Listening to our alumni: results of 2012 Alumni Attitude Survey
BY PENNY PEAK
Cal State East Bay was among 19 California State University campuses participating in the nationally normed 2012 Alumni Attitude Survey. With responses from nearly 800 of our alumni, the feedback provides a valuable gauge of alumni opinion.
Key findings from the survey: CSUEB alumni overwhelmingly rate their decision to attend the university a positive one and show a strong desire to stay engaged after graduation. Not surprisingly, graduates strongly value their relationships with faculty and their departments or majors, even decades after graduation. Also, the value of the degree grows over time, as alumni from earlier graduating classes reflect on the success they have achieved, thanks to their university degrees.
Alumni also shared opinions about program development. They requested help with career development, opportunities to interact with students, and more information about alumni services and benefits. Alumni Relations is already working to fulfill these requests. For example, the 2014 Industry Job Panels are open to alumni as well as students (see www.csueastbay/alumni-events); students are being included at key alumni events; and the Alumni Association membership program is being enhanced with more benefits and increased promotion.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate your feedback will help us shape alumni programs to better serve our alumni and students. We will share additional results in the coming year.