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Survey Results Class of 2012
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Survey Results for the Class of 2012

SURVEY METHODOLOGY:
Each year, Career Services conducts a follow-up survey to determine the post-graduate status of the previous year’s Bachelor’s 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 14, 2013. 

To view information about specific majors (employers, salaries, graduate schools)
view the Graduate Follow-Up Survey website at: http://www.uwgb.edu/careers/connections/graduate-follow-up-survey.asp

SURVEY RESPONSE RATE: 900 out of 1245* graduates = 72.3%
* Number of Graduates reported by the Registrar's Office as of March 11, 2013.
 
Term: Number of Responses / Number of Graduates (%)
January 2012 .....................
May 2012.............................
August 2012.......................
309 of 404 (76.5%)
502 of 713 (70.4%)
89 of 128 (69.5%)
 

Undergraduate Majors Number of Degrees Awarded Number of Respondents
Accounting 55 45
Art 24 15
Arts Management 12 6
Biology 27 20
Business Administration 177 134
Chemistry 12 7
Communication 80 64
Computer Science 18 9
Democracy & Justice Studies
2 2
Design Arts 21 13
Economics 16 13
Elementary Education 77 58
English 45 26
Environmental Policy & Planning 28 19
Environmental Science 26 18
First Nations Studies 2 2
French 2 --
Geoscience 5 4
German 2 2
History 51 28
Human Biology 101 70
Human Development 106 72
Humanistic Studies 6 4
Individual Major 3 3
Information Sciences 12 9
Interdisciplinary Studies 161 116
Mathematics 10 5
Music 6 3
Nursing 91 91
Philosophy 4 3
Political Science 36 27
Psychology 119 84
Public Administration 35 24
Social Change & Development 14 9
Social Work 31 20
Spanish 30 21
Theatre 13 10
Urban & Regional Studies 9 7

Of the 1245 graduates, 198 had two majors and 13 had three majors.
Of the 900 respondents, 149 had two majors and 7 had three majors.



POST GRADUATION STATUS
Currently employed
71.3 %
Pursuing graduate school/continuing education (1)
13.4 %
Currently employed and continuing education (2)
11.7 %
Still seeking employment (3)
2.1 %
Not currently seeking employment (3)
0.9 %
Active military service (4)
0.6 %

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.
4 - Three (3) respondents noted a second status (employed and/or pursuing graduate study).

POSITION ACCEPTANCE
Of the 632 who responded to “Did you accept your position prior to graduation?” 51.9% noted they had accepted prior to graduation.  Of those who had not accepted a position prior to graduation 271 respondents noted that they had...
Accepted position less than one month after graduation
21.0 %
Accepted position one to three months after graduation
27.7 %
Accepted position three to six months after graduation
34.7 %
Accepted position six to nine months after graduation 12.9 %
Accepted position nine to twelve months after graduation 3.7 %
SALARY INFORMATION
For salaries reported by respondents in full-time positions (203 total), the average annual starting salary was $38,290. With regard to ranges:
Salary range below $19,999 3.0%
Salary range from $20,000 to $29,999
25.6 %
Salary range from $30,000 to $39,999
33.5 %
Salary range from $40,000 to $49,999
21.2 %
Salary range from $50,000 and up
16.7 %
RELATIONSHIP OF POSITION TO MAJOR

When asked the question “Is your position related to your major/program of study” 80.9% of the 619 respondents indicated “Yes.” (57.7% indicated “Very Related” and 23.3% indicated “Yes, Somewhat Related”)

 

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Of the respondents that indicated the location of their employer (742 total), 87.6% are employed in Wisconsin.  States in which our graduates reported employment include:

AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI
MN, MT, NE, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, WA

Of those employed in Wisconsin who indicated city (640 total), 73.9 % work within a 50 mile radius of Green Bay and 51.9 % work within Brown County.  Seven (7) alumni noted working internationally including the countries of Australia, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Mexico (2), and South Korea.

SAMPLING OF EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED CLASS OF 2012 GRADUATES:

ACUITY  Ÿ  American Family Insurance  Ÿ  American Foods Group  Ÿ  American Red Cross   AmeriCorps  Ÿ  Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance  Ÿ  APAC Customer Service
 
Associated Bank 
Ÿ  Aurora BayCare Medical Center  Ÿ  Baker Tilly  Ÿ  Baxter Healthcare   Bellin Health  Ÿ  Big Brothers Big Sisters  Ÿ  Boys and Girls Club  Ÿ  C.H. Robinson  Ÿ  CDW  Ÿ  Conservation Corps  Ÿ  Dairyland Laboratories  Ÿ  Deloitte and Touche
Dental Health Products.
 
Ÿ  Edward Jones  Ÿ  Enterprise Rent-A-Car  Ÿ  Excel Logistics  Family Services  Ÿ Foth  Ÿ  Georgia Pacific  Ÿ  Goodwill Industries  Ÿ  Habitat for Humanity  Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Company  Ÿ  Humana, Inc.  Ÿ  Imperial Supplies
Integrys Energy Group
 
Ÿ  Journal Communications  Ÿ  KI  Ÿ  Kimberly Clark
Kohler Company  Ÿ
Kohl's Department Stores  Ÿ  Kraft Foods/Nabisco
Literacy Green Bay 
Ÿ  Lutheran Social Services  Ÿ Mayo Health Systems
National Park Service
 
Ÿ  NBC 26-TV Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Oneida Community Health 
Ÿ  Orion Energy Systems  Ÿ  Pace Analytical Laboratories 
PMI Entertainment Group 
Ÿ  Prevea Health  Ÿ  Quad Graphics  Ÿ  R.R Donnelley
Salvation Army
 
Ÿ  Sartori  Ÿ  Schenck SC  Ÿ  Schneider National  Ÿ  Schreiber Foods
Sherwin Williams 
Ÿ  ShopKo Corporate  Ÿ  State Farm Insurance  Ÿ  State of Wisconsin  Stryker Endoscopy  Ÿ  Target Stores  Ÿ  The Walt Disney Company  Ÿ  Thrivent Financial
 U.S. Department of Agriculture  Ÿ  UnitedHealth Group 
Ÿ  Unity Hospice
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics  Ÿ  West Business Services
 
Ÿ  Wipfli
Wisconsin State Government
 
Ÿ  YMCA

 

SAMPLING OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS REPORTED BY CLASS OF 2012 GRADUATES:

Arkansas State University  Ÿ  Auburn University  Ÿ  Benedictine University

Bowling Green State University  Ÿ  College of St. Scholastica
Concordia University Wisconsin  Ÿ  DePaul University
 
Ÿ  Gallaudet University
Georgetown University
 
Ÿ  Gonzaga University  Ÿ  Iowa State University
John Marshall Law School
 
Ÿ  Loyola University Chicago  Ÿ  Marquette University
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Ÿ  Miami University  Ÿ  Minnesota State University Mankato Palmer College of Chiropractic  Ÿ  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Saint Louis University 
Ÿ  San Jose State University  Ÿ  The Ohio State University
University of Arizona 
Ÿ  University of California  Ÿ  University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
 
Ÿ  University of Colorado  Ÿ  University of Denver
University of Houston
 
Ÿ  University of Illinois  Ÿ  University of Louisville
University of Minnesota
 
Ÿ  University of Nebraska  Ÿ  University of Nevada
University of North Dakota 
Ÿ  University of Pittsburgh  Ÿ  University of South Carolina  University of Tennessee  Ÿ  Valparaiso University

 

University of Wisconsin: Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout, Superior and Whitewater 




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

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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