Carnegie Mellon University

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Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation
Recruiter Survey to Assess Program Effectiveness

Program: Carnegie Institute of Technology
Assessment: Recruiter Survey to Assess Program Effectiveness


Collecting feedback on our program’s effectiveness from recruiters helps us to assess and improve the engineering curriculum. It also helps us to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Our goal was to learn how recruiters perceive our students, in terms of our key learning objectives, as compared to engineering students at other institutions.


A short, three-question survey is distributed to recruiters when they visit campus for the Technical Opportunities Conference in the fall semester and the Employment Opportunities Conference in the spring semester. The Career and Professional Development Center distributes the survey to recruiters in their welcome packet, and recruiters are asked to complete the survey for each student interviewed.


Survey results are tabulated and summarized. They are used in combination with other data to guide curriculum revision and are included in the college’s reports to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.


It is difficult to get a high response rate from recruiters, who may not have time to complete the surveys during the conferences.

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