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University of Maryland 2022 Alumni Survey

Dear Terp,
 
The University of Maryland Alumni Association is fearlessly committed to your success. We invite you to influence the planning efforts on how we engage 400,000 Terp alumni by completing this survey.
 
We are committed to taking action based on your feedback so we can better serve you and your fellow Terps. 
 
To show our appreciation, every alum who completes the survey is entered to win one of 10 University of Maryland Swag Bags!
 
Please complete the survey by June 8.
 
Thank you in advance for your participation.
 
Go Terps!

Amy Eichhorst
Associate Vice President, Alumni and Donor Relations, University of Maryland
Executive Director, University of Maryland Alumni Association
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Section I

To start, please tell us a bit about yourself and your experience with the University of Maryland.
1. Which of the following describes your overall current opinion of the University of Maryland?
PoorFairGoodExcellentNo opinion
2. How often do you promote the University of Maryland to others?
NeverOccasionallyRegularlyAll the timeNo opinion
3. Being an alumnus/a of the University of Maryland is an important part of who I am.
Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeSomewhat agreeStrongly agreeNo opinion
4. Which of the following best describes your experiences as an alumnus/a?
PoorFairGoodExcellentNo opinion
5. How would you rate your decision to attend the University of Maryland?
Bad decisionFair decisionGood decisionGreat decisionNo opinion
6. On a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest, how connected do you feel to the University of Maryland?
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8. Overall, how satisfied are you with the course of your career thus far?
Extremely dissatisfied DissatisfiedSatisfiedExtremely satisfiedNo opinion
9. How well did the University of Maryland prepare you for the course of your career thus far?
PoorFairGoodExcellentNo opinion
10. How much do you credit the University of Maryland with your success in the following areas today?
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a. Current work status
b. Further graduate education
c. Commitment to continuous education
d. Responding to new career opportunities
e. Contributing to my community
f. Deepening my commitment to personal development
g. Getting a job I wanted soon after I graduated
11. Please indicate the extent of your loyalty to each of the following:
Space Cell Not loyalSomewhat loyalLoyalVery loyalNo opinion
a. My college/school within the University of Maryland
b. My major or degree program
c. A faculty member or instructor
d. A student organization or activity I was associated with
e. The University of Maryland athletics
f. The University of Maryland in general
g. My graduation class year
h. Alumni with my shared identity
i. The University of Maryland Alumni Association
12. Name one person, program or activity that had a special impact on your experience as a student. Please also provide a brief description of the experience.
Section II
 
The balance of the questions pertain to your experience as an alumnus/a.
13. In your relationship with the University of Maryland, please describe how often you do or have done each of the following:
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a. Attend local Alumni Association events
b. Participate in virtual Alumni Association programs
c. Get in touch with other alumni
d. Read alumni email
e. Read the alumni magazine
f. Attend University of Maryland sporting events
g. Visit campus
h. Visit the University of Maryland or Alumni Association website
i. Volunteer for the University of Maryland or Alumni Association
j. Engage with the University of Maryland on social media
14. Please rate the University of Maryland's effectiveness in utilizing the following social media platforms:
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a. Facebook
b. Instagram
c. Twitter
d. LinkedIn
e. YouTube
f. Other Social Media
14. For each of the communication methods listed below, please tell us how important that method is to you and also rate the Alumni Association's effectiveness in utilizing that method:

Importance

1 = Not important
2 = Somewhat important
3 = Neutral
4 = Very important
5 = Critically important

Effectiveness

1 = Poor
2 = Fair
3 = Neutral
4 = Good
5 = Excellent                  

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a. Alumni Association website
b. University of Maryland website
c. Email communications
d. The alumni magazine (Terp)
e. Social media
f. Alumni Association blog
g. Terrapins Connect online community
h. Alumni directory
i. Alumni business directory
j. Alumni membership print newsletter
k. Alumni Association annual report
Please indicate your feeling regarding the frequency of the following:
Space Cell Way too muchA little too muchAbout rightWould welcome moreNot nearly enoughNo opinion
a. Email correspondence from the University of Maryland (newsletters, news flashes, etc.)
b. Printed materials from the University of Maryland (magazines, newsletters, etc.)
c. Information regarding discount programs (credit cards, insurance services, etc.)
d. Solicitations for donations (annual fund, support for athletics, etc.)
e. Invitations to alumni activities
f. Presence on social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
g. Solicitations for Alumni Association membership
15. Which topics are you most interested in hearing about? (Check up to three.)
How important is it for alumni in general to do the following and how well does the University of Maryland do at supporting alumni in doing them?

Importance

1 = Not important
2 = Somewhat important
3 = Very important
4 = Critically important

Performance

1 = Poor
2 = Fair
3 = Good
4 = Excellent                 

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
a. Mentoring students
b. Identifying job opportunities for graduates
c. Recruiting students
d. Serving as ambassadors promoting the University of Maryland to others
e. Providing financial support for the University of Maryland (e.g. donations)
f. Networking with other alumni
g. Volunteering for the University of Maryland
h. Providing leadership by serving on boards, committees, etc.
i. Attending general alumni and the University of Maryland events
j. Attending the University of Maryland athletic events
k. Participating in the University of Maryland online activities (social media)
18. Which activities would you be most likely to participate in? (Check up to five.)
19. What are barriers to your participation in alumni activities? (Check all that apply.)
20. How important are the following alumni career services to you and how well does the University of Maryland Alumni Association provide them?

Importance

1 = Not important
2 = Somewhat important
3 = Neutral
4 = Very important
5 = Critically important

Performance

1 = Poor
2 = Fair
3 = Neutral
4 = Good
5 = Excellent

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a. Access to networking opportunities
b. Ability to post resumes for employers
c. Access to listings of available jobs
d. Access to career counselors
e. Access to online seminars on current career topics
f. Ability to recruit current students/alumni for employment
g. Ability to mentor current students/alumni about career development
h. Ability to get references and letters of recommendation from faculty and staff
21. Are you aware of the following Alumni Association career programs?
Space Cell NoNo, but I'm interested to know moreYes
a. Terrapins Connect mentoring platform
b. Terrapins Connect job board
c. Downloadable career guides
d. EnTERPreneur Conference
e. Tips for Terps videos and/or blog
f. Coaches Corner
g. Live or recorded webinars
h. Maryland Masterclass
i. Virtual book club
j. Alumni Business Directory
k. Mission Collaborative
22. Which of the following best describes your financial support of the University of Maryland?
23. Which of the following would be the most important to you in making a decision to give to the University of Maryland? (Check up to five).
24. Which of the following prevents you from giving to the University of Maryland or from giving more than you do?
Space Cell Strongly disagreeSomewhat disagreeNeutralSomewhat agreeStrongly agree
a. I do not know how my gift will be used
b. I am paying off college debt
c. I am unemployed or in a career change
d. I don't feel that the University of Maryland needs my support
e. My personal financial situation doesn't allow me to support the University of Maryland financially
f. I don’t know why the University of Maryland needs my support
g. I disagree with the strategic vision and leadership for the university
h. I don't feel the university has supported me an an alum
i. I already give at a high level
25. How important are the following reasons to join the University of Maryland Alumni Association as a member?
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a. Have fun/socialize with other alums
b. Demonstrate loyalty to the University of Maryland
c. Get discounts on goods and services
d. Help improve the University of Maryland as an educational institution
e. Keep informed about the University of Maryland
f. Member specific career benefits
g. Keep informed about other alumni
h. Support Alumni Association initiatives
i. Because it is the right thing to do
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Thank you for your input. Your time is greatly appreciated.