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

First Destination / Graduate Follow-Up Survey
for the Class of 2016

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 19, 2017. 

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: 841 out of 1261* graduates = 66.7%
* Number of Graduates reported by the Registrar's Office as of May 1, 2017.
 
Term: Number of Responses / Number of Graduates (%)
January 2016 .....................
May 2016.............................
August 2016.......................
273 of 410 (66.6%)
473 of 721 (65.6%)
  95 of 130 (73.1%)

POST GRADUATION STATUS
Employed 74.9 %
Pursuing graduate school / continuing education (1)    10.3 %
Employed and continuing education (2) 11.1 %
Still seeking employment   1.7 %
Not currently seeking employment 1.1 %
Employed and active military service (2) 0.5 %
Active military service 0.2 %
Still seeking employment and continuing education (2) 0.1 %
Employed, active military 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?” 55.1% (n=643) accepted prior to graduation. Of those who had not accepted prior to graduation, 269 indicated accepting their position...
Less than one month after graduation
21.6 %
One to three months after graduation
27.9 %
Three to six months after graduation
26.0 %
Six to nine months after graduation 15.2 %
Nine to twelve months after graduation 9.3 %

SALARY INFORMATION
 
For reported full-time salaries (n=352), the average (mean) salary was $40,759 with a median of $37,500. The breakdown by salary range is:
Graph of Salary Ranges 

RELATIONSHIP OF POSITION TO MAJOR
 

For the question “Is your position related to your major/program of study” 88.0% of the 477 responses indicated “Yes.” (61.6% were “Very Related” and 26.4% were “Yes, Somewhat Related”)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

 

Of those that identified the location of their employer (n=708), 85.5% are employed in Wisconsin.  Twenty-seven (27) other states were reported, with 2.7% working in Minnesota, 1.7% in Illinois, and 1.4% in Michigan. Six (6) alumni noted working internationally, which included the countries of Canada, England, France and Thailand.

SAMPLING OF EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATES:
   
  • ACUITY
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance
  • Associated Bank
  • Aurora BayCare / Aurora Health Care
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bellin Health
  • Brown County
  • C.H. Robinson
  • CED - Consolidated Electrical Distributors
  • Cherney Microbiological Services
  • City of Appleton
  • Constellation Energy Group
  • Curative Connections
  • Dental City
  • Ernst & Young
  • Family Services
  • Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Greater Green Bay YMCA
  • Green Bay Area Public School District
  • HSHS - Hospital Sisters Health System
  • Humana
  • KI
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • LaForce, Inc.
  • Marinette Marine Corporation
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Nsight / Cellcom
  • Pace Analytical
  • Paper Transport, Inc.
  • Prevea Health
  • Roundy's Supermarkets
  • Schenck SC
  • Schneider
  • Schreiber Foods
  • Shopko
  • Teach For America
  • Thrivent Financial
  • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Walgreens
  • WFRV TV
  • Wipfli LLP
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Wisconsin Early Autism Project

SAMPLING OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATES:

   
  • Arkansas State University
  • Auburn University
  • Bellin College
  • Butler University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Dominican University
  • Drake University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Indiana State University
  • Lakeland University
  • Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Loyola University
  • Marquette University
  • Michigan State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Mount Mary University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic Medicine
  • Purdue University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Taipei National University for the Arts
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Denver
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Washington
  • Western Illinois University
University of Wisconsin: Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, Stevens Point, and Stout

Breakdown of Graduates/Responses by Major
     
Undergraduate Majors Number of Graduates Number of Responses
Accounting 46 36
Art 18 7
Arts Management 8 5
Biology 32 16
Business Administration 219 150
Chemistry 15 10
Communication 69 49
Computer Science 14 12
Democracy & Justice Studies
23 14
Design Arts 17 10
Economics 15 9
Elementary Education 67 47
English 45 30
Environmental Policy & Planning 16 13
Environmental Science 13 10
First Nations Studies 1 1
French 3 1
Geoscience 2 2
German 3 1
Health Information Management & Technology 26 15
History 25 16
Human Biology 106 75
Human Development 97 64
Humanistic Studies 8 6
Individual Major 1 1
Information Sciences 12 9
Integrative Leadership Studies 115 75
Interdisciplinary Studies 31 19
Mathematics 13 10
Music 9 6
Nursing 101 76
Philosophy 2 -
Political Science 21 15
Psychology 130 80
Public Administration 26 21
Social Work 33 21
Spanish 19 12
Theatre 5 3
Urban & Regional Studies 3 -

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



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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