First Destination Survey + Actionable Analytics
Elevate decision making and demonstrate ROI with career outcomes data from the Embark first destination survey.
Simplify and supercharge your first destination survey (FDS)
By streamlining the FDS process and automating data collection, Embark liberates career centers from monotonous tasks, allowing staff to focus on higher-value activities while also providing valuable demographic filters to gain insights into serving diverse student populations.
What does Embark include?
Understand the value of a degree and identify high-impact practices
Traditional FDS questions focus on the basics: Career outcomes rate, first job or further education, salary, employer, etc.
These data points are foundational, but not sufficient. Today's institutions need deeper, more holistic insight into how alumni think about the value of their education, and specific practices they identify as essential to their post-college success.
To provide this, Embark includes 14 questions from the National Alumni Career Mobility Survey (NACM). These questions add critical depth to your FDS findings while laying the groundwork to track trends over time if you choose to deploy the full NACM five and ten-year career mobility surveys.
Achieve your first destination survey goals with Embark
Branded survey and welcome message
Branded email messaging campaign
Lightcast career profiles data
Data cleaning and integration
Unit data file in Excel
Response rate updates
Export data to submit to NACE for benchmarking
Campus summary report (all questions included)
Export demographic filtered view of dashboard to PDF
See for yourself.
Wondering what Embark survey results look like? Explore a sample dashboard to see the kind of data Embark delivers.
Available in three tiers
Get all the data you need, and nothing you don't, with the Embark tier that's right for you.
3 custom questions
Survey undergraduate OR graduate students
Results summary and wrap-up meeting with data team
1 results summary report
Standard (FDS and NACM core) Dashboard
10 custom questions
Survey undergraduate AND graduate students
2 results summary and wrap-up meetings with data team
2 dashboards (Standard Dashboard from Tier 1 + internal dashboard with 3 custom questions)
Curated campus highlights in slide deck format
All deliverables included in Embark, plus:
Custom survey instrument
Campus summary reports for academic school and/or college
Career outcomes website content consultation
Wondering which tier is right for your institution?
We'd love to learn more about the work you're doing and explore how our alumni survey solutions can help.
Embark was developed by the Career Leadership Collective to be the premier first destination survey solution for higher education. It is now part of Lightcast’s suite of data-driven solutions powering learner career success.
Lightcast and the Collective maintain a strategic partnership to serve the alumni tracking and career-readiness needs of higher education.