Pathways of Engineering Alumni Research Survey (PEARS)

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The Pathways of Engineering Alumni Research Survey (PEARS) was an online survey aimed at gaining deeper understanding of how engineering majors transition from college to career. The survey was administered to engineering graduates from the year 2007 at four partner institutions in November 2011.

Join the PEARS Community of Practice to be informed of new findings and reports from PEARS as well as opportunities to participate in a free webinar discussion with PEARS researchers and colleagues from other PEARS institutions. The information you provide will be kept strictly for communication about PEARS-related finding and not be shared with anyone outside of the PEARS team.:

Helpful links:

Archived PEAR Survey website


Chen, H.L., Grau, M., Brunhaver, S., Gilmartin, S., Sheppard, S. & Warner, M. (2012). Designing the Deployment of the Pathways of Engineering Alumni Research Survey (PEARS). In Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX.

Sheppard, S., Matusovich, H.M., Atman, C., Streveler, R.A., & Miller, R.L. (2011). Work in Progress – Engineering Pathways Study: The College-Career Transition. In Proceedings from the 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, SD.

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