ERIC Number: ED104197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Status Report of WMU Graduates Certified for Business Education Teaching for Academic Years 1970-71, 1971-72 and 1972-73. A Survey.
This is the status report of a survey conducted to determine the types of entry level positions of students who graduate from Western Michigan University with a B. S. in Business Teacher Education and Administrative Services and those with a B. B. A. certified as a Business Education Teacher, for the academic years 1970-71, 1971-72, and 1972-73. The major purpose of this study is to learn what is happening to recent business education graduates in terms of such variables as: types of entry level positions graduates are holding: how these positions were found; length of time to locate positions and plans for graduate studies. Necessary data was obtained through questionnaires sent each year to the graduates of the 1970-71, 1971-72, and 1972-73 academic years soon after they graduated. Some findings are: (1) approximately 90 percent of the graduates of the Business Education and Administrative Services Department found employment either in teaching or business and industry during the three-Year period under study; (2) unemployment among the 1970-73 graduates is lower than the Michigan labor force population; (3) slightly more than one-third to almost one-half of the graduates found their positions by applying directly on their own. Tables are included in the text. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Dept. of Business Education and Administrative Services.