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Queens University Boasts Impressive Graduate Outcomes

Feb 23, 2024 By Queens University Communications

Queens University of Charlotte recently released its First Destination Report, revealing an impressive track record for students after graduation entering the workforce or graduate school. The report, prepared by Queens’ Vandiver Center for Career Development (VCCD), is based on data about the Class of 2023 and highlights the success of Queens’ career development programs in preparing students for meaningful careers.

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  • 97% of graduates are employed, in graduate school, completing an internship, or working for a service organization.
  • 95% of graduates found employment within six months of graduation, demonstrating the strong demand for Queens graduates in the job market.
  • 88% of graduates felt prepared for their careers, indicating that the university’s curriculum and career development resources are effectively equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge for success.
  • 96% of graduates accepted positions related to their career goals, suggesting that students are able to translate their academic pursuits into rewarding professional opportunities.

“We are incredibly proud of our graduates’ successes,” said Angela Tsuei-Strause, executive director of the VCCD. “These results are a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff, who work collaboratively to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the professional world while providing a pathway to career opportunities.”
The VCCD is an important resource for students and offers a variety of career development services such as industry specific career coaching on the internship and job search process, graduate school planning, and regular employment recruiting activities.

The report also details the types of jobs that graduates have secured within industries such as business, health care, finance, technology, and education. Throughout their time at Queens, students have access to professional development curriculum taught by industry leaders from companies like Novant Health, Ally Financial, Trane Technologies, Wells Fargo, and more. Recruitment representatives share the latest in the workplace and recruiting trends while also getting an early read on talent for their own organizations.

“I am impressed with the high caliber of Queens students,” said Dr. Iain McKillop, director of research at Atrium Health. “It’s hard to make hiring decisions because there are so many excellent candidates. Queens prepares these students well and it shows.”

The VCCD also offers its services to alumni for life, at no cost. Queens graduates are supported every step of the way, and alumni have access to a lifelong community that supports them on their professional journeys, ensuring a network of valuable connections across diverse industries.

“Queens is a place that allowed me to grow as a person and future nurse,” said Anthony Ort ’23, registered nurse at Atrium Health. “The professors truly met my needs as a student and helped me achieve my goals. They were always willing to help me gain a better perspective on patient care and evidence-based practice.”

Learn more about the First Destination Report or visit the Vandiver Center for Career Development website for a complete list of career services.