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Survey Results Class of 2008
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Class of 2008 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 2007
May 2008
August 2008
313
594
58
Total Number of Alumni =
965
684 out of 965 alumni = 70.9%
Distribution of Degrees Awarded and Respondents: * Of the 684 respondents, 120 (17.5%) had double majors;
four (4) had triple majors.
Undergraduate Majors*
Degrees Awarded
Number of Respondents
Accounting
39
36
Art
22
16
Biology
25
21
Business Administration
154
114
Chemistry
7
7
Communication & the Arts
28
11
Communication
66
46
Computer Science
16
16
Earth Science
6
5
Economics
12
9
Elementary Education
75
52
English
29
20
Environmental Policy & Planning
21
12
Environmental Science
11
9
First Nations Studies
3
2
French
4
4
German
5
5
History
37
25
Human Biology
96
78
Human Development
93
62
Humanistic Studies
14
9
Individualized Major
2
2
Interdisciplinary Studies
31
21
Information Sciences
4
4
Mathematics
23
21
Music
15
13
Nursing *(see below)
37
14
Philosophy
3
2
Political Science
30
25
Psychology
121
80
Public Administration
24
16
Social Change & Development
17
12
Social Work
33
25
Spanish
6
4
Theatre
10
7
Urban & Regional Studies
6
3
* Does not include Collaborative or National Nursing programs.

Class of 2008 Survey Results

Post-Graduation Status
   Currently employed
75.7%
   Pursuing graduate school/continuing education 1
18.0%
   Still seeking employment 2
4.7%
   Not currently seeking employment 2
1.6%
   Active military service
0%

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?” 50.1% noted they had accepted prior to graduation.  Of those who had not accepted a position prior to graduation:  
  Less than one month after graduation
28.8%
  One to three months after graduation
36.5%
  Three to six months after graduation
27.6%
Salary Information
For salaries reported by respondents (171 total) in full-time positions, the average starting salary was $33,768. With regard to ranges:
    Salary range from $20,000 - $29,999
36.6%
    Salary range from $30,000 - $39,999
35.1%
    Salary range from $40,000 and up
24.6%
 
Relationship of Position to Major
When asked the question “Is your position related to your major/program of study” 84% of the 463 respondents indicated “Yes.” (60.9% indicated “Very Related” and 23.1% 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

 
Geographic Location

Of the respondents that indicated the location of their employer (489 total), 88.5% are employed in Wisconsin. The states in which our graduates reported employment this year are:

AK, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL(7), IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MN (8), MO, MT, NC, ND, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA

Of those employed in Wisconsin who indicated city (423 total), 74.5% work within a 50 mile radius of Green Bay and 50.6% work within Brown County. Four alumni noted working internationally (Greece, Japan, South Korea, Africa).

Sampling of Employers Who Have Hired UW-Green Bay Graduates from the Class of 2008

ACUITY • Aldrich Chemical • Americorps • Appleton Papers

Associated Bank • Aurora BayCare • Boys & Girls Club

Brown County/City of Green Bay • C.H. Robinson • Covance • Deloitte
Edward Jones • Family Services • General Mills • Georgia Pacific
Green Bay Chamber of Commerce • Green Bay Public Schools

Hawkins, Ash & Baptie • Homes for Independent Living • Humana, Inc.
Integrys Energy Group • Kimberly Clark • KI • Kohler Company
Lutheran Social Services • M & I Corporation • Menards

Nielsen Company • Northwestern Mutual • Peace Corps

Schenck Business Solutions • Schneider National • Schreiber Foods

ShopKo, Inc. • St. Vincent’s Hospital •

State of Wisconsin: Dept. of Natural Resources, Dept. of Transportation
Thrivent Financial • U.S. Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs

Virchow Krause • Wipfli • Wisconsin Public Radio

A Sampling of Graduate and Professional Schools Who Have Accepted UW-Green Bay Graduates, Class of 2008

   

American University   Argosy University   Arizona State University

Bellin College of Nursing   Binghamton University   Canisius College

Cardinal Stritch University   Case Western Reserve   Colorado State
Concordia University
  Cornell University   Dallas Theological Seminary 
East Carolina University •  Eastern Kentucky University   Grand Canyon University  Illinois School of Optometry   Indiana State

Logan College of Chiropractic   Marquette   Miami University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
  National University of Health Sciences
Northern Illinois University
  Oklahoma State University
Palmer College of Chiropractic •  Penn State   Roosevelt University
Texas A & M •  University of Colorado   University of Minnesota
University of Montana •  University of North Carolina

University of North Dakota   University of Utah   UNLV

 University of Wisconsin:  Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Parkside, River Falls, Superior



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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