ERIC Number: ED213363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Graduates of 1979 and 1973: Their Postgraduate Studies, Occupations, and Impressions of UC Davis.
MacKenzie, Bonnie L.
Postgraduate education, employment, and attitudes of 1973 and 1979 graduates of the University of California, Davis, were surveyed in 1980. The return rates were 54 percent of the 1973 graduates and 61 percent of the 1979 graduates. For the 1979 graduates it was found that one-third are enrolled in graduate/professional school, about half attend the University of California, and about nine out of ten enrolled graduate/professional students attend school full-time. For the 1973 graduates it was found that two-thirds have undertaken postgraduate degrees, over half have attained at least one advanced degree, 18 percent are currently enrolled in school, and 43 percent of enrolled graduates are in school full-time. For the 1979 graduates, 77 percent are employed, 81 percent full-time, while most who work part-time also attend school; the median salary of full-time workers is $12,650; and 12 percent of employed graduates have not yet chosen a career field. For the 1973 graduates, 89 percent are working, 87 percent full-time; the median salary of full-time workers is $19,963; and 95 percent of graduates employed full-time have chosen a career field, and 84 percent of these are employed in their preferred field. Information is presented on attitudes about undergraduate major and preparation for postgraduate study; the incidence of postgraduate degrees; preparedness for occupations; relationships between occupations and undergraduate majors; job satisfaction; employer activities; intrinsic rewards of college education; and impression of schooling at the Davis campus. A questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Attendance, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Employment Patterns, Full Time Students, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Part Time Employment, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Education, Salaries, Student College Relationship, Student Experience, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs.