Tracer Study of Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology Graduates (Atate Campus)Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2020-03-20
Authors : Engr. Rolando P. Corpuz;
Page : 434-440
Keywords : Tracer Study; Nueva Ecija University; higher education institution.;
The essence of a higher education institution or university is to produce employable graduates. This study described the profiles of the graduates of batch 2018 and 2019 (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship) of NEUST Atate Campus in terms of Sex, Employment Status, Year Hired, and Monthly Salary. It also described the work location, and list of agencies where the graduates of NEUST Atate Campus were employed. The descriptive survey method of research was used in this study. A total of 118 graduates from NEUST Atate Campus which comprises of 65 BSIT (27 graduates of year 2018 and 38 graduates of year 2019), 24 BSBA (Batch 2018), and 29 BSEntre (Batch 2019) were surveyed. Based from the results of this tracer study, it can be seen that only more than half of the graduates were already employed. The employed graduates are working in their nearby cities/towns and few are working abroad. It is then recommended by the researcher to have a follow up study on the status of the employment of their graduates. The follow up study should include other information would be beneficial for the improvement of the programs and activities related to the graduates of their alma mater, Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology. A study must include the employed graduates' position in the agency, their challenging experiences while applying on their work, do their current work aligned with their graduated courses, and the like. This should also include an evaluation of the agencies on the graduates' work attitude and behavior. Thus, evaluating the quality of graduates the university is producing yearly based on the university's mission.
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