A&S College of Arts and Sciences - The Perfect Career?

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2003 GRADUATE SURVEY RESULTS

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and

Sciences

Bachelor's Degree Recipients

438 100%

1,169 100%

4,001 100%

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRADUATES SURVEYED

Questionnaires:

284

65%

752

64%

2,661

67%

Not returned ………

27

6%

70

6%

209

5%

Not delivered by post office ………

127

29%

347

30%

1,131

28%

Returned by graduate ………

Responding graduates currently:

90

71%

224

65%

828

73%

Working ………

34

27%

119

34%

299

26%

Attending or waiting to attend school ……

9

7%

25

7%

103

9%

Unemployed ………

Master's Degree Recipients

11 100%

111 100%

347 100%

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRADUATES SURVEYED

Questionnaires:

8

73%

61

55%

199

57%

Not returned ………

1

9%

8

7%

26

7%

Not delivered by post office ………

2

18%

42

38%

122

35%

Returned by graduate ………

Responding graduates currently:

74

61%

27

64%

Working ………

2 100%

19

45%

56

46%

Attending or waiting to attend school ……

7

6%

1

2%

Unemployed ………

Subsequent tables for master's degree recipients are not included because of the low number of respondents.

Doctoral Degree Recipients

10 100%

76 100%

160 100%

TOTAL NUMBER OF GRADUATES SURVEYED

Questionnaires:

3

30%

37

49%

73

46%

Not returned………

1

10%

6

8%

14

9%

Not delivered by post office ………

6

60%

33

43%

73

46%

Returned by graduate ………

Responding graduates currently:

6 100%

32

97%

70

96%

Working ………

1

17%

2

6%

2

3%

Attending or waiting to attend school ……

3

4%

1

3%

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DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY - Bachelor's Degree Recipients

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and

Sciences

Current primary activity

EMPLOYED BY A US ORGANIZATION Public sector:

9

8%

21

7%

34

3%

Postsecondary education ………

21

2%

5

2%

K-12 education ………

9

8%

22

7%

73

7%

Government or military ……… Private sector, including education:

