SURVEY OF GRADUATES College of Architecture, Design and Construction

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 1 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5  

SURVEY OF 2010-2011 GRADUATES

College of Architecture, Design and Construction

1. If you could start over again, would you still go to college?

# %

Yes, and I would still go to Auburn. 26 93%

Yes, but I would go elsewhere. 1 4%

No. 1 4%

Total 28 100%

2. How would you rate your educational experience at Auburn University? # % Very Poor 0 0% Poor 0 0% Good 8 29% Excellent 20 71% Total 28 100%

3. How important was each of the following factors in your decision to attend Auburn University?

Not Important (1) Somewhat Important (2) Very Important (3) Most Important (4) Total Responses Mean Location 1 11 11 5 28 2.71 Size of institution 9 11 8 0 28 1.96 Costs 2 9 12 5 28 2.71 Financial aid/scholarship 5 8 12 3 28 2.46 Majors offered 0 0 7 21 28 3.75 Influence of family 10 12 3 3 28 1.96 Influence of friends 13 12 2 1 28 1.68 Academic reputation 1 3 14 10 28 3.18 Athletic reputation 8 8 9 2 27 2.19 Social reputation 8 9 7 4 28 2.25 College guidebooks or rankings 6 11 9 2 28 2.25

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 2 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 4. Below is a list of some abilities that most colleges expect graduates to attain, no matter what their

major field of study. For each of the items listed, rate your level of ability at about the time you received your bachelor's degree from Auburn.

Little or No Ability (1) Basic Ability (2) Intermediate Ability (3) Advanced Ability (4) Total Responses Mean Locate, evaluate and use

information resources 0 1 10 17 28 3.57

Read analytically and critically 0 1 15 12 28 3.39

Construct effective arguments

in support of a position 0 0 15 13 28 3.46

Critique someone else's

arguments 0 1 15 12 28 3.39

Generate solutions to

open-ended or ill-defined problems 0 1 8 19 28 3.64

Apply simple mathematical

methods in real-world settings 0 4 8 16 28 3.43

Interpret and evaluate mathematical information in news reports

0 9 13 6 28 2.89

Use writing to communicate effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes

0 4 10 14 28 3.36

Make an effective oral

presentation 0 4 8 16 28 3.43

Describe how social systems (law, politics, economics, culture, etc.) develop and interact

1 10 10 7 28 2.82

Analyze your own culture,

history and society 0 5 15 7 27 3.07

Recognize an individual's responsibilities within a

community and society at large

0 3 13 12 28 3.32

Interact with people of other

races, ethnicities, and lifestyles 0 4 10 14 28 3.36

Interact with people who have beliefs, values and opinions different than yours

0 3 11 14 28 3.39

Apply the scientific method 0 7 11 10 28 3.11

Describe the basic principles, laws, and theories of one area of science

2 4 14 8 28 3.00

Appreciate and evaluate works of fine art (music, drama, painting, architecture, etc.)

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 3 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 5. To what extent do you agree with the following statements about your major program or department

while you were at Auburn University?

Strongly Disagree (1) Somewhat Disagree (2) Somewhat Agree (3) Strongly Agree (4) Total Responses Mean Faculty members in my

department were interested in the welfare of students.

0 3 8 17 28 3.50

Faculty members helped graduates of my program find appropriate employment.

4 3 13 8 28 2.89

Opportunities existed outside of class for interactions between students and faculty members in my program.

0 3 12 13 28 3.36

Interactions and discussions with my peers in my program were an important source of motivation and support.

1 1 3 23 28 3.71

Course requirements and sequences for my major were effective.

0 4 8 16 28 3.43

My department provided effective instruction.

0 3 9 16 28 3.46

Teaching and learning technologies (e.g., course‐ specific software, electronic course presentations, etc.) were effectively used in my program.

1 4 9 14 28 3.29

6. Since receiving your bachelor's degree from Auburn, have you enrolled for further study in a graduate or professional program?

# %

Yes 5 18%

No, but I applied 2 7%

No, but I am interested 5 18%

No 16 57%

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 4 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 7. Please identify the institution in which you enrolled for graduate or professional study.

Alabama ~ Auburn University 3

Maryland ~ Maryland Institute College of Art 1

Massachusetts ~ Boston University 1

8. What is your current enrollment status at this institution?

# %

Still enrolled 2 40%

Not currently enrolled 1 20%

Graduated with graduate or professional degree 2 40%

Total 5 100%

9. Type of degree sought or completed:

# %

Master's or Educational Specialist 5 100%

Professional Doctorate (DVM, PharmD, JD, MD, etc.) 0 0%

Research Doctorate (PhD, EdD) 0 0%

Other, please define: 0 0%

Total 5 100%

10.Please select the broad field and major of your graduate or professional study.

Business, Management, Marketing ~ Project Management 1

Architecture ~ Architecture 1

Visual and Performing Arts ~ Graphic Design 1

Architecture ~ Landscape Architecture 1

Other responses:

CADC- Master's of Industrial Design 1

11.Compared to graduates of other institutions, how well do you think Auburn prepared you for the graduate/professional program in which you are enrolled?

# %

Much Worse 0 0%

Worse 0 0%

About the Same 3 60%

Better 1 20%

Much Better 1 20%

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 5 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 12.Did you use the resources of AU Career Development Services (Tiger Recruiting Link, on-line

resources, career fairs, job postings, on-campus interviews)?

# %

Yes 16 57%

No 12 43%

Total 28 100%

13.If you looked for a job, which resources did you find useful? (Click all that apply)

# %

AU Career Center 4 15%

AU faculty members 12 46%

Co-op experience 8 31%

Direct contact with employer 20 77%

Employment agency 2 8%

Family, friends, or acquaintances 21 81%

Internship experience 14 54%

Job advertisement 10 38%

Professional associations 7 27%

Other, please describe* 3 12%

*Other responses included: online presence for self-marketing; networking; Nothing, I went into manual labor at the first jobsite that would take me.

14.Since receiving your bachelor's degree from Auburn University, have you obtained an income producing job?

# %

Yes 25 89%

No 3 11%

Total 28 100%

15.How long was the search your first job after completing your bachelor’s degree?

   # %

Had same job before completing degree 4 16%

Accepted position upon graduation 5 20%

1-3 months 9 36%

4-6 months 1 4%

7-12 months 2 8%

Over 1 year 4 16%

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 6 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 16.If you have not obtained a job since receiving your bachelor's degree from Auburn, why? (Please

select all that apply.)

   # %

Looking for work 2 67%

Student 2 67%

Caring for family 1 33%

Volunteer 0 0%

Not working for other reasons 0 0%

17.Please select an occupational family, group, and sub-group for your first job after graduation from Auburn University.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7

Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers ~ Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 4

Engineers 2

Other 1

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 5

Art and Design Workers 1

Art and Design Workers ~ Craft Artists 1

Art and Design Workers ~ Graphic Designers 3

Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1

Business Operations Specialists ~ Cost Estimators 1

Community and Social Service Occupations 1

Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists 1

Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1

Computer Occupations ~ Computer Occupations 1

Construction and Extraction Occupations 7

Construction Trades Workers ~ Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment

Operators 1

Helpers, Construction Trades ~ Helpers--Carpenters 1

Other Construction and Related Workers 1

Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 1

Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers ~ First-Line Supervisors of Construction

Trades and Extraction Workers 3

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 1

Sales and Related Occupations 1

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing ~ Sales Representatives, Wholesale and

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 7 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 18.If the occupational groups above do not represent your job, please list the title of your first job after

graduation from Auburn University here:  Architect Intern

 Theater Prop Artisan

 Project Manager

 Assistant Field Manager

 Field Engineer

 Information Technology Specialist

 Assistant Project Manager

 Jobsite clean-up, drywall, carpentry, concrete formwork, general helper.

 Estimator

19.What was the company name of your first employer after graduation?

 AMEC, Inc.

 Amerete, Inc.

 Auburn University

 Bechtel

 Brasfield & Gorrie

 City of Dunedin

 Construction Enterprises, Inc.

 CreateTWO

 Davis Architects

 Design Initiative

 Doster Contstruction Company

 Harlan Lee & Associates

 Holder Construction

 McCurry Construction

 Restoration Hardware Kirk Market

 Ruby Tuesday Inc.

 Seay, Seay, & Litchfield

 Sparks Construction

 StageDoor Manor

 Stevens & Wilkinson

 Vagabond Vintage Furnishings, LLC.

 WDG Architecture

 Whole Foods

20.In your first job after graduation, what was your employment status?

# %

Employed full-time (35+ hours per week) 21 91%

Employed part-time (34 hours per week or less) 2 9%

Total 23 100%

21.Approximately, what was your starting annual gross salary in your first job after graduation?

# % Under $20,000 5 21% $20,000-$29,999 3 13% $30,000-$39,999 7 29% $40,000-$49,999 3 13% $50,000-$59,999 4 17% $60,000-$69,999 1 4% $70,000-$79,999 1 4% $80,000 or more 0 0% Total 24 100%

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 8 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 22. In what U.S. state or territory was your first job?

