ERIC Number: ED389953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Bachelor of Business Administration Graduates Classes of August and December 1992.
Hawaii Univ., Manoa.
A survey was conducted to determine the postgraduate activities of the University of Hawaii-Manoa College of Business Administration Classes of August and December 1992. Data collected from these graduates by September 1993 relate 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 41 percent of the graduates (129 responses from a total of 318 questionnaires sent). Results of the survey showed 80 percent of the graduates were employed full time, 7 percent worked part time, 6 percent were unemployed and seeking work, and 7 percent were in graduate school. All but two of the full-time employees were working in Hawaii. Of the employed graduates, 43 percent had secured employment by graduation; the rest took a mean of 9 weeks to find employment. Median salary of the graduates who were employed full time was $20,000-$24,999 per year. Methods used to obtain employment included using the university placement office, going back to a previous employer, newspaper ads, and referrals by professors and advisors and family and friends. In anecdotal responses, graduates suggested starting the job search early, getting internship or work experience in their fields before graduation, and getting to know other professionals working in the field as helpful in obtaining employment. (The report includes four tables of responses; three appendixes listing graduates' positions and employers and their suggestions for obtaining jobs and improving the university, and two attachments of the survey letter and questionnaire.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa.