Since 2012 there have been two alumni studies done at the University of Maine at Machias, one in 2012 and one in 2014. These studies were done to get feedback about the Psychology and Community Studies program. The previous studies focused on minors and certificates that the program could add that students might be interested in and overall satisfaction with the program. The 2014 study found that alumni are overall satisfied with the program and the skills that they developed to use in the workforce. This study is also an alumni survey that looked to get feedback from alumni about what the program is doing well and what it can improve. This current survey was went out to 123 alumni that graduated between 2014 and 2018. The category of alumni was broadened this year to include those who graduated with one of the PCS program minors, certificates, or the Elementary Education Community Engagement concentration. The survey was emailed and mailed out to all of the alumni. Some alumni were also reached through the Psychology and Community Studies University of Maine at Machias Facebook page. Of the 123 alumni, 23 responded to the survey. Much like the 2014 survey, the alumni from this survey were overall satisfied with the PCS program and how well it has prepared them for their job. Results from this survey will be used to enhance the things that alumni found helpful and improve the areas that alumni reported could use some improvement.
Brooks, Alicen C. and Otto, Kalyn J., "UMM PCS Program: How It Prepares Students for Life After College" (2018). Psychology and Community Studies Student Scholarship. 4.