Alabama 11 District of Columbia 1 Florida 1 Georgia 2 New York 1 North Carolina 1 South Carolina 1 Tennessee 3 Texas 1

23. How important was each of the following factors in your decision to accept your first job?

Not Important (1) Somewhat Important (2) Very Important (3) Most Important (4) Total Responses Mean

Chance for advancement 4 7 7 6 24 2.63

Pay 4 5 10 5 24 2.67

Fringe Benefits 5 10 7 2 24 2.25

Opportunity to use your

education 4 3 8 9 24 2.92

Job security 4 4 9 7 24 2.79

Opportunity to develop new

skills 2 2 9 11 24 3.21

Type of work 3 1 6 14 24 3.29

Working conditions or

flexible working arrangements 4 7 8 5 24 2.58

Affordable housing/rent 9 8 4 3 24 2.04

Low state taxes 14 6 2 2 24 1.67

Good public schools 17 5 2 0 24 1.38

Availability of recreational

areas and public parks 11 6 6 1 24 1.88

Availability of nightlife or

cultural activities 11 6 5 2 24 1.92

Stable economy and an

environment that is friendly to entrepreneurs

9 5 7 3 24 2.17

Low crime rate/safety 5 10 8 1 24 2.21

Being close to family/spouse 6 5 8 5 24 2.50

Multiple modes of transit (walkable neighborhoods, bike paths, etc.)

12 7 4 1 24 1.75

24. How related was your first job to your undergraduate degree from Auburn University?

# %

Directly related 16 67%

Indirectly related 6 25%

Not related 2 8%

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 9 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 25. Do you still hold the same job at the same employer?

# %

Yes, same job at the same employer 8 33%

No, changed position or employer 16 67%

No, do not work for pay 0 0%

Total 24 100%

26. In your current job, what is your employment status?

# %

Employed for pay, full time (35+ hours per week) 23 100%

Employed for pay, part time (34 hours or less per week) 0 0%

Total 23 100%

27. Please select an occupational family, group, and sub-group for your current job.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7

Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers ~ Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 4

Architecture and Engineering Occupations ~ Engineers 2

Other 1

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 7

Art and Design Workers 1

Art and Design Workers ~ Artists and Related Workers, All Other 1

Art and Design Workers ~ Craft Artists 1

Art and Design Workers ~ Graphic Designers 3

Art and Design Workers ~ Interior Designers 1

Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2

Business Operations Specialists ~ Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 1

Financial Specialists ~ Budget Analysts 1

Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1

Computer Occupations ~ Computer Occupations, All Other 1

Construction and Extraction Occupations 6

Construction Trades Workers ~ Operating Engineers and Construction Equipment Operators 1

Other Construction and Related Workers 1

Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 1

Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers ~ First-Line Supervisors of Construction

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 10 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 28. If the occupational groups above do not represent your current job, please list the title of your

current job here:

 Architect Intern

 Assistant Field Manager

 Assistant Project Manager

 City Planner

 Estimator

 Field Engineer

 I am a curator for a collection of artist-made products on an e-commerce website.

 Information Technology Specialist

 Intern/ project manager

 Project Engineer

 Theater Prop Graphic Designer/ Painter 29. What is the company name of your current employer?

 AMEC, Inc.

 Anthropologie - Urban Outfitters Inc.

 Auburn University

 Batten & Shaw, Inc

 Bechtel

 Brasfield & Gorrie

 Christ and Associates

 City of Largo

 Construction Enterprises, Inc.

 Cyberwoven

 Doster Contstruction Company

 Estimator

 Harlan Lee & Associates

 Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation

 Kirk Market of Kirk Group

 Lathan Associates

 Milwaukee Repertory Theater

 PCL Construction

 Scoutmob, INC.

 Seay, Seay, & Litchfield

 Solomon Cordwell Buenz

 VeenendaalCave

 WDG Architecture

30. In what U.S. state or territories are you currently employed?

Alabama 7 California 1 District of Columbia 1 Florida 4 Georgia 2 Guam 1 Kentucky 2 South Carolina 1 Tennessee 2 Wisconsin 1

31. How directly is your current position related to your degree from Auburn University?

# %

Directly related 17 69%

Indirectly related 6 25%

Not related 1 6%

Total 24 100%

32. If your current position is not directly related to your degree from Auburn University, is this by choice?

# %

Yes 5 33%

No 0 0%

Employed in my field of study 10 67%

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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment 11 | J a n u a r y , 2 0 1 5 33. Approximately, what is your current gross annual salary?

# % Under $20,000 0 0% $20,000-$29,999 2 8% $30,000-$39,999 5 21% $40,000-$49,999 7 29% $50,000-$59,999 3 13% $60,000-$69,999 4 17% $70,000-$79,999 1 4% $80,000 or more 2 8% Total 24 100%

34. How well do you think your Auburn education has enhanced your opportunity for future advancement? # % Very well 18 67% Somewhat well 8 30% Not at all 1 4% Total 27 100%

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