ERIC Number: ED413493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Career Development, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Income, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Salary Wage Differentials, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.