87 Percent of Kwantlen Grads Find Work within Four Months of Graduating

Thu, Jul 28, 2011

A recent survey of Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduates discovered that 87 percent of students found work within four months of graduation; of the 87 percent, 44 percent found employment within a month of graduating including some who were recruited before graduation.

Part of the continued success comes from the real world applicability of Kwantlen’s courses and a rigorous commitment to teaching analytical and strategic thinking along with the practical day-to-day skills needed to execute projects. Added to this mix is an engaged co-op program designed to both help students sell themselves on paper and to connect them directly with employers looking to hire in the business world. It’s all part and parcel of a real-world education, which connects the industry leaders with grads who understand their needs and have the skills to get the job done.

“I chose Kwantlen because I wanted a school that combines classroom learning with hands-on experience,” says Janna Rudetsky, a graduate of Kwantlen’s Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting. “Through my Co-op experience I learned employable skills and got great career support from my instructors, which was instrumental in landing my first real job.” Rudetsky is currently employed in the Property Tax and Utility Department at the City of Surrey.

These days a career is just as important as an education; a head full of concepts shouldn’t be the only thing you take with you when you finish your degree. Recognizing this demand for employment-related education, Kwantlen has developed a wide-range of innovative programs that blend skill development, theoretical education and real-world experience, for impressive employability results.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 people. Four campuses — Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley — offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,000 students annually have a choice from over 135 programs including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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