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NACE Student Survey 2010 - 2011

The CSULB Career Development Center participates in the annual National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey of college students to identify:

  • how students approach the job market as they near graduation;
  • how responsive the market is to the graduating students;
  • the resources students use to seek their first full-time job after getting their degree; and
  • the preferences students have regarding job and/or employer attributes that may impact their decision for whom to work or not to work.
 

Plans immediately after graduation

Plans immediately after graduation
All Respondents
Plan after graduation Responses % of Responses
Begin my own business 15 2.0%
Graduate or professional school 201 26.3%
State or local government 44 5.8%
Federal government 10 1.3%
Military 4 0.5%
Nonprofit 76 10.0%
Private sector, for-profit 223 29.2%
Teach 50 6.6%
Travel 31 4.1%
Not sure 94 12.3%
Other 7 0.9%
Transfer to 4 year school; Get
another degree
0 0.0%
Get married, have kids, start family, homemaker 1 0.1%
Advance/Continue in current career 2 0.3%
Internship 4 0.5%
Move 1 0.1%
Plans immediately after graduation
Seniors
Plan after graduation Responses % of Responses
Begin my own business 3 1.2%
Graduate or professional school 61 24.1%
State or local government 14 5.5%
Federal government 4 1.6%
Military 0 0.0%
Nonprofit 24 9.5%
Private sector, for-profit 88 34.8%
Teach 12 4.7%
Travel 9 3.6%
Not sure 31 12.3%
Other 3 1.2%
Transfer to 4 year school; Get
another degree
0 0.0%
Get married, have kids, start family, homemaker 0 0.0%
Advance/Continue in current career 1 0.4%
Internship 3 1.2%
Move 0 0.0%
 

Started search for full-time job

Started search for full-time job Seniors
Begun the job search Responses % of Responses
Yes 119 46.9%
No 135 53.1%

Duration of current job search

Duration of current job search - months Seniors
How many months before graduation do you plan to/did you begin your active search for a full- time job? Responses % of Responses
1 44 17.3%
2 31 12.2%
3 34 13.4%
4 14 5.5%
5 14 5.5%
6 41 16.1%
8 5 2.0%
9 1 0.4%
10 1 0.4%
11 4 1.6%
12 34 13.4%
13 31 12.2%

Applied for a full-time

Applied for a full-time job Seniors
Applied for a job Responses % of Responses
Yes 80 67.2%
No 39 32.8%

Offers received after applying

Offers received after applying Seniors
How many full-time job offers have you received since applying for a job? Responses % of Responses
0 43 53.8%
1 26 32.5%
2 5 6.3%
3 5 6.3%
5 1 1.3%

Had an internship or co-op?

Had an internship or co-op
All Respondents
Internship Responses % of Responses
Yes, Internship 230 30.3%
Yes, co-op 9 1.2%
Yes, internship & co-op 10 1.3%
No 509 67.2%
Had an internship or co-op
Seniors
Internship Responses % of Responses
Yes, Internship 130 40.4%
Yes, co-op 4 1.6%
Yes, internship & co-op 5 2.0%
No 143 56.1%
 

Internships by industry

Internships by industry
All Respondents
Intern Industries Responses %of Respondents
Agriculture 0 0.0%
Oil & Gas 1 0.5%
Architecture/Construction 7 3.6%
Utilities 7 3.6%
Computer/Electronics Mfg 14 7.2%
Pharmaceutical 3 1.5%
Misc. Manufacturing 8 4.1%
Retail 18 9.3%
Wholesale 4 2.1%
Transportation 5 2.6%
Communications 26 13.4%
Finance 6 3.1%
Prof. Services Consult. 35 18.0%
Education 37 19.1%
Health Care 36 18.6%
Social Services 26 13.4%
Hospitality 9 4.6%
Government 21 10.8%
Internships by industry
Seniors
Intern Industries Responses % of Respondents
Agriculture 0 0.0%
Oil & Gas 0 0.0%
Architecture/Construction 3 3.4%
Utilities 4 4.5%
Computer/Electronics Mfg 3 3.4%
Pharmaceutical 3 3.4%
Misc. Manufacturing 5 5.6%
Retail 8 9.0%
Wholesale 3 3.4%
Transportation 2 2.2%
Communications 17 19.1%
Finance 3 3.4%
Prof. Services Consult. 18 20.2%
Education 13 14.6%
Health Care 14 15.7%
Social Services 13 14.6%
Hospitality 3 3.4%
Government 11 12.4%
 

Type of most recent internship experience

Type of most recent internship experience
All Respondents
Type of Internship Responses %of Responses
Paid at for-profit 64 27.8%
Unpaid at for-profit 46 20.0%
Paid at nonprofit 11 4.8%
Unpaid at nonprofit 43 18.7%
Paid at fed. government 4 1.7%
Unpaid at fed. government 7 3.0%
Paid at state or local government 15 6.5%
Unpaid at state or local government 15 6.5%
Student teaching 11 4.8%
Other 14 6.1%
Type of most recent internship experience
Seniors
Type of Internship Responses %of Responses
Paid at for-profit 32 28.6%
Unpaid at for-profit 27 24.1%
Paid at nonprofit 3 2.7%
Unpaid at nonprofit 25 19.6%
Paid at fed. government 2 1.8%
Unpaid at fed. government 2 1.8%
Paid at state or local government 4 3.6%
Unpaid at state or local government 8 7.1%
Student teaching 3 2.7%
Other 9 8.0%
 

Average percent of internship time spent in selected functions

Average percent of internship time spent in selected functions
All Respondents
Functions Average percent of internship time spent Mean
Administrative/clerical (e. g., filing, copying, typing, etc.) Q11_1:% 22.17
Communications (verbal or written communication with customers/clients, staff members, etc.) Q11_2:% 31.65
Logistics (organizing and coordinating schedules, tasks, etc.) Q11_3:% 12.17
Research, analytical/problem solving Q11_4:% 19.16
Project management (overseeing all or part of a project from start to finish) Q11_5:% 12.96
Non-essential functions (e.g., running errands, etc.) Q11_6:% 8.48
Average percent of internship time spent in selected functions
Seniors
Functions Average percent of internship time spent Mean
Administrative/clerical (e. g., filing, copying, typing, etc.) Q11_1:% 21.67
Communications (verbal or written communication with customers/clients, staff members, etc.) Q11_2:% 32.60
Logistics (organizing and coordinating schedules, tasks, etc.) Q11_3:% 11.69
Research, analytical/problem solving Q11_4:% 18.79
Project management (overseeing all or part of a project from start to finish) Q11_5:% 12.30
Non-essential functions (e.g., running errands, etc.) Q11_6:% 8.18
 

Would accept a full-time position with internship employer

Would accept a full-time position with internship employer
All Respondents
Based on your most recent internship experience, would you accept an offer of a fulltime position from the organization at which you interned? Responses % of Responses
Definitely would not 9 3.9%
Probably would not 30 13.1%
Might or might not 37 16.2%
Probably would 58 25.3%
Definitely would 95 41.5%
Would accept a full-time position with internship employer
Seniors
Based on your most recent internship experience, would you accept an offer of a fulltime position from the organization at which you interned? Responses % of Responses
Definitely would not 5 4.5%
Probably would not 12 10.7%
Might or might not 19 17.0%
Probably would 31 27.7%
Definitely would 45 40.2%
 

Received offer from internship employer

Received offer from internship employer Seniors
Have you received an offer for a full-time job from a company at which you had an internship or co-op? Responses % of Responses
Yes 13 11.9%
No 96 88.1%

Accepted offer of full-time job after graduation

Accepted offer of full-time job after graduation Seniors
Have you already accepted a full-time job that you will begin after graduation? Responses % of Responses
Yes 16 43.2%
No 21 56.8%
 

Starting Salary Offers & Expected Starting Salary

Starting Salary Offers Seniors

Salary Offer

Responses % of Responses
Less than $20,00 2 6.5%
$20,000- $25,000 2 6.5%
$25,001 - $30,000 6 19.4%
$30,001 - $35,000 10 32.3%
$35,001 - $40,000 8 25.8%
$40,001 - $45,000 6 19.4%
$45,001 - $50,000 2 6.5%
$50,001 - $55,000 0 0.0%
$55,001 - $60,000 1 3.2%
$60,001 - $65,000 1 3.2%
$65,001 - $70,000 1 3.2%
$70,001 - $75,000 0 0.0%
$75,001 - $80,000 0 0.0%
More than $80,000 0 0.0%
Expected Starting Salary Seniors
What did/do you expect your annual salary to be in your first full-time job after graduation? Responses % of Responses
Less than $20,00 16 6.3%
$20,000- $25,000 24 9.5%
$25,001 - $30,000 31 12.3%
$30,001 - $35,000 36 14.2%
$35,001 - $40,000 44 17.4%
$40,001 - $45,000 34 13.4%
$45,001 - $50,000 21 8.3%
$50,001 - $55,000 14 5.5%
$55,001 - $60,000 12 4.7%
$60,001 - $65,000 11 4.3%
$65,001 - $70,000 3 1.2%
$70,001 - $75,000 3 1.2%
$75,001 - $80,000 1 0.4%
More than $80,000 3 1.2%
 

