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ERIC Number: ED413493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85184-271-3
What Do Graduates Do Next?
Connor, H.; La Valle, I.; Pollard, E.; Millmore, B.
In 1997 a survey designed to measure career progress was administered to 1,064 graduates of the University of Sussex (England) who had responded to a previous career progress survey administered in 1995. Of the 585 individuals who completed the 1997 survey (response rate 58.3%), 47%, 22%, and 31% had graduated from the university in 1991, 1992, and 1993, respectively. As of May 1997, 86% of the graduates had moved into employment (versus 78% in July 1995). Only 4% of the respondents were unemployed, and only 7% were self-employed. On average, the graduates' salaries had improved. As in 1995, the highest earners were graduates from engineering and mathematical sciences. Sixty percent of the graduates changed jobs during the past 2 years. Nine out of 10 graduates considered their degree relevant to their job in some way, including 62% who said their work required graduate ability and 67% who said it was helpful in getting their job. The graduates' self-perceived level of underemployment had fallen to 49% from 60% in 1995. (Sixteen tables/figures are included. Appended are the following: summary of the study findings; survey instrument; and survey methodology, and 18 tables. The bibliography contains 10 references.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.