Measuring Your Career Success | Origin: CS101

This is a general discussion forum for the following learning topic:

Setting Up an Effective Career Services Department --> Measuring Your Career Success

Post what you've learned about this topic and how you intend to apply it. Feel free to post questions and comments too.

In this module I've learned the importance of reaching out to the student employer to follow up, send surveys, and keep data to assist with making future curriculum decisions.

In this module, I have learned the importance of feedback.  It is necessary to collect data from alumni, current students, and employers to ensure you are meeting the needs of all stakeholders.  This can be done through surveys. Surveys must be conducted in a timely manner and on a regular basis to ensure the most recent employment data is collected and utilized to make updates and improvements to the Career Services Department.


I learned that it is very important to keep in touch and to continue communicating with past students and employers. 


It is improtant for us to get feedback from all parts of the hiring process. We get feedback from our students, helps us understand the fit in the job, but also from our employer partners to understand how our grads are doing. This feedback should continue so that we can help where needed but also continue to provide feedback.

Main takeaway: forming relationships with employers is a marathon, not a sprint. Having strong relationships with these folks will also benefit the students in their job searches. 


Staying in touch with our alumni and employers will definietlt help you in the long run. They are your best asset for recomendations and for feedback about the school and profession.

I learned the importance of feedback and staying in touch with both graduates and employers.  Great idea that graduates who have found jobs could be a resource at their company to let you know of jobs for new graduates. Also surveys are important to send to employers to keep your training effective and currant.

I have learned to be sure to communicate and reach out to various stakeholders. Ways to follow up can include sending surveys to students and employers to get feedback. Anaylize the feedback and implement the changes you would like to see. Another way to stay in touch can include reaching out to alumni to host a workshop or be a guest speaker.


follow up is important for a number of reasons - data can be used to improve programming, increase communication/networking with employer stakeholders, build program success, make use of former graduates, etc