ERIC Number: ED181852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
UCI Alumni and Their Careers. A Survey of the Graduate Training and Work Experience of the First Decade of the University of California, Irvine Alumni.
California Univ., Irvine. Student Affairs Office of Studies and Research.
The career and educational experiences of the baccalaureate degree recipients of the University of California at Irvine (UCI) during the first decade of its existence, 1965-74, were studied. A response from 2,479 alumni, or 51 percent, provided information concerning: (1) educational attainment; (2) initial employment after graduation; and (3) current employment of UCI graduates. In addition, separate analyses were undertaken of respondents in relation to their academic school or program of study. Special attention is directed to a comparison of academic aspiration and attainment, the level and types of graduate programs selected by the survey respondents, the pursuit of academic graduate degrees, the institutions selected for graduate study and the employment of graduate degree holders. In addition to determining the initial occupations most frequently pursued by UCI graduates, the data provided information on: the relationship between success in obtaining jobs in chosen fields and the UCI school or program from which one graduates, the significance of previous part-time and/or summer work in obtaining a job in a chosen field, and the relationship between starting salaries and the UCI school or program from which one graduates. Employment information was collected concerning: career fields, location and type of employer, current annual salaries, employment in chosen field, job satisfaction, relevance of undergraduate education to job, job performance without college education, and notable undergraduate career-related experiences. Analyses of minorities and transfer students are also included. A survey questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Alumni, Bachelors Degrees, Career Choice, College Choice, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Employment Experience, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Income, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Majors (Students), Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Undergraduate Study, Vocational Followup
University of California, Irvine, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University and Student Affairs, Irvine, CA
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Irvine. Student Affairs Office of Studies and Research.