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Graduate Alumni Employment IDE

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This Tableau workbook exports a file containing annual employment records of UW-Madison graduate degree program program alumni. Records are collected each year from publicly available web sources.

Report URL
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
Data Domain(s)
Access Restrictions
Student Record Data Restricted
Data Source Information
InfoAccess, Other
Data View Information
Update Schedule
Data are updated annually in April.
Responsible Office
Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment
Important Notes

The employment records reported in this workbook are provided annually by Academic Analytics ( to the UW-Madison Graduate School under contract. The data are are pulled exclusively from LinkedIn and other publicly available web sources--no alumni were directly contacted. These records are provided to academic programs and faculty advisors as an information resource only. If programs wish to use the data in official reports or grant applications it is recommended that they first confirm employment details by reviewing the employment web links provided in the data output file and, if necessary, by contacting individual alumni for verification.

Although the data provided in this workbook do not include information on actual wages, estimated annual wage figures are included for many records. These wage estimates are derived from prevailing wage data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics via employer surveys. Two wage estimates are provided, one based on prevailing wages for similar positions in the state where the person is employed, and the other based on prevailing wages for similar positions nationally according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). More information on BLS wage estimates can be found at

To facilitate analysis and reporting of the data, the data output file includes additional fields that code the employer and position according to a number of common national occupational taxonomies.  These include:

1.  The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (

2. The Coalition for Next Generation Life Science Career Taxonomy (

3. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) (

4. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (

5. American Association of Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) Occupation Classification (full classification available from the Graduate School on request)


Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Academic Award Category

Indicates the level and type of award granted to a student who graduates in a given plan code. For example, Bachelor's, Master's, Research Doctorate, Clinical Doctorate, Undergraduate Certificate, Capstone Certificate.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Academic Award Plan Academic plan corresponding to an academic award. Academic Planning, Student Record
Academic Award Subplan The name of the academic subplan associated with the academic plan associated to the academic award. Academic Planning, Student Record
Academic Year (Su,Fa,Sp)

An academic year consists of sequential summer, fall, and spring terms. For example, the 2021-22 academic years includes summer 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022.

Academic Planning
Campus ID

This is simply a unique student identifier (10 digits). It may occasionally change at the student's request. It is not the same as ID in the Student Information System (SIS) or ID in the Human Resources System (HRS).

Student Record
Career Sector (CNGLS)

The employment sector associated with the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science (CNGLS) taxonomy. Sectors include:

1. Academia: Academic institutions of higher education, including colleges, universities, some medical centers, or free-standing research institutions where training occurs.

2. Government: Any organization operated by federal, state, local or foreign governments.

3. For-Profit: Any organization that operates to make a profit, including some industry research.

4. Nonprofit: Any non-governmental organization that does not operate to make a profit.

5. Other: Includes unemployed, full-time caretaker or parent, on extended medical leave or employed at an organization not included in other options.

Career Type (CNGLS)

The career type associated with the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science (CNGLS) taxonomy. Career types include:

1. Primarily research: The primary, although not necessarily the only, focus is the conduct or oversight of scientific research.

2, Primarily teaching: The primary, although not necessarily the only, focus is teaching.

3. Science-related: Career that is relevant to the conduct of scientific research, but does not directly conduct or oversee research activities.

4. Not related to science: Career that is not directly relevant to the conduct of scientific research. 

5. Further training or education: Temporary training position including postdoctoral appointments, medical residencies & graduate school.

Carnegie Classification

A classification framework for U.S. postsecondary education institutions first developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in 1970. The framework is widely used in postsecondary research and policy fields to differentiate types of institutions within the American higher education sector. Detailed information on the basic framework is at

Employer Country

The country where a person's employer is located.

Employer Name

The name of a person's work organization or employer.

Employer State

The U.S. state where a person's employer is located.


SIS personal identifier. It is also called a "student Empl ID." The ID will never be changed throughout the individual's relationship with the University. This is not the same as Campus ID. This is not the same as HR ID or the ID field from HRS or the Empl ID from HRS.

Student Record
Job Start Year

The calendar year in which a person started employment in a new position. This can refer to either a change of employer, or a change of job title under an existing employer.

Job Title

The job or occupation title used by a person in their place of employment.  

Employee Record

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID number used to uniquely identify individuals engaged in research, scholarship and innovation activities. More information at  

Tenure Status

The tenure status of a person if employed at a post-secondary institution. Options are 'Not Tenure Track', 'Tenure Track', 'Tenured', 'Unknown', 'Not Applicable'

Unit Name

The name of a person's employment unit within an organization.