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Survey Results Class of 2011
Graduate Follow-Up Survey > Survey Results Class of 2011

Class of 2011 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 (%)
January 2011
May 2011
August 2011
366
665
113
267 (73.0%)
479 (72.0%)
73 (64.6%)
Total Number of Alumni = 1144
819 out of 1144 alumni = 71.6%

DISTRIBUTION OF DEGREES AWARDED AND RESPONDENTS:
* Of the 819 respondents, 122 (14.9%) had double majors and four (4) had three majors.

Undergraduate Majors *

Degrees Awarded Number of Respondents
Accounting
37 30
Art
32 22
Arts Management
4 2
Biology
34 23
Business Administration
177 139
Chemistry
8 3
Communication
72 53
Computer Science
5 5
Design Arts
25 15
Earth Science/Geoscience
6 4
Economics
16 13
Elementary Education
76 58
English
35 24
Environmental Policy & Planning
22 18
Environmental Science
20 14
First Nations Studies
3 1
French
3 3
German
8 5
History
33 19
Human Biology
105 65
Human Development
94 67
Humanistic Studies
14 8
Individual Major
2 1
Information Sciences
4 3
Interdisciplinary Studies
118 79
Mathematics
10 7
Music
5 5
Nursing
83 80
Philosophy
4 1
Political Science
34 22
Psychology
119 83
Public Administration
23 18
Social Change & Development
14 7
Social Work
27 17
Spanish
21 14
Theatre
15 13
Urban & Regional Studies
11 9
POST-GRADUATION STATUS
Currently employed
75.0 %
Pursuing graduate school/continuing education (1)
13.2 %
Currently employed and continuing education (2)
8.4 %
Still seeking employment (3)
2.0 %
Not currently seeking employment (3)
1.1%
Active military service
0.4%

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 the 548 who responded to “Did you accept your position prior to graduation?” 51.8% noted they had accepted prior to graduation.  Of those who had not accepted a position prior to graduation (222 respondents):
Accepted position less than one month after graduation
22.1 %
Accepted position one to three months after graduation
36.5 %
Accepted position three to six months after graduation
32.9 %
SALARY INFORMATION
For salaries reported by respondents (124 total) in full-time positions, the average starting salary was $38,130. With regard to ranges:
Salary range from $20,000 to $29,999
30.6 %
Salary range from $30,000 to $39,999
28.2 %
Salary range from $40,000 to $49,999
11.3 %
Salary range from $50,000 and up
22.6 %
RELATIONSHIP OF POSITION TO MAJOR

When asked the question “Is your position related to your major/program of study” 84.1% of the 596 respondents indicated “Yes.” (57.2% indicated “Very Related” and 26.8% 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 256 responses, the percent that chose the following reasons include:
  • Benefits........................ 6.6 %
  • Economy...................... 26.6 %
  • Geographic Location.... 41.0 %
  • Salary ...........................24.2 %
  • Other............................ 48.8 %

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 (664 total), 84.0% are employed in Wisconsin.  States in which our graduates reported employment include:

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN
MO, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NV, MY, OH, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA

Of those employed in Wisconsin who indicated city (549 total), 77.6 % work within a 50 mile radius of Green Bay and 52.6 % work within Brown County.  Eighteen (18) alumni noted working internationally including the countries of Belgium, China, France, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, and Thailand.

SAMPLING OF EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED CLASS OF 2011 GRADUATES:

ACUITY  •  American Family Insurance  •  APAC Customer Service  •  Associated Bank  •  Aurora BayCare  •  Baker Tilly  •  Baylake Bank  •  Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary  •   Bellin Health  •  Brown County  •  Cooperative Resources International  •  Covance Laboratories  •  Cumulus Broadcasting  •  Dental Health Products  •    Enterprise Rent-A-Car  •  Family Services  •  Fastenal  •  Gannett Media  •  Goodwill Industries  •  Green Bay Packers  •  Habitat for Humanity  •  Humana  •  Innovative Services  •  Integrys Energy Group  •  KI  •  Kohl’s Department Stores  •  Lutheran Social Services  •  Menards  •  NEW Community Clinic  •  Oneida Tribe of Indians  •  Rockwell Automation  •  Schneider National  •  Schreiber Foods  •  ShopKo Stores  •  State of Wisconsin  •  Target Stores  •  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  •  UnitedHealth Group  •  Unity Hospice  •   West Business Services  •  YMCA

SAMPLING OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS WHO ACCEPTED CLASS OF 2011 GRADUATES:

Adelphi University  •  Benedictine University  •  California State University  •  Carroll University  •  Case Western Reserve  •  Central Michigan University  •    Concordia University •  Cornell University  •  Creighton University  •  Eastern New Mexico University •  Eastern Washington University  •  Gonzaga University  •  Grand Canyon University  •  Illinois Institute of Technology  •  Kansas State University  •  Loyola University •  Marquette University  •  Minnesota State University Mankato  •  Mount Mary College  •  Northern Arizona University  •  University of  Arizona  •  University of Central Missouri  •  University of Cincinnati  •  University of Denver •  University of Illinois  •  University of Kentucky  •  University of Minnesota  •  University of North Dakota  •  University of Northern Iowa  •  University of San Diego  •  University of South Alabama   •  University of Toledo  •  Valparaiso University  •  Walden University  •  Wayne State University  •  Winona State University

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

RESULTS BY MAJOR:

To view more information about employers, job titles, salaries and graduate programs for various majors, CLICK HERE to view the 2011 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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