The Office of Planning and Institutional Research has released 13 new reports about the first-year experience at Case Western Reserve University. One report provides information about the career-planning activities of 2012-13 first-year students.
Results indicate that during their first year, 42 percent of students used career services. Also during their first year, approximately one-fourth of students changed their career choice, 36 percent decided to pursue a different major and 30 percent remained undecided about their major.
Compared to 2012-13 first-year students in the private university comparison group, Case Western Reserve students were more likely to say it was important/essential to make a theoretical contribution to science and less likely to say it was important/essential to be very well off financially.