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Virginia Commonwealth University

33 Alums took the survey

VCU Alumni Salary over Time

VCU Salaries

$58,721Starting Salary
$110,38510 Year Salary

Said that VCU contributed

21.21%75-100% to their career success
12.12%50-75% to their career success
6.06%25-50% to their career success
60.61%0-25% to their career success

Had the employment status

6.06%Self Employed
9.09%Top-management
27.27%White-collar workers
9.09%Pink-collar workers
3.03%Blue-collar workers
0.00%Minimum wage employees
45.45%Unemployed.
69.70%Are satisfied with their current job.
81.82%Said things are generally going well.
69.70%Are still in the field they majored in in college.

Reputation & Preparedness

Help from Reputation3.3
Preparedness for Real world4.3
Most Frequently mentioned Alumni Jobs
Specialist (17), Principal (13), Supervisor (13), Assistant (13), Instructional (13),
% went on to Graduate or Professional Ed.
44.4%

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 Medical Physicist
... The advisers, though, are mostly fairly competent, although I hear the career center is terrible and not the place to go if you want advice on a...Read full comment
... VCU is simply not respected by most future employers and is itself not as easy as people would make it out to be ...Read full comment
... The professors are alright, they dont hold your hand which is good because its time to get into the real world ...Read full comment
... I just wish I had gone somewhere better because in the eyes of employers your degree is not all that worthy unless you ...Read full comment
... If you are serious about becoming a CPA go to a better school with more resources, with a better faculty, smaller classes, and better reputation ...Read full comment
... And the career center is a complete joke ...Read full comment
... if you go to this school don't expect employers to respect the degree as it is simply considered inferior to more respected schools in the region...Read full comment
... Only come to vcu if you want to deal with the imperfections experienced by instructors given what they encountered up until now in their career ...Read full comment
... My first impressions of VCU were that it was like a city college, a place where older people could go and change their careers ...Read full comment
... You get educated by professors (not TAs) with real world experience (at least when I went) ...Read full comment
... IB/AP/honors background in high school, excellent extracurriculars, community service, and employment, and I find VCU exciting ...Read full comment
... The campus sprouts up seamlessly with the city and you are more in touch with "the real world ...Read full comment
... Just ask the teachers about opportunities and how you can get involved and you'll find enough things to fatten your resume up that you'll forgive...Read full comment
... If you want to make yourself look as marketable as possible to future employers, there are plenty of clubs to join and a great career center to h...Read full comment
... The University provided me with the knowledge and skills I sought for building a successful career path as an undergraduate student, and it will...Read full comment
... This school is preparing you for real life career experience ...Read full comment
... VCU prepared me well in so many ways for the "real world" ...Read full comment
... You have to be smart about where you are, but it is the real world, and not a bubble, so this is an important thing to learn ...Read full comment
... Plenty of internship and job opportunities out there for VCU students ...Read full comment
... I would consider attending a different university if you are considering a career outside of graphic designs ...Read full comment
... But if you are a person who has been exposed to the real world, (aka you have had a job/or been downtown more than twice) then you will most not ...Read full comment
... While in school the career department was very helpful with helping me to create a resume and look for jobs ...Read full comment

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