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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

1991

Graduates

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Survey Of Employers' Satisfaction With Western Washington University Graduates, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson, Robert M. Thorndike Mar 1991

Survey Of Employers' Satisfaction With Western Washington University Graduates, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson, Robert M. Thorndike

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Summary and analysis of data from a survey employers of WWU graduates.


Survey Of Employers' Satisfaction With Western Washington Graduates, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Robert M. Thorndike, Joseph E. Trimble Mar 1991

Survey Of Employers' Satisfaction With Western Washington Graduates, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Robert M. Thorndike, Joseph E. Trimble

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Executive Summary: This report compiled information gathered in interviews with a sample of personnel managers and direct supervisors of organizations employing Western Washington University graduates from one to three years after their graduation. Personnel managers were questioned first. When asked to rate their emphasis of nine qualities of general employment, work or internship experience received the highest ratings of "great" emphasis. Having a broad liberal arts background received the highest ratings of "little" or "no" emphasis. A majority of personnel managers preferred that employees be flexible (47.4%), or valued skill training and flexibility equally (41.8%). It was also ...