Graduating Student Employment: An Outcomes Case Study

service_gradsAltus was hired by a flagship public university to help the university develop stronger ties with the regional employer community and improve the employment rate of its graduating students.  Our team identified the key industries of the region and the most important employers within each of the industries. We interviewed senior executives from these employers to learn about their expectations of new hires, the skill sets they seek, and how our client’s graduates compared with peers from other institutions. Altus developed a report on specific ways the university could improve its employment outcomes. The report offered suggestions in three areas: academic programs; career services; and opportunities to develop true partnerships with regional employers.

Altus is currently in a second phase of the project helping the university to implement the suggestions in the report, and to develop stronger ties with the employer community in the region.