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COMMON SURVEY QUESTIONS

FOR THE ILLINOIS PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES’
SURVEY OF BACCALAUREATE GRADUATES ONE YEAR AFTER GRADUATION

I. Employment Questions

1. Are you currently employed (including self-employed)?

1. Yes, full-time 3. No, but am seeking employment
2. Yes, part-time 4. No, and am not seeking employment

If you are NOT employed (responses 3 and 4), skip to Section II.

2. What is the Zip Code of your place of employment (e.g., your actual workplace, not corporate headquarters)?
______________

3. How would you classify your primary employer?

1. Self-employed or private practice 6. Health agency (e.g., hospital, clinic)
2. Business (industrial, commercial or service) 7. Federal, state, or local government
3. Professional firm (e.g., engineering, law) 8. Armed services
4. College or university 9. Non-profit (non-government)
5. Elementary/secondary school (including 10. Other (please specify) ______________________
cooperatives)

4. How satisfied are you with your current job?

1. Very satisfied 4. Somewhat dissatisfied
2. Satisfied 5. Dissatisfied
3. Somewhat satisfied 6. Very dissatisfied

5. How closely related is your current job to your bachelor's degree major?

1. Closely related 2. Related 3. Unrelated

If you marked "3" (unrelated), is this by choice? 1. Yes 2. No

6. When did you secure your first job following receipt of your bachelor's degree?

1. Held the same job while enrolled
2. Secured job by time of graduation
3. Secured job after graduation

If you marked "3," how many months after graduation did you secure employment?
1. Less than 1 month 4. Between 6 and 9 months
2. Between 1 and 3 months 5. More than 9 months
3. Between 3 and 6 months

7. What is your annual earned income before taxes in your current job? __________________

8. In general, how well did your bachelor's degree prepare you for your present job?

1. Very well 4. Inadequately
2. Well 5. Poorly
3. Adequately 6. Very poorly

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