Graduate Professional Development Program Survey: Towards a National Strategy

Is there information available to measure the effectiveness of attending sessions and securing employment after graduation?

Is there information available to measure the effectiveness of attending sessions and securing employment after graduation?

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Athabasca UniversityNodetails
Brock UniversityIs employment the only outcome measure of programmatic effectiveness? What's the distinction between career readiness and professional development? How many students actually have a defined career goal? Distinction between perception of meaningful employment relevant to academic training? There seems to be an assumption in the survey questions that ÏPD = employment?. Measures could be total number of PD hours, # of workshops addressing career transaction tools (ie. CV to resume, Mock interview, networking, career panel attendance, personal assessments, career exploration). We are working on extending the life of student email ID _ to better track career outcomes. Currently student emails are only active for 16 months post-graduation details
Carleton UniversityNo.details
Concordia UniversityWe are members of the Trace project, and would like to role this research out to other faculties and programs. A pilot evaluation project will be conducted on one of our workshop series. details
Dalhousie Nodetails
McGill UniversityPhD Outcomes Survey (internal doc)details
Memorial UniversityTo my knowledge, only the Professional Skills Development Program for International Students (PSDP). Surveyed a sample of past participants to gain employment information.details
Mount Allison UniversityNAdetails
Nipissing UniversityTBDdetails
Queen's UniversityFeedback survey after each workshop - General questions about participation in Expanding Horizons through our internal exit survey (after degree completion) - We don?t track employment after graduation formallydetails
Royal Roads UniversityNAdetails
Ryerson UniversityNot at this time.details
Saint Mary's UniversityNodetails
Simon Fraser University (SFU)We have this type of information for graduates of the APEX Certificate program. Although we have such employment information, we are not only measuring success through employment. Our goals are to increase participant?s awareness and confidence in their skills and abilities, decrease their anxiety about their next transition, and build optimism for the future, and better understand the value of their graduate degree. We gather information pertaining to these objectives of the program. We are lucky to also receive feedback from students who have successfully navigated their school to work transition. details
Université de SherbrookeWe do not have the information yet on whether the CUEFR courses really help to obtain adequate employment after graduation. This is really an important question. We hope to be able, next year, to prepare a continuous survey, in order to reach every student who followed CUEFR courses in years to come. These data will be very important to us. details
University of AlbertaNot for the sessions. The internship programs have received feedback that the employers would take more interns and a few have received offers of employment.details
University of CalgaryN/A details
University of LethbridgeNot at this time. This is something we are interested in however, and would be delighted to hear what methods other universities are utilizing to accomplish this.details
University of ManitobaNo details
Université de MontéalUn sondage en ligne est envoyé aux participants après chaque activité (siglée ou non). Leur niveau d?appréciation est alors mesuré. Aucune mesure n?est appliquée pour vérifier la garantie d?un emploi après la diplomation. Un sondage de sortie est toutefois envoyé aux diplômés afin de recueillir leurs perceptions et leur parcours post-études. L?évaluation des ateliers est évaluée en termes d?utilité et de pertinence pour l?emploi occupé au moment du sondage. Ces informations sont analysées par la FESP et transmises aux facultés concernées. details
University of New BrunswickNot yet. details
UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)Not at this time.details
University of Ottawayes and no. The question is very large. We do measure impact.details
University of Prince Edward IslandNo.details
University of TorontoWe are conducting the 10 000 PhD program to track the career trajectory of the last 15 years. We could compare with GPS registration data.details
University of VictoriaLATHE issues a survey once a year to graduatesdetails
University of WaterlooNot yet centrallydetails
The University of WinnipegWe have not yet initiated specific outcome measures, however we do track alumni employment on an ongoing basis. This is something we intend to build into our more formal program. details
Western UniversityNAdetails
York UniversityParticipants are surveyed after each session and asked to provide feedback on effectiveness. The program is only 2 years old and we have yet to measure impact immediately or over time.details
Université du Québec à MontréalL'université n'a pas fourni d'informations à ce sujet. details
Université du Québec à Trois-RIvièresL'université n'a pas fourni d'informations à ce sujet. details
Université du Québec à ChicoutimiL’université n’a pas fourni d’informations à ce sujet. details
Université du Québec à RimouskiL’université n’a pas fourni d’informations à ce sujet. details
Université du Québec à OutaouaisL’université n’a pas fourni d’informations à ce sujet. details
Université du Québec à Abitibi-TémiscamingueL’université n’a pas fourni d’informations à ce sujet. details
Institut National de la Recherche ScientifiqueL’université n’a pas fourni d’informations à ce sujet. details
École Nationale d'Administration PubliqueL’université n’a pas fourni d’informations à ce sujet. details
École de Technologie SupérieureL’université n’a pas fourni d’informations à ce sujet. details
Laurentian UniversityN/A details
Polytechnique MontrealHelas non. details
Universite du Quebec (Siege Social)N/A details