University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Career Services
Graduate Follow-Up /First-Destination Survey

Graduate Follow-Up / First-Destination Survey
for the Class of 2015

SURVEY METHODOLOGY:
Each year, Career Services conducts a survey to determine the post-graduate status of the previous year’s Bachelor degree candidates. In addition to providing a copy of the survey with each graduate’s diploma, attempts are made to collect data through e-mails, phone calls and social media. Faculty and employers are also asked to contribute their knowledge of alumni whereabouts.  A final report is compiled in late spring. Data for this report was collected through May 20, 2016. 

Knowledge rate is defined as the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates' post-graduation career activities.

To view information about specific majors (employers, position titles and graduate schools)
view the Survey Results by Major on the main Graduate Follow-Up Survey website:
http://www.uwgb.edu/careers/first-destination.asp
 

SURVEY KNOWLEDGE RATE: 1024 out of 1306* graduates = 78.4%
* Number of Graduates reported by the Registrar's Office as of March 29, 2016.
 
Term: Number of Responses / Number of Graduates (%)
January 2015 .....................
May 2015.............................
August 2015.......................
350 of 458 (76.4%)
569 of 705 (80.7%)
105 of 143 (73.4%)


Undergraduate Majors Number of Graduates Number of Responses
Accounting 34 32
Art 15 11
Arts Management 15 11
Biology 35 23
Business Administration 178 145
Chemistry 10 6
Communication 63 51
Computer Science 26 21
Democracy & Justice Studies
31 25
Design Arts 28 20
Economics 15 9
Elementary Education 78 67
English 35 22
Environmental Policy & Planning 11 9
Environmental Science 30 21
First Nations Studies 1 1
French 1 1
Geoscience 4 4
German 1 0
Health Information Management & Technology 6 5
History 40 30
Human Biology 126 102
Human Development 113 80
Humanistic Studies 11 6
Individual Major 2 2
Information Sciences 5 2
Integrative Leadership Studies 76 59
Interdisciplinary Studies 75 49
Mathematics 10 7
Music 9 5
Nursing 123 113
Philosophy 4 3
Political Science 27 20
Psychology 126 92
Public Administration 28 25
Social Work 32 28
Spanish 23 23
Theatre 11 8
Urban & Regional Studies 4 3

Note: Totals of these columns do not equal the total number of graduates or survey responses due to graduates who declared more than one major.

POST GRADUATION STATUS
Currently employed
77.7 %
Pursuing graduate school / continuing education (1)    9.4%
Currently employed and continuing education (2) 10.4%
Still seeking employment   1.5%
Not currently seeking employment 0.4%
Employed and active military service (2) 0.3%
Active military service and continuing education (2) 0.2%
Active military service and still seeking employment (2) 0.1%
Still seeking employment and continuing education (2) 0.1%
   
NOTES:
(1) - Includes graduate work, additional degree, coursework or certification.
(2) - Primary status not designated (e.g. work, education).

POSITION ACCEPTANCE
 
For the question “Did you accept your position prior to graduation?” 54.0% (n=410) accepted prior to graduation. Of those who had not accepted prior to graduation, 292 indicated accepting their position...
Less than one month after graduation
21.2%
One to three months after graduation
25.7%
Three to six months after graduation
26.4%
Six to nine months after graduation 19.2%
Nine to twelve months after graduation 7.5%

SALARY INFORMATION
 
For reported full-time salaries (n=263), the breakdown by salary range is:
Salary below $19,999 3.0%
Salary range from $20,000 to $29,999
17.5%
Salary range from $30,000 to $39,999
25.9%
Salary range from $40,000 to $49,999
24.3%
Salary range from $50,000 and up
29.3%

RELATIONSHIP OF POSITION TO MAJOR
 

For the question “Is your position related to your major/program of study” 80.9% of the 491 responses indicated “Yes.” (64.4% were “Very Related” and 16.5% were “Yes, Somewhat Related”)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

 

Of those that identified the location of their employer (n=888), 82.4% are employed in Wisconsin.  Thirty-three (33) other states were reported, with 2.1% working in Minnesota, 1.8% in Michigan, and 1.7% in Illinois. Ten (10) alumni noted working internationally, which includes the countries of Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and Sweden.

SAMPLING OF EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATES:
   
  • ACUITY
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • AmeriCorps
  • Associated Bank / Banc-Corp
  • Aurora BayCare / Aurora Health Care
  • Bellin Health
  • Brown County
  • CED - Consolidated Electrical Distributors
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Dental City
  • Family Services
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • HSHS - Hospital Sisters Health System
  • Nature's Way / Schwabe N.A.
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • NBC 26 - WGBA
  • Peace Corps
  • Paper Transport, Inc.
  • Roundy's Supermarkets
  • Schenck SC
  • Schreiber Foods
  • Target
  • The Manitowoc Company
  • Thrivent Financial
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Wal-Mart
  • WEC Energy Group
  • Wipfli LLP
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
  • YMCA
  • Aerotek
  • American Family Children's Hospital
  • Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance
  • ATTIC Correctional Services
  • Bay Area Humane Society
  • BMO Harris
  • Caravel Autism Health
  • Cherney Microbiological Services
  • City of Green Bay
  • Epic Systems
  • GENCO
  • Hawkins Ash CPAs
  • Humana
  • KI
  • Oneida Tribe of Indians
  • Nsight / Cellcom
  • Pace Analytical
  • Prevea Health
  • Salvation Army
  • Schneider
  • ShopKo
  • The Children's Museum of Green Bay
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Walgreens
  • Walt Disney World
    West Corporation
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections
  • Wisconsin Early Autism Project

SAMPLING OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATES:

   
  • Ball State University
  • Bellin College
  • Chicago Kent College of Law
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell University
  • Indiana State University
  • Loyola University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Portland State University
  • St. Mary's Univeristy of Minnesota
  • University of Denver
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • Barry University
  • Carroll University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Drake University Law School
  • Lakeland College
  • Marquette University
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Oregon
University of Wisconsin: Eau Clarie, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, Stout, and Whitewater 
 



If you have questions about these survey results, please contact:

Career Services at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive, SS 1600
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
(920) 465-2163
careers@uwgb.edu

A Note About the Use of Statistical Data
Although employment survey data is often used to make career decisions, the employability of today's college graduate is also influenced by economic conditions and the personal traits and characteristics of the job seeker.

Decisions about career choices should be made by the assessment of each candidate's interests, skills and values. Caution should also be used in any interpretation or application of the included statistics. If you are using this report to make career decisions, please consult with the staff in Career Services.

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