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Destination Report 2019 F.A.Q.

How can I see more detailed information on the Destination Report?
We have used our discretion to share the most relevant aggregate data on the Class of 2019. We aim to protect the privacy of our students and alumni. For example, we will not distribute the list of all the employers who hired CICS graduates last year (although students have access to this information through Handshake). If you have a suggestion on a useful metric for next year's report, please contact CICS Careers.


Is this Destination Report consistent with the NACE guidelines.
Yes, we have made every effort to follow the First-Destination Survey Standards and Protocols documented by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).


What does 'knowledge rate' mean?
Knowledge rate reflects a collection of data gathering methods including but not limited to surveys. These include: LinkedIn, Senior Survey, MS PhD Celebration, National Student Clearinghouse, direct email or in-person communications with students and alumni.


How is 'knowledge rate' different than 'response rate'?
'Response rate' reflects data collected directly from students via our Handshake First Destination Survey. Survey responses provide the most detailed graduation data not available through other methods.


When was data collected?
November 2018 through November 2019.


What a CICS Partner?
College of Information & Computer Sciences (CICS) works with a variety of outside organizations to collaborate on recruiting, research, and philantropy. We offer a flexible set of benefits to our partners to help them build their brand and accomplish their goals here at UMass Amherst.  For more information on the program, visit our Careers website.


What are the Bay State Programs?
Scholarship programs for computer science undergraduates from the five-colleges who are interested in pursuing their Master's in Computer Science. Learn more about the requirements.


Why are the Handshake Response Rates so low?
Surveys are difficult. Students receive many of them and this is an optional (although highly encouraged) survey. We are continuing to explore incentives and methods to increase the response rate, which helps us generate more insights for future students, alumni, employers, etc.


How can I participate in the next career fair?
Career fairs are marketed on our Careers website, and are also available to employers on Handshake.


What question did you ask to find out 'Who Helped'?
Who helped you with your career search? (Please select all that apply)


If you see an error in our reporting, or have other questions, please contact CICS Careers.