Winter 2017 Drawing Winners (2015-16 Survey)

Posted January 18, 2017

Five survey respondents from the December 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015 graduating classes were randomly selected to receive Amazon.com gift certificates. The winners were:

  1. MaryEllen W. ($100)
  2. Erin B. ($50)
  3. Michelle B. ($25)
  4. Haley J. ($25)
  5. Jacob R. ($25)

The drawing took place at the Career Development Center staff meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Staff members present were: Linda Sloan, Jennifer Rogers, Paul Strickland, Kristin Walters, Amber Bieneck Thom, Habib Salama and Ipshita Chakrabarty.

Each survey was assigned a random, unique three-digit ID number (001- 847). For the drawing, three sets of colored chips were placed in three separate cups. The first cup contained 9 red chips numbered 0-8, the second cup contained 10 white chips numbered 0-9 and the third cup contained 10 blue chips also numbered 0-9. A red chip was always drawn first, white second, and blue third to create a three digit number corresponding to an assigned survey ID number. For example: red 2, white 6, and blue 9 became the number 269 and red 7, white 2, blue 2 became 722.

The numbers for the top $100 prize were drawn first, $50 second, and lastly the three remaining $25 prizes. There were 741 eligible entries.

Drawing winners have been contacted and will be sent their gift certificates by February 15 through email.

The 2016 First Destinations Survey Report will be released and viewable on this website by April 2017. Thank you to all alumni who participated.

Winter 2017 Drawing Rules (2015-16 Survey)

Posted August 1, 2016

Entries accepted from August 1, 2016 through January 7, 2017.

Those eligible for the Summer 2016 Early Bird Drawing will automatically be included in the Winter Drawing as well.

To be eligible for this drawing you must be a December 2015 or Spring/Summer 2016 graduate of a University of St. Thomas undergraduate program. Limit one entry per graduate. Both the survey response and entry form (online or paper) must be submitted to the Career Development Center no later than January 7, 2017.

Five winners will be randomly drawn from the valid entries on or around January 15, 2017. The first winner will receive a $100 Amazon.com gift certificate, a second winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate, and three additional winners will each receive a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate. Approximately 1,280 graduates have been sent surveys; chances of winning depend on the number of responses received by the Career Development Center. Winners will be notified by email and their names will be posted here on our web site and on the @USTGradSurvey Twitter feed.

Early Bird 2016 Drawing Winners (2015-16 Survey)

Posted October 5, 2016

One survey respondent from the 2015-16 graduating class was randomly selected to receive a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. The winner was:

  1.  Kirsten G. ($50)

The drawing took place at the Career Development Center staff meeting on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Staff members present were: Jennifer Rogers, Kristin Walters, Kristen Murphy, Linda Sloan, Paul Strickland, Amber Bieneck-Thom and Ipshita Chakrabarty.

Each survey was assigned a unique three-digit ID number (001-544). For the drawing, two sets of colored chips were placed in two separate cups. The first cup contained 6 red chips numbered 0-5, the second cup contained 10 white chips numbered 0-9, and a third cup contained 10 blue chips numbered 0-9. A red chip was drawn first, white second, and blue last in order to create a three digit number corresponding to a randomly assigned survey ID number. For example: red 3, white 1, and blue 9 became the number 319.

There were 544 eligible entries returned.

The drawing winner was contacted by email on October 5 and will be sent their gift certificates once they reply.

The next drawing will occur January 2017 and will include all respondents from December 2016 and May and Summer 2017. Those included in the Summer 2016 drawing will be entered for a chance in the January 2017 drawing. The 2016 First Destination Survey Report will be released and viewable on this website in early April 2017. Thank you to all alumni who participated.

Summer 2016 Early-Bird Drawing Rules (2015-16 Survey)

Posted August 1, 2016

Entries accepted from July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016

To be eligible for this drawing you must be a graduate of a University of St. Thomas undergraduate program between December 2015 and August 2016. Limit one entry per graduate. Both the survey response and entry form (online or paper) must be submitted to the Career Development Center no later than September 30, 2016 to be considered for the early drawing.

One winner will be randomly drawn from the valid entries in October 2016, and will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. Approximately 1,266 graduates have been sent surveys; chances of winning depend on the number of responses received by the Career Development Center. Winners will be notified by email, phone, or mail, and their names will be posted here on our web site and on the @USTGradSurvey Twitter feed.

All eligible entries received for the Early Bird Drawing (including the winner) will automatically be entered for the final Winter Drawing of 5 gift certificates.

Confidentiality

Because the Post Graduation Survey contains personal information, the Career Development Center does not report individual responses. The survey report is released in aggregate form and the drawing entry form is kept separate from survey responses. Participants requesting their address to be "officially updated" will have their new address sent to a St. Thomas alumni records office. Participants opting out of this service will not hinder their chances of winning and will have their entry form and address discarded after the drawing.