Professor Bob Connor listens in on a student discussion during a Health Care MBA class June 2, 2016.

Alumni Surveys

We're Listening and Responding

Every year St. Thomas reaches out to alumni to get their perspective.  Sometimes we ask about how St. Thomas prepared you for your career.  Other times we ask about philanthropy or programs we could develop that would help you personally and professionally. Most recently, our surveys have focused on career readiness and St. Thomas' direction for the next 5 years. 

Here is what you said.

From graduates in the past year

First Destination Survey Insights

93%
Tommies employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation
64%
Had internship while at St. Thomas
28%
Of those continuing their education, percentage going to graduate school for health services or medicine

Surveys consistently tell us that career success is supported by and enhanced by relationships afforded by the Tommie Network. Active advocates build the Tommie Network!

From alumni who graduated 5 and 10 years ago

National Alumni Career Mobility Survey Insights

+6%
Exceeded peer and national ratings for being prepared to begin a career upon graduation
85%
Satisfied with their current career
+5%
Exceeded peer and national ratings for understanding career opportunties while a student
From All Alumni in 2020

Alumni Attitude Survey Insights

77%
Agree or strongly agree that St. Thomas is making solid progress to being recognized as a premier Catholic institution
84%
Confirmed that St. Thomas delivers highly relevant programs and coursework that meets the ever-changing needs of the workplace
60%
Raised your hand to help students gain real-world knowledge through practical experiences (internships, research, clinical placements, etc.)

Which Survey?

This year, we are sending out two separate surveys.  Alumni will be asked to only complete of these surveys. 

Watch your inbox for an inviation to take your survey from "noreply@qualtrics-research.com" or "invites@mailer.surveygizmo.com."  Can't find the email?  Contact us using the links below.

Class of 2021: First Destination Survey

As a recent graduate navigating the COVID-19 professional challenges, St. Thomas would greatly appreciate an update on your current employment pursuit, placement or graduate school plans so that we can continue to support you in your professional advancement. Your completion of the First Destination Survey will help us understand and support you and all the newest members of the Tommie Network.

Each year, the University of St. Thomas Career Development Center conducts the First Destination Survey to gain valuable information on career outcomes from our recent graduates. The survey results help students explore possible entry-level careers, internships, and postgraduate fields of study – and help St. Thomas improve career programming.

Class of 2011 and 2016: Take the NACM Survey

Alumni who earned their bachelor's degrees in 2011 or 2016 will receive a survey from the Career Leadership Collective called the National Alumni Career Mobility (NACM) survey. The results of this 10-minute survey will be compared to other institutions and provide insights about your unique career path so we can improve how St. Thomas prepares graduates for their future.

The survey is an opportunity for you to share what you have been up to since graduating from St. Thomas, how specific experiences have shaped your career, your success, your community engagement, and your level of satisfaction with your career path.