Graduate tracking record
The application forms in ERS program has passed several phases to reach its final shape. Finally, PHE/EG management team developed the current application forms to know a complete picture of the applicants. It further encouraged them to have their own academic and work plans as he/she has to describe in brief his plans for the future. The applicant should also illustrate in short the challenging situations that met in his/her life. One of the objectives of the current application forms is to familiarize Pathways graduates with Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP). The other objective of this form is to facilitate the graduate tracking and to measure his/her development after the ERS program.
PHE/EG track their graduate through personal contact and phone calls. Moreover, Pathways announce the graduate for the scholarships available and the job opportunity, if possible. The graduate fill pre-designed questionnaires in regular basis, as following:
A. Follow-up Questionnaire #1
After the end of Batch 4, a questionnaire was designed targeting the graduates of ERS four Batches. It investigated whether they were enrolled in postgraduate studies or and if they received any grants or scholarships or not and the change occurred to their employment status after their graduation. From the 168 graduate, the questionnaire was filled by 101 ERS graduate either through calling them or when they came to Pathways office.
After analyzing the information gathered it was found that:
a. 47% was enrolled in post graduate studies, of which 10% were enrolled after their graduation in ERS.
b. 15% applied to scholarships after their graduation in ERS
c. 47% were working, of which 22% found job opportunities after their gradation and PHE/EG presented job opportunities of 5% of their graduates.
d. 10 of the graduates have been submitted for IFP-FF, December 2003, but non get the fellowship, in this date the PHE/EG graduate was 41 only.