Even a pandemic can’t cease a Wildcat from excelling within the job market.
The newest post-graduation report from Kansas State College for graduates within the 2019-2020 college 12 months finds 95% are employed or furthering their training. Though down from the 97% reported for the 2018-2019 college 12 months, Kerri Keller, director of the K-State Career Center, says the share is spectacular contemplating the financial havoc brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, significantly for these graduating in 2020.
“It’s been a time like no different for brand new faculty graduates,” Keller mentioned. “I’m pleased with the persistence and resilience of Okay-State graduates. I’m additionally grateful for the numerous alumni who advocate recruiting Okay-State expertise for his or her firms and organizations. It makes a world of distinction for the subsequent generations making their manner from faculty to profession.”
The report, based mostly on surveys performed six months following a pupil’s commencement from Okay-State, is sweet information for the state in retaining new faculty graduates, with 52% of Okay-State graduates accepting jobs in Kansas. When states surrounding Kansas — Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma — are added, that quantity jumps to 69%. Of the rest of employed graduates, 29% have been employed elsewhere within the U.S. and a pair of% employed internationally.
Beginning salaries for the brand new graduates held regular, with the median wage at $50,000 — the identical because the earlier 12 months.
The response price to the surveys was 81%.
Main employers of latest Okay-State graduates embody Cerner Corp., Kiewit, Textron, Geary County USD 475 and Manhattan-Ogden USD 383. Greater than 1,360 totally different organizations employed a minimum of one Okay-State bachelor’s graduate from the category of 2019-2020.
Of these graduates reporting placement, almost 1 / 4 of them have been furthering their training via nearly 190 totally different graduate or skilled applications that vary from accounting to veterinary drugs.
The Okay-State Profession Heart provides recruiting occasions that join college students with greater than 800 employers. The Profession Heart offers help to present college students and is on the market to new graduates all through the calendar 12 months as they pursue their subsequent steps. Companies can be found to college students in particular person on the Berney Household Welcome Heart in addition to on-line via the Profession Heart web site and a wide range of digital assets.