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Updated: May 19, 2016
Only anecdotal outcome assessment data captured by the exit interview instrument is presented here. The exit interview gathers information on the future plans of our graduating students and to assess the role of our program in shaping their career. Exit data of program graduates (2011–14) indicate that about 20 percent received a job offer when they graduated, with a majority landing jobs in the public and private sectors; and 47 percent indicated that their job offers were in a professional planning or closely related planning field. About 33 percent graduates were planning to pursue an advanced graduate degree.
With respect to program outcomes, a majority of graduates strongly agree that they can apply their knowledge to solve problems, work with relevant computer hardware and software, are confident on working individually or as a team member to complete a planning project, communicate verbally and in writing, are confident in being a self-learner, and have acquired broader understanding of theoretical underpinnings of planning, contemporary issues and practices. The percent distribution of responses is provided below:
Prior to graduating, students are required or strongly encouraged to participate in the following activities to enhance their communication skills and professional socialization:
*Comparing number of cohort enrollment and degrees awarded with the number of students retained in the program illustrates that the program attracts more students in their sophomore or junior years than freshman years.
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