2007 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 4

Undergraduate Life at Berkeley – How do you see your first semester unfolding?

24. Now that you are about to become a UC Berkeley student, what excites you most intellectually? What idea, issue, or specific field of study might you want to explore?

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25. People have different ideas about how college life will be. What do you expect to get out of your college experience? Please be honest, and rank the importance of each.

 Of little or no importanceOf some importanceVery importantEssentialThe most important
Friends and fun 56  (4.1%)   372  (27.2%)   444  (32.4%)   407  (29.7%)   90  (6.6%)  
Experience an intellectual playground 11  (0.8%)   77  (5.6%)   377  (27.5%)   538  (39.3%)   366  (26.7%)  
A ticket to a better job 30  (2.2%)   165  (12.1%)   374  (27.4%)   457  (33.5%)   337  (24.7%)  
A ticket to a better mind 12  (0.9%)   53  (3.9%)   207  (15.1%)   517  (37.8%)   578  (42.3%)  
Find myself, discover what kind of person I really want to be 66  (4.8%)   171  (12.5%)   266  (19.5%)   451  (33.0%)   412  (30.2%)  
Develop a philosophy of life 100  (7.3%)   264  (19.3%)   343  (25.1%)   431  (31.5%)   229  (16.8%)  
Form romantic relationships, perhaps find a long-term partner 522  (38.2%)   424  (31.0%)   229  (16.8%)   141  (10.3%)   51  (3.7%)  
Be in a position to give something back to my community after I finish my education 54  (4.0%)   194  (14.2%)   355  (26.0%)   383  (28.1%)   379  (27.8%)  

26. Thinking back to your pre-Berkeley education, how would you rate your "preparation" for studies at Cal?

 PoorFairGoodExcellent
Effective study strategies and skills 52  (3.8%)   274  (20.1%)   657  (48.1%)   383  (28.0%)  
Writing effective essays and papers 52  (3.8%)   307  (22.5%)   614  (45.0%)   391  (28.7%)  
Reading with comprehension and speed 65  (4.8%)   360  (26.5%)   586  (43.1%)   348  (25.6%)  
Skills in math and math-related courses 108  (7.9%)   393  (28.8%)   509  (37.3%)   353  (25.9%)  
Making effective oral presentations, speaking skills 144  (10.6%)   418  (30.6%)   495  (36.3%)   307  (22.5%)  
Skills in a foreign language 207  (15.2%)   433  (31.8%)   393  (28.9%)   329  (24.2%)  
Skills in science and science-related courses 116  (8.5%)   440  (32.2%)   525  (38.4%)   285  (20.9%)  
Desktop computer skills 50  (3.7%)   327  (23.9%)   546  (40.0%)   443  (32.4%)  
Internet, web skills 28  (2.1%)   250  (18.4%)   600  (44.1%)   483  (35.5%)  
Using the library, accessing research information 56  (4.1%)   375  (27.5%)   615  (45.1%)   319  (23.4%)  
Time management skills 99  (7.2%)   385  (28.2%)   565  (41.4%)   317  (23.2%)  
Managing my finances 109  (8.0%)   424  (31.1%)   510  (37.4%)   321  (23.5%)  
Ability to handle stress 75  (5.5%)   369  (27.1%)   625  (45.9%)   293  (21.5%)  
Ability to balance responsibilities outside of school (including parenting responsibilities) 38  (2.8%)   308  (22.6%)   696  (51.1%)   320  (23.5%)  
Ability to cope with a competitive atmosphere 79  (5.8%)   331  (24.2%)   668  (48.9%)   287  (21.0%)  
Overall preparation for Berkeley 20  (1.5%)   266  (19.5%)   861  (63.1%)   218  (16.0%)  

27. How adequate do you feel your pre-Berkeley lower division courses were in preparing you for success at UC Berkeley?

306  (22.5%)   Very adequate
812  (59.7%)   Adequate
221  (16.2%)   Somewhat inadequate
22  (1.6%)   Inadequate

28. In what areas, if any, do you think your academic preparation will be less than adequate for success at Berkeley?

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28a. On the other hand, in what areas, if any, do you think your academic preparation will be more than adequate for success at Berkeley?

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29. Though likely to be just a guess, how would you rate yourself on the skills and traits listed below compared to the average Berkeley student who entered as a freshman and will be a junior when you start this fall? We want the most accurate estimate of how you see yourself.

 Way above averageAbove averageAverageBelow averageWay below average
Academic ability 90  (6.6%)   643  (47.3%)   548  (40.3%)   69  (5.1%)   9  (0.7%)  
Artistic ability 70  (5.2%)   313  (23.1%)   607  (44.7%)   299  (22.0%)   68  (5.0%)  
Writing ability 106  (7.8%)   508  (37.5%)   553  (40.8%)   160  (11.8%)   28  (2.1%)  
Compassion 289  (21.3%)   582  (42.9%)   416  (30.7%)   56  (4.1%)   13  (1.0%)  
Computer skills 102  (7.5%)   374  (27.5%)   717  (52.8%)   151  (11.1%)   15  (1.1%)  
Cooperativeness 240  (17.7%)   605  (44.6%)   448  (33.0%)   57  (4.2%)   6  (0.4%)  
Courage 313  (23.1%)   559  (41.2%)   403  (29.7%)   70  (5.2%)   12  (0.9%)  
Creativity 197  (14.5%)   520  (38.3%)   511  (37.7%)   112  (8.3%)   17  (1.3%)  
Drive to achieve 428  (31.5%)   552  (40.6%)   323  (23.8%)   44  (3.2%)   12  (0.9%)  
Emotional health 226  (16.6%)   509  (37.5%)   497  (36.6%)   103  (7.6%)   23  (1.7%)  
Leadership ability 223  (16.5%)   495  (36.5%)   490  (36.2%)   126  (9.3%)   21  (1.5%)  
Understanding of others 366  (27.0%)   607  (44.8%)   329  (24.3%)   47  (3.5%)   6  (0.4%)  
Mathematical ability 132  (9.8%)   326  (24.1%)   535  (39.5%)   271  (20.0%)   89  (6.6%)  
Maturity 550  (40.7%)   542  (40.1%)   223  (16.5%)   29  (2.1%)   9  (0.7%)  
Physical health 179  (13.2%)   464  (34.2%)   579  (42.7%)   116  (8.5%)   19  (1.4%)  
Public speaking ability 150  (11.1%)   363  (26.8%)   560  (41.3%)   225  (16.6%)   58  (4.3%)  
Self-confidence (intellectual) 230  (17.0%)   546  (40.3%)   448  (33.0%)   115  (8.5%)   17  (1.3%)  
Self-confidence (social) 211  (15.6%)   452  (33.3%)   469  (34.6%)   191  (14.1%)   33  (2.4%)  
Self-understanding 333  (24.6%)   561  (41.5%)   398  (29.4%)   49  (3.6%)   11  (0.8%)  
Spirituality 183  (13.5%)   367  (27.1%)   557  (41.1%)   161  (11.9%)   87  (6.4%)  
Time management 156  (11.6%)   430  (32.0%)   556  (41.4%)   174  (13.0%)   27  (2.0%)  
Overall academic preparation for success at Cal 108  (8.0%)   549  (40.5%)   579  (42.7%)   98  (7.2%)   22  (1.6%)  
Overall personal and social adjustment to Cal 128  (9.4%)   515  (38.0%)   558  (41.2%)   131  (9.7%)   24  (1.8%)  

30. Many students have concerns about college before starting at Berkeley. How concerned are you about each of the following?

 Not that concernedSomewhat concernedVery concerned
Financing my education at Cal 293  (21.6%)   467  (34.4%)   597  (44.0%)  
Finding affordable housing while I'm a student at Cal 413  (30.5%)   444  (32.7%)   499  (36.8%)  
Getting into my first choice of major 565  (41.7%)   345  (25.5%)   444  (32.8%)  
Being able to maintain a high enough GPA 150  (11.1%)   408  (30.1%)   796  (58.8%)  
Getting the academic advising I need 219  (16.2%)   561  (41.4%)   576  (42.5%)  
Getting the career and professional advising I need 218  (16.1%)   516  (38.2%)   616  (45.6%)  
Getting the personal counseling I might need 482  (35.6%)   519  (38.4%)   352  (26.0%)  
Getting along with my roommate(s), housemate(s), or family members 542  (40.0%)   494  (36.4%)   320  (23.6%)  
Being able to balance academic and social activities 265  (19.6%)   641  (47.4%)   447  (33.0%)  
Being able to balance academic and parenting responsibilities 974  (72.1%)   220  (16.3%)   157  (11.6%)  
Being able to make the kind of friends I want 359  (26.6%)   625  (46.2%)   368  (27.2%)  
Being away from family and friends; being 'homesick' 745  (54.9%)   424  (31.3%)   187  (13.8%)  
Being able to maintain good health 436  (32.3%)   566  (41.9%)   349  (25.8%)  
Being able to cope with expectations of parents and family 629  (46.4%)   466  (34.4%)   261  (19.2%)  
My personal safety in and around the city of Berkeley 524  (38.9%)   503  (37.3%)   320  (23.8%)  
Being overwhelmed with all the things I'm expected to do my first semester 193  (14.3%)   558  (41.3%)   601  (44.5%)  
If Berkeley is the right choice for me 720  (53.2%)   341  (25.2%)   292  (21.6%)  

30a. Which ONE thing concerns you the most?

282  (21.2%)   Financing my education at Cal

  35  (2.6%)   Finding affordable housing while I'm a student at Cal
  52  (3.9%)   Getting into my first choice of major
  379  (28.5%)   Being able to maintain a high enough GPA
  52  (3.9%)   Getting the academic advising I need
  57  (4.3%)   Getting the career and professional advising I need
  7  (0.5%)   Getting the personal counseling I might need
  10  (0.8%)   Getting along with my roommate(s), housemate(s), or family members
  80  (6.0%)   Being able to balance academic and social activities
  22  (1.7%)   Being able to balance academic and parenting responsibilities
  47  (3.5%)   Being able to make the kind of friends I want
  19  (1.4%)   Being away from family and friends; being 'homesick'
  20  (1.5%)   Being able to maintain good health
  7  (0.5%)   Being able to cope with expectations of parents and family
  27  (2.0%)   My personal safety in and around the city of Berkeley
  157  (11.8%)   Being overwhelmed with all the things I'm expected to do my first semester
  79  (5.9%)   If Berkeley is the right choice for me
  [96 missing]     (Select one)

30b. Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about your concerns?

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31. Which of the following UC Berkeley majors do you intend to enroll in, or have already enrolled in? Choose "I have no idea" (at the bottom of the list) only if you really have no idea whatsoever. If you are planning a "double major", please choose your initial major here and your second major from the "Double Major" menu.

  4  (0.3%)   African American Studies
  14  (1.0%)   American Studies
  36  (2.7%)   Anthropology
  25  (1.9%)   Architecture
  39  (2.9%)   Art/Art History
  5  (0.4%)   Asian Studies
  2  (0.1%)   Asian American Studies
  4  (0.3%)   Astrophysics
  12  (0.9%)   Bioengineering
  64  (4.8%)   Business Administration
  1  (0.1%)   Celtic Studies
  17  (1.3%)   Chemical Biology
  25  (1.9%)   Chemical Engineering
  14  (1.0%)   Chemistry
  13  (1.0%)   Civil Engineering
  1  (0.1%)   Classical Civilization
  3  (0.2%)   Classical Languages
  5  (0.4%)   Cognitive Science
  9  (0.7%)   Comparative Literature
  1  (0.1%)   Computational Engineering Science
  28  (2.1%)   Computer Science
  16  (1.2%)   Conservation & Resource Studies
  1  (0.1%)   Dance and Performance Studies
  11  (0.8%)   Development Studies
  4  (0.3%)   Earth & Planetary Science
  82  (6.1%)   Economics
  39  (2.9%)   Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)
  108  (8.1%)   English
  16  (1.2%)   Environmental Economics and Policy
  1  (0.1%)   Environmental Engineering
  13  (1.0%)   Environmental Sciences
  4  (0.3%)   Ethnic Studies
  17  (1.3%)   Film
  1  (0.1%)   Forestry
  4  (0.3%)   French
  3  (0.2%)   Genetics & Plant Biology
  4  (0.3%)   Geography
  1  (0.1%)   Geology
  3  (0.2%)   German
  27  (2.0%)   History
  8  (0.6%)   Industrial Engineering
  16  (1.2%)   Integrative Biology
  12  (0.9%)   Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major
  2  (0.1%)   Italian Studies
  2  (0.1%)   Japanese Language
  2  (0.1%)   Landscape Architecture
  2  (0.1%)   Latin American Studies
  17  (1.3%)   Legal Studies
  12  (0.9%)   Linguistics
  48  (3.6%)   Mass Communications
  3  (0.2%)   Materials Science and Engineering
  27  (2.0%)   Mathematics
  23  (1.7%)   Mathematics, Applied
  32  (2.4%)   Mechanical Engineering
  9  (0.7%)   Microbial Biology
  1  (0.1%)   Middle Eastern Studies
  66  (4.9%)   Molecular and Cell Biology(MCB)
  9  (0.7%)   Molecular Environmental Biology
  12  (0.9%)   Music
  2  (0.1%)   Near Eastern Studies
  2  (0.1%)   Nuclear Engineering
  13  (1.0%)   Nutritional Sciences
  15  (1.1%)   Peace and Conflict Studies
  38  (2.8%)   Philosophy
  25  (1.9%)   Physics
  18  (1.3%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies
  76  (5.7%)   Political Science
  61  (4.6%)   Psychology
  3  (0.2%)   Religious Studies
  17  (1.3%)   Rhetoric
  2  (0.1%)   Slavic Languages & Literatures
  14  (1.0%)   Social Welfare
  40  (3.0%)   Sociology
  1  (0.1%)   South & Southeast Asian Studies
  7  (0.5%)   Spanish
  3  (0.2%)   Statistics
  6  (0.4%)   Theatre & Performance Studies
  7  (0.5%)   Women Studies
  6  (0.4%)   I have no idea
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31a. FOR INTENDED DOUBLE MAJORS ONLY

  1  (0.4%)   American Studies
  9  (3.2%)   Anthropology
  7  (2.5%)   Art/Art History
  2  (0.7%)   Astrophysics
  11  (3.9%)   Business Administration
  1  (0.4%)   Celtic Studies
  1  (0.4%)   Chemical Biology
  1  (0.4%)   Chemical Engineering
  2  (0.7%)   Chicano Studies
  3  (1.1%)   Chinese Language
  3  (1.1%)   Cognitive Science
  4  (1.4%)   Computer Science
  3  (1.1%)   Conservation & Resource Studies
  1  (0.4%)   Development Studies
  3  (1.1%)   Earth & Planetary Science
  1  (0.4%)   Environmental Earth Science
  20  (7.1%)   Economics
  3  (1.1%)   Electrical Engineering & Computer Sicence (EECS)
  4  (1.4%)   Engineering and Engineering Science
  9  (3.2%)   English
  1  (0.4%)   Environmental Economics and Policy
  5  (1.8%)   Ethnic Studies
  5  (1.8%)   Film
  5  (1.8%)   French
  1  (0.4%)   Genetics & Plant Biology
  1  (0.4%)   Geography
  7  (2.5%)   German
  1  (0.4%)   Greek
  6  (2.1%)   History
  2  (0.7%)   Integrative Biology
  3  (1.1%)   Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major
  1  (0.4%)   Italian Studies
  9  (3.2%)   Japanese Language
  4  (1.4%)   Latin American Studies
  1  (0.4%)   Legal Studies
  7  (2.5%)   Linguistics
  8  (2.9%)   Mass Communications
  9  (3.2%)   Materials Science
  16  (5.7%)   Mathematics
  3  (1.1%)   Mathematics, Applied
  1  (0.4%)   Microbial Biology
  2  (0.7%)   Middle Eastern Studies
  4  (1.4%)   Molecular and Cell Biology(MCB)
  1  (0.4%)   Music
  5  (1.8%)   Nutritional Sciences
  4  (1.4%)   Peace and Conflict Studies
  9  (3.2%)   Philosophy
  1  (0.4%)   Physical Sciences Field Major
  8  (2.9%)   Physics
  3  (1.1%)   Political Economy of Industrial Societies
  7  (2.5%)   Political Science
  8  (2.9%)   Psychology
  1  (0.4%)   Religious Studies
  1  (0.4%)   Resource Management
  6  (2.1%)   Rhetoric
  1  (0.4%)   Slavic Languages & Literatures
  1  (0.4%)   Social Welfare
  8  (2.9%)   Sociology
  7  (2.5%)   Spanish
  15  (5.4%)   Statistics
  2  (0.7%)   Theatre & Performance Studies
  1  (0.4%)   Women Studies
  [1148 missing]     Select second major here

