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  • 2008 Cohen Grant Research Mapping the Career Paths of American Humanics Graduates Researchers: Teresa Van Horn and Heather Carpenter 1
  • Purpose of Study Examine the experiences and career tracks  of students who have graduated with certificates in American Humanics from American Humanics affiliated universities that were established and active from 1948 to 1995. 2 2
  • Methodology Mixed Methodology  Quantitative  Qualitative  Measuring  Alumni Satisfaction   Career Paths taken 3 View slide
  • First Phase Focus group of American Humanics  Alumni Compiling the survey questions on  SurveyMonkey 4 View slide
  • Second Phase Pre-tested the survey with Alumni from  Cal State Fresno Revised the survey questions  Distributed the survey via email with a link  to SurveyMonkey Sent postcards to those without email 5
  • Sample: Pre-1995 Programs University % of Total Responses Arizona State University 16% • High Point University 1% • Lindenwood University 6% • Missouri Valley College 5% • Murray State University 12% • Pepperdine University 6% • Rockhurst University 11% • University of Houston 20% • University of Northern Iowa 11% • University of San Diego 14% • Oldest respondents were from the class of 1957 (2) Majority (82%) graduated after 1995 *Valid percents 6
  • Key questions Where are AH grads going to work?  What are alumni attitudes about AH  certificate? Are the differences between AH graduate  responses depend on which sector they choose for their first job or careers? 7
  • Findings •Demographics •Profession •AH Certificate 8
  • Knowledge of Nonprofit Jobs The majority of respondents (59%) had “no” or “very little” knowledge of career opportunities in the nonprofit sector prior to joining American Humanics. 9
  • Demographics 69% joined AH in their Junior or  Senior Year Respondents graduated within the last  10 years 78% are employed full-time  10 10
  • Career Progression 200 150 100 50 0 Nonprofit For Profit Govt. Third Job Other First Job Second Job 10
  • Do AH Grads Return to the Sector? 1ST JOB 1ST JOB GVT For Profit 48.6% 34.1% YES 51.4% 65.9% NO 12
  • Income The majority of those respondents that started their careers in both the nonprofit and for-profit report their current income range as $40,000-$49,000 The majority who began in the government sector report a current income range of: $30,000-$39,000 20
  • Job Tenure The majority of respondents stay on  average 2 years in their jobs regardless of sector. 21
  • 0 75.0 150.0 Arts and Culture Education Environment/Animals Foundations/Grantmaking Health and Human Services International Sub-sector career tracks Public Societal Benefit Religion Housing/Civil Rights 13
  • 0 15 30 45 60 Executive Mgmt Fundraising Finance HR Marketing Program Mgmt I.T. Volunteer Mgmt Admin Operations Positions Held Within the Sector Other 14
  • Volunteering 85% volunteer 1st Job 1st Job 1st Job Nonprofit GVT For Profit 85.0% 80.6% 88.6% 15
  • Board Service 25% serve on a board 1st Job 1st Job 1st Job Nonprofit GVT For Profit 31.4% 16.7% 18.6% 16
  • Attitudes about AH Certificate Score of 5 is most 1st Job 1st Job 1st Job positive Nonprofit GVT For Profit Gave me the knowledge to be a successful 4.32 3.95 4.07 professional Led me to a career in the nonprofit sector 4.09 3.03 3.03 Helped me secure an entry level 3.48 2.94 2.81 administrative job after graduation Helped me secure a middle or upper 3.05 2.50 2.56 management job after graduation Prepared me to step into a leadership role 4.02 3.95 4.05 Gave me an edge in getting a better 3.41 3.26 3.14 paying job after graduation 17
  • Attitudes about AH Certificate Score of 5 is most 1st Job 1st Job 1st Job positive rating Nonprofit GVT For Profit The AH Placement Program at AHMI was valuable in helping me to secure my 2.69 2.25 2.17 first job The AH National Office Internship was valuable to my seeking my first job in 2.62 2.43 2.18 the nonprofit sector Participating in AH co-curricular activities helped me to better perform my work 3.96 3.45 3.74 in my first job My employer was aware of the AH 3.69 3.03 2.49 certification program The AH certificate was valuable in getting 3.80 2.82 2.26 my first job after graduation My employer recognized an added value to having an employee who had been 3.70 2.43 2.53 certified through the AH program 18
  • Attitudes about AH Certificate % that would recommend AH to entering Freshman 1st Job 1st 1st Job Nonprofit Job GVT For Profit 61.3% 41.7% 45.5% Strongly recommend 31.7% 55.6% 40.0% Recommend 93.0% 97.2% 85.5% Total Overall response 96% 19
  • Limitations Data is limited to those that responded to  the survey Contact information that was not current  Lack of cooperation from some Campus  Directors and/or Alumni Offices More response from newer alumni than  older 22
  • Next steps Offer survey to all American Humanics programs for use Present data to individual Campus Directors to use with their program assessments Reconcile the common core questions between surveys to create a national database 23