Bioengineering Alumni Survey

Bioengineering Alumni Survey

Dear alumnus,

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Even if you only have a moment, at least answer questions 3 and 4, and update your contact information on the last page. We take pride in the placement of our graduates, and we would like to be able to use that information to promote the department, enhance networking opportunities for current students, increase our ranking, and add inherent worth to your degree.

Of course, your responses to all of the questions would be appreciated. Feedback from alumni is the most important measure we have of the quality of our educational program. Your time and suggestions are highly valued in our continuous effort to make the UIC Bioengineering Program among the best in the nation!

Once complete, please submit the survey by clicking the "submit" button at the bottom of the form. All personal information will be secure, and will never be transferred beyond the Bioengineering department.

Questions?Email us bioe at uic.edu

Most recent Bioengineering degree earned from UIC:

Most recent Bioengineering degree earned from UIC:

 

strong>2.What was your Concentration Area (or area of specialization) while earning your BioE degree at UIC:
strong>2.What was your Concentration Area (or area of specialization) while earning your BioE degree at UIC:

3.What was your first position after graduation with your UIC BioE degree?

 

 

How much time elapsed between earning your degree and beginning your first position?

How much time elapsed between earning your degree and beginning your first position?

4.What is your current career path/employment/job position:

 

 

5.What three courses taken at UIC have been most beneficial to you since graduating? (If you don't recall the exact course name and/or number, tell us the subject area, instructor, or whatever you remember.)

 

 

 

 

strong>6.Did you continue your education beyond your most recent UIC BioE degree?
strong>6.Did you continue your education beyond your most recent UIC BioE degree?

If Yes

 

 

 

strong>7.Based upon your experiences or technological skills needed in industry, are there any courses that you feel should have been offered during your study in BioE at UIC?
strong>7.Based upon your experiences or technological skills needed in industry, are there any courses that you feel should have been offered during your study in BioE at UIC?

 

strong>8.Do you know of any additional courses (undergraduate or graduate) offered at other institutions that could have contributed to your area of specialization during your study, if offered at UIC?
strong>8.Do you know of any additional courses (undergraduate or graduate) offered at other institutions that could have contributed to your area of specialization during your study, if offered at UIC?

 

strong>9.Were there any other courses offered at UIC that you could not or did not take which would have contributed to your area of specialization?

strong>9.Were there any other courses offered at UIC that you could not or did not take which would have contributed to your area of specialization?

 

10.Do you feel that your undergraduate coursework adequately prepared you for your:

a. Initial step upon graduation from your most recent UIC BioE degree:

a. Initial step upon graduation from your most recent UIC BioE degree:

 

b. Most recent career position:

b. Most recent career position:

 

11.Looking back, do you feel that there were any "gaps" in the curriculum for your:

a. Initial step upon graduation from your most recent UIC BioE degree:

a. Initial step upon graduation from your most recent UIC BioE degree:

 

b. Most recent career position:

b. Most recent career position:

 

 

6-Very Consistent 1-Not Consistent

strong>13.Please take a few additional moments to review the current BioE Mission Statement below. Is the statement consistent with your reasons for pursuing BioE at UIC?
strong>13.Please take a few additional moments to review the current BioE Mission Statement below. Is the statement consistent with your reasons for pursuing BioE at UIC?

6-Very Consistent 1-Not Consistent

 

6-Definitely Achieved 1-Not Achieved

strong>14.Based on your experience at UIC and after graduating, do you feel that the BioE program achieved its Mission, as described below?
strong>14.Based on your experience at UIC and after graduating, do you feel that the BioE program achieved its Mission, as described below?

6-Definitely Achieved 1-Not Achieved

 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Department of Bioengineering is to provide an environment where students can achieve a high level of competence in the skills and knowledge inherent to the discipline of bioengineering. The discipline of bioengineering is distinguished by the application of quantitative engineering analysis and design to systems that include living components. Mastery of these skills and knowledge will prepare students for careers in the growing biomedical industry and for admission to graduate and professional schools.

The Bioengineering Department core faculty is complemented by a large cadre of adjunct faculty drawn from almost every College within the University (Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Applied Health Sciences, Business Administration, Public Health, Dentistry, and Pharmacy). The faculty teaches a comprehensive curriculum that addresses each of the educational objectives necessary to achieve the department's mission.

strong>15.Please indicate ways in which you have contributed to the field of Bioengineering beyond the normal requirements of your employment since earning your BioE degree at UIC:

Select all that apply

strong>15.Please indicate ways in which you have contributed to the field of Bioengineering beyond the normal requirements of your employment since earning your BioE degree at UIC:

Select all that apply

strong>16.Please indicated ways in which you have demonstrated leadership in your field since earning your BioE degree at UIC (activities listed below do not need to be related to the field of Bioengineering):

Select all that apply

strong>16.Please indicated ways in which you have demonstrated leadership in your field since earning your BioE degree at UIC (activities listed below do not need to be related to the field of Bioengineering):

Select all that apply

6-Very Consistent 1-Not Consistent

strong>17.Please take a few additional moments to review the current Program Educational Objectives below. Are these Objectives consistant with your reason for pursuing BioE at UIC?
strong>17.Please take a few additional moments to review the current Program Educational Objectives below. Are these Objectives consistant with your reason for pursuing BioE at UIC?

6-Very Consistent 1-Not Consistent

 

6-Objectives Met 1-Objectives Not Met

strong>18.Based on your experiences at UIC and after graduation, do you feel that the BioE program met its Educational Objectives, as described below?
strong>18.Based on your experiences at UIC and after graduation, do you feel that the BioE program met its Educational Objectives, as described below?

6-Objectives Met 1-Objectives Not Met

 

Program Educational Objectives:

1. Graduates will compete effectively and favorably with peers from Big Ten universities for positions in industry, professional school, or graduate programs, as dictated by the students' broader goals while at UIC.

2. Graduates will remain active contributors to the field of bioengineering through professional societies, service to scholarly or technical journals, alumni activities, mentoring, contributions to education or human resources, or other activities beyond the basic requirements of their occupation.

3. Graduates will demonstrate leadership in their professions, as evidenced by scholarly and technical publication or other measure of professional productivity, including awards and honors, and advancement within the organizations in which they are employed, as appropriate to the individual career path.

 

As you know, establishing a professional network is critical to career success. Would you be willing to join a Career Mentoring Network of UIC BioE graduates? If so, check YES below, and a staff member will contact you to obtain your CV or resume. This information will be shared only with current UIC BioE students and used to organize networking functions exclusively for UIC students and alumni. 

As you know, establishing a professional network is critical to career success. Would you be willing to join a Career Mentoring Network of UIC BioE graduates? If so, check YES below, and a staff member will contact you to obtain your CV or resume. This information will be shared only with current UIC BioE students and used to organize networking functions exclusively for UIC students and alumni. 

Please allow us to keep in contact with you. The success of our alumni is important to us. Let us know if there is some way we can serve you. Your input will help us to best prepare each new class of BioE Alums!

Contact Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your preferred method of contact?

What is your preferred method of contact?

On behalf of the Department of Bioengineering, thank you for participating in our survey! If your employment or contact information changes in the future, please remember to update with us through this form.

With warm regards,

John Hetling,

PhD Associate Professor,

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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