31b. Is this the major you really want? Or in the case of double majors, are these the majors you really want?

1029  (85.1%)   Yes 17  (1.4%)   No 163  (13.5%)   Not sure

32. Where did you receive advising about the major or majors you might be interested in?

 No advising about majorsSome advising about majorsA great deal of advising about majors
Pre-Berkeley 458  (34.2%)   597  (44.5%)   286  (21.3%)  
CalSO 472  (35.2%)   611  (45.5%)   259  (19.3%)  
Advisors here at Berkeley 692  (52.0%)   457  (34.3%)   183  (13.7%)  

33. Do you plan to take any classes on Fridays?

959  (70.8%)   Yes
253  (18.7%)   No
143  (10.6%)   Not sure

33a. Do you plan to take any early morning classes?

854  (63.4%)   Yes
327  (24.3%)   No
167  (12.4%)   Not sure

34. When do you think you will complete your undergraduate degree here at Berkeley?

894  (66.0%)   Spring 2009 (2 years)
178  (13.1%)   Summer 2009 (2 years + summer)
215  (15.9%)   Fall 2009 (2 years + 1 semester)
68  (5.0%)   Spring 2010 or later (3 or more years)

35. What is the highest degree that you plan to obtain?

152  (11.2%)   Bachelor's (BA, BS)
329  (24.3%)   Academic Master's (MA, MS)
59  (4.4%)   Professional Master's (MSW, MLW)
131  (9.7%)   Business (MBA)
100  (7.4%)   Medical (MD, OD, DDS)
175  (12.9%)   Law (LLB, JD)
325  (24.0%)   Doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.)
84  (6.2%)   Doctorate plus other professional degree

36. How likely is it that you will attend one or more summer session classes while at Berkeley? (Please select the likelihood for each summer.)

 Very likelyLikelyUnlikelyVery unlikely
The summer after my first year 580  (43.0%)   465  (34.5%)   216  (16.0%)   87  (6.5%)  
The summer after my second year or later 235  (17.8%)   427  (32.3%)   455  (34.5%)   203  (15.4%)  

37. What career are you interested in? Please check out the 12 categories below and find your one chosen career goal from the appropriate "pull-down menu".

Arts – Creative 24  (9.2%)   Actors/Actresses
  15  (5.7%)   Advertising Managers
  4  (1.5%)   Animators
  3  (1.1%)   Announcers
  33  (12.6%)   Architects
  1  (0.4%)   Artisans and Craftspersons
  24  (9.2%)   Artists
  1  (0.4%)   Audio and Video Recording Technicians
  2  (0.8%)   Broadcast Technicians
  4  (1.5%)   Cinematographers
  5  (1.9%)   Conductors, Composers and Arrangers
  1  (0.4%)   Cosmetologists
  7  (2.7%)   Dancers
  23  (8.8%)   Directors
  5  (1.9%)   Film and Video Camera Operators
  11  (4.2%)   Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists
  3  (1.1%)   Industrial Designers
  4  (1.5%)   Interior Designers
  2  (0.8%)   Landscape Architects
  29  (11.1%)   Musicians and Singers
  21  (8.0%)   Museum Curator/Director
  5  (1.9%)   Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
  14  (5.3%)   Photographers
  11  (4.2%)   Playwrights
  10  (3.8%)   Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
  [1166 missing]     (Select one)
 
