Columns Votes - June 2006
When Columns asked alumni in June to tell us where their UW education has had the greatest impact, a majority said it was their career. The second choice was another job-related option—their earning power (see chart).
While a Web-based poll is not statistically significant, the responses are similar to research done by the UW Office of Educational Assessment on alumni attitudes. A majority of alumni in those surveys rate their UW education favorably.
|1. Work Life: Your career development||55%*|
|2. Financial Life: Your earning power||36%|
|3. Social Life: Your circle of friends||25%|
|4. Intellectual/Cultural Life: Interest in arts, humanities||25%|
|5. Personal Life: Your choice of a spouse||20%|
|6. Community Life: How you serve community||9%|
|7. Political Life: Your view on politics||7%|
|8. Recreational Life: Interest in sports, hobbies||7%|
|*Because respondents could choose two answers, numbers add up to more than 100%.|