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Class of 2005 Post-Graduation Survey


Background
The Career Center Post-Graduation Report includes survey results of the Messiah College Class of 2005, six to ten months after graduation.  Both narrative and statistical information are included to reflect the status of our 2005 graduates.

Methodology
  • A self-mailer survey was sent to all 2005 bachelor's degree graduates in late November 2005.
  • The survey was also available to complete on-line from the Career Center home page & Alumni Center home page.
  • A second survey was sent in late February 2006 to those who did not respond to the first mailing.
  • A phone survey was conducted February through April to grads who remained "unreported."
  • Two requests were distributed during April to the Messiah College Community of Educators to obtain their input on remaining grads.
  • Information was, then, processed for the report.
NOTES OF DEFINITION: Statistical Report

Professional Employment
  • A baccalaureate degree is the minimal education requirement for employment.
Non-Professional Employment
  • A baccalaureate degree is not required for employment. May include alumni who are in transition, e.g. working interim jobs to finance graduate school or missions.
Advanced Degree
  • Alums currently pursuing postgraduate training, typically a master's or doctorate degree in a specialized area of study.
Volunteer/Missions Service
  • Graduates involved in serving at least half-time in a volunteer capacity or through a domestic or international missions organization.
Seeking Employment
  • Graduates who (at the time of the survey) were in transition or seeking employment.
Status Unknown
  • Alumni that were not reached through the methodology described above, or for whom the College did not have current contact information.

Statistics by Department

School of the Arts

Department of Visual Art

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Art History
 1
 
 
 
 
1
Studio Art
7
1
 
 
 
13
21

Department of Music

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Music
2
 
 
 
1
3
Music Education
10
2
3
 
 
6
21

Department of Theatre

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Theatre
1
1
 
 
1
3

School of Education and Social Sciences

Department of Education

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Early Childhood*
4
 
 
 
1
5
Educational Studies (EDST)
1
 
1
 
1
3
Elementary*
37
1
2
1
1
7
49
* includes permanent and substitute positions

Department of Human Development and Family Science

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Family & Consumer Science Education 1           1
Human Development & Family Science
13
3
1
 
9
26

Department of Psychology

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Psychology
12
4
11
3
 
13
43

Department of Sociology & Social Work

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Social Work
3
1
2
 
 
6
Sociology
5
2
7
1
 
9
24

School of Health and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Biology
6
7
 
 
15
28
Biology w/ Teacher Certification
1
 
 
1
Environmental Science
2
 
1
 
3
6

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Biochemistry
2
 
2
1
1
3
9
Chemistry
 
1
 
 
1
2
Chemistry w/ Teacher Certification
 
 
 
1
 
1

Department of Health and Human Performance

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Athletic Training
3
 
 
 
 
2
5
Health & Physical Education
5
 
 
 
1
6
Recreation
 
 
1
 
1
2
Sport & Exercise Science
8
3
6
 
 
9
26
Therapeutic Recreation
2
 
 
 
 
 
2

Department of Nursing

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Nursing
42
 
 
 
 
42

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Nutrition & Dietetics
8
2
 
 
10

School of Humanities

Department of Biblical & Religious Studies

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Bible
1
 
1
1
 
3
Christian Ministries
11
2
 
6
19
Missions & Intercultural Studies (IND3) 1           1
Religion
1
 
 
 
 
1

Department of Communications

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Communication
13
5
 
1
13
32
Film, Politics & History (IND4)     1       1

Department of English

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
English & English w/ Teacher Certification
13
3
5
4
 
6
31
Humanities w/English Concentration 1 1     1   3
Journalism
1
 
 
 
1

Department of History

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
History
4
5
4
1
7
21
History w/ Social Studies Certification
3
 
 
 
 
2
5
Humanities w/ History Concentration
1
 
 
 
 
1

Department of Modern Languages

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
French 1         1 2
German
1
 
 
 
 
1
Spanish & Spanish w/ Teacher Concentration
4
 
1
 
 
1
6
Spanish Business           1 1

Department of Philosophy

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Humanities w/ Philosophy Concentration 1
 
 
 
 
 
1
Philosophy
1
2
2
 
 
5

Department of Politics

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Politics
7
2
1
 
 
5
15

School of Mathematics, Engineering and Business

Department of Engineering

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Engineering
22
1
6
 
 
4
33

Department of Management & Business

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Accounting
11
 
 
 
 
2
13
Business Administration
10
5
3
 
9
27
Business Information Systems
5
 
 
1
2
8
Economics
2
 
 
 
3
5
Human Resource Management
3
 
 
 
3
International Business
4
 
2
 
 
3
9
Marketing
7
2
 
 
4
13

Department of Mathematical Sciences

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Computer Science
9
 
2
1
 
2
14
Mathematics & Math w/ Teacher Cert.
7
 
3
 
 
2
12


 
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
TOTALS
321
44
76
17
6
169
633
% Based on 464 Respondents*
69%
10%
16%
4%
1%
 
100%
* Survey response rate - 73%
99% of the Class of 2005 graduates who responded to this survey were employed, attending graduate school, or in voluntary service six months after graduation.

Positions by Department

The following documents contain a detailed listing by Department of position titles/graduate programs and employers/graduate schools reported. The files are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to be opened. If you do not have Acrobat Reader on your computer, please click here to download.

School of the Arts

School of Education and Social Sciences

School of Health and Natural Sciences

School of Humanities

School of Mathematics, Engineering and Business
 

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