Business Administration 37  (12.4%)   Accountants
  22  (7.4%)   Advertising Managers
  69  (23.1%)   Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
  1  (0.3%)   Bookkeepers
  2  (0.7%)   Broadcast Technicians
  3  (1.0%)   Buyers
  66  (22.1%)   Corporate CEO
  15  (5.0%)   Human Resources/Personnel Managers
  4  (1.3%)   Insurance
  11  (3.7%)   Managers in Other Services
  20  (6.7%)   Market Research Analysts
  1  (0.3%)   Payroll and Benefits Administrators
  2  (0.7%)   Personnel and Recruitment Officers
  25  (8.4%)   Public Relations Consultants
  10  (3.3%)   Real Estate
  1  (0.3%)   Recreation and Sports Managers
  10  (3.3%)   Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Brokers
  [1129 missing]     (Select one)
 
Communications 26  (30.6%)   Air Traffic Controllers
  26  (30.6%)   Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  33  (38.8%)   Telecommunications technician
  [1343 missing]     (Select one)
 
Community Services 2  (0.6%)   Addiction Counsellors
  123  (37.3%)   College Professor
  4  (1.2%)   Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
  9  (2.7%)   Education Counsellors
  5  (1.5%)   Elementary School Teachers
  10  (3.0%)   Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors
  1  (0.3%)   Firefighters
  21  (6.4%)   Foreign Service Diplomat
  1  (0.3%)   Funeral Directors
  4  (1.2%)   Kindergarten Teachers
  6  (1.8%)   Market Research Analysts
  4  (1.2%)   School and Guidance Counsellors
  5  (1.5%)   School Principals
  22  (6.7%)   Secondary School Teachers
  25  (7.6%)   Social Workers
  19  (5.8%)   Sociologists
  34  (10.3%)   United Nations worker
  4  (1.2%)   Volunteer Services Managers
  31  (9.4%)   Politician, government official
  [1098 missing]     (Select one)
 
Computer Studies and Math 7  (4.1%)   Actuaries
  24  (14.2%)   Astronomers
  46  (27.2%)   Computer Programmers
  6  (3.6%)   Computer Service Technicians
  8  (4.7%)   Computer Systems Analysts
  5  (3.0%)   Land Surveyors
  42  (24.9%)   Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
  7  (4.1%)   Payroll and Benefits Administrators
  9  (5.3%)   Video Game Designers
  4  (2.4%)   Video Game Level Designer
  2  (1.2%)   Video Game Programmers
  9  (5.3%)   Web Site Designers and Developers
  [1259 missing]     (Select one)
 
Engineering 8  (3.9%)   Aerospace Engineers
  1  (0.5%)   Agricultural Engineers
  7  (3.4%)   Air Pilots
  17  (8.3%)   Biomedical Engineers
  29  (14.1%)   Chemical Engineers
  1  (0.5%)   Chemical Technologists and Technicians
  22  (10.7%)   Civil Engineers
  15  (7.3%)   Computer Engineers
  3  (1.5%)   Draftspersons
  8  (3.9%)   Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists
  22  (10.7%)   Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  19  (9.2%)   Environmental Impact Analysts
  1  (0.5%)   Hydrologists
  3  (1.5%)   Industrial Designers
  8  (3.9%)   Industrial Engineers
  31  (15.0%)   Mechanical Engineers
  1  (0.5%)   Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
  3  (1.5%)   Petroleum Engineers
  6  (2.9%)   Robotics
  1  (0.5%)   Stationary Engineers (Power Engineers)
  [1222 missing]     (Select one)
 
Hospitality Industry 8  (9.3%)   Bakers
  10  (11.6%)   Casino Manager
  14  (16.3%)   Chefs
  5  (5.8%)   Conference and Event Planners
  3  (3.5%)   Flight Attendants
  16  (18.6%)   Hotel Managers
  1  (1.2%)   Pursers
  8  (9.3%)   Recreation and Sports Managers
  5  (5.8%)   Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  10  (11.6%)   Tour and Travel Guides
  3  (3.5%)   Travel Counsellors
  3  (3.5%)   Wedding Planners
  [1342 missing]     (Select one)
 
