ERIC Number: ED389952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Engineering Graduates Class of 1993.
Hawaii Univ., Manoa.
A survey was conducted by the Career Placement Services office of the University of Hawaii at Manoa to determine the postgraduate activities of the College of Engineering Class of 1993. Data collected from these graduates (including those who graduated with bachelor's degrees in summer and fall 1992 and spring 1993) by September 30, 1993, related to their employment status, geographic location of employment, type of work currently performing, methods of securing employment, and salaries. Responses to mailed and telephone surveys were received from 64 percent of the graduates (66 responses from a total of 103 questionnaires sent). Results of the survey showed 59 percent of the graduates were employed full time, 11 percent worked part time, 20 percent were unemployed and seeking work, and 11 percent were in graduate school. Twenty-nine percent of the graduates were employed in building or construction, followed by consulting or research (24 percent) and government agencies (18 percent). Of the employed graduates, 94 percent were employed in Hawaii. Thirty-eight percent of the graduates earned salaries of $25,000-29,999, 21 percent earned $30,000-34,999, and 10 percent earned $40,000 or more. Of the employed graduates, 63 percent had secured employment by graduation, 11 percent found employment within 4 weeks after graduation; 15 percent within 8 weeks; 4 percent within 12 weeks; and 7 percent after more than 12 weeks. Methods used to obtain employment included previous employment, referrals by professors and advisors and family and friends. In contrast to the Class of 1990, the Class of 1993 had five times as many unemployed and seeking work graduates. In anecdotal responses, graduates suggested obtaining early and related work experiences as well as active involvement with professional student organizations and faculty as helpful in obtaining employment. (The report contains seven tables of responses and five appendixes of study documents, including the survey instrument. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa.