Few colleges and universities readily distribute the employment statistics of recent graduates for a simple reason: they do not have this information.
That will not do for anyone reading this blog.
In the March 17th issue of the Wall Street Journal, Melissa Korn, a writer for the paper, raises the issue of employment at graduation and reinforces my belief that colleges and universities should do more to help students find suitable employment at graduation.
Ms. Korn writes about College Measures, a partnership between the American Institutes for Research and Matrix Knowledge. This partnership can give students employment information in several states, including Texas, Virginia and Florida.
They created a website to make this information available to interested families.
Don’t forget to stop by the alumni office if you cannot get employment information from the admission or career counseling offices. Alumni can be a useful source of information on internships or even offer entry level jobs to recent graduates.
Be your own advocate.