Humanities and Languages 2  (0.7%)   Archivists
  3  (1.1%)   Conservation and Restoration Technicians
  8  (3.0%)   Curators
  17  (6.3%)   Editors
  17  (6.3%)   Education Counsellors
  7  (2.6%)   Geographers
  21  (7.8%)   Historians
  9  (3.3%)   Intelligence Officers
  15  (5.6%)   Interpreters
  43  (15.9%)   Journalists and Reporters
  8  (3.0%)   Librarians
  17  (6.3%)   Linguists
  1  (0.4%)   Ministers of Religion
  5  (1.9%)   Newspaper Editor
  6  (2.2%)   Paleontologists
  5  (1.9%)   Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries
  1  (0.4%)   Technical Writers
  15  (5.6%)   Translators
  70  (25.9%)   Writers
  [1158 missing]     (Select one)
 
Law 10  (3.4%)   Forensic Scientists
  19  (6.5%)   FBI
  11  (3.8%)   Intelligence Officers
  13  (4.5%)   Judges
  167  (57.2%)   Lawyers
  59  (20.2%)   International Law
  4  (1.4%)   Paralegals
  4  (1.4%)   Police Officers
  5  (1.7%)   Private Investigators
  [1136 missing]     (Select one)
 
Medical and Health 2  (0.7%)   Acupuncturists
  4  (1.4%)   Anesthetists
  1  (0.3%)   Biological Technologists and Technicians
  15  (5.1%)   Biologists
  6  (2.1%)   Biomedical Engineers
  5  (1.7%)   Cardiologists
  3  (1.0%)   Chinese Medical Practitioners
  1  (0.3%)   Chiropractors
  1  (0.3%)   Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
  22  (7.5%)   Dentists
  3  (1.0%)   Orthodonist
  3  (1.0%)   Dietitians
  5  (1.7%)   Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)
  16  (5.5%)   General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  10  (3.4%)   Genetic Engineer
  2  (0.7%)   Kinesiologists
  6  (2.1%)   Massage Therapists
  4  (1.4%)   Medical Laboratory Technologists
  3  (1.0%)   Medical Radiation Technologists
  1  (0.3%)   Medical Transcriptionists
  4  (1.4%)   Microbiologists
  2  (0.7%)   Midwives
  10  (3.4%)   Neurologist
  7  (2.4%)   Nurses (RNs)
  5  (1.7%)   Nutritionist
  3  (1.0%)   OBGYN
  1  (0.3%)   Oncologist
  6  (2.1%)   Optometrists
  4  (1.4%)   Pathologists
  8  (2.7%)   Pediatricians
  22  (7.5%)   Pharmacists
  3  (1.0%)   Physical therapists
  1  (0.3%)   Practitioners of Natural Healing
  52  (17.8%)   Psychologists
  12  (4.1%)   Public Health fields
  34  (11.6%)   Surgeon
  5  (1.7%)   Veterinarians
  [1136 missing]     (Select one)
 
Natural Resources and the Environment 6  (4.8%)   Agricultural Engineers
  5  (4.0%)   Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
  1  (0.8%)   Agrologists
  42  (33.3%)   Environmental Impact Analysts
  2  (1.6%)   Farmers and Farm Managers
  2  (1.6%)   Forest Technologists and Technicians
  2  (1.6%)   Forestry Professionals
  7  (5.6%)   Geographers
  1  (0.8%)   Geological Engineers
  10  (7.9%)   Geologists
  2  (1.6%)   Horticulturists
  4  (3.2%)   Hydrologists
  4  (3.2%)   Land Surveyors
  5  (4.0%)   Landscape Architects
  9  (7.1%)   Meteorologists
  4  (3.2%)   Paleontologists
  10  (7.9%)   Park Ranger
  3  (2.4%)   Plant Pathologist
  3  (2.4%)   Pest Controllers
  2  (1.6%)   Petroleum Engineers
  2  (1.6%)   Small Engine Mechanics
  [1302 missing]     (Select one)
 
Recreation 16  (18.6%)   Athletes
  7  (8.1%)   Bartenders
  12  (14.0%)   Coaches
  8  (9.3%)   Outdoor Sport and Recreation Guides
  6  (7.0%)   Recreation and Sports Managers
  10  (11.6%)   Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  19  (22.1%)   Tour and Travel Guides
  8  (9.3%)   Travel Counsellors
  [1342 missing]     (Select one)
 

37a. How sure are you that this is the career that you will still want by the time you graduate?

