Campus: CSU, Stanislaus -- April 25, 2000

Annual Survey Indicates Graduates Are Finding Jobs

A recent survey of 1999 Spring graduates of California State University, Stanislaus indicates the degree recipients continue to be successful in finding employment.

The results were based on findings from a survey conducted by the University's Counseling/Career Development Center during the months of December 1999 and January 2000.

Sixty-six percent of the 236 respondents reported they were working in full-time jobs and 14 percent are in part-time work. Sixteen percent are continuing their studies in graduate school. Of the 4 percent that reported unemployment, 3 percent are seeking work. Graduates polled included bachelor's, master's and teaching credential recipients. Bachelor's degree holders comprise 84 percent of the respondents and Master's degree recipients comprise 16 percent.

Business and industry attracted 35 percent of the respondents while education accounts for 27 percent. Of that amount, 26 percent are employed as teachers.

Academic preparation and work experience were listed as the leading qualifications for finding employment. Other factors included personality and job-search efforts.

Among the resources used to find jobs, "other methods" were listed as the best tactic by 41 percent of the respondents, followed by want ads with 15 percent.

Thirty-eight percent of the respondents utilized the various services available at the Counseling/Career Development Center.

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