Graduate Destination Survey

At the University of Waikato, we follow the progress of our alumni with great interest and pride.  Each year we survey our recent graduates to learn what they gained from their studies, how they enjoyed the experience and where they are now.

2022 GDS infographic

2021 GDS downsided infographic

GDS 2017 - 2019 infographic downsized

Why do we do the survey?

The Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) results help us develop future student offerings and inform us on how Waikato qualifications are relevant to the workforce. Survey responses help us assess students' experience and how qualification(s) impact employment and career prospects.

In the survey, students are asked questions about:

  • employment and internships
  • transition into employment
  • qualification  satisfaction
  • student experience
  • study intentions for the future

What happens to the information?

The University of Waikato holds the data and survey response securely with restricted accessibility and responses are kept confidential and anonymous.

No personal details or other identifying data will be reported or published. Collective data may be used for professional accreditation processes and marketing purposes.

If you have any questions about the survey please email: