First Destination Survey

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The First Destination Survey is UCSC's survey for graduating seniors!

The UCSC First Destination Survey asks graduating seniors in each quarter about what happens next after graduating from UCSC -- whether seeking employment, working, going to graduate school, or pursuing other interests.  Current students:  please watch for an invitation email toward the end of the quarter that you apply for graduation!

Graduating seniors and recent graduates:  Congratulations!  Select the quarter of your graduation:

                                       

Prize drawings for giftcards are held after each quarter's survey closes!

 

Dashboard of Results from 2016-2021 Degree Recipients

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The First Destination Survey 2016-2021 Dashboard of Results shows the post-graduation plans of recent undergraduate degree recipients.

Results combine responses from 5 years graduating classes, from Summer 2016 graduates to Spring 2021 graduates.  Results from Spring 2021 graduates were collected through January 2022.  The aim of this dashboard is to help students with major selection and career preparation.

First Destination Survey results help future students with major selection and career preparation, and provide alumni and employers with information about where UCSC students go after graduation.  Results also help UCSC Career Success and academic departments plan to better meet the needs of students and recent graduates. 

Responses are confidential and are combined over multiple quarters and years:  results are not reported in any personally identiable way.

Survey Results from 2014-2017 Degree Recipients

Major-specific reports are available in PDF format for graduates between 2014 and 2017.  The profiles provide an impressive overview of the diverse interests and achievements of recent graduates from UC Santa Cruz. 

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Results by Degree/Major (2014-2017)

Plans for employment and graduate students, among 2014-2017 degree recipients.

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Sources of Career Advice (2015-2017)

Sources of career advice and discussion of career plans with advisors, among 2015-2017 degree recipients.