19

16%

39

12%

93

10%

Non-profit ………

36

31%

86

28%

380

39%

For profit ………

2

1%

Museum ……… EMPLOYED BY AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

4

3%

7

2%

36

4%

In the US ………

15

2%

3

1%

Outside of the US ………

31

27%

107

34%

235

24%

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION ………

8

7%

22

7%

86

9%

UNEMPLOYED ………

Working

11

13%

26

12%

126

16%

JOB IS: Full-time, career field, permanent ……

26

30%

77

35%

275

34%

Full-time, career field, will change

22

25%

51

23%

202

25%

Full-time, outside career field ………

12

14%

31

14%

95

12%

Full-time, temporary ………

16

18%

33

15%

108

13%

Part-time ………

18

20%

61

28%

219

27%

WORK IS: Definitely beneath my level ………

26

30%

57

26%

230

29%

Somewhat beneath my level ………

43

49%

97

45%

345

43%

At an appropriate level ………

1

1%

1

1%

5

1%

At too advanced a level ………

2

2%

7

3%

27

3%

ATTENDING Yes, related to UW education …………

4

5%

19

9%

85

10%

SCHOOL? Yes, career related, new area ………

1

1%

5

2%

17

2%

Yes, not career related ………

81

92%

188

86%

681

84%

No ………

12

14%

27

12%

86

11%

MONTHLY INCOME: Under $1000 ………

19

22%

36

16%

154

19%

1000- 1499 ………

22

25%

48

22%

167

21%

1500- 1999 ………

19

22%

49

22%

160

20%

2000- 2499 ………

9

10%

25

11%

96

12%

2500- 2999 ………

5

6%

17

8%

58

7%

3000- 3499 ………

1

1%

8

4%

34

4%

3500- 3999 ………

1

1%

7

3%

23

3%

4000- 4500 ………

9

1%

1

1%

4500- 4999 ………

7

1%

1

1%

5000- 5499 ………

1

1%

5500- 5999 ………

7

1%

Over $6000 ………

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44

72%

108

69%

390

71%

JOB LOCATION: King, Pierce, Snohomish ………

2

3%

5

3%

21

4%

Other Washington counties ………

7

1%

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon ………

3

5%

6

4%

25

5%

California, Hawaii ………

2

3%

6

4%

13

2%

Mountain states ………

2

3%

4

3%

13

2%

Central states ………

5

8%

6

4%

34

6%

Eastern states ………

3

5%

21

13%

47

9%

International ………

22

22%

39

15%

109

12%

JOB SEARCH: Newspaper ads ………

20

20%

60

24%

177

19%

The Internet ………

2

2%

6

2%

22

2%

Professional organization ………

4

4%

13

5%

46

5%

Employment agency ………

3

3%

7

3%

24

3%

Faculty advisor or committee …………

46

45%

115

45%

489

54%

Networking/personal contacts …………

5

5%

13

5%

44

5%

UW Center for Career Services ………

Attending School

2

6%

6

5%

37

13%

LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: Bachelor's …………

7

21%

13

11%

35

12%

Terminal Master

16

47%

57

49%

115

40%

Master's/PhD ……

6

18%

29

25%

71

24%

Professional ……

6

2%

2

2%

Vocational …………

3

9%

10

9%

27

9%

Other ………

4

12%

23

20%

55

21%

ARE YOU ALSO EMPLOYED? Yes, by the school ………

9

27%

20

18%

69

26%

Yes, other part-time …

2

6%

6

5%

17

6%

Yes, other full-time …

18

55%

65

57%

127

47%

No ………

Unemployed

2

22%

3

13%

13

14%

REASON NOT Volunteering ………

1

11%

1

4%

13

14%

WORKING Raising a family ………

1

1%

Taking care of an ill relative ……

11

12%

3

13%

Traveling, etc. ………

5

56%

11

48%

36

38%

Looking for work ………

1

11%

1

4%

3

3%

Deciding what to do ………

3

3%

Taking time off ………

14

15%

4

17%

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Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

While a UW student, did you participate in:

85

37

231

104

704

400

Community volunteer service (outside of UW)

54

69

95

237

332

767

Community service as part of a UW course (Service learning)

41

79

101

229

395

704

A public service internship or other work-based learning (for credit or pay)

78

44

205

130

333

763

Faculty research beyond being a research subject

No

contribution

Small

contribution

Moderate

contribution

Strong

contribution

1 2 3 4

Mean

S.D.

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology

How has your participation contributed to your

preparation and success in your current primary

activity?

2.73

Volunteer Service

1.06

2.56

Service Learning

0.99

3.32

Internship/Work-based

0.87

2.91

Faculty Research

1.06

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and

Sciences

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT - Bachelor's Degree Recipients

If I had to make my college choice over again, I would choose to attend UW.

4

3%

16

5%

45

4%

Strongly disagree

9

7%

21

6%

66

6%

Disagree

18

15%

37

11%

139

13%

Indifferent

42

34%

123

36%

416

38%

Agree

50

41%

143

42%

441

40%

Strongly agree

During the past year, how many hours each month, on average, did you devoted to volunteer work or a community

action program?

49

39%

139

41%

470

42%

None

23

18%

75

22%

255

23%

1 - 3

18

14%

50

15%

126

11%

4 - 6

16

13%

31

9%

85

8%

7 - 10

20

16%

45

13%

175

16%

Over 10

In the past year, approximately how much have you contrubuted monetarily to charities or philanthropies?

93

74%

252

74%

779

70%

Less than $100

21

17%

49

14%

176

16%

$100 - 250

3

2%

15

4%

66

6%

$250 - 500

5

4%

9

3%

43

4%

$500 - 1000

3

2%

14

4%

48

4%

Over $1000

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STUDENT OUTCOMES - Bachelor's Degree Recipients

1 2 3 4 5

Mean

S.D.

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology

YOUR SKILLS: Rate yourself on each of the following

abilities.

