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Appendix B: Regression Results: Impact Of Various College Experiences On Career Outcomes 12 For the fourth consecutive year, we asked our college graduates several questions about experiences in college that could influence career outcomes. This year, we had sufficient respondents (combining graduates from 2016 to 2019) to run a more sophisticated analyses. In addition to examining the individual impact, we also looked at their relative impact, controlling for academic standing, college experiences, and student demographics. 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 from multi-variable regression (controlling for academics, experiences, and behavioral factors)* Employment One Internship 0.19 More Than One Internship 0.27 Affordable Option 0.18 Club Participation + Leadership Role 0.19 STEM Major 13 10 Other Observations p<0.10 Income p<0.05 94 to 112 61 to 77 p<0.001 Data is from the pooled 2016-2019 recent graduates survey responses. Only observations with complete data on these measures were included. Employed model is run on all observations. Income model is only run for those who are employed, and the top earners (income >=$75K) were excluded. *Additional variables within analysis: Had well-defined post-college plan, Had at least 1 job in college, Had faculty mentor, College GPA, 11th Grade GPA, Attended networking event, Visited career services office, Attended office hours, Utilized additional academic support, Years to complete BA, Race, Gender. College Track 24