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UCSC Politics BA GraduatesAcademic PlansNo plans to apply pursue in the next 5 yearsUndecidedNot applied, but intend to within the next 5 yearsHave applied, unknown acceptanceAccepted, plan to deferAccepted and will start within the yearPolitics MajorSocSci Division (excluding Politics Major)Two-thirds of Politics BA degree graduates had plans to pursue graduate education.Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesTypes of Academic DegreesPolitics MajorSocSci Division (excluding Politics Major)The majority (88%) of graduates with a Politics Major plan to obtain either a mastersdegree or JD.Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesMost Popular Field of Future Academic StudyPolitics MajorSocSci Division (excluding Politics Major)Politics BA graduates were interested in a variety of advanced degree fields, themost popular being related to Legal Professions & Studies (29%).Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesEmployment Plans31% of graduates with a BAdegree in Politics reportedbeing employed within 6months of graduation.Politics MajorSocSci Division (excluding Politics Major)Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesEmployed vs Seeking EmploymentPolitics MajorData from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination SurveySocSci Division (excluding Politics Major)

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesSectors where students were employedPolitics MajorSocSci Division (excluding Politics nmentNon-profitOf those employed, 50% of BA Politics graduates reported working in theBusiness sector within 6 months of graduation.Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesEmployers & Job TitlesData from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesMedian Annual Salary 35,000 31,320 31,320 31,320Overall UCSC GraduatesSocSci Division (excluding Politics BA)Politics BA 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0Fifty percent of graduates with a BA degree in Politics reported earning 31,320annually or higher within 6 months of graduation.Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesGeographic DestinationsPolitics Major50% of Politics BA graduatesreported that they plan to work inSan Francisco Bay Area or otherlocations in Northern California.SocSci Division (excluding Politics Major)Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesWhen did they start looking for a job? (employed & seekingemployment)About half (44%) of Politics BAgraduates began looking for a jobat least 3 or more months beforegraduation.Start the search early! Of thosegraduates who were employedfull-time, 60% started searchingfor a job at least 3 or moremonths before graduation.Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesHow many job offers did they receive?Politics MajorSocSci Division (excluding Politics Major)Of those employed, 58% of graduates with a BA degree in Politics receivedmultiple job offers.Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA GraduatesInternships50% of graduates reportedthat they found their internshipeither by networking withUCSC or personal contacts.SlugQuestOn-campus interviewsNetworking through UCSC contactsNetworking through personal contactsDirect contactPrevious employer/internshipUCSC Career Center FairOther (non-UCSC) job siteOther75% of graduates with aPolitics Major had at least 1 ormore internships during theirstudies at UCSC.Data from 2014-2015 Graduating ClassUCSC First Destination Survey

UCSC Politics BA Graduates Academic Plans Data from 2014-2015 Graduating Class UCSC First Destination Survey Two-thirds of Politics BA degree graduates had plans to pursue graduate education. Politics Major SocSci Division (excluding Politics Major) No plans to apply pursue in the next 5