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UW-Eau Claire study shows high placement rates for recent business grads

Ninety-seven percent of College of Business undergraduate students who graduated in December 2012, and May and August 2013 were employed or continuing their education, according to the latest post graduation study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Career Services. The university-wide average was 94%.

Further analysis of the findings shows that 92% of UW-Eau Claire business graduates who responded to the survey were employed as compared to the university's average of 73%. An additional 5% of recent business graduates opted to continue their education rather than immediately enter the workplace, a figure significantly lower than the university's average of 20%.

"These findings support the fact that our business students have the preparation they need to begin their careers immediately after graduation," said Diane Hoadley, dean of the College of Business. "The quality of the education business students receive and our focus on internships and other high impact practices that engage them outside the classroom make them very marketable."

About the Study

The post graduation survey was sent to all December 2012 and May and August 2013 UW-Eau Claire undergraduate graduates. Of the 2,080 students who received the survey, 63% (1,313 students) completed it. The College of Business had the highest response rate with 72% of all graduates completing the survey. Response rates for other the graduates were as follows: 64% for College of Arts and Science graduates, 57% for College of Education and Human Sciences, and 54% for College of Nursing and Human Sciences.For more information about the survey, contact UW-Eau Claire Career Services.