Poor

Fair

Good

Very Good

Excellent

3.97

Writing effectively

0.77

3.46

Speaking effectively

0.90

3.93

Critically analyzing written

information

0.87

3.94

Defining and solving problems

0.74

4.23

Working and/or learning independently

0.71

4.02

Working cooperatively in a group

0.80

2.22

Using a foreign language

1.09

3.60

Understanding and appreciating the

arts

1.04

3.55

Understanding and applying

scientific principles and methods

0.90

3.33

Understanding and applying

quantitative principles and methods

0.88

3.97

Understanding and appreciating

diverse philosophies and cultures

0.92

3.77

Understanding the interaction of

society and the environment

0.95

3.79

Working effectively with modern

technology, especially computers

0.92

4.04

Locating information needed to help

make decisions or solve problems

0.81

3.82

Using knowledge, ideas, or

perspectives gained from major field

0.87

3.73

Using knowledge, ideas, or

perspectives gained outside major

0.83

3.59

Using management/leadership

capabilities

1.02

3.71

Recognizing your responsibilities,

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STUDENT OUTCOMES - Bachelor's Degree Recipients

1 2 3 4 5

Mean

S.D.

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology

NECESSITY: How important are each of these abilities

to your current primary activity?

Not

Important

Somewhat

Important

Important

Very

Important

Essential

3.39

Writing effectively

1.32

3.86

Speaking effectively

1.1

3.45

Critically analyzing written

information

1.34

3.82

Defining and solving problems

1.07

3.89

Working and/or learning independently

1.01

3.92

Working cooperatively in a group

1.15

1.80

Using a foreign language

1.01

1.9

Understanding and appreciating the

arts

1.16

2.78

Understanding and applying

scientific principles and methods

1.51

2.8

Understanding and applying

quantitative principles and methods

1.33

3.36

Understanding and appreciating

diverse philosophies and cultures

1.31

2.97

Understanding the interaction of

society and the environment

1.36

3.79

Working effectively with modern

technology, especially computers

1.14

4.06

Locating information needed to help

make decisions or solve problems

0.96

3.29

Using knowledge, ideas, or

perspectives gained from major field

1.22

3.41

Using knowledge, ideas, or

perspectives gained outside major

1.04

3.59

Using management/leadership

capabilities

1.17

3.24

Recognizing your responsibilities,

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STUDENT OUTCOMES - Bachelor's Degree Recipients

1 2 3 4 5

Mean

S.D.

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology

SATISFACTION: How satisfied are you with the

University of Washington's contribution to your

development in each area?

Not at all

Little

Somewhat

Mostly

Very

3.68

Writing effectively

0.84

3.13

Speaking effectively

1

3.9

Critically analyzing written

information

0.88

3.74

Defining and solving problems

0.84

3.98

Working and/or learning independently

0.93

3.56

Working cooperatively in a group

0.95

2.88

Using a foreign language

1.23

3.09

Understanding and appreciating the

arts

1.18

3.81

Understanding and applying

scientific principles and methods

0.92

3.51

Understanding and applying

quantitative principles and methods

0.97

3.58

Understanding and appreciating

diverse philosophies and cultures

1.05

3.47

Understanding the interaction of

society and the environment

1.01

3.30

Working effectively with modern

technology, especially computers

1.13

3.71

Locating information needed to help

make decisions or solve problems

0.9

3.96

Using knowledge, ideas, or

perspectives gained from major field

0.85

3.6

Using knowledge, ideas, or

perspectives gained outside major

0.82

2.91

Using management/leadership

capabilities

1.12

3.03

Recognizing your responsibilities,

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STUDENT OUTCOMES - Bachelor's Degree Recipients

1 2 3 4 5

Mean

S.D.

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology

In general, how satisfied are you with your UW

education with regard to each of the following?