Industries targeted for employment

Industries targeted for employment
All Respondents
Target Industries Responses % of Respondents
Agriculture 5 0.7%
Architecture/Construction 33 4.6%
Communications 148 20.5%
Computer/Electronics Mfg 55 7.6%
Education 198 27.4%
Finance 73 10.1%
Government 149 20.6%
Health Care 139 19.3%
Hospitality 48 6.6%
Human Services 186 25.8%
Oil &Gas 16 2.2%
Misc. Manufacturing 32 4.4%
Pharmaceuticals 31 4.3%
Professional Services 194 26.9%
Retail Trade 57 7.9%
Social Services 142 19.7%
Transportation 18 2.5%
Utilities 8 1.1%
Wholesale Trade 24 3.3%
Industries targeted for employment
Seniors
Target Industries Responses % of Respondents
Agriculture 0 0.0%
Architecture/Construction 12 4.8%
Communications 58 23.0%
Computer/Electronics Mfg 17 6.7%
Education 65 25.8%
Finance 30 11.9%
Government 49 19.4%
Health Care 37 14.7%
Hospitality 22 8.7%
Human Services 64 25.4%
Oil &Gas 5 2.0%
Misc. Manufacturing 11 4.4%
Pharmaceuticals 10 4.0%
Professional Services 78 31.0%
Retail Trade 35 13.9%
Social Services 55 21.8%
Transportation 7 2.8%
Utilities 3 1.2%
Wholesale Trade 15 6.0%
 

Resume ready

Resume ready
All Respondents
Strong Resume Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 56 7.9%
Disagree 45 6.3%
Neither Agree or Disagree 62 8.7%
Agree 247 34.8%
Strongly Agree 300 42.3%
Resume ready
Seniors
Strong Resume Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 10 3.9
Disagree 9 3.5%
Neither Agree or Disagree 20 7.8%
Agree 81 31.8%
Strongly Agree 135 52.9%
 

Worried about getting a job

Worried about getting a job Seniors
Worried about getting a job Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 16 6.3%
Disagree 16 6.3%
Neither Agree or Disagree 32 12.6%
Agree 72 28.3%
Strongly Agree 118 46.5%

Economy will affect my chances

Economy will affect my chances
All Respondents
Health of the economy will affect me Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 207 29.2%
Disagree 222 31.4%
Neither Agree or Disagree 147 20.8%
Agree 77 10.9%
Strongly Agree 55 7.8%
Economy will affect my chances
Seniors
Health of the economy will affect me Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 78 30.6%
Disagree 78 30.6%
Neither Agree or Disagree 50 19.6%
Agree 31 12.2%
Strongly Agree 18 7.1%
 

Expect financial help from parents

Expect financial help from parents
All Respondents
Expect to rely on parents Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 109 15.4%
Disagree 79 11.2%
Neither Agree or Disagree 131 18.5%
Agree 230 32.5%
Strongly Agree 159 22.5%
Expect financial help from parents
Seniors
Expect to rely on parents Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 37 14.5%
Disagree 32 12.5%
Neither Agree or Disagree 38 14.9%
Agree 79 31.0%
Strongly Agree 69 27.1%
 

Confident will be employed within 3 months of graduation

Confident will be employed within 3 months of graduation
All Respondents
Confident I will have a job in 3 months Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 62 8.8%
Disagree 149 21.0%
Neither Agree or Disagree 227 32.1%
Agree 191 27.0%
Strongly Agree 79 11.2%
Confident will be employed within 3 months of graduation
Seniors
Confident I will have a job in 3 months Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 18 7.1%
Disagree 55 21.6%
Neither Agree or Disagree 79 31.0%
Agree 71 27.8%
Strongly Agree 32 12.5%
 

College education has prepared me for the job market

College education has prepared me for the job market
All Respondents
College education has prepared me well Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 30 4.2%
Disagree 68 9.6%
Neither Agree or Disagree 178 25.2%
Agree 299 42.4%
Strongly Agree 131 18.6%
College education has prepared me for the job market
Seniors
College education has prepared me well Responses % of Responses
Strongly Disagree 9 3.5%
Disagree 29 11.4%
Neither Agree or Disagree 54 21.2%
Agree 119 46.7%
Strongly Agree 44 17.3%
 

