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Class of 2006 Post-Graduation Survey


Background
The Career Center Post-Graduation Report includes survey results of the Messiah College Class of 2006, six to ten months after graduation.  Both narrative and statistical information are included to reflect the status of our '06 graduates.

Methodology
  • A self-mailer survey was sent to all 2006 bachelor's degree graduates in late November 2006.
  • 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 2007 to those who did not respond to the first mailing.
  • A phone survey was conducted February through April to grads who remained "unreported."
  • One request was distributed during April to the Messiah College Community of Educators to obtain their input on remaining grads.
  • Information was, then, processed for the report.
  • For graduates with two majors, the report classifies them in a primary major and does not include a secondary listing.
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
Studio Art
12
1
 
 1
3
18

Department of Music

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Music
6
 
1
 
 1
8
Music Education
5
1
 1
 
7
Music Ministry (IND 5)
1
 
 
1

Department of Theatre

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Theatre
5
1
 
 
2
8

School of Education and Social Sciences

Department of Education

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Education & Ministry for Childhood Program (IND 8)*
 
 
 
1
1
Educational Studies (EDST)
2
 
 
2
Elementary*
39
1
18
58
* 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
14
2
5
1
1
10
33

Department of Psychology

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Psychology
21
4
10
 
13
48
Biopsychology
1
 
1
2

Department of Sociology & Social Work

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Criminal Justice
1
 
 
1
Social Work
9
2
 
5
18
Sociology
3
2
 
7
12

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
9
15
1
 
9
34
Environmental
Science
1
 
1
 
2
4
Biology & Environmental Education (BEST)
2
 
 
2

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Biochemistry
2
 
2
4
Chemistry
3
5
 
 
2
10
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
 
4
 
 
7
Health & Physical Education
2
 
1
 
 
4
7
Recreation
1
 
 
 
1
Sport & Exercise Science
2
8
 
 
15
25
Therapeutic Recreation
 1
 
 
 
 1
2
Naturalist w/ Adventure Education (IND7)
 
 
 
 1
1

Department of Nursing

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Nursing
36
 
 
 
 
2
38

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Nutrition & Dietetics
6
1
 
 
7

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
Christian Ministries
11
3
2
 
3
19
Religion
1
 
2
 
 1
 
4
Peace & Conflict Studies (INM1)     1       1

Department of Communications

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Communication
16
1
2
 1
7
27
Broadcasting 1   1     1 2
Broadcasting w/ Telecom/ Multimedia 1         1 2

Department of English

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
English & English w/ Teacher Certification
20
2
1
  2
10
35
Humanities w/English Concentration           2 2
Journalism
3
 
 
 
3

Department of History

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
History
6
1
1
2
4
14
History w/ Social Studies Certification
2
 1
 
 
 
3
Humanities w/ History Concentration
2
 
1
 
 
 2
5

Department of Modern Languages

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
French     2     1 3
German & German w/ Teacher Certification
1
 
 
 
 
1
Spanish & Spanish w/ Teacher Concentration
4
 
1
 
 
2
7

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
1
 1
 
3
6

Department of Politics

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Politics
8
2
2
 
 1
3
16

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
18
 
 
9
27

Department of Management & Business

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Accounting
16
 
 
 
 
2
18
Business Administration
16
2
 
17
35
Business Information Systems
5
 
 
1
6
Christian Leadership Buss/ Missions (IND 6)
 1
 
 
1
Economics
1
 
 
 
1
2
Human Resource Management
2
 
 
 
2
International Business
6
 
2
 
 
1
7
Marketing
14
2
 
 
3
19

Department of Mathematical Sciences

MAJOR
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
Computer Science
6
 
1
1
6
14
Mathematics & Math w/ Teacher Cert.
7
 
2
 
 
4
13


 
Professional
Employment
Non-Prof.
Employment
Advanced
Degree
Volunteer
Service
Seeking
Employment
Status
Unknown
Total
TOTALS
354
24
78
10
10
181
657
% Based on 476 Respondents*
75%
5%
16%
2%
2%
 
100%
* Survey response rate - 73%
98% of the Class of 2006 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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