Graduating seniors are asked to complete First Destination Survey

April 6, 2017 | UToday



The University of Toledo in conjunction with its Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services is launching the spring semester First Destination Survey for graduating undergraduate seniors.

The brief online survey is for gathering employment and graduate school admissions data from new college graduates. This data will help UT complete the national ranking surveys and maintain its accreditation and certifications. The survey consists of less than 10 questions, most with drop-down responses making it fast and easy to complete.

Graduating seniors have four options to complete this survey:

• Visit utoledo.edu/success/celcs and click on survey link;

• Survey link online degree audit;

• Survey link emailed to student’s Rocket account; or

• Take in person at the UT Bookstore Grad Fair, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11 and 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“This year we are taking the survey to the Grad Fair, where students who complete the survey in person will receive a special one-of-a-kind alumni travel tumbler,” said Shelly Drouillard, director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services.

The information collected will help to identify employer partnerships resulting in increased recruiting opportunities for Rocket grads and be extremely beneficial for career and academic advising and student recruitment initiatives. 

The survey link will be emailed to students who have applied for spring graduation beginning in mid-April, but is available online now. The University of Toledo’s First Destination Survey is required to be completed, even if other program-specific surveys are administered at another time.

“The goal of the survey is to collect and report post-graduation status of newly graduated undergraduate Rockets from all colleges and majors,” Drouillard added. “Survey data will provide us with critical information necessary for institutional reporting, career and academic advising, and recruitment.”

The survey also helps the University to comply with the disclosure requirements under Title IV. Title IV requires institutions participating in financial aid programs to disclose specific information to all students regarding job placement.

Questions may be directed to Drouillard at shelly.drouillard@utoledo.edu or 419.530.7800.