Expected stay with first employer

Expected stay with first employer
All Respondents
How long do you think you will stay with your first employer after graduation? Responses % of Responses
Less than 2 years 143 20.2%
2 to 5 years 443 62.6%
6 to 9 years 80 11.3%
10 or more years 42 5.9%
Expected stay with first employer
Seniors
How long do you think you will stay with your first employer after graduation? Responses % of Responses
Less than 2 years 61 24.1%
2 to 5 years 149 58.9%
6 to 9 years 32 12.6%
10 or more years 11 4.3%
 

Expected work hours per week

Expected work hours per week
All Respondents
During the first few years on a new job, which you like very much, how many hours per week would you be willing to work? Responses % of Responses
40 hrs. or less 169 23.9%
41 to 50 hrs. 395 55.9%
51 to 60 hrs. 100 14.1%
More than 60 hrs. 43 6.1%
Expected work hours per week
Seniors
During the first few years on a new job, which you like very much, how many hours per week would you be willing to work? Responses % of Responses
40 hrs. or less 69 27.3%
41 to 50 hrs. 135 53.4%
51 to 60 hrs. 36 14.2%
More than 60 hrs. 13 5.1%
 

Visits to career services during past year

Visits to career services during past year
All Respondents
During this academic year, how often have you visited the Career Services Office? Responses % of Responses
Never 228 32.2%
Once 135 19.0%
one visit per semester 130 18.3%
2 or 3 visits per semester 168 23.7%
4 or more visits per semester 48 6.8%
Visits to career services during past year
Seniors
During this academic year, how often have you visited the Career Services Office? Responses % of Responses
Never 75 29.4%
Once 50 19.6%
one visit per semester 46 18.0%
2 or 3 visits per semester 66 25.9%
4 or more visits per semester 18 7.1%
 

Career Center Services Used

Career Center Services Used All Respondents
Career Center Activities Responses % of Responses
Career Counseling 180 33.6%
Resume writing 207 38.6%
Career skills/assessments testing 91 17.0%
Job search assistance 158 29.5%
Internship/co-op assistance 124 23.1%
Practice Interview 44 8.2%
Career workshops 143 26.7%
Researching employers 77 14.4%
Searching job listings 257 47.9%
None 0 0.0%

Helpfulness of career service activities in the job search

Helpfulness of career service activities in the job search Seniors
How helpful were the following career services in your job search or career planning? Not at all helpful Row N % Not very helpful Row N % Somewhat helpful Row N % Very helpful Row N %
Individual career counseling 2.8% 6.3% 42.6% 48.3%
Resume writing/reviewing assistance 0.0% 5.5% 37.8% 56.7%
Career skills testing and career assessments 0.0% 12.8% 51.2% 36.0%
Job search assistance 2.0% 13.7% 45.8% 38.6%
Internship/co-op search assistance 2.5% 16.8% 46.2% 34.5%
Practice interview sessions 2.4% 7.1% 52.4% 38.1%
Career or employment workshops 1.5% 11.4% 41.7% 45.5%
Researching a potential employer 2.7% 5.4% 45.9% 45.9%
Using career center job listings 1.2% 15.3% 45.2% 38.3%

Career Services has helped me in my?

Perspectives on career services and the job search Seniors
Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree or Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Career Services has helped me in my job search 8.7% 5.8% 43.5% 26.8% 15.2%
Career Services has helped me with my career plans 9.5% 8.4% 44.3% 26.2% 11.6%
Career Services has helped me with the tools and skills to find a job. 8.9% 6.0% 42.6% 28.2% 14.3%

Perspectives on various resources in the job search

Perspectives on various resources in the job search Seniors
Resources in the job search Did not use % of Category Not at all helpful % of Category Not very helpful % of Category Somewhat helpful % of Category Very helpful % of Category
Alumni 41.6% 5.5% 15.3% 24.1% 13.5%
Career services 30.8% 4.1% 12.3% 37.0% 15.7%
Faculty 22.2% 3.9% 12.7% 35.0% 26.2%
Friends 12.3% 2.8% 14.5% 45.7% 24.8%
Parents 21.4% 6.6% 17.1% 31.3% 23.6%
Relatives 27.3% 7.9% 18.1% 31.5% 15.3%

With whom will you review a job offer?