Not at all

Little

Somewhat

Mostly

Very

4.10

Quality of instruction in your major

field

0.73

3.86

Quality of instruction outside of

your major field

0.71

3.12

Interaction with faculty outside of

the classroom

1.06

2.83

Assistance by faculty in pursuing

your career

1.24

2.24

Assistance in finding employment

1.21

3

Academic advising

1.28

2.97

Your readiness for a career

1.17

3.8

Your readiness for advanced education

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DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY - Doctoral Degree Recipients

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and

Sciences

Working

3

50%

11

34%

30

43%

JOB IS: Full-time, career field, permanent …

2

33%

14

44%

22

31%

Full-time, career field, will change Full-time, outside career field …………

10

14%

5

16%

Full-time, temporary………

1

17%

2

6%

8

11%

Part-time ………

2

3%

WORK IS: Definitely beneath my level …………

1

17%

2

6%

12

17%

Somewhat beneath my level ………

5

83%

29

91%

55

79%

At an appropriate level ………

1

1%

1

3%

At too advanced a level ………

ATTENDING Yes, post-graduate in my degree

3

4%

2

6%

SCHOOL? Yes, career related, new area …… Yes, not career related ………

6

100%

30

94%

67

96%

No ………

1

17%

1

3%

1

1%

MONTHLY INCOME: Under $500 ……… $500 - 999 ………

4

6%

1000- 1499 ………

3

4%

1

3%

1500- 1999 ………

1

17%

3

10%

8

12%

2000- 2499 ………

1

17%

4

13%

7

10%

2500- 2999 ………

11

16%

3

10%

3000- 3499 ………

11

16%

6

19%

3500- 3999 ………

2

33%

6

19%

10

15%

4000- 4500 ………

1

17%

7

23%

13

19%

Over $4500 ………

3

60%

9

36%

17

34%

JOB LOCATION: King, Pierce, Snohomish …………

3

6%

1

4%

Other Washington counties ……

1

2%

1

4%

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon ………

3

6%

2

8%

California, Hawaii ………

2

40%

3

12%

4

8%

Mountain states ………

6

12%

2

8%

Central states ………

16

32%

7

28%

Eastern states ……… International ………

3

4%

JOB SEARCH: Newspaper ads ………

1

14%

7

21%

19

25%

World wide web/internet ………

1

1%

1

3%

Employment agency ………

3

43%

6

18%

20

27%

Professional organization ………

3

43%

20

59%

32

43%

(10)

DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY - Doctoral Degree Recipients

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and

Sciences

Attending School

LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: Undergraduate Master's ………

1

100%

2

100%

2

100%

Doctoral ……… Professional … Vocational ……… Other ………

ARE YOU ALSO EMPLOYED? Yes, by the school …… Yes, other part-time Yes, other full-time

1

100%

1

100%

1

100%

No ………

Unemployed

1

33%

LOOKING FOR WORK? Yes, career field only ………

Yes, any field ………

1

33%

Yes, may be temporary …………

No, traveling, etc. ……… No, deciding what to do ……

1

33%

1

100%

No, not at present ………

TYPE OF EMPLOYER - Doctoral Degree Recipients

5

7%

2

6%

Business (for profit) ……… Business (not for profit) ……… Education (K-12) ……… Education (post-secondary)

1

17%

2

6%

21

29%

Univ/college tenure-track faculty ………

2

33%

5

15%

11

15%

Univ/college non-tenure-track faculty ………

7

10%

4

12%

Univ/college research or administrative …

1

17%

14

42%

17

23%

Postdoctoral appointment ………

5

7%

2

6%

Government agency ………

1

1%

1

3%

Industry ……… Law firm ………

1

1%

Medical faculty ……… Military ………

1

17%

2

6%

2

3%

Private practice ………

2

3%

Self-employed ……… Social service agency ………

1

17%

1

3%

1

1%

(11)

STUDENT OUTCOMES - Doctoral Degree Recipients

How satisfied are you with the University of

Washington's contribution to your professional and

academic growth in each of the following areas?

Not at all

Little

Somewhat

Mostly

Very

1 2 3 4 5

Mean

S.D.

