Which employers are hiring your graduates, and for what kinds of jobs? Are your alumni working in a field related to their program of study? Where are there opportunities to engage with alumni? Or build new partnerships with businesses? These pressing questions are becoming increasingly relevant to colleges and universities.
Typically, finding answers requires serious investment from an institution. And even with a strong budget and a long timeline, it can be extremely difficult to gather reliable data using methods like alumni surveys.
Emsi is pleased to introduce a new, data-driven solution to this issue: Alumni data. We have access to more than 107 million professional profiles that are aggregated from the open web.
With this data, we are now able to provide the following information for alumni:
- job title
- occupation by O*NET
When we look at the data and do a quick search for Michigan State University, we uncover 213,816 alumni profiles. Immediately, you can answer key questions like:
1. Where do our graduates live?
2. Where do our alumni work?
3. What jobs do they have?
4. What skills and certifications do they have?
We can also dig deeper. By adding additional filters to our search, we can analyze alumni profiles from Michigan State University that hold the job title Construction Manager. Now we can answer more granular questions about these alumni.
1. Where do our Construction Manager graduates live?
2. Who is hiring our Construction Manager alumni?
3. What skills and certifications do our Construction Manager alumni have?
4. What other institutions are Construction Manager alumni attending?
For higher education institutions, the next natural question is: What about the graduates from our programs? Are they employed in a field related to their program of study? Are they staying in state or migrating out of state?
To help answer these questions and shine light on alumni outcomes for specific programs, we can match an institution’s past student records to our database of professional profiles. The result is the ability to access employer, location, job title, skill, and certification data for your alumni, filterable by program of study.
Montgomery College Case Study
Already, we’ve seen institutions use this data to answer critical questions.
For example, Montgomery College is using the data from Alumni Outcomes to track outcomes, build new employer partnerships, and engage prospective students.
Contact us today if you would like to learn more about Alumni data.