With whom will you review a job offer?
All Respondents
Review job offers Responses % of Responses
Parents 427 61.7%
Spouse or partner 271 39.2%
Relative other than parent 137 19.8%
Friend 321 46.4%
Faculty member 182 26.3%
Career services 125 18.1%
No one 119 17.2%
With whom will you review a job offer?
Seniors
Review job offers Responses % of Responses
Parents 155 60.8%
Spouse or partner 90 35.3%
Relative other than parent 49 19.2%
Friend 103 40.4%
Faculty member 66 25.9%
Career services 38 14.9%
No one 55 21.6%
 

Use and Usefulness of activities in the job search

Use and Usefulness of activities in the job search
Seniors
Category Did not use
% of Category
Not at all useful
% of Category
Not very useful
% of Category
Somewhat useful
% of Category
Very useful
% of Category
Career fairs 20.0% 4.3% 9.0% 38.0% 28.6%
Company website 5.1% 1.2% 8.3% 49.2% 36.2%
Company podcasts 51.8% 5.9% 14.2% 17.8% 10.3%
Company representatives 24.3% 2.4% 10.4% 38.2% 24.7%
Employer information presentations 23.8% 5.2% 9.1% 34.5% 27.4%
Employer recruitment brochures 28.2% 5.6% 17.5% 33.7% 15.1%
Employment agencies 39.7% 4.0% 12.3% 30.6% 13.5%
Job postings- Career center website 11.5% 3.2% 13.8% 33.6% 37.9%
Job postings- company website 11.1% 2.8% 8.7% 42.3% 35.2%
Job search magazines 46.4% 4.4% 18.3% 21.4% 9.5%
Commercial job search websites 20.5% 5.1% 15.7% 37.8% 20.9%
Networking 12.6% 2.4% 7.1% 26.1% 51.8%
Newspaper ads 44.7% 10.3% 19.8% 19.4% 5.9%
Print job listings -Career 40.3% 5.9% 12.3% 28.1% 13.4%
Professional associations 48.4% 6.3% 13.0% 22.0% 10.2%
Virtual career fairs 55.3% 6.7% 15.8% 16.2% 5.9%

Ranking of job or employer attributes

Ranking of job or employer attributes
All Respondents
Job or employer attributes Most Important
Count
2
Count
3
Count
4
Count
5
Count
Diversity 57 16 32 33 32
Recognized Brand 14 29 21 26 28
Opportunity for personal growth 132 86 60 57 30
Friendly co-workers 25 53 60 66 55
Good benefits 41 70 65 47 41
Clearly defined expectations 14 15 24 28 21
High starting salary 46 62 40 46 36
Job security 87 73 65 56 49
Rapid advancement 23 25 28 31 19
Improve the community 51 30 30 36 29
Close to home 19 20 40 41 66
Self expression 20 21 39 18 31
Recognition 13 21 30 33 41
Casual atmosphere 7 19 12 19 46
Diverse & tolerant 6 14 7 16 27
Ranking of job or employer attributes
Seniors
Job or employer attributes Most Important
Count
2
Count
3
Count
4
Count
5
Count
Diversity 30 6 18 16 14
Recognized Brand 6 20 10 7 12
Opportunity for personal growth 64 45 30 22 11
Friendly co-workers 11 27 27 27 24
Good benefits 16 27 34 20 22
Clearly defined expectations 3 8 9 13 11
High starting salary 24 31 12 18 18
Job security 41 37 36 25 21
Rapid advancement 12 10 13 18 14
Improve the community 16 11 12 18 15
Close to home 12 6 15 24 28
Self expression 11 8 14 9 13
Recognition 4 10 17 16 19
Casual atmosphere 4 5 6 11 21
Diverse & tolerant 0 2 0 9 10
 

