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Appendix B : REGRESSION RESULTS : IMPACT OF VARIOUS COLLEGE BEHAVIORS ON CAREER OUTCOMES
For the third consecutive year we asked students several questions about behaviors in college that could influence career outcomes . This year , we had sufficient respondents ( combining graduates from 2015 to 2017 ) to run a more sophisticated analyses . In addition to examining the individual impact of academic and behavioral features on career outcomes , we also looked at their relative impact , controlling for all others . With the exception of internships ( the more the better for employment outcomes !) not all these factors appear to be significant every year or in every model . However , our samples are still modest so we will continue studying the relationship between these behaviors and career outcomes as our number of graduates grows .
Statistically significant factors , even when controlling for all demographic , academic , and behavioral factors
Employment Income
One internship ( compared to none ) 0.4 5
More than one internship ( compared to none ) 0.5 10
STEM major ( compared to “ not STEM “) 0.2 9
Observations 68 45
Not ( yet ) statistically significant in the full model , but appear significant in single variable models that control for demogaphics
Best Fit college 0.2 4
Social Science major ( compared to neither STEM nor social science ) 0.3 5
11th grade GPA ( for every 1 point increase ) 0.2 9
Had well-defined post-college plan ( compared to no plan ) 0.1 2
Involved in at least 1 club 0.2 2
Held leadership role in a club 0.4 10
Attended networking event 0.3 -11
Not ( yet ) statistically significant in any model
Had at least 1 job in college
Had faculty mentor
College GPA
Observations 83 to 118 53 to 78
p < 0.10
p < 0.05
p < 0.001
Data is from the pooled 2015-2017 graduating classes . Only observations with complete data on
these measures were included and the top earners ( income >=$ 75K ) were excluded . Employed
model is run on all observations . Income model is only run for those who are employed .
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