Summer 2019 Early-Bird Drawing Rules (2018-19 Survey)

Posted April 1, 2019

Entries accepted from April 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019

To be eligible for this drawing you must be a graduate of a University of St. Thomas undergraduate program between December 2018 and August 2019. Limit one entry per graduate. Both the survey response and entry form must be submitted to the Career Development Center no later than September 30, 2019 to be considered for the early drawing.

One winner will be randomly drawn from the valid entries in October 2019, and will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. Approximately 1,200 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.

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.

Winter 2019 Drawing Winners (2017-18 Survey)

Posted March 6, 2019

Five survey respondents from the December 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 graduating classes were randomly selected to receive Amazon.com gift certificates. The winners were:

  1. Burton H. ($100)
  2. Alexa C. ($50)
  3. Lauren A. ($25)
  4. Jennifer W. ($25)
  5. Hannah D. ($25)

The drawing took place at the Career Development Center staff meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Staff members present were: Linda Sloan, Jennifer Rogers, Paul Strickland, Karen Mader, Amber Bieneck Thom, Voileta Lara 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 661 eligible entries.

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

The 2018 First Destination Survey Report will be released and viewable on this website by April 2019. 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.

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.