UW-Whitewater participated in the 2020 National Alumni Career Survey (NACM) as part of a UW System Administration initiative to learn more about career outcomes of UW system alumni. This survey, which was administered by the Career Leadership Collective (CLC), collects information about the experiences of alumni from over 50 colleges and universities in the US each year. The CLC is a new organization that began conducting career services-related surveys in 2017 and has served over 850 educational institutions in the last four years.
In this survey, respondents are asked to share their perceptions about how their UW-Whitewater education impacted their professional careers after graduation. They were also asked questions about their educational satisfaction, career pathways, career satisfaction, economic mobility, and community engagement. While the survey does ask some sensitive questions on topics such as earnings, the main purpose of the survey it to measure the impact UW-Whitewater had on alumni’s career success. A link to the survey instrument can be found here: 2020 Official NACM Instrument
The 2020-21 administration was the first year in which UW-W participated in the survey. Alumni participation in this survey was completely voluntary, and all individual responses to the survey are kept confidential. Survey invitations were sent out to all UW-Whitewater alumni who graduated with an undergraduate degree in 2010 or in 2015 (approximately 4,000 students). The survey was open between November 2020 and January 2021. The survey population received multiple reminders encouraging participation. The UW-Whitewater response rate was 4.8%. The respondents were relatively equally split between those who graduated in 2010 and 2015.
Aggregated survey results have been provided below in the form of a campus report and a slide (prepared by the CLC). In addition, UW-Whitewater survey results have also been incorporated an interactive dashboard (a link to which is available on the right). This dashboard can be filtered on several demographic variables, as well as undergraduate major and current geographic location. The findings from this survey will be used at UW-Whitewater to understand and improve the undergraduate experience at our institution, particularly as they relate to career services and planning.
If you have any questions about UW-Whitewater's participation in this survey, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at 262-472-5671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.