HomeInternational Journal of Education Research for Higher Learningvol. 22 no. 1 (2016)

A Tracer Study on the Employability Status of the University of the Immaculate Conception Accountancy Graduates: Implication of their Academic Training

Leonora M Caminade | Lorna P Flores | Emma V. Sagarino



The primary goal of the University of the Immaculate Conception is to produce competent graduates who can help transform the society. The competence of the UIC graduates could be manifested in their employability mainly on their field of expertise. Hence, this research was designed to gather information on the employability of the UIC’s Accountancy graduates. The survey was conducted in a nationwide scope using the social media network like Facebook, personal distribution, and short messaging approaches. Results show that 75% of the respondents are Certified Public Accountants; 79% was employed with 26% landing on their first job in less than a month after submitting their application; and a majority (56%) is employed with the commerce and industry sector. The primary reason of changing job is for economic – better salary scale. On the other hand, the abilities identified by the respondents useful in their job include: the skills on entrepreneurial, human resource, communication, critical thinking, information technology and problem-solving