University Tourism Management Graduates’ Employment And Employability

Marianita Sarmiento, Olivia Ann Siccion


This paper delved on the survey of the university BS Tourism Management graduates’ profile, employment and their employability. Descriptive method was used to study their profile and how they fared in employment. Correlation and test of independence were used to determine the factors influencing graduates’ employability. Results revealed high employment rate and had an ease of entry to the workplace. But as observed, there were mismatch in the kind of employment they are in. Data revealed salary is modest as they assumed their first job. Many of them changed jobs and stayed in their jobs due to salaries, benefits, and challenges on the job. Also, while the majority of the graduates are employed locally in the metropolis, the rest have moved to other countries. A clear vertical movement from one job to the next higher level job in a short span of time was observed. The movement between jobs gave them the opportunity to earn better and assume higher positions. Using the Fisher Exact Test, the civil status and employment status cross tabulation revealed that civil status is a good indicator of employability. The correlation between the salary and personal demeanor of the graduates and how they interact with their co-workers showed a fairly high probability that the salary will also increase. Having better personal demeanor is also related with the length of stay on the job.

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