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First Destination Survey Services

Comprehensive collection, cleaning, interactive dashboard visualization, and reports service, which come with an alumni data refresh to increase knowledge rates, and the ability to connect to the NACM survey core for increased results on career preparation and campus best practices.



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  • Custom Branded Survey Portal

  • Question pipe-logic

  • Customizations

  • Access to a NACM Core for increased results and national comparisons on career preparation, campus practices, and more

  • Survey Messaging / Collection Assistance

  • Data Cleaning

  • Campus Report

  • Full Unit Data File

  • Interactive Data Dashboard

  • Outcome Slides and Graphic Assets

  • Comes with Alumni Career Data Refresh Service

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  • Collect through your survey platform and sources. 



  • Data Cleaning

  • Campus Report

  • Fully Cleaned Unit Data File

  • Interactive Data Dashboard

  • Outcome Slides and Graphic Assets

Alumni Career Data Refresh Service can be added to increase knowledge rates

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To assist in increased knowledge rates we access our 80+ million college alumni career data files through a dynamic synergy of business and social sources, and provide and match information on:

  • Full Name of Alumni 

  • Employer Name 

  • Job Title 

  • Current Address 

  • Degree 

  • Class Year 

  • Major 

  • LinkedIn Profile URL

  • Inferred Income

  • Email Addresses






Custom reports, visuals, and interactive data dashboards prepared for your campus!



Added career 

preparation and engagement data to tell a broader story of student career success that relates to your services and campus mission!



Real-time understanding of equitable outcomes by  student demographics through our interactive equity dashboard!



Workload relief as our data team cleans your data, helps increase your knowledge rate, and does the synthesis for you!


What does it mean that The Collective provides “Custom” FDS services?

We know that each campus has unique alumni data needs. Custom means we can adapt to your unique survey needs. We have a service-based data team that will meet with you to understand your needs at each part of the survey process: survey creation, data collection, data cleaning, data reports, and visualization.

Does our campus have to switch to a different survey platform or survey tool to engage in your FDS Services?

Nope. Your choice. You can continue to use your current platform (i.e., Handshake, Campus Labs, Homegrown Solution) or you can use our platform for collection, depending on your unique customization needs and goals.

Can The Collective help us if we only need assistance with certain parts of the FDS survey process?

Yes. Let's say you have a strong process in place for collecting data and are pleased with your response rates but would like to take the data cleaning, reporting, and/or visualization off of someone's plate. We can provide those individual services while you maintain the survey administration.

How does The Collective help us understand and analyze Diversity and Equity data in our Career Outcome Data?

We provide interactive data by demographic so you can easily understand and visualize key findings by, for example, race, gender, first-generation status, academic college and more.

How can you help us share a data-story beyond salary, placement rate, and number of employers, and benchmark those items with other schools like ours?

There is much more to share! We assist you in creating a robust big-data story around which FDS outcomes should be visualized. Our NACM New Grad core of questions provides insights on the top four career mobility practices from the Career Mobility Index, and important variables related to your campus and career center mission.

Can you help us raise our knowledge rate?

In many cases we can. However, many variables can affect a campus knowledge rate. We include a social media data scrape in our services so that we can help you identify data on alumni who have not completed your survey. Our team is made up of higher-education insiders and of FDS experts who have sat in your shoes, so we can suggest some collection strategies that may assist in raising your rates.

If we participate in existing standards for Accreditations, licensures, or group benchmarking like NUBS, NACE, or other groups, can we still meet those standards through your FDS services?

Absolutely. Again, fully custom choices on all items related to survey creation. Additionally, we have systems and consortiums participate in our services together in order to benchmark specific items and we can create new benchmark reports for you.