Graduate Employment Survey

The Employment Survey of 2016 University of Alberta graduates will survey and profile graduates from 2016 to learn about their employment experiences and examine the potential impacts of engagement (e.g. Work Integrated Learning, Community Service-Learning, experiential learning, volunteering, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities) during their university experience on their careers today.

We want to hear from alumni from all undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs at the University of Alberta in the year 2016 (convocating in June and November 2016), regardless of where they are geographically located now.

Similar surveys were administered to graduates from 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005, and 2010.

If you graduated in 2016, keep an eye on your email for the link to complete the survey, or email us at to gain access to the survey.

This survey will be collecting responses from October 1 to November 30.


  • To provide information to current students, alumni, the University community, and stakeholders on employment outcomes for University of Alberta graduates
  • To identify potential relationships between engaging in activities during university and employment outcomes
  • To create educational materials for current U of A students, recent alumni, and others who are exploring career options and searching for work
  • To provide information to the Career Centre and our partners that will help us advance our work and advocate for the benefits of career development and experiential learning

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the survey take?
The survey will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting since you cannot save your answers and return to them later.
Will my responses be secure?
We are using a secure platform called Campus Labs to administer the survey. The data collected is confidential and only a select number of staff at the Career Centre will have access to the raw data.
How will the information you collect be used?
Survey responses will be anonymized and aggregated for reporting purposes. We will report on general themes that can inform the direction of future career and experiential learning programming. The information collected will also be used to inform educational materials for current U of A students, recent alumni, and others who are exploring career options and searching for work.
When can I expect to see results from the survey?
We will be sharing information from the survey on this web page, as well as other channels at the U of A. We expect to start sharing by early in 2022.