North Carolina State University
2001-2002 Graduating Senior Survey:
Gender and Racial/Ethnic Comparisons of
Senior Year Employment
and
Extracurricular Activities

This document reports survey data on gender and racial/ethnic differences in the respondents' experiences in employment during their senior year at NC State. Survey results for all respondents are provided in "2001-2002 Graduating Senior Survey: All Respondents." For information about the survey and analysis methods, see "2001-2002 Graduating Senior Survey: Introduction, Methods, and Student Demographic Profile."

Number of Hours Worked Per Week | Job Relationship to Academic Major | Co-op/Internship Experience |

Extracurricular Activities



Q Number of Hours Worked Per Week This Academic Year (Among Employed Respondents, n=1,584)

  All Women Men AfAm White Other
Less than 5 hours per week (%) 5.4% 5.0% 5.8% 1.6% 5.6% 7.5%
5-9 hours per week (%) 11.0% 12.3% 9.9% 7.8% 11.2% 12.3%
10-14 hours per week (%) 20.1% 20.6% 19.6% 17.8% 20.3% 19.8%
15-19 hours per week (%) 19.4% 17.3% 21.1% 12.4% 19.9% 20.8%
20-24 hours per week (%) 20.8% 22.9% 19.0% 27.1% 20.2% 19.8%
25-29 hours per week (%) 10.0% 10.5% 9.6% 15.5% 9.8% 6.6%
30-34 hours per week (%) 4.5% 4.2% 4.8% 8.5% 4.2% 3.8%
35 or more hours per week (%) 8.8% 7.2% 10.2% 9.3% 8.7% 9.4%

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Q Job Related to Academic Major?

  All Women Men AfAm White Other
Directly related (%) 31.6% 27.9% 34.8% 15.6% 33.1% 32.4%
Somewhat related (%) 32.2% 33.4% 31.2% 39.1% 31.1% 38.1%
Not related (%) 36.2% 38.7% 34.0% 45.3% 35.8% 29.5%


Q If "Not Related" Was This By Choice?

  All Women Men AfAm White Other
Yes (%) 66.6% 71.9% 61.6% 71.4% 66.6% 58.1%
No (%) 33.4% 28.1% 38.4% 28.6% 33.4% 41.9%

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Q Co-op/Internship Experience

  All Women Men AfAm White Other
Yes (%) 48.9% 48.5% 49.2% 56.9% 47.6% 55.0%
No (%) 51.1% 51.5% 50.8% 43.1% 52.4% 45.0%


Q Job Contribution to Personal/Professional Growth

  All Women Men AfAm White Other
4: Excellent (%) 64.0% 66.3% 62.1% 50.6% 65.4% 63.9%
3: Good (%) 29.9% 27.2% 31.9% 41.2% 28.8% 27.8%
2: Fair (%) 4.7% 5.2% 4.3% 8.2% 4.1% 6.9%
1: Poor (%) 1.5% 1.2% 1.7% 0.0% 1.7% 1.4%

 

Q Received Job Offer From Field Experience

  All Women Men AfAm White Other
Yes (%) 31.2% 28.3% 33.5% 23.8% 32.8% 22.9%
No (%) 68.8% 71.8% 66.5% 76.2% 67.2% 77.1%

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Q Involvement with Campus Activities (percent of student category who participated in activity)

All
Women
Men
AfAm
White
Other
Org/clubs related to major
54.6%
59.1%
51.1%
63.5%
53.8%
55.2%
Intramural/rec sports/club team
40.6%
29.3%
49.5%
28.8%
42.8%
27.6%
Academic (Honors prgrm, etc.)
36.3%
39.3%
33.9%
23.7%
37.3%
37.2%
Honor/srvc/prof frat/sorority
28.8%
33.3%
25.3%
16.7%
30.6%
22.1%
Religious/political/issue groups
16.2%
16.9%
15.7%
16.0%
16.5%
13.1%
Social fraternity/sorority
13.6%
13.8%
13.5%
13.5%
14.3%
6.2%
Residence hall council
8.5%
10.2%
7.2%
19.9%
7.4%
8.3%
Visual/performing arts/music groups
8.0%
10.3%
6.2%
11.5%
7.7%
7.6%
Minority student groups
7.4%
9.5%
5.7%
51.3%
1.0%
34.5%
Union activities brd/stdnt media
4.9%
5.5%
4.4%
21.8%
3.3%
4.8%
Varsity athletic teams
4.3%
4.1%
4.5%
7.1%
4.0%
5.5%
Student government
4.2%
4.6%
4.0%
5.8%
4.2%
3.4%
Student judicial board
1.5%
1.5%
1.5%
3.8%
1.4%
0.0%
Other groups
1.4%
1.5%
1.4%
1.3%
1.4%
1.4%

 

Involvement with Campus Activities (percent of activity participants, by student group)

All
Women
Men
Af Am
White
Other
% in Survey Population who are...
44.2%
55.8%
7.9%
84.8%
7.3%
% of Activity Participants who are…
Org/clubs related to major (n=1,082)
54.6%
47.9%
52.1%
9.1%
83.5%
7.4%
Intramural/rec sports/club team (n=804)
40.6%
32.0%
68.0%
5.6%
89.4%
5.0%
Academic (Honors prgrm, etc.) (n=718)
36.2%
47.9%
52.1%
5.2%
87.3%
7.5%
Honor/srvc/prof frat/sorority (n=571)
28.8%
51.1%
48.9%
4.6%
89.8%
5.6%
Religious/political/issue groups (n=321)
16.2%
46.1%
53.9%
7.8%
86.3%
5.9%
Social fraternity/sorority (n=270)
13.6%
44.8%
55.2%
7.8%
88.9%
3.3%
Residence hall council (n=168)
8.5%
53.0%
47.0%
18.5%
74.4%
7.1%
Visual/performing arts/music groups (n=158)
8.0%
57.0%
43.0%
11.4%
81.6%
7.0%
Minority student groups (n=146)
7.4%
56.8%
43.2%
54.8%
11.0%
34.2%
Union activities brd/stdnt media (n=97)
4.9%
49.5%
50.5%
35.1%
57.7%
7.2%
Varsity athletic teams (n=86)
4.3%
41.9%
58.1%
12.8%
77.9%
9.3%
Student government (n=84)
4.2%
47.6%
52.4%
10.7%
83.3%
6.0%
Student judicial board (n=30)
1.5%
43.3%
56.7%
20.0%
80.0%
0.0%
Other groups (n=28)
1.4%
46.4%
53.6%
7.1%
85.7%
7.1%

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For more information on the 2001-2002 Graduating Senior Survey contact:
Dr. Nancy Whelchel, Associate Director for Survey Research
Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Box 7002
NCSU
Phone: (919) 515-4184
Email: Nancy_Whelchel@ncsu.edu

Posted: September, 2002

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