NOMINATE STUDENTS: Student Success Stories needed for Career Services' First Destination Initiative by 4/16

Dear Colleagues –

UIC is currently completing its analysis and reporting of First Destination Survey data for the Class of 2017 and collecting survey data for the Class of 2018.  The First Destination Survey represents a strategic institutional effort to collect and communicate information regarding how UIC bachelor’s degree graduates fare in their careers (“career outcomes”) within six months of graduation.  For details about the Class of 2016 First Destination Outcomes Survey results, please refer to the summary report in the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) website.

In spring 2018, Career Services will be releasing survey results for the Class of 2017.   Earlier this fiscal year, Career Services featured Class of 2016/2017 graduates representing different successful journeys to their post-graduation outcomes in the Career Services website.  For the Class of 2018 graduates, Career Services would like to similarly capture the success stories of UIC bachelor’s degree graduates.  This is an opportunity to celebrate the diverse outcomes of UIC graduates and their journeys in achieving their career goals.  To that end, we would like your assistance in nominating graduates from the Class of 2018 who have successfully achieved or are in the process of fulfilling their post-graduation plans to be showcased as student success stories.   

W are seeking the names and contact information of Class of 2018 graduates who have successfully secured a career outcome, which may include employment, military service, volunteer/service program, and/or continuing education at a graduate level.  We ask that you consider graduates who represent the diversity of our campus and different career outcome(s).   Please send your nominations by completing a short submission form by April 16.

Based on submissions, students will be selected to be showcased in First Destination internal marketing materials and external communications to the community-at-large.  Career Services will also be hosting a recognition event in May/June for profiled graduates to further recognize and celebrate their achievements.

We are excited about the opportunity to share our graduates’ outcomes.  If you have feedback or questions regarding this process, please contact Tatjana Rapajic (


Thy Nguyen and Tatjana Rapajic