UCSC First Destination Survey

Every year the Career Center sponsors a survey to ask graduating seniors about their post-graduation plans broadly, and more specific information if they have secured a job (including job title and salary) or been accepted into a graduate/professional degree program. Each survey year includes the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring graduating cohorts for that survey year.

This data is designed to provide students, alumni, and employers with critical data about where UCSC students go after graduation.  As expected, college major does not restrict the employment or graduate school options that UCSC students pursue.  Major profiles were created to provide an overview of the diverse interests and achievements of recent graduates from UC Santa Cruz.

This survey is administered by UCSC's Institutional Research, Assessment and Policy Studies. For information about survey administration questions about individual majors profiles, please contact surveys@ucsc.edu

Campus Overview
Breakdown by graduates employed full-time, attending graduate school, seeking employment, etc. by major and by academic division.
Employment Profile
Breakdown by employment sector, when the student began the job search, how obtained employment, job offers, and geographic destinations.
Graduate & Professional School Profile
Breakdown by type of graduate degree and subject area sought.
What Can I Do With a Major In...?
Profiles of 38 majors from five of the UCSC Divisions (exception: majors that had insufficient data to create a profile). The reports detail what choices graduates made, and illustrate that college majors rarely restrict students' career or graduate school options. All information is presented in composite, aggregate form.
Salary Information
Median salaries for graduating seniors in each major are reported as long as a minimum of five individuals has included it in their survey responses.
Internship Information
Breakdown by graduates who have obtained internships during their undergraduate career.
Survey Results