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March 15, 2018
To: 
Graduating Students
From: 
Teresa A. Sullivan, President

Dear Student:

I write to ask you to participate in the UVA Class of 2018 First Destination Survey. We use this survey to gather information that will help students and the University better understand the post-graduation plans of UVA graduates. Please log in to Handshake now and share your current post-graduation plans. Even if you are unsure of your destination, please indicate if you intend to seek employment or acceptance into educational programs. Participation from you is critical to understanding our students' next steps after graduation and to planning student outreach and career development programs that align with UVA students' interests.

The First Destination Survey will take approximately 3-5 minutes to complete. You will be prompted over the next several months to update your status in Handshake as your situation evolves. All reported outcome data is aggregated to maintain anonymity and is available to students, faculty, and University administrators through the Career Center website. You can access outcome and salary trends from the Class of 2016 online.

I appreciate your support for this project, and I wish you much happiness and success as you finish up your work at UVA and pursue your post-graduation plans. If you are in the search or application process, in addition to filling out the survey, please contact the UVA Career Center at 434-924-8900 for a personalized discussion of your needs. Should you have questions about the UVA First Destination Survey, please email handshake@virginia.edu. Thank you for your participation.

Very truly yours,

Teresa A. Sullivan
President