Kalamazoo College’s Career Center Growing Stronger

Two new reports recently released by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) document an increase in student and alumni use of CCPD programs and chart the first post-graduate destinations of the Kalamazoo College class of 2012. The 2012 CCPD Annual Report is the unit’s first. CCPD has conducted “Life After K” surveys since 2009. Highlights of the two reports include the following findings.

Of the reporting 2012 graduates seeking employment, 80 percent had secured it by the end of the calendar year.

Of the reporting 2012 graduates seeking graduate education, 95 percent had secured it by year end.

The CCPD supported 98 students’ career development opportunities in summer 2011, including 30 externships and 68 internships.

Alumni engagement in CCPD programs and services rose by 40 percent in 2011-12.

Membership in the Guilds of Kalamazoo College, as measured by new additions to the group on LinkedIn, grew by 554 individuals, or 42 percent, in 2011-12.