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ABSTRACT
This study focused on the profile of Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship graduates in terms of gender, civil status, age, place of residence and educational attainment. Their employment status, monthly salary, type of organization they are employed, place of employment, job positions, reasons in their delay in employment, reasons in changing a job and reasons in staying in a job, professional skills acquired in the university, usefulness of training and relevance of the course curriculum of the BS entrep program to the employment of the graduates were also determined. Findings revealed that there are more female interested in pursuing the course Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship with a total of 75.17 percent compared to male which is only 24.83 %. Majority of the graduates belong to the age bracket 20-25 with 68.46%, only 30.20 % belong to 26-30 and a minimal rate of 1.34%belong to 31-35 % age bracket. In terms of civil status, there are more single with a percentage of 79.87% than married with a percentage of 20.13%. Majority of the graduates came from the province of Isabela with 97.99 % a minimal rate of less than 1% came from the provinces of , Quezon .67%, Nueva Vizcaya .67%, and Ifugao .67%. Among the graduates only one person is interested in pursuing a post graduate study. Study showed that graduates work with marketing/sales with 35.09% , Trade and related field 26.32%, clerk 15.79%, laborers or skilled workers 8.77%, and special occupation 8.77%. Majority of the respondents earn a salary of below 5,000 with 63.16 %, 25.44% receives a salary of more than 5,ooo -10,ooo, 7.89 % receives 15,000-25,000 and both 20,ooo-25,000 and 25,000 and above at .88% . Among the 149 respondents, there are 114 employed with a rate of 76.51 % , 20.80% are unemployed and only a minimal rate of 2.68% are never empl0yed. With these 114 graduates who are employed, 85.84 percent are employed in private organizations, 7.89% by cooperatives and a minimal rate of 5.26% are employed in the government. In terms of job position 77.19 % are occupying clerical positions, 17.54 % are occupying supervisory positions, 3.51% are self-employed, and 1.75 % occupies managerial positions. In terms of employment status of the graduates, 69.30 % are regular, 10.53 % are casual, 8.77 % are contractual, 7.89% are temporary and 3.51% are self-employed. Majority of the employed graduates works locally with a percentage of 91.23% and a minimal rate of 8.77% works abroad. Among the 114 graduates with employment, 38.59 % found their jobs as a walk in applicant, 28.07% were recommended by someone, 14.04% respond to advertisements, 7.02% get their jobs from information given by friends, 5.26% by school job placements, 3.51% from job fair and in family business. As to the duration in getting their jobs study showed that 43.86% of the graduates get their jobs for 1-6 months, 31.58% for less than a month, 10.53% for 7-11 months ,8.77% for 1-2 years,3.51% for 2-3 years, and 1.75% for 3 years to less than 4 years. The study also revealed that among the reasons of the graduates’ delay in employment, family concerns and decision not to look for a job both ranks 1 with 28.57%,followed by health related reasons with 22.86%, lack of work experience 11.43% and advance to further study with 5.71%. Salaries and benefits tops the reasons of the graduates in staying in their jobs with a rate of 23.24%,followed by career challenge with 20.66%,work related to course 18.31%, peer influence 18.08%,proximity to residence 17.14%, family influence 1.88% and related to special skills post the lowest percentage with a minimal rate of .70%. on the contrary the graduates’ primary reason in changing their job is career challenge with 28.24%, followed by salaries and benefits with 27.95% , related to special skills 22.48% and proximity to residence 21.33%. As regards to the 6 major skills acquired in the University Entrepreneurial skills is...
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