Each year, Career Services conducts the Graduate Follow-Up Survey to determine the status of our graduates regarding employment, graduate study, or other endeavors. The data for the Class of 2010 (December 2009, May 2010 and August 2010 graduates) has been compiled and is available on our website at: http://www.uwgb.edu/careers/connections/graduate-follow-up-survey.asp On this page you will be able to view an overview of the survey results, as well as reports by major. With a 70% response rate for the survey, the Class of 2010 had a 96.4% placement rate. “Placement rate” is the percent of alumni who reported working, attending graduate/professional school, or are active in the military.
With 2.8% of respondents reporting that they were still seeking employment, the Class of 2010 graduates fared better than the overall national and local averages (unemployment rates ranged from 6.0% to 9.7% between May 2010 and May 2011). However, some challenges these alumni faced included finding positions related to their major/desired career field and that it took more time to find a job. Some noted they accepted positions that were not directly related to major due to their geographic preferences (desired location), lack of available positions, or the salary and/or benefits by their employer.
The Marketing & Communication Office of UW-Green Bay provided a great summary of the statistics, available for viewing at http://blog.uwgb.edu/inside/index.php/log-news/news/06/30/survey-graduates/