UE Announces Career Outcomes for 2020 Graduates
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2021
A recent survey of the 2020 graduating class of the University of Evansville revealed that 91 percent of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation. This is remarkable given there was a 45% drop in position openings for recent graduates nationwide. The median salary of those employed full-time was reported to be $47,500.
The survey was a collaborative effort between UE’s Center for Career Development, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, academic departments, and more. Career information was identified from 86 percent of the 518 members of the class of 2020.
“Given the struggling economy and unemployment trends we saw in 2020, the career outcomes of our graduates are particularly impressive,” said Michael Austin, PhD, executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at UE. “These results can be attributed to the University’s commitment to offering students not only an outstanding educational experience, but also a unique and individualized career planning process.”
UE takes an active role to ensure the success of each student every step of the way, from their first visit on campus to several years after graduation. For over eight years, the Center for Career Development has taken this “end to end” approach and provided a multitude of services that are free to all students and alumni.
When a prospective student first visits campus, they can meet with the Center to review career interests, take a free career assessment, and explore future job opportunities. While at UE, students can make appointments with the Center to receive help with resume and cover letter preparation, mock interviews, career advising, job fairs, and more. The department also has a mentorship program that pairs students with alumni to enhance connections and develop professional relationships. After graduation, the Center conducts ongoing outreach and communication to help ensure each alum’s success.