Effects of Capstone Design Achievement on Employment: A Case of Industrial & Management Engineering


This study is to analyze the performance of the Capstone Design course and the impact of multiple factors on the learner's job hunting activities and initial job satisfaction. Among the factors influencing employment, capstone design achievement, gender, GPA, Capstone design project passing, age, major-related employment, multidisciplinary course, other knowledge, internship experience, language scores, etc. have been considered. For this study, we conducted an individual questionnaire survey and collected data from 116 graduates who took the Capstone Design Course at the Department of Industrial Management Engineering, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea. The collected data were analyzed through multiple regression analysis, and a causal analysis was conducted by adopting the factors that affect the satisfaction of graduates at the time of first employment as a dependent variable. Several factors such as major-related employment, capstone design achievement, and internship experience have a positive effect on employment, while only the gender factor has a negative effect, and the other factors are not statistically significant. The results are expected to provide positive guidance for the operation of Capstone Design course that are more effective in future employment activities.

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Moon-Soo Kim, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea
Younghwan Jeong, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea
Gawon Gwak, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

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Conference: ECE2021
Stream: Higher education

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