publish those statistics?</p>

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Are there other universities that try to keep and publish those statistics?

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Yes. Here's one of them:</p>

<p>2009</a> Placement Statistics</p>

<p>Interesting. How do you evaluate the fact that the response rate was only 85%?</p>

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Interesting. How do you evaluate the fact that the response rate was only 85%?

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It's close enough to get a ballpark figure. Other years have a higher response rate (the 2006 survey has a 90% response rate):</p>

<p>Salary</a> Survey</p>

<p>So, what is the approximate percentage of USC students who find jobs before graduation or shortly after? Is it in the 20-30% range, the 50-60% range, the 80-90% range, or something else?</p>

<p>i don't think many universities keep track of these kinds of stats, so good luck finding them</p>

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i don't think many universities keep track of these kinds of stats, so good luck finding them

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Why not? Is it too much trouble to ask students whether they've received any job offers?</p>

<p>I still have a problem with the 15% that don't respond. You are assuming that 85% is a sufficient sample to extrapolate the data to the entire class. That would be true if the sample was randomly chosen. But the sample is made up of the people they can find and will talk to them on the phone.</p>

<p>I would like to see an analysis of the non-responders to eliminate the possibility that they are mostly unemployed as well as unresponsive. If 97% of the 85% are employed, but mostly all of the remaining 15% are unemployed, then your conclusion that 97% are employed is meaningless.</p>

<p>Re #7, yes, it would be a lot of trouble to poll the graduates to determine their employment status, then design the analysis so the numbers mean something useful. There will always be a few nitpickers who will point out the flaws in the study. The Villanova study is ambitious, but in the end, the numbers don't mean anything.</p>

<p>Even if all of the students who didn't respond to the survey were unemployed, it doesn't really matter that much. The concern isn't about whether the percentage of students who get jobs are 97% or 85%, both numbers are still quite high. What matters is that it shows that horror stories which claim that very few people have job offers are false.</p>

<p>Anyway, I've managed to dig up stats for USC's law school:</p>

<p>Career</a> Services Office</p>

<p>According to that, 97% of graduates are employed shortly after graduation. Unfortunately, data from USC's engineering department is missing.</p>

<p>If that is all you are trying to determine, why not take Villanova's numbers for 2009 as being representative of USC's in 2014, or whenever it is you plan to graduate, then rest easy that the horror stories are not true?</p>

<p>Job placement varies a lot from one college to another. The Villanova numbers are quite high, but nationally, things aren't looking so good. From:</p>

<p>NACE</a> - One-Quarter of College Class of 2010 Have Jobs Waiting (5-6-2010)</p>

<p>"This year, 39 percent of seniors taking part in the study reported they had received job offers"</p>

<p>"Last year, 40 percent of responding seniors were offered jobs"</p>

<p>individual anecdotal evidence is worthless but i got a job offer during my 2nd semester senior year and i started working 10 days after graduation lol</p>

<p>in case you're wondering, USC does keep track of these statistics somehow. i know they sent out a survey to all graduating seniors about our plans for post-grad. i'm not sure what the response rate is, though.</p>

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individual anecdotal evidence is worthless but i got a job offer during my 2nd semester senior year and i started working 10 days after graduation lol

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How were your classmates doing? Did most of them get jobs too?</p>

<p>business/comm major friends i would say probably close to 100% placement
engineering is more graduate education dependent, i would say like 1/2 grad school, 1/4 job and 1/4 not sure but hunting
my bio/prehealth friends are almost 100% in med/dent/pharm/etc school
not sure about other majors</p>

<p>For USC Marshall. Source: University</a> of Southern California: Undergraduate Profile ? BusinessWeek</p>

<p>CAREER SERVICES</p>

<p>Percent of 2009 graduates who provided employment information:</p>

<p>77 %</p>

<p>Seeking full-time employment in business: 77 %
Not seeking full-time employment in business: 23 %</p>

<p>Number of companies recruiting undergraduate students on campus in previous academic year:</p>

<p>149</p>

<p>Companies posting full-time job offers on school job boards, previous academic year:</p>

<p>924</p>

<p>Career services provided for business majors:</p>

<p>The Career Advantage Program (CAP) pairs over 300 sophomores, juniors and seniors with over 100 alumni mentors for an academic year. There is also an externship program for sophomores and juniors to job shadow with alumni. Recruiter receptions and business etiquette workshops are held throughout the year. We offer twelve experiential trips for students to Asia, South Asia, Australia, Europe and Central and South America in addition to overseas summer internship programs. The corporate outreach program includes small student groups traveling to meet renowned entrepreneurs, investors and senior executives.</p>

<p>Job offer results, 2009 graduates:</p>

<p>Accepted first job offer by graduation: 58 %
Accepted first job offer in three months following graduation: 4 %
Accepted first job offer more than 3 months after graduation: 0 %
Did not report having accepted a job offer: 38 %</p>

<p>Top hiring firms:</p>

<p>Deloitte Touche Tomatsu
KPMG LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Ernst & Young
Wells Fargo
Target Corp.
General Mills
Bank of America Corp.
Apple
Citigroup Inc.
Mercer Consulting</p>

<p>Other Hiring Firms:</p>

<p>BDO Seidman
Accenture
Triage Consulting
FTI Consulting</p>

<p>Graduate compensation:</p>

<p>Mean base salary: $ 54,000
Median base salary: $ 55,000
Mean signing bonus: $ 6,000
Median signing bonus: $ 5,000</p>

<p>Grads accepted jobs in following functional areas:</p>

<p>Consulting: 15 %
Finance/Accounting: 36 %
General Management: 14 %
Human Resources: 1 %
Management Information Systems: 2 %
Marketing/Sales: 12 %
Operations/Production: 11 %
Logistics/Transportation: 1 %
Other: 8 %</p>

<p>Grads accepted jobs in following industries:</p>

<p>Accounting: 26 %
Consumer Products/Retail: 12 %
Consulting Services: 9 %
Financial Services: 16 %
Government/Education: 0 %
Pharma/Biotech/Health: 0 %
Manufacturing: 7 %
Media/Entertainment: 8 %
Petroleum/Energy: 0 %
Real Estate: 4 %
Sports/Leisure: 0 %
Technology/Science: 5 %
Non-Profit: 0 %
Transportation: 0 %
Utilities: 0 %
Other: 13 %</p>

<p>Percentage of job acceptances, US and Canada:</p>

<p>US: 100 %
Canada: 0 %</p>

<p>Grads accepted jobs in the following US regions:</p>

<p>Northeast: 4 %
Mid-Atlantic: 0 %
Midwest: 1 %
South: 0 %
Southwest: 0 %
West: 95 %
US Possessions/Territories: 0 %</p>

<p>INTERNSHIPS</p>

<p>Number of companies recruiting interns on-campus, 2008-09 academic year:</p>

<p>200</p>

<p>Companies posting internships on job boards, previous academic year:</p>

<p>1690</p>

<p>Top internship recruiters, 2008-09:</p>

<p>Bank of America Corp.
UBS
Deloitte Touche Tomatsu
Ernst & Young
Citigroup Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Morgan Stanley
KPMG LLP
Wells Fargo
Walt Disney Co.</p>

<p>Other Internship Recruiters:</p>

<p>Viacom Marcus & Millichap Northwestern Mutual CB Richard Ellis Southern California Edison</p>

<p>Average internship, in weeks:</p>

<p>10</p>