Survey: 96 percent of grads are working, continuing education
GROVE CITY, Pa. – A degree from Grove City College doesn’t guarantee success, but six months after graduation nearly every member of the class of 2013 either has a job or is continuing their education.
The College’s Career Services Office reports that 96 percent of the most recent graduating class is employed or in a graduate or professional school. That figure matches the number for the class of 2012 six months after graduation. The 22 percent of 2013 graduates seeking higher degrees or further training is a 2 percent increase over the last class. The statistics are based on a survey that had a 95 percent response rate.
Grove City College is ranked 17th in the nation for career services by the Princeton Review for its dynamic and active efforts to help students get started on future career paths. That’s an amazing position for a small private college and more evidence that the College’s focus on providing a quality education in a Christian environment at an affordable price pays off for students and alumni.
Grove City College’s Career Services Office works in a number of ways to help students get a leg up on their post-graduation goals. The office invites employers to recruit students with on-campus interviews, job and internship postings and a massive Career Fair in the fall. It also taps the College’s strong alumni network to help students and alumni satisfy their career goals. The office helps guide students through a four-year process that encourages self-assessment, career exploration and strategic job searches.
“Our students come out of the College with a true understanding of who God has created them to be regarding their vocational calling. They can effectively relate those transferable skills and aptitude to the employer’s needs. That ‘fit’ provides wonderful opportunities for our graduates to find meaning, satisfaction and purpose in their employment and to excel in the marketplace,” says Dr. Jim Thrasher, director of the Career Services Office.