PCAFPD Alumni Survey
In our 20th anniversary year, the Foundation conducted a survey of graduates of the scholarship program. Patricia MacDermot Kasdan (1961-63) led the survey effort. The survey was designed to find out what the scholars are doing today, what employment challenges they have faced, and how their college education impacted their lives. The survey results will help us direct the future of the scholarship program.
A small group of former scholars met in Manila under the guidance of PCAFPD Vice-President Roland De Jesus, to pre-test the survey.
The Foundation mailed a survey to 65 living graduates. Thirty-five (54%) of the graduates responded, and the majority reported they were doing well.
At least 71% were currently employed
All but one recent graduate had a history of employment
54% were satisfied with all the jobs they have had
51% worked in education, health, or community development jobs with direct social impact
43% have gone to graduate school
26% earned degrees in education, medicine, engineering, environmental science, and law
17% were doing graduate work in economics, English, education, and the environment
74% did volunteer work in their communities
77% lived in the same communities where they lived as Foundation scholars