Walker College graduates reach career destinations

Ninety two percent of Walker College of Business Class of 2018 graduates have successfully reached their first destination, according to statistics compiled by staff at Appalachian State University's BB&T Student Leadership Center.

First destination statistics report employment rates, salaries and additional information regarding undergraduates six months* post-graduation.

Seventy-five percent of those that are at their first destination are employed full-time, making an average base salary of $49,694, with 15 percent attending graduate school and the remaining two percent involved in non-career related pursuits. Those not at their first destination are still seeking full-time employment. Individuals who are still seeking full-time employment include those who have accepted part-time employment or a temporary, full-time job.

With 3,000+ undergraduates enrolled in business studies—the highest enrollment of any business school in the UNC System—the impact of Appalachian's alumni base on the state's industry is significant.

Seventy nine percent of the surveyed graduates elected to work full-time in the state in North Carolina. 

About Business Career Services at Appalachian State University

Business Career Services in the BB&T Student Leadership Center provides opportunities for business students to build career skills through professional and leadership development training. The center provides career services with personalized coaching and support to business students as they prepare for a career beyond Appalachian. Learn more at businesscareers.appstate.edu. To learn more about Walker College of Business first destination statistics or programs offered in the BB&T Student Leadership Center, contact Michelle Boisclair, boisclairm@appstate.edu or (828) 262-7579 or visit their site: leadership.business.appstate.edu.

*Survey measures are taken between commencement and six months after graduation, which results in statistics that apply to the previous academic year.

Walker College graduates reach career destinations
Published: Aug 23, 2019 11:53am