Psychology

A&S Natural Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology

4.17

Writing effectively in your field

0.9

4.17

Speaking effectively in your field

0.69

4.67

Critically analyzing technical

writing from your field

0.75

4.67

Learning independently

0.47

4.67

Critically analyzing the research

literature from your field

0.75

4.33

Applying research to problems in

your field

0.94

4.17

Applying quantitative principles

and methods to problems in your field

0.9

4.33

Defining and solving problems in your

field

0.75

3.67

Working cooperatively in a group

1.6

3.83

Preparing for a career

1.07

4.17

Preparing for furthering your

education in your field

1.07

3.17

Understanding differing philosophies

and cultures

1.34

4.17

Understanding the interaction of

society and the environment

0.9

4.17

Recognizing your responsibilities,

rights and privileges as a

1.46

In general, how satisfied are you with your UW education for

this degree with regard to each of the following?

3.67

Quality of instruction in your major

field

1.25

3.17

Quality of instruction outside of

your major field

1.07

4.17

Interaction with faculty outside of

the classroom

0.69

4.5

Assistance by faculty in pursuing

your career

0.76

3.33

Assistance in finding employment

1.37

3.8

Advising and other student services

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CURRENT ACTIVITY ROSTER

Working

Job Title

Employer

loan processor

first independ. Mortgage

Permanent in career:

BACHELOR'S

Sales Rep.

specialist

chpl

Laser Service Associate

Luxarcare LLC

Sales Producer

Allstate

management training

lumbermens

private investor

eiford company

Veterinary Assistant

Pet's Choice

Career, change likely:

residential counselor

ryther child center

asst. researcher

uw

research study assistant

uw

treatment provider

denton state school

Case Manager --

WA-- Div. of Devel. Disab

medical assistant

uwmc

research technician

fred hutch

Research Coordinator

UW

Research Coordinator

University of Washington

executive

target

Clinical Research Coord.

Mass. General Hospital

Supervisor

REI

counselor

children's home society

asst. teacher

nw montessori

Executive Team Leader

Mervyn's

admin-assistant

interior management inc

Not career, full-time:

admin asst

crrel

research technologist 1

uw school of nursing

Customer Care Rep

AT&T Wireless

sus chef

star bistro

Owner Services

Trendwest

salesperson

bon macy's

Production Assistant

Countrywide Home Loans

customer service rep

red dot

Team Coordinator

Seattle Cancer Care Alli.

IT Administrator

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

nanny

Teller

Money Tree

reception

admin asst.

prime plus corp

Administrative Assistant

Sterling Johnston Capital

basketball coach

cornell univ

Teller Coordinator

Bank of America

program assistant

uw

model

click model management

Not career, temporary:

employeed advocacy mgr

eddie baur

Laboratory Manager

UW

field technician

uv

head lifeguarde

windermere co & pasta co

Retail Manager

Gap

customer service

longs drugs

P.T. aide

I.R.G.

gardener

garden of weedin'

Teacher

YMCA

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Working

Job Title

Employer

fitness director

ADD life fitness

Library Assistant

King Co. Library System

office assistant

penski appraisal

Teaching Artist

Seattle Repertory Theatre

stadium usher

staffmark

waitress/barista

world class café

research assistant

univ of wa

intern (finance dept)

providence health system

entry level accountant

Staff Scientist

Fred Hutch Cancer Rsearch

Permanent in career:

DOCTORATE

Assistant Professor

University of Montana

Research Associate

U of Washington

Career, change likely:

postdoc research fellew

university of colorado

psychologist

self

Part-time:

In School

Program Level

Program

Field of study

Institution

Masters/Doctoral

BACHELOR'S

education

orgeon state u

Western WA University

Comm Sciences & Disorders

Willamett U.

Law

santa clara u

masters

spu

mft

Northwestern University

PhD

northwest college

MA in counseling psych

University of Kansas

Masters in SPED

Other

associates

art institute of seattle

Seattle University

Law

Professional

M.D.

University of Washington

Des Moines University

Podiatry

New York Medical Coll

M.D. degree

UW

Physical Therapy

washington state univ

veterinary med

Terminal Masters

master of education

seattle univ

Health Ed/Promotion

University of Alabama

Health Studies

uw

technical communication

antioch univ

ma: counseling

Tulane University

M.S.

city university

masters in teaching

Masters/Doctoral

MASTER'S

clinical psych phd

UW

U of Washington

Clinical Psychology Phd

Unemployed

Type of work seeking

any

BACHELOR'S

Social Services

mental health related

Health

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