Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis Career Placement Office
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Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis Career Placement Office 2007-2008 Annual Report The demographics of the Kelley Indianapolis undergraduate student body reveal a diverse group of students spanning three generations and many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 70% of students are employed when they enter the Kelley School of Business. Nearly the same number (71%) are full-time students. Some of the demographic information is shown below. Course Load GPA 12+ hours 71% 3.5+ 20% 9‐12 hours 11% 3.0+ 48% 6‐8.5 hours 10% 2.0‐3.0 49% >6 hours 1% Below 2.0 1% >12 hours (old 7% No GPA 1% category) Employment when Admitted Age Administrative 15% Millennials (18‐28) 78% Labor 7% Gen X (29‐43) 17% Professional 17% Boomer (44‐62) 5% Service 32% Average Age: 26 Unemployed 30% Gender Ethnicity Male 52% American Indian 1% Female 48% Asian 6% Black 8% Hispanic 3% White 77% No Answer 5% Not only does the proximity of downtown Indianapolis provide work/school opportunities for the more non-traditional student, younger, more inexperienced students can participate in a variety of internship or externship opportunities year round enabling them to acquire real-world experience in their fields. Employers recruiting at Kelley Indianapolis point to student maturity and work ethic as strengths that set our students apart from other cam- puses. For these reasons, the Career Placement Office is refocusing efforts to provide not only quality counseling and networking opportunities for students seeking entry-level posi- tions, but opportunities for job changers and those seeking promotion to increase their marketability. Based on feedback from students and career center trends nationally, the Career Place- ment Office spent Summer 08 in strategic planning sessions to create new opportunities for networking between students and employers. This shift from the traditional placement- oriented programming to networking programming is in an attempt to better serve our di- verse student body in the new millennium. The Career Placement Office has also begun efforts to change its name from “placement” to ” planning”, a decision based on national trends and a desire to better describe what we do for our students. New Employment The Career Placement Office posted 950 full-time and 460 internships on KelleyCareers, the Kelley Indianapolis job search database. There were about 2,000 applications for full- time jobs and 800 for internships. 80 employers chose the on-campus recruiting option to complete 475 interviews in the CPO office. Top companies hiring Kelley graduates for full-time this year were: BGBC Partners, BKD, Cummins, Inc., Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and Allison Transmission. Salary information reported by students for new jobs are listed below. Major 07‐08 Average 06‐07 Average Top Position Accounting $45,855 $43,285 Finance Development Computer Information Systems $54,000 $47,300 Data Systems Analyst Finance $43,200 $46,600 Leasing Associate Human Resources $35,180 $37,309 Human Resource Specialist Marketing $44,000 $37,670 New Business Specialist Supply Chain $46,500 $35,200 Global Supply Chain Supervisor Management majors generally double major. Their starting salaries are reflected in the major in which they got a position. Because of the small number of management-only ma- jors reporting, a salary range is more informative. The range was $24,000-$100,000 with the low-end being entry level and the high-end being a promotion where a student was already employed. The majority of Kelley students receive pay for their internships with a range from $9 to $23 per hour. Top employers of Kelley students for internships include KB Parrish, Round- peg, Katz, Sapper, & Miller, Kroger, and UPS. Internships are an excellent source of profes- sional work experience for the student who has the opportunity to participate and can also be completed for academic credit. However, with a 70% employment rate in Kelley students, we are aware that a classic in- ternship may not be feasible. For that reason, the Career Placement Office is willing to work with students and employers to create professional opportunities within a job that the student already has. Experience is what sets the Kelley Indianapolis student apart in the workplace. Recruiters continually credit Kelley students with an above average amount of experience and matur- ity after they conduct interviews in the CPO. Events Counseling activity included approximately 400 face-to-face appointments or walk-in ses- sions, and about 2,000 counseling events occurred either through email or telephone. All X103 students were provided with Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) evaluations (approximately 450 students.) The CPO organized 4 Meet-the-Recruiter events and co- facilitated the Intern Connection Fair. The CPO also presented career information at new student orientations. The Etiquette Luncheon, Brown Bag Information Sessions, Speed Net- working, Job Search Boot Camp, and the Issues in the Workplace workshops were all events made available to students this year. Approximately 300 students were enrolled in Career Planning and Development (X320) classes during AY 07-08.