Class of 2011 Employment Survey - September 2011 The UCLA Luskin School prepares its students to enter the workforce with a broad range of practical and professional skills. Luskin graduates are prepared to take on leadership roles and effect change as practitioners, researchers, and policymakers in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors. The following survey results provide information and statistics regarding where our Class of 2011 graduates are working, their salary ranges, the policy issues they are tackling and how they found their current jobs.
Percentage Employed Over 80% of the June 2011 graduates who responded to the survey are employed full-time (as of September 2011) with organizations such as: LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Southern CA Grantmakers Parsons Brinckerhoff Department of Children and Family Services City of Los Angeles Innovations for Poverty Action Fehr and Peers
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Inner City Law Center U.S. Department of Veteranâ€™s Affairs Los Angeles Alzheimerâ€™s Association UCLA and USC Research Centers San Francisco Department of Public Health Conrad N. Hilton Foundation City of Hope Gensler Environmental Science Associates
Sector Of the 79 respondents, 44% work for Non-Profit organizations, one third secured jobs in the Public Sector and approximately one in five are employed by Private companies.
Public Private Non-Profit
Location 75% of respondents are working in Los Angeles County. One-fifth work elsewhere in California. A small percentage work outside of California, either in the U.S. or internationally.
Annual Salary Range for 2011 Graduates 2%
2% 2% $30,000 - $45,000 $45,000 - $60,000
$60,000 - $75,000 $75,000 - $90,000 $90,000 - $105,000 42%
$120,000 and above
Industries / Policy Areas The 2011 graduates work in a wide variety of industries related to Public Affairs. The majority of the recent graduatesâ€™ jobs are in the following fields: Child and Family Services Advocacy Community Development Consulting Economic Development
Environment / Sustainability Transportation Public Health City Planning
How They Located Their Positions One quarter (25%) of the recent graduates found their current jobs through networking opportunities, including networking with Luskin School alumni, being involved with professional associations, or attending events/conferences. Another 20% had an internship during their masters program that transitioned into a full-time job. An additional 20% discovered their positions through online job searches. Other sources included UCLA faculty, CareerView (the Luskin Schoolâ€™s online job and internship database), the central UCLA Career Center and the departmental listservs.
3% 3% 7%
Alumni Connection Bruin View Career View Department Listserv
Internet/Job Site search Internship that transitioned to a job
Career Services 2011 Employment Survey results