ERIC Number: ED206254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Bellarmine College Alumni Survey.
Alumni of Bellarmine College, Kentucky, who had obtained B.A. or B.S. degrees from 1974 to 1978 were surveyed in 1979. Areas of assessment were as follows: majors, desired occupation at time of graduation, attendance at graduate school, present employment status, jobs held by respondents, reasons why respondents chose their present jobs, difficulties encountered in obtaining a job, importance of a degree from Bellarmine, and job satisfaction. Overall, 70 percent of the respondents indicated that they would repeat their major if they could begin college again. However, with the exception of psychology majors, those in the social science and humanities divisions were least likely to want to repeat their majors. Half of the men wished to become either accountants or executives at the time of graduation, while one-fourth of the women wished to become elementary school teachers. There was a fairly close correspondence between desired and actual occupations. Slightly more than one-third of the respondents had attended graduate school, and about 70 percent of those attending graduate school had obtained or were pursuing M.A. or M.B.A. (masters of business administration) degrees. Approximately 85 percent of the respondents were working full time, and 57 percent were employed by private industry. Education was the next most important employer category, followed by government. Men were more often employed in private industry, while women were more often employed in education. About 65 percent of respondents indicated no difficulty obtaining a job, about 28 percent had some difficulty, and about 7 percent had a great deal of difficulty. A sample survey form is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Alumni, Career Choice, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Majors (Students), Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bellarmine Coll., Louisville, KY.