Report: Blugolds stay in Chippewa Valley for employment

Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 5:56 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - About a third of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduates take jobs in the Chippewa Valley, according to the latest First Destination Report.

The report outlines outcomes for more than 1,500 Blugolds who received their undergraduate degrees and 184 who received graduate degrees.

The 2021 to 2022 First Destination Report indicates the top employers for Blugolds grads include Mayo Clinic Health System, the Eau Claire Area School District and Marshfield Clinic Health System.

“We’re really excited about the fact that almost a third of our students are staying here in the Chippewa Valley after graduation. It’s really hard to make sense of one, but this is a great place to be. And I think with that also tells the community is that we are part of the workforce talent,” Staci Heidtke, UWEC Director of Career Services, said.

The survey found a total of 97 percent of employed undergraduates reported their position is related to their career goal.