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HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY

Graduate Tracer Study Yr. 4


Research Center

Interview # ______
Dear Graduate:

Good day! Please complete this questionnaire as accurately & honestly as possible. Your answer will be used for research purposes in
order to assess graduate employability and improve course offerings of your alma mater, Holy Name University. Your answers to this
survey will be treated with strictest confidentiality.

GRADUATE TRACER SURVEY FOR SY 2006-2007 GRADUATES

A. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Name _________________________________________________________________________________

2. Present Permanent Address ________________________________________________________________

3. E-mail Address __________________________________________________________________________

4. Telephone or Contact Number(s) ____________________________________________________________

5. Mobile Number _________________________________________________________________________

6. Civil Status
1 Single 3 Separated 5 Widow or Widower
2 Married 4 Single Parent

7. Sex 1 - Male 2 - Female

8. Age ________ Birthday / / / / / / / / / / /


Month Day Year
9. Region of Origin
1- Region 1 5- Region 5 9 - Region 9 13- NCR
2- Region 2 6- Region 6 10- Region 10 14- CAR
3- Region 3 7- Region 7 11- Region 11 15- ARMM
4- Region 4 8- Region 8 12- Region 12 16- CARAGA

10. Province __________________________

11. Location of Present Residence


1 – City 2 - Municipality

B. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

12. Degree/ Programs Completed at HNU.


Degree(s) & College or Year Honor(s) or Award(s)
Specialization(s) Department Graduated Received

13. Professional Examination(s) Passed, if applicable.


Name of Examination Date Taken Rating
(any professional examination)

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HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY
Graduate Tracer Study Yr. 4
Research Center

14. Reason(s) for taking the course(s) or pursuing degree(s). You may ENCIRCLE more than one answer.
Associate Baccalaureate Graduate
High grades in the course or subject area(s) related to the course 1 1 1
Good grades in high school 2 2 2
Influence of parents or relatives 3 3 3
Peer Influence 4 4 4
Inspired by a role model 5 5 5
Strong passion for the profession 6 6 6
Prospect for immediate employment 7 7 7
Status or prestige of the profession 8 8 8
Availability of course offering in chosen institution 9 9 9
Prospect of career advancement 10 10 10
Affordable for the family 11 11 11
Prospect of attractive compensation 12 12 12
Opportunity for employment abroad 13 13 13
No particular choice or no better idea 14 14 14
Others, please specify

C. TRAINING(S)/ADVANCE STUDIES ATTENDED AFTER COLLEGE

15a. Please encircle all professional or work-related training program(s) including advance studies you have attended after
college. Also indicate duration (number of hours) or credits/units earned. You may use extra sheet if needed.
Duration/Credits Name of Training
Type of Training or Advance Study
Earned/Hours Undertaken Institution
1 Teaching Enhancement Skills Training
2 Work Skills Enhancement Training
3 IT Skills Training
4 Financial Management Skills Training
5 Master’s Degree (/units)
6 Capability-building Seminars
7 Management Skills Training
8 Health-Service Training Course
( ) Others, pls. specify

15b. What made you pursue advance studies? (MULTIPLE RESPONSE)


1 - For promotion
2 - For professional development
3 - Others, please specify____________________________________________________________

D. EMPLOYMENT DATA

16. Are you presently employed?


1 - Yes (go to Q. 18)
2 - No (go to Q. 17)
3 - Never been employed (go to Q. 17)

17. Please state reason(s) why you are not employed. (MULTIPLE RESPONSE).

1 Advance or further study 4 Lack of work experience 7 End of contract


2 Family concern and decided not to find a job 5 Did not look for a job ( ) Others, pls specify _________
3 Health-related reason(s) 6 Still applying for work

Go to Q. 24 if answer in Q. 16 is NO
Go to Q. 34 if answer is Q. 16 is Never been employed.