Ranking of employee benefits

Ranking of employee benefits
All Respondents
Employee Benefits First Place
Count
Second Place
Count
Third Place
Count
Fourth Place
Count
Fifth Place
Count
Flextime 48 34 27 26 24
Annual salary increases 120 72 68 46 44
Family-friendly benefits 58 64 63 32 34
Telecommuting 8 10 9 12 15
100% employer -paid medical 129 95 62 42 45
More than 2 weeks of vacation 22 46 55 64 43
Dental insurance 13 54 63 60 33
Frequent performance reviews 18 8 20 18 27
Life insurance 21 26 23 45 42
EAP program 8 7 5 13 15
Casual dress policy 9 10 16 26 30
On-site fitness center 0 4 12 13 28
401(k) company match 38 59 58 58 55
Tuition reimbursement 47 36 43 56 54
On-site day care 0 2 7 9 9
Bonus or commission plan 12 25 21 31 53
Ranking of employee benefits
Seniors
Employee Benefits First Place
Count
Second Place
Count
Third Place
Count
Fourth Place
Count
Fifth Place
Count
Flextime 19 16 9 10 9
Annual salary increases 57 31 37 22 21
Family-friendly benefits 26 32 20 13 20
Telecommuting 5 5 2 5 7
100% employer -paid medical 63 41 26 20 18
More than 2 weeks of vacation 12 19 26 26 21
Dental insurance 5 26 32 28 12
Frequent performance reviews 4 4 9 11 13
Life insurance 6 10 12 18 19
EAP program 5 3 2 5 8
Casual dress policy 3 4 6 13 14
On-site fitness center 0 2 8 6 13
401(k) company match 16 28 34 23 27
Tuition reimbursement 25 20 15 32 21
On-site day care 0 0 2 4 3
Bonus or commission plan 6 11 12 16 25
 

Social networking sites used by respondents

Social networking sites used by respondents
All Respondents
social networks Responses % of Responses
Facebook 472 85.4%
MySpace 72 13.0%
LinkedIn 112 20.3%
Twitter 105 19.0%
Other 17 3.1%
None 57 10.3%
Social networking sites used by respondents
Seniors
social networks Responses % of Responses
Facebook 218 85.5%
MySpace 30 11.8%
LinkedIn 58 22.7%
Twitter 50 19.6%
Other 8 3.1%
None 26 10.2%
 

Think employers use social networking profiles to screen candidates

Think employers use social networking profiles to screen candidates
All Respondents
Employers use social net info Responses % of Responses
Yes 363 65.8%
No 55 10.0%
Not Sure 134 24.3%
Think employers use social networking profiles to screen candidates
Seniors
Employers use social net info Responses % of Responses
Yes 170 67.2%
No 21 8.3%
Not Sure 62 24.5%
 

Think employers should use social networking profiles to screen candidates

Think employers should use social networking profiles to screen candidates
All Respondents
Employers should use social net info Responses % of Responses
Yes 159 28.8%
No 278 50.4%
Not Sure 115 20.8%
Think employers should use social networking profiles to screen candidates
Seniors
Employers should use social net info Responses % of Responses
Yes 78 30.6%
No 132 51.8%
Not Sure 45 17.6%
 

Contacted by an employer through a social network

Contacted by an employer through a social network
All Respondents
Contacted through social network Responses % of Responses
Yes 29 5.2%
No 524 94.8%
Contacted by an employer through a social network
Seniors
Contacted through social network Responses % of Responses
Yes 16 6.3%
No 239 93.7%
 

Used social network in the job search

Used social network in the job search
Seniors
Used social network in job search Responses % of Responses
Discussed job openings 45 17.7%
Researched employers 32 12.6%
Networked 55 21.7%
Did not use social net in job search 169 66.5%

Network most effective during job search

Network most effective during job search Seniors
Most useful site for job search Responses % of Responses
Facebook 57 23.8%
MySpace 0 00.0%
LinkedIn 29 12.1%
Twitter 1 0.4%
Other 4 1.7%
None 148 61.9%

Degree & Class Level of Respondents

Degree & Class Level of Respondents
Class Responses % of Responses
Associate degree 2 0.4%
Freshman 34 6.2%
Sophomore 43 7.8%
Junior 130 23.6%
Senior 255 46.4%
Master's degree 83 15.1%
Ph.D. 3 0.5%

Academic Majors of Respondents

Academic Majors of Respondents
Major Responses % of Responses
Accounting 19 3.4%
Biology 20 3.6%
Business Administration 56 10.1%
Chemistry 8 1.4%
Communications 28 5.1%
Computer Science 14 2.5%
Economics 6 1.1%
Education 32 5.8%
Engineering 59 10.7%
English 19 3.4%
Environmental Science 1 .2%
Foreign Language 4 .7%
Healthcare 46 8.3%
History/Pol. Sci. 18 3.3%
Lib. Arts/Humanities 31 5.6%
Mathematics 4 .7%
Physics 2 .4%
Psychology 50 9.1%
Sociology/Soc. Work 36 6.5%
Performing Arts 25 4.5%
Undecided 6 1.1%
Other 68 12.3%

Gender of Respondents

Gender of Respondents
Gender Responses % of Responses
Male 154 28.2%
Female 393 71.8%
Transgender 0 0.0%