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Results Class of 2014
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Survey Results for the Class of 2014

SURVEY METHODOLOGY:
Each year, Career Services conducts a follow-up 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 8, 2015. 

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/connections/graduate-follow-up-survey.asp

SURVEY KNOWLEDGE RATE: 903 out of 1214* graduates = 74.4%
* Number of Graduates reported by the Registrar's Office as of December 18, 2014.
 
Term: Number of Responses / Number of Graduates (%)
January 2014 .....................
May 2014.............................
August 2014.......................
281 of 418 (67.2%)
524 of 670 (78.2%)
98 of 126 (77.8%)
 

Undergraduate Majors Number of Graduates Number of Responses
Accounting 42 37
Art 22 14
Arts Management 11 10 
Biology 21 15
Business Administration 182 138
Chemistry 13 11
Communication 60 47
Computer Science 8 7
Democracy & Justice Studies
16 13
Design Arts 30 23
Economics 15 8
Elementary Education 59 42
English 30 19
Environmental Policy & Planning 22 14
Environmental Science 19 14
First Nations Studies 5 2
French - -
Geoscience 3 3
German 4 3
History 40 24
Human Biology 110 88
Human Development 91 68
Humanistic Studies 13 4
Individual Major 1 1
Information Sciences 7 3
Interdisciplinary Studies 153 104
Mathematics 18 13
Music 8 5
Nursing 120 114
Philosophy 4 1
Political Science 25 18
Psychology 112 81
Public Administration 24 17
Social Change & Development 2 0
Social Work 33 25
Spanish 25 24
Theatre 5 4
Urban & Regional Studies 5 4

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
73.1 %
Pursuing graduate school / continuing education (1)
  7.9 %
Currently employed and continuing education (2) 13.8 %
Still seeking employment   2.8 %
Still seeking employment and continuing education (2)   0.3 %
Not currently seeking employment   1.4 %
Active military service   0.2 %
Active military service and currently employed (2)   0.3 % 
Active military service, employed and continuing education   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?” 52.4% (n=653) accepted prior to graduation. Of those who had not accepted prior to graduation, 258 indicated accepting their position...
Less than one month after graduation
27.5 %
One to three months after graduation
26.4 %
Three to six months after graduation
25.6 %
Six to nine months after graduation 15.5 %
Nine to twelve months after graduation    5.0 %
SALARY INFORMATION

For reported full-time salaries (n=309), the breakdown by salary range is:
Salary below $19,999    8.7 %
Salary range from $20,000 to $29,999
20.4 %
Salary range from $30,000 to $39,999
28.5 %
Salary range from $40,000 to $49,999
19.4 %
Salary range from $50,000 and up
23.0 %
RELATIONSHIP OF POSITION TO MAJOR

For the question “Is your position related to your major/program of study” 80.0% of the 509 responses indicated “Yes.” (63.3.6% were “Very Related” and 16.7% were “Yes, Somewhat Related”)

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION


Of those that identified the location of their employer (n=773), 84.3% are employed in Wisconsin.  Thirty-one (31) other states were reported, with 3.2% working in Minnesota, 2.2% in Illinois, and 2.1% in Michigan. Eight (8) alumni are working internationally, including the countries of Canada, Germany, Spain, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

SAMPLING OF EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED CLASS OF 2014 GRADUATES:
ACUITY Aerotek Amazon
American Foods Group AmeriCorps Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance
Associated Bank ASPIRO Aurora BayCare
Baker Tilly Bay Area Humane Society Bellin Health
Boys & Girls Club Brown County Cherney Microbiological Services
City of Green Bay City Year Cumulus Broadcasting
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Family Services Georgia-Pacific
Habitat for Humanity Hawkins Ash CPAs Humana
Integrys Energy Group JX Enterprises KI
Lund Van Dyke, LLC Lutheran Social Services Menards
NEW Community Shelter NEW Zoo Northland Laboratories
Oneida Tribe of Indians Pace Analytical Salvation Army
Schenck SC Schneider Schreiber Foods
Schwabe North America SECURA Sentry Insurance
ShopKo Sigma Aldrich Special Olympics
State Farm Insurance Target ThedaCare
U.S. Bank UnitedHealth Group United Way
UW-System Walgreens Wal-Mart
West Corporation Winona Foods Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Early Autism Project Woodward Radio Group YMCA
     

SAMPLING OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY CLASS OF 2014 GRADUATES:

Alverno College Arizona State University
Bellin College Cardinal Stritch University
Carroll University Concordia University Wisconsin
Des Moines University East Carolina University
Florida Southern College Indiana State University
Iowa State University Kansas State University
Lakeland College Liberty University
Marian University Marquette University
Moravian Theological Seminary Mount Mary University
Northern Michigan University Northwestern University
Pacific Northwest College of Arts Palmer College of Chiropractic
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Southern Illinois University
St. Cloud State University St. Mary’s University
Surrey University Syracuse University
University of Alabama University of California
University of Chicago University of Cincinnati
University of Connecticut University of Illinois
University of Iowa University of Kentucky
University of Minnesota Duluth University of Montana
Western Illinois University Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology
   
University of Wisconsin: Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville,
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

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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