Placement for May Undergraduate Students​

Each May, the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources conducts a placement survey of our graduates. Below is the compilation of the raw data as reported in the replies. For additional information about career placement, contact Shelly Opperman, career and alumni relations, at sopperman@purdue.edu or 765-494-3631.

Placement by Major for May Undergraduates, 2008-2016

 

Majors

Employment Status

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

Graduates 

4

2

4

6

5

2 

7 

8

3 

Fulltime Permanent

1

0

0

1

1

1

1

3

0 

Fulltime Temporary

1

1

1

2

0

1

4

5

3

Continuing Education

1

1

2

3

2

0

1

0

0

Seeking/Unknown

1

0

1

0

2

0

1

0

0

Total Placed

3

2

3

6

3

3

6

8

3

Percent Placed

75%

100%

75%

100%

60%

100%

86%

100%

100%

Forestry 

Graduates 

9

6

5

6

7

4

5 

7

11

Fulltime Permanent

4

1

2

3

3

4

3 

2

4

Fulltime Temporary

2

3

2

1

3

0

1

3

4

Continuing Education

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Seeking/Unknown

1

2

1

2

1

0

1

1

3

Total Placed

8

4

4

4

6

4

4

6 

8

Percent Placed

89%

67%

80%

67%

86%

100%

80%

86%

73%

Natural Resources Planning

Graduates 

1

0

2

1

4

1

0

0

3

Fulltime Permanent

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Fulltime Temporary

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Continuing Education

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Seeking/Unknown

0

0

1

1

3

0

0

0

2

Total Placed

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

1

Percent Placed

100%

-

50%

-

25%

100%

- 

0

33%

Wildlife

Graduates 

18

12

25

17

46

27

32

31

14 

Fulltime Permanent

2

3

1

2

6

2

7 

3 

0

Fulltime Temporary

11

2

11

7

20

16

18

 

11

3

 

Continuing Education

0

1

1

1

5

5

1

4

3

Seeking/Unknown

5

6

12

7

15

4

6

13

8

Total Placed

13

6

13

10

31

23

26

18

6

Percent Placed

72%

50%

52%

59%

67%

85%

81%

58%

43%

Wood Products Manufacturing Technology

Graduates 

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

Fulltime Permanent

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

Fulltime Temporary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Continuing Education

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Seeking/Unknown

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 

0

Total Placed

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

Percent Placed

0%

100%

-

100%

100%

-

100%

100%

100%

All majors

Graduates 

32

21

36

31

63

34

45

47

32 

Fulltime Permanent

8

5

3

7

11

8

12

8 

4

Fulltime Temporary

14

6

15

10

23

17

23

19

10

Continuing Education

3

2

3

4

8

5

2

5

5

Seeking/Unknown

7

8

15

10

21

4

8

15

13

Total Placed

25

13

21

21

42

30

37

32

19

Percent Placed

78%

62%

58%

68%

67%

88%

82%

68%

59%

Full-Time Salary

$28,170

$32,913

$33,733

$34,024

$30,354

$31,930

$30,711

$29,660 

$39,710

Temporary Salary

$18,617

$21,894

$16,831

$21,706

$19,261

$18,606

$22,891

$21,264

$22,893

*Students are no longer admitted to these programs.

Placement for May Undergraduate Students (table as 55.3KB pdf)​​

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