Kiwi CS Grad Survey
In April 2013 I run a survey of Computer Science graduates from New Zealand universities. My goal was to find out:
Where, how and how quickly were they able to find a job after graduating?
Did they move overseas or stay in New Zealand?
Have they chosen an academic vs. an industry career and what are these jobs like?
Are they able to use skills they acquired during the studies in their job?
What kind of salaries do they earn and how that depends on factors such as gender, nationality, work experience, degree etc.?
Are they happy with their choices and what advice would they give to current graduates?
In total 155 people have responded to this survey from all 7 NZ universities. 85 out of these were Masters or PhDs, because this was the group I wanted to focus on specifically.
The summary of the survey (scroll down for a PDF) contains a very generic overview of all responses, but many more insights can be gained by focusing on specific groups of people, like I did in my keynote at NZ CSRSC 2013. If you are interested in certain correlations in the data please contact me.