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HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY
Graduate Tracer Study Yr. 4
Research Center

18. Present Employment Status


1 Regular or Permanent 3 Casual 5 Self-employed
2 Temporary 4 Contractual

If self-employed, what skills acquired in college were you able to apply in your work?
_____________________________________________________________________

19. Present occupation and Complete Name of Company (Ex. Grade School Teacher-HNU, Electrical Engineer-Provincial Engineering
Office, Self-employed- name of company)
___________________________ - _______________________________________

20. Major line of business of the company you are presently employed in. (ONE RESPONSE ONLY).

1 Agriculture and Forestry 7 Wholesale and Retail Trade 13 Insurance & Social Security
2 Fishing and Aquaculture 8 Hotels, Restaurants, & Tourism Industries 14 Education
3 Mining and Quarrying 9 Transport, Storage, and Communication 15 Health & Social Development
4 Manufacturing 10 Financial Industry (Bank, Pawnshop, etc.) 16 Personal Services
5 Electricity, Gas, & Water Supply 11 Real Estate and Rental Business 17 Private Households
6 Construction 12 Public Administration/Government Service
( ) Others, pls. specify ______________________________________

21. Place of work 1 - Local 2 - Abroad

22. Is this your first job after college? 1 - Yes (go to Q. 23) 2 - No (go to Q. 24)

23. What are your reason(s) for staying on the job? (MULTIPLE RESPONSE).
1 Salaries and benefits 5 Proximity to residence
2 Career challenge 6 Peer influence
3 Related to special skill 7 Family influence
4 Related to course or program of study 8 No other opportunities
Other reason(s), please specify______________________

24. Is your first job related to the course you took up in college?
1 - Yes 2 - No

25. What were your reasons for accepting the job? (MULTIPLE RESPONSE).
1 Salaries and benefits 5 Proximity to residence
2 Career challenge 6 Peer influence
3 Related to special skill 7 Family influence
4 Related to course or program of study 8 No other opportunities
Other reason(s), please specify______________________

Go to Q. 26, if the present job is NOT THE FIRST JOB


Go to Q. 27 if first job was the LAST EMPLOYMENT.
Go to Q. 28 if PRESENT JOB IS THE FIRST JOB.

26. What were your reason(s) for changing job? (MULTIPLE RESPONSE).
1 Salaries and benefits 5 Proximity to residence
2 Career challenge 6 Peer influence
3 Related to special skill 7 Family influence
4 Related to course or program of study 8 No other opportunities
Other reason(s), pls. specify______________________

27. How long did you stay in your first job?


1 Less than a month 4 1 year to less than 2 years 7 4 years and above
2 1 to 6 months 5 2 years to less than 3 years
3 7 to 11 months 6 3 years to less than 4 years
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Graduate Tracer Study Yr. 4
Research Center

28. How did you find your first job?

1 Response to an advertisement 5 Arranged by school’s job placement office


2 As walk-in applicant 6 Family business
3 Recommended by someone 7 Job Fair or Public Employment Service Office (PESO)
4 Information from friends ( ) Others, please specify_________________________

29. How long did it take you to land your first job?

1 Less than a month 4 1 year to less than 2 years 7 4 years and above
2 1 to 6 months 5 2 years to less than 3 years
3 7 to 11 months 6 3 years to less than 4 years

30. Job Level Position (Pls. ENCIRCLE corresponding number)

Job Level 30.1. What was your position in 30.2. What is your position in your Current
your First Job? or Present Job? (Answer this column only if
your present job is NOT your first job)
Rank or Clerical 1 1
Professional, Technical or Supervisory 2 2
Managerial or Executive 3 3
Self-employed 4 4

31a. What is your initial gross monthly earning in your first job after college?

1 Below P5,000.00 4 P15,000.00 to less than P20,000.00


2 P5,000.00 to less than P10,000.00 5 P 20,000.00 to less than P25,000.00
3 P10,000.00 to less than P15,000.00 6 P 25,000.00 and above

31b. What is your gross monthly earning in your present job? (Answer only if your present job is NOT your first job)
P__________

32. Was the curriculum you had in college relevant to your first job?
1 Yes (go to Q. 33)
2 No (go to Q. 34)

33. If YES, what competencies learned in college did you find very useful in your first job? (MULTIPLE RESPONSE).

1 Communication skills 3 Entrepreneurial skills 5 Critical Thinking skills


2 Human Relations skills 4 Problem-solving skills 6 Information Technology skills
( ) Other skills, please specify__________________________________________

34. List down suggestions to further improve your course (i.e. BSN, BSA, BSCE, etc.) curriculum.
______________________________________ ________________________________________
______________________________________ ________________________________________

Thank you for taking time to fill out this questionnaire. Please return this questionnaire to Holy Name University Research Center at HNU
Main Campus. Being one of the alumni of your institution, may we request you to list down the names of other college graduates of SY
2006-2007 from your institution including their addresses and contact numbers? Their participation will also be needed to make this
study more meaningful and useful.

NAME COURSE FULL ADDRESS CONTACT NUMBER