SDSSU BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION: A GRADUATE CAREER TRACKINGJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.10, No. 03)
Publication Date: 2022-03-15
Authors : Romel C. Nemino John Albert A. Alzate; Mary Vin Joseph G. Balili;
Page : 05-24
Keywords : Tracer Study Skills Competencies Human Capital Higher Education;
This academic research aims to determine the graduate career tracking of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration(BSBA) and Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management(BSHM) graduates of Surigao del Sur State University. To address the need for the institutional reforms and periodic assessments, respondents were covered from 2017 to 2018. Findings revealed that majority of them are presently employed as regular or permanent in status possessing clerical jobs or rank and file. Most of the respondents are presently employed in the wholesale, retail and automotive industries being their first jobs since these major lines of businesses are relevant in their curriculum. Career challenge is the fundamental reason why they stay on their jobs until the present. Results further disclosed that most of the respondents waited one to six months before landing their first jobs. As perceived by the respondents, communication skills were the most useful among other competencies in their first job and human relations skills in their present job. Using ANOVA, findings unveiled that there is no significant difference of the respondents competencies as to their present jobs when grouped according to their programs of specialization. Further, there is no significant difference in the respondents competencies in relation to their present jobs when grouped according to their gender differences. The findings are noteworthy for the administration and to the academic sectors where the skills of the graduates are aligned in this competitive labor market which is equally important in the challenges brought by the IndustrialRevolution 4.0.
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