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HSE Center for Institutional Research Newsletter

une defines the end of the academic year. Some students move up to another academic year while others prepare for graduation. As we approach the graduation day we decided to dedicate the new issue of “That’s So HSE” to the main hero of the day – alumni. Bachelor, specialist and master degree graduates share what it means to be a HSE alumnus.

№ 9, 2013

Infographics: Alumni Careers “Alumnus Personal Record”

The insert is designed in the form of HSE alumnus personal record which stores information about alumni employment and its evaluation by alumni. Recent graduates evaluate their academic experience at the university. In conclusion, they share their short-term life goals and plans promising not to forget their Alma Mater and to visit.

“They left, but promised to come back!”

Congratulations to all 2013 graduates; we wish you to be active and achieve new heights!

Part-time employment

Full-time employment Freshman

12%

1%

Sophomore

20%

7%

Junior

23%

16%

Senior

19%

30%

1st year

12%

25%

Master

6%

2nd year

35%

Master

Current employment of alumni

Employment while at the university

78%

had a paid job while at the university

31%

69%

93%

are employed

26%

out of employed alumni have a second job

were employed full-time at least during one of academic years

had a part-time job

had irregular earnings at least during one of academic years

+

had only a full-time job

9%

47%

Source: Monitoring of Alumni 2012, N=538

Employment while at the university, by year

38%

had experience with part-time and full-time employment

4%

are not employed and are not studying

3%

are looking for a job


Alumni emplo yment

Timeline of getting a job

Evaluation of work characteristics*

Before graduation

4,3

Employment conditions

36%

4,0

Job content

27%

21%

3,4

Salary

After graduation

More than 6mo

During 6mo

In 1-3mo

16% In 4-5mo

*Grading is based on a 5-point scale

Employment Type

Primary employment1

Additional employment²

79

Employment at a for-profit organization

10

9

Employment at an educational/ academic organization

19

5

Employment at a government agency

1

4

Employment at a not-for-profit organization

6

2

Self-employment, business

16

1

Freelance

55

Alumni Employment Geography Moscow St. Petersburg Nizhniy Novgorod Perm Kaliningrad Ekaterinburg Novosibirsk Tumen Samara Ufa Kazan Republic of Abkhazia Austria Armenia

Brazil Great Britain Germany Holland Greece Israel Spain Italy Kazakhstan Canada Cyprus China Kyrgyzstan

Luxemburg Netherlands New Zealand UAE Poland Serbia USA Turkey Ukraine France Czech Republic Switzerland South Korea

Finance, insurance

Service sector HR

Entertainment and art

Energy and natural resources

IT, Internet Medical field Telecommunications

Journalism, media and press

Production

Trade

Departm e alumni nts in wh ic are e mploye h d

Government agencies, not-for-profit organizations

companies s of employed e i r e ust Top ind lumni ar a e r whe

Education and academia

Banks, investment PR, marketing, advertising Law Consulting, audit Real estate, real estate development

17% Research projects, analytics

8%

Finance planning and management

13%

8%

PR, marketing, advertising

IT, software development

6%

5%

Transport and logistics

1N=446; ²N=116 Source: Monitoring of Alumni 2012, N=538

Education and academia


Started employment more than 6mo prior to graduation

Started employment within 6mo after graduation

Position

14%

Junior specialist/manager, assistant, personal assistant, support staff

13%

Executive management (company executive, deputy director, head of department, assistant to head of department)

73%

Specialist/manager, senior manager

Challenges in seeking employment It was challenging to find a job with an interesting content

20%

It was challenging to find a job without previous work experience I wasn’t satisfied with the salary offered by an employee

30%

4%

33%

It was challenging to find a position relative to received education

51% 55%

76%

SE at NRU H e c n e xperi Academic e Parameters of educational process Change the approach to the system of testing student knowledge

21

15

Develop an applied side of education

Develop a more convenient schedule

10

10

Improve a system of teaching English language

Increase quality of education and faculty (introduce more courses to choose from, interactive learning etc.)

10

“Invite more faculty members who have practical experience and work for other companies. Currently, education at HSE is separated from the reality alumni face at a real job after graduation, this is unfortunate”

“The purpose of education is to teach students something, not just to give information about a subject”

ms, of course, “Dominance of written exa g. However, din gra in y ensures subjectivit ability to the ses rea dec I think that this as orally. This skill express thoughts and ide life is extremely important in and at work”.

My educational experience at NRU HSE helped me develop the following skills… Manage large loads of work

as

ee

td egree

4,49

Competency evaluation* M

B a c h elor

/S s p e c i a li

“It would be amazing if we had more English language classes or at leas t a more effective way to learn the language. Otherwise, we are given very little in English languages classes but are asked a lot during exams and at work”.

te r d e gr 4,37

4,48

Find, evaluate and use information from various sources for solving professional tasks

4,33

4,33

Execute necessary tasks on time and with tight deadlines

4,31

4,29 3,64 3,51 3,42

Independently master new areas of knowledge, learn something new

Cooperate and resolve conflicts Come up with new ideas, express creativity, show initiative Communicate in a foreign language for professional and personal goals Apply professional knowledge and skills Competencies that were graded high

4,3

3,51 3,19

Competencies that were graded low *Grading based on а 5-point scale. Average grades are given


Figure of the Month

They left but promised to come back! HSE alumnus is the status that speaks not only of academic achievements and career but of socially active people with an interesting life view. While finishing up their studies at the university alumni don’t say good bye to us, but express a desire to stay in touch. Below, read about alumni’s life plans, their social involvement, and ways in which they desire to stay in touch with the university.

Frequency of staying current with the HSE news

75% of alumni believe that it is important to stay in touch with the university after graduation

constantly follow the news

follow from time to time

don’t follow at all

14%

60%

26%

Desire to help with the development of NRU HSE

Participate in alumni surveys

47%

Organize cultural and social projects

12%

Do not have an opportunity to support development of NRU HSE

Facilitate alumni employment

Did not answer Do not want to support development of NRU HSE

Give financial support to NRU HSE

2%

Volunteered

Alumni life priorities

T

35%

47%

55%

hobby and interests

KE

TIC

37%

Participated in charity in form of giving

Editors: Maria Pravdina, Daria Drozhzhina

4%

continuing education

24%

HSE Center for Institutional Research Newsletter Design: Daria Karpenko

Finance certain university’s initiatives

traveling

Attended theater, concerts, exhibits and other cultural events

26%

20%

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92%

27%

Facilitate internship opportunities for HSE faculty and students

76%

Attended protests and demonstrations

29%

taking care of family

23%

33%

Purchase HSE branded products

climbing a career ladder

Source: Monitoring of Alumni 2012, N=538

61%

Want to support development of NRU HSE

Alumni activity a year before the survey

Traveled around Russia and abroad

Teach at NRU HSE

77%

10% 1%

79%

Formats of helping with the development at NRU HSE

E-mail: infographics@hse.ru; phone: 775-9590 (1802); hse.ru

That's so HSE 9 2013  

HSE Institutional Research Center Newsletter