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Survey Results Class of 2009
Graduate Follow-Up Survey > Survey Results Class of 2010

Class of 2010 Results

Coordinated by the Career Services Office at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Each year, Career Services conducts a follow-up survey to determine the post-graduate status of the previous year’s Bachelor’s degree graduates. In addition to providing a copy of the survey with each graduate’s diploma, attempts are made to collect data through mailings, e-mails and phone calls. Faculty and employers are also asked to contribute their knowledge of alumni whereabouts.  A final report is compiled in late spring.

SURVEY RESPONSE RATE:
Term: Number of Graduates Number of Respondents (%)
December 2009
May 2010
August 2010
377
639
93
265 (70.3%)
447 (70.0%)
69 (74.2%)
Total Number of Alumni = 1109
781 out of 1109 alumni = 70.4%

DISTRIBUTION OF DEGREES AWARDED AND RESPONDENTS:
* Of the 781 respondents, 130 (16.6%) had double majors and six (6) had three majors.

Undergraduate Majors *

Degrees Awarded Number of Respondents
Accounting
44 35
Art
26 17
Arts Management
8 7
Biology
35 22
Business Administration
186 147
Chemistry
9 8
Communication & the Arts
6 4
Communication
65 47
Computer Science
9 9
Design Arts
14 7
Earth Science
6 6
Economics
14 11
Elementary Education
69 52
English
46 33
Environmental Policy & Planning
21 15
Environmental Science
20 14
First Nations Studies
4 3
French
5 3
German
7 5
History
42 29
Human Biology
98 66
Human Development
96 68
Humanistic Studies
11 9
Individual Major
0 0
Information Sciences
3 1
Interdisciplinary Studies
74 52
Mathematics
18 13
Music
16 10
Nursing
55 39
Philosophy
3 3
Political Science
30 21
Psychology
125 77
Public Administration
32 22
Social Change & Development
22 14
Social Work
42 33
Spanish
13 8
Theatre
10 6
Urban & Regional Studies
11 7
POST-GRADUATION STATUS
Currently employed
79.2%
Pursuing graduate school/continuing education (1)
13.1%
Currently employed and continuing education (2)
3.8%
Still seeking employment (3)
2.8%
Not currently seeking employment (3)
0.9%
Active military service
0.3%

Notes:
1 - Includes graduate work, additional degree or certification as primary post-graduation status.
2 - Primary status not designated (work/education.
3 - Respondent may or may not be employed.

POSITION ACCEPTANCE
Of those who responded to “Did you accept your position prior to graduation?” 50.9% noted they had accepted prior to graduation.  Of those who had not accepted a position prior to graduation:
Accepted position less than one month after graduation
19.7%
Accepted position one to three months after graduation
29.7%
Accepted position three to six months after graduation
37.6%
SALARY INFORMATION
For salaries reported by respondents (180 total) in full-time positions, the average starting salary was $31,872. With regard to ranges:
Salary range from $20,000 to $29,999
41.1%
Salary range from $30,000 to $39,999
28.9%
Salary range from $40,00 and up
19.4%
RELATIONSHIP OF POSITION TO MAJOR

When asked the question “Is your position related to your major/program of study” 77.3% of the 599 respondents indicated “Yes.” (50% indicated “Very Related” and 27.2% indicated “Yes, Somewhat Related”)

 

JOB LEAD SOURCES

In addition to the services and resources provided by Career Services (web-based resumes and position listings, on-campus interviews, resume referrals & job fairs), graduates also indicated the following additional resources for locating positions:

  • Previously held position*
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Friends/Relatives
  • Internet sites
  • Newspaper advertisements
  • Direct application to employer

* Includes internships, part-time and full-time employment.

REASONS FOR ACCEPTING EMPLOYMENT
Graduates were asked “What influenced your decision to accept this position?” and were able to select multiple answers.  Of the 299 responses, the percent that chose the following reasons include:
  • Benefits........................ 27.4%
  • Economy...................... 37.5%
  • Geographic Location.... 39.5%
  • Salary ...........................25.4%
  • Other............................ 44.1%

Those who selected “Other” were asked to explain.  Responses varied  -- a sampling is included below:

  • Position is related to my desired career field/major
  • To gain experience in the field
  • Interested in the position, industry and/or company
  • Flexible hours and/or schedule
  • Held this position previously/stayed in current role
  • Enjoyed working for employer (through previous part-time job or internship)
  • Was not able to find another job/needed income until I could find another job
  • Room for professional growth/advancement
  • Business owned by a friend or family member

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Of the respondents that indicated the location of their employer (643 total), 90.5% are employed in Wisconsin.  The states in which our graduates reported employment include:

CA, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, NV, OH, PA, TX, VA

Of those employed in Wisconsin who indicated city (564 total), 77.8% work within a 50 mile radius of Green Bay and 56.4% work within Brown County.  Seven (7) alumni noted working internationally including the countries of China, Finland, Italy, Nepal, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

SAMPLING OF EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED CLASS OF 2010 GRADUATES:

ACUITY  •  Aerotek  •  AFLAC  •  Ameriprise Auto & Home  •  APAC Customer Service  •  Associated Bank  •  Aurora BayCare  •  Bay Valley Foods  •  Baylake Bank  •   Bellin Health  •  Bemis Company  •  Boys and Girls Club  •  Brown County  •  C.H. Robinson Worldwide  •  Cherney Microbiological  •  Covance Laboratories  •  Cerebral Palsy Center  •  Dental Health Products  •  Enterprise Rent-A-Car  •  Family Services  •  Food & Drug Administration  •  Federal Social Security Administration  •  Fox Valley Autism Treatment  •  Georgia Pacific Corporation  •  Green Bay Packers  •  Habitat for Humanity  •  Humana  •  Innovative Services  •  KI  •  Kohl’s Department Stores  •  Lutheran Social Services  •  Menards  •  Northwestern Mutual Financial Network  •  Oneida Tribe of Indians  •  Pioneer Metal Finishing  •  Schneider National  •  Schreiber Foods  •  ShopKo Stores  •  State of Wisconsin  •  UnitedHealth Group  •  Unity Hospice  •   WS Packaging Group  •  YMCA

SAMPLING OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS WHO ACCEPTED CLASS OF 2010 GRADUATES:

Ball State University  •  California State University  •  Carroll University  •  Central Michigan  •  College of St. Scholastica  •  Concordia University •  CUNY  •  Drake University  •  Emory University  •  Florida International University  •  Indiana University  •  Iowa State University  •  Johns Hopkins University  •  Marquette University  •  Marshall University  •  National University of Health Sciences  •  Northern Illinois University  •  Oregon State  •  Palmer College of Chiropractic Medicine  •  Penn State  •  Purdue University  •  Rosalind Franklin University  •  San Diego State  •  Southeastern Missouri State   •  Stetson University   •  The Chicago School of Professional Psychology  •  Thomas M Cooley School of Law  •  University of  Iowa  •  University of Alabama  •  University of Chicago  •  University of Connecticut  •  University of Florida  •  University of Georgia  •  University of Illinois  •  University of Minnesota  •  University of Oklahoma  •  University of South Maine  •  University of West Georgia   •  Valdosta State  •  Valparaiso University  •  Vanderbilt University  •  Walden University  •  Weber State  •  Western Washington University

University of Wisconsin: Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison,
Milwaukee, Oshkosh, and Stevens Point

RESULTS BY MAJOR:

To view more information about employers, job titles, salaries and graduate programs for various majors, CLICK HERE to view the 2010 Graduate Follow-Up Survey Major Report.  (NOTE: Report will open in PDF format).


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

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


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