373  (28.0%)   Very sure
463  (34.8%)   Sure
374  (28.1%)   Not that sure
121  (9.1%)   Not at all sure

38. Do you have, or do you expect to have, a work-study position this year? (Please select all that apply.)

 YesNo
Expect to have this fall semester on-campus 352  (26.8%)   963  (73.2%)  
Expect to have spring semester on-campus 578  (43.7%)   744  (56.3%)  
Expect to have this fall semester off-campus 262  (20.6%)   1011  (79.4%)  
Expect to have spring semester off-campus 330  (26.0%)   937  (74.0%)  

39. About how many hours per week do you expect to work (paid employment) in an "on- campus" job?

 None1-1011-1516-2021 or more
Fall Semester 821  (62.2%)   239  (18.1%)   174  (13.2%)   68  (5.2%)   17  (1.3%)  
Expect for Spring Semester 597  (44.9%)   352  (26.5%)   255  (19.2%)   102  (7.7%)   23  (1.7%)  

40. Do you expect to work in a job "Off-campus"?

 YesNo
During summer and/or winter break 937  (71.4%)   376  (28.6%)  
In my family's business 138  (10.9%)   1131  (89.1%)  
In the job I had before starting at Cal 369  (28.7%)   915  (71.3%)  
Part-time wherever I can 663  (51.2%)   633  (48.8%)  
In a work-study position "off-campus" 337  (26.6%)   931  (73.4%)  
Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field] 60  (8.8%)   621  (91.2%)  

41. About how many hours per week do you expect to work (paid employment) in an "off- campus" job?

 None1-1011-1516-2021 or more
Fall Semester 712  (54.1%)   235  (17.8%)   179  (13.6%)   128  (9.7%)   63  (4.8%)  
Expect for Spring Semester 554  (41.7%)   307  (23.1%)   258  (19.4%)   144  (10.8%)   67  (5.0%)  

42. While at Berkeley, do you expect to contribute money to help pay bills and provide for other family members? Family is defined in multiple ways. Please choose the column appropriate to your situation.

 Spouse or partner onlyChildren onlySpouse or partner and childrenExtended Family (e.g., parents, grandparents, siblings)
Yes, a substantial amount (more than $50 per month) 115  (10.8%)   45  (4.9%)   42  (4.5%)   153  (13.8%)  
Yes, a small amount only 28  (2.6%)   9  (1.0%)   19  (2.0%)   114  (10.3%)  
No 826  (77.5%)   813  (88.2%)   808  (87.2%)   686  (61.9%)  
Not sure 97  (9.1%)   55  (6.0%)   58  (6.3%)   155  (14.0%)  

42a. How much do you expect to contribute monthly?

685  (55.3%)   $0
47  (3.8%)   $1-$25
96  (7.7%)   $26-$50
128  (10.3%)   $51-$100
283  (22.8%)   More than $100 monthly

43. By the time you finish your undergraduate education, what is the estimated total amount of loans that you, or you and your parents (if applicable) will have to repay?

 Not applicableNoneLess than $5,000$5,000-9,999$10,000-14,999$15,000-19,999$20,000 or more
You 231  (17.5%)   268  (20.3%)   112  (8.5%)   222  (16.8%)   199  (15.1%)   113  (8.6%)   174  (13.2%)  
Your parents 431  (37.4%)   409  (35.5%)   64  (5.6%)   75  (6.5%)   52  (4.5%)   38  (3.3%)   83  (7.2%)  

44. Do you feel that you need more information on financial aid options?

574  (42.4%)   Yes, definitely
435  (32.2%)   Yes, probably
344  (25.4%)   No

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