Alumni

The majority of students that are graduating from Texas A&M University - Commerce pursued a degree for Career Development purposes, to either start new opportunities or to advance in a current career. It is vital for our prospective and current students, our business community, and our alumni to be informed about how the College of Business is impacting the students after graduation.

Contact the College of Business Career Services for any job searching needs, mentorship, or interest in giving back to your fellow lion by speaking in classes or mentoring one on one.

Please fill out the form of interest below, and we will be in touch to discuss in more detail.






Employment Data 

Based on the Exit Survey done by IR at the beginning of 2017, the majority of students’ that are graduating from Texas A&M University - Commerce, pursue a degree for Career Development purposes, to either start new opportunities or to advance in a current career.

Level

Plans after graduation

Count

Percentage

U

Attend graduate school

48

14%

U

Begin a new job

15

4%

U

Begin a new job which requires a degree

0

0%

U

Begin looking for a job

1

0%

U

Begin looking for a job which requires a degree

2

1%

U

Continue at current job

49

14%

U

Continue at current job which requires a degree

34

10%

U

Interview for jobs

83

24%

U

No plans for a job at this time

39

11%

U

Other

15

4%

U

Pursue additional undergraduate education

36

10%

U

Serve in the military

23

7%

U

Volunteer Service

6

2%

U

Sub Total

351

G

Begin a new job

110

9%

G

Begin a new job which requires a degree

75

6%

G

Begin looking for a job

125

11%

G

Begin looking for a job which requires a degree

67

6%

G

Continue at current job

235

20%

G

Continue at current job which requires a degree

127

11%

G

Interview for jobs

247

21%

G

No plans for a job at this time

13

1%

G

Other, please specify: Total

58

5%

G

Pursue additional graduate level education

91

8%

G

Serve in the military

14

1%

G

Volunteer service

11

1%

G

Subtotal

1173

Total (U&G)

1524

In efforts to help our students develop a balanced portfolio of academic, career readiness, and leadership skills to place them on the path to professional success. We created the Distinction in Professional Development for the College of Business in 2015. Since spring 2015 over 350 students enrolled in this voluntary program while 253 actively participated and 163 of those received awards. This program has been a success and has provided students an interactive, professional learning experience that opens the doors to local and regional employers.  

Employment Data

Based on the fact that majority of students’ that are graduating from Texas A&M University - Commerce, pursue a degree for Career Development purposes, to either start new opportunities or to advance in a current career. It is vital for our prospective/current students, our business community, and our alumni to be informed about how the College of Business is impacting the students after graduation. 

We did an alumni survey for the first time last year, May 2016. The survey captured the average salary and average length of time obtaining position after graduating during 2000 and 2015.

Level

Average length of time obtaining position after graduation

Count

Percentage

U

3 months or less

28

23%

U

6 months or less

51

43%

U

9 months or less

15

13%

U

Already employed

10

8%

U

Year or more

6

5%

U

No response

10

8%

Undergrad Subtotal

120

G

3 months or less

24

11%

G

6 months or less

140

64%

G

9 months or less

7

3%

G

Already employed

9

4%

G

Year or more

8

4%

G

No response

30

14%

Graduate Subtotal

218

Total

338

Chart of Average Timeframe for College of Business Undergraduate obtaining first position

Chart of Average Timeframe for College of Business Undergraduate obtaining first position

Chart of Average Timeframe for College of Business Graduate obtaining first position

Chart of Average Timeframe for College of Business Graduate obtaining first position

Average Starting Salary for College of Business Graduates from 2000 to 2015

Level

Income First Job

Count

Percent

U

$30,000 - $39.999

8

9%

U

$40,000 - $49,999

21

23%

U

$50,000 - $59,999

3

3%

U

$60,000 - $69,999

3

3%

U

$70,000 - $79,999

2

4%

U

Unwilling to disclose

16

18%

U

less than $30,000

33

70%

U

more than $80,000

4

4%

U

Subtotal

90

100%

G

$30,000 - $39.999

13

5%

G

$40,000 - $49,999

29

11%

G

$50,000 - $59,999

29

11%

G

$60,000 - $69,999

46

17%

G

$70,000 - $79,999

22

8%

G

Unwilling to disclose

47

17%

G

less than $30,000

18

7%

G

more than $80,000

70

26%

G

Subtotal

274

100%

Total

364

Chart of average starting salary for Undergraduates

Chart of average starting salary for Undergraduates

Chart of average starting salary for Graduates

Chart of average starting salary for Graduates

Overall Internships 2015

Of the 67 interns of 2015, 67% were paid averaging a rate of $13.00 an hour, 66% received credit, and 40% were hired on. Here is a breakdown by semester of how many internships were completed. This report will go into further detail about how many internships were paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, counted for course credit, average pay rate, undergrad or grad, hired or not. Companies

Semester

Internships

Paid

Pay Rate

Part

International Student

Credit

Undergrad

Hired

Spring 2015

13

11

$12.00

12

4

10

10

6

Summer 2015

29

17

$13.64

19

9

21

18

11

Fall 2015

32

23

$13.47

28

5

17

16

13

Totals

74

73%

$13.00

80%

33%

79%

60%

30%

  • Of the 13 interns of spring 2015, 10 received credit, 11 were paid averaging $12.00 an hour, and 6 were hired on or continued with their internship.
  • Of the 29 interns of summer 2015, 21 received credit, 17 were paid averaging $13.64 an hour, and 11 were hired.
  • Of the 32 interns of fall 2015, 17 received credit, 17 were paid averaging $13.47 an hour, and 13 were hired.

Overall Internships 2015

Overall Internships 2016

Of the 160 interns of 2016, 64% were paid averaging a rate of $14.31 an hour, and 55% received credit. Here is a breakdown per semester. This report will go into further detail about how many internships were paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, counted for course credit, average pay rate, undergrad or grad, hired or not.

Semester

Internships

Paid

Pay Rate

Part

International Student

Credit

Undergrad

Hired

Spring 2016

47

37

$15.04

29

6

23

30

26

Summer 2016

67

32

$14.72

30

25

36

18

31

Fall 2016

46

34

$13.17

26

20

29

24

28

Totals

160

64%

14.31

53%

32%

55%

45%

53%

  • Of the 47 interns of spring 2016, 23 received credit, 37 were paid averaging $15.04 an hour, and 26 were hired on or continued with their internship.
  • Of the 67 interns of summer 2016, 36 received credit, 32 were paid averaging $14.72 an hour, and 31 were hired.
  • Of the 46 interns of summer 2016, 29 received credit, and 34 were paid averaging $13.17 an hour

Overall Internships 2016

Overall Internships 2017

Of the 53 interns of 2017, 57% were paid averaging a rate of $16.89 an hour, and 57% received credit. Here is a breakdown per semester. This report will go into further detail about how many internships were paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, counted for course credit, average pay rate, undergrad or grad, hired or not.

Semester

Internships

Paid

Pay Rate

Part

International Student

Credit

Undergrad

Hired

Spring 2017

53

30

16.89

35

21

30

24

21

Summer 2017

Fall 2017

Totals

53

57%

16.89

66%

40%

57%

45%

40%

Of the 53 interns of spring 2017, 30 received credit, 30 were paid averaging $16.89 an hour, and 21 were hired on or continued with their internship.

I will be updating the summer 2017 statistics soon.

Overall Internships 2017