Alumni Survey

Graduates of the professional programs at UBC iSchool (Master of Archival Studies, Master of Library and Information Studies, and Joint Master of Archival Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies) find work in a variety of locations and institutions. Position titles have varied from Knowledge Manager to Digital Asset Coordinator to Faculty Liaison Librarian to Senior Archivist. They work in all levels of government, academic institutions, both the private and the public sector, in non-profit organizations and in corporations.

In order to better understand the trends and challenges for our graduates in obtaining employment as professionals, UBC iSchool conducts an annual survey of graduates from its three professional programs (MAS, MLIS, and MAS/MLIS). This allows us to identify trends in employment, as well as benefit from the views of our graduates a year later.

Key findings

  • 93% of graduates are employed in a position related to their degree
  • 76% were employed within six months of graduation
  • 61% completed co-op work placements as part of their studies

 

  

 

View the full 2017 alumni survey results

 

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About the report

Graduates are surveyed approximately one year after graduation, and each cohort is surveyed only once. The most recent survey was conducted in late 2017. MAS, MLIS, Dual MAS/MLIS and MACL graduates whose degrees were conferred between September 2016 and May 2017 were surveyed. The survey is confidential, and some data and responses may be edited to ensure confidentiality.

If you have any comments on the survey or its results, please contact the Educational Services Coordinator at ischool.edsc@ubc.ca.