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Survey Results Class of 2007
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Class of 2007 Results

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

Each year, the Career Services Office conducts a follow-up survey of its newest alumni, focusing on the employment status of December, May and August Bachelor's degree candidates. In addition to receiving a copy of the survey with their diploma, these graduates are mailed surveys during the months following graduation, and telephone calls are placed to reach individuals as well. Faculty and employers are also asked to contribute their knowledge of alumni whereabouts. A final report is compiled in late April/early May.

Survey Response Rate:
Number of Graduates:
December 2006
May 2007
August 2007
320
574
71
Total Number of Alumni =
965
708 out of 965 alumni = 73.4%
Note: 21 (2.2%) of the 965 alumni were not able to be contacted by mail or telephone.


Distribution of Degrees Awarded and Respondents: * Of the 708 respondents, 115 (16.2%) had double majors;
three (3) had triple majors and one student had four (4) majors.

Undergraduate Majors*
Degrees Awarded
Number of Respondents
Accounting
30
27
Art
22
12
Biology
31
23
Business Administration
168
130
Chemistry
6
6
Communication & the Arts
22
9
Communication
62
52
Computer Science
18
14
Earth Science
2
2
Economics
4
3
Elementary Education
71
65
English
31
26
Environmental Policy & Planning
18
10
Environmental Science
7
6
French
3
2
German
4
3
History
47
29
Human Biology
79
67
Human Development
81
66
Humanistic Studies
13
6
Individualized Major
6
4
Interdisciplinary Studies
23
20
Information Sciences
8
7
Mathematics
14
11
Music
12
9
Nursing *(see below)
26
9
Philosophy
5
3
Political Science
23
22
Psychology
101
86
Public Administration
29
22
Social Change & Development
34
23
Social Work
32
16
Spanish
16
13
Theatre
16
12
Urban & Regional Studies
17
15
* Does not include Collaborative or National Nursing programs.

Class of 2007 Survey Results

Post-Graduation Status
   Currently employed
79.8%
   Pursuing graduate school/continuing education 1
15.7%
   Still seeking employment 2
2.4%
   Not currently seeking employment 2
1.6%
   Active military service
0.9%

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

 
Position Acceptance
Of those who responded to “Did you accept your position prior to graduation?” 55.4% noted they had accepted prior to graduation.  Of the 44.6% who had not accepted employment prior to graduation:  
  Less than one month after graduation
29.5%
  One to three months after graduation
44.8%
  Three to six months after graduation
21.9%
Salary Information
For salaries reported by respondents (134 total) in full-time positions, the average starting salary was $30,945. With regard to ranges:
    Salary range from $20,000 - $29,999
42.5%
    Salary range from $30,000 - $39,999
34.3%
    Salary range from $40,000 and up
17.9%
 
Relationship of Position to Major
When asked the question “Is your position related to your major/program of study” 85.4% of the 479 respondents indicated “Yes.” (61.4% indicated “Very Related” and 24% 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:
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Friends/Relatives
  • Previously held position *
  • Internet sites
  • Newspaper advertisements
  • Direct application to employer

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

 
Geographic Location

Of the respondents that indicated the location of their employer (518 total), 86.4% are employed in Wisconsin.  The states in which our graduates reported employment this year are: 

AZ, CA, FL, IA, IL (1.5%), IN, MA, MD, MI, MN (3.1%), MO,MT
NJ, NV, NY, OR, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, WA

Of those employed in Wisconsin who indicated city (429 total), 73.7% work within a 50 mile radius of Green Bay and 52.7% work within Brown County.  Four alumni noted working internationally (France, Japan & South Korea).

Sampling of Employers Who Have Hired UW-Green Bay Graduates from the Class of 2007

ACUITY    Aldrich Chemical  American Family Insurance

Americorps    Anheuser-Busch    Associated Bank    Aurora BayCare

Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions    Bellin Health    Bemis Company, Inc.

Birds Eye Foods    Brown County/City of Green Bay

C. H. Robinson    CNH: Case New Holland    Deloitte

Enzymatic Therapy    Family Services    Fox Valley Autism Project

Georgia Pacific    Green Bay Packers     Green Bay Press Gazette

Green Bay Symphony Orchestra Hawkins, Ash & Baptie Humana, Inc.

IBM    Integrys Energy    J.E.T. Program   Kimberly-Clark

KI    Kohler Company    Kohl’s Department Stores

Lutheran Social Services 
  M & I Corporation    Manpower International 

Medical College of Wisconsin    Nielsen Company

Schenck Business Solutions    Schneider National    Schreiber Foods

ShopKo Stores, Inc.    State of Wisconsin    Thrivent Financial

U.S. Forestry Service    Virchow, Krause & Company

Wells Fargo Financial    WFRV TV-5    YMCA

A Sampling of Graduate and Professional Schools Who Have Accepted UW-Green Bay Graduates, Class of 2007

   

Argosy University    Arizona State University    Ball State University

Bellin College of Nursing   Benedictine University    Carroll College

Colorado State University    Concordia Seminary    Concordia University

De Paul University    Hamline University    Indiana State University

Indiana University    Kansas State University      Lakeland College

Louisville State University    Loyola University-Chicago

Marquette University Miami University Ohio Montana State University

Northern Colorado University    The Ohio State University

Palmer College of Chiropractic    Portland State University

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine    University of Minnesota

University of Missouri    University of Pittsburgh 

University of South Carolina    Washington University, St. Louis

William Mitchell College of Law

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



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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