The University of Arizona

Engaged Students See Big Success in Job Markets

The University of Arizona's student engagement opportunities are paying off in a big way for its student participants. According to recent findings from Assessment and Research's Data Byte series, survey respondents among Spring 2017 bachelor degree recipients who used UA’s career preparation services and earned an Engagement notation on their official UA transcript, were more likely to secure full-time employment immediately after graduation and earned roughly $5,000 more in starting salaries than the national starting salary for college grads.  

90 percent of Engaged students also reported they were working in a career related to their area of study or career interest. 

 The newly formed office of Student Engagement and Career Development, which now houses UA's 100% Engagement Initiative, a wide array of tailored career preparation services, and UA’s new and official job board and campus interviewing system known as Handshake, collectively brings together an innovative model to support career readiness among students. 

Through these opportunities, students can learn more about a field they're passionate about, gain an edge in graduate school and job markets, learn new skills and competencies such as leadership, and create a unique educational experience that is reflective of their own individual interests and career goals.

Critically, no other top-25 public research institutions is willing to make the same commitment to its students, making 100% Engagement unique to only the UA. 


To learn more about 100% Engagement, visit the Office of Student Engagement's official website