Using GIS Tools to Analyze Post-Graduation Student Employment Distribution Patterns

Authors: James Kaemmerer*, University of Missouri - Columbia
Topics: Migration, Economic Geography
Keywords: student, employment, clustering, internal migration, mobility
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Presentation File: Download


This poster presents preliminary findings of an ongoing research project that seeks to answer the question: Where do Missouri-educated international students find jobs after graduation? An analysis of OPT employment address data reveals intriguing country-wide distribution patterns, influenced by variables such as degree level, field of study, and graduating-institution location, among others. The project’s methodologies and findings are particularly relevant to scholars of internal migration and economic clustering, as well as to the wider geographic, economic, and public policy literature.

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