Next Steps Grad Survey

Congratulations Environment graduates!

Completing your degree is a big step. Please take a moment to tell us where your next steps will take you.

To thank you for filling out the survey, you'll be entered for a chance to win an awesome diploma frame. Winner will be notified before June Convocation. Don't forget to check out the faculty and university alumni resources and keep your address up-to-date when you move.

Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

Personal information
Throughout the following months leading to graduation there will be various prizes and gifts to be won. If you are one of the winners, what is the best way to notify you? * (required)
Will you be convocating in... * (required)
Degree Level
Degree * (required)
Masters Programs
Program * (required)
If your program is not listed below, please select "Other" and add it to the pop-up field.
PhD Programs
Program * (required)
If your program is not listed below, please select "Other" and add it to the pop-up field.
Undergrad Programs
Degree * (required)
Program * (required)
If your program is not listed below, please select "Other" and add it to the pop-up field.
Degree information - Bachelors
GEM Questions
Institution you were enrolled at
These questions relate to the coursework that you completed during your degree program, and the instruction that you received as part of these courses.
Coursework and Teaching
Please rate your level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction of the following areas related to coursework and teaching.
Very SatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedNeither satisfied nor dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedVery dissatisfiedNot applicable
Number of courses required
Balance of methods, skills and content courses
Quality of teaching
Range of course offerings
Reading/special topics courses (GEOG 675)
GEOG 691 Graduate Student and Faculty Seminar in Geography
These questions relate to research you performed toward the thesis, or MRP, requirement of your degree program
These questions relate to your role as a teaching assistant (TA).
Teaching Assistantships
These questions relate to your role as a teaching assistant (TA). Since not all students in our programs will have worked as a TA, please only complete this section if you had a TA position during your time in the program.
Very satisfiedSomewhat satisfiedNeither satisfied nor dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedVery dissatisfiedNot applicable
Number of TA positions available during your degree
Suitability of courses you were required to TA
TA allocation process
Quality of instructor-TA relationships
Clarity of responsibilities required of TAs
Time allocation (average of 10 hours per week for a full TA)
Available support for issues relating to TAs
Overall impression of the TA system
These questions relate to your level of satisfaction with your experiences of the program itself.
Overall impression of the program
Please rate the level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the following areas related to your overall impression of the program.
Very satisfiedSomewhat satisfiedNeither satisfied nor dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedVery dissatisfiedNot applicable
Quality of cohortbuilding / togetherness of graduate student body in your program
Social activities
Membership of a joint program between Laurier and Waterloo
Teaching facilities (classrooms, computing labs)
Research facilities (labs, research space)
Comprehensive exam process (PhD only)
Availability and quality of administrative support
Applicability of skills developed to employment
Clarity of the process from enrolment to graduation
Clarity of the process from enrolment to graduation
Would you recommend this PROGRAM to a friend?
Degree information - Masters
Satisfaction-Masters
How satisfied are you with your masters degree?
Quality-Masters
How would you describe the quality of education you received in your masters
Likelihood-Masters
How likely are you to recommend this program to a colleague who has the same goals that you had at the start of your masters?
Degree information - PhD
Satisfaction-PhD
How satisfied are you with your PhD?
Quality-PhD
How would you describe the quality of education you received in your PhD
Likelihood-PhD
How likely are you to recommend this program to a colleague who has the same goals that you had at the start of your PhD?
Program Feedback SERS
If there is one thing SERS should start, stop, or continue what would it be?
Program Feedback EB
If there is one thing Environment & Business should start, stop, or continue what would it be?
Program Feedback G&A
If there is one thing Geography and Aviation should start, stop, or continue what would it be?
Program Feedback KI
If there is one thing KI should start, stop, or continue what would it be?
Program Feedback Geomatics
If there is one thing Geomatics should start, stop, or continue what would it be?
Program Feedback INDEV
If there is one thing INDEV should start, stop, or continue what would it be?
Program Feedback Planning
If there is one thing School of Planning should start, stop, or continue what would it be?
Tell us about your next steps
What are your plans after graduation?
If working, please indicate the following:
How long after completing your studies did it take you to secure employment?
What industry are you working in?
Is this job full time, part time, contract or permanent?
Relation to degree
Was this company previously a Co-op placement?
If looking for work, please indicate:
Can we connect with you in 6 months to get an update on your employment activity?
If going to school please indicate:
What is the status of your application?
If travelling, please tell us
Alumni Engagement
Please nominate Lifetime Class Champions for your year and program
Class Champions are official class reps who are willing to help plan and promote their class reunions. Ideally, they are individuals who have built relationships with many of their classmates and like to stay connected. Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Would you like to nominate another fellow graduating student to be a class champion?
Gratitude Message
There are a lot of people who have helped you progress in your university career. Please provide a short message which will appear during Grad Send-off as part of the programming.
Considering Graduate Studies?
I would like to pursue a...
Would you like to hear from Graduate Studies about your options?
Favorite Faculty & Staff
Please nominate your favourite Environment faculty and staff member for the Grad Send-off Fun awards.
Fun Awards-Environment and Business
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "EB Student most likely to have Neil Craik defend them after a protest" please fill in the information below. The winner will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize! Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Fun Awards-Environment, Resource, and Sustainability
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "SERS student most likely to wear hip waders to a job interview" please fill in the information below. The winner will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize! Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Fun Awards-Geography and Aviation
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "AVIATION student most likely to fly a Cessna for the rest of their life" please fill in the information below. The winner will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize! Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Fun Awards-Geography Environmental Management
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "GEM student most likely to get lost using a map" please fill in the information below. The winner will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize! Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Fun Awards-Geomatics
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "GEOMATICS student most likely to build a homemade LIDAR sensor" please fill in the information below. The winners will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Fun Awards-Graduate Students
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "Graduate Student most likely to wear Socks with sandals" & "Graduate student most likely to drink exclusively out of mason jars", please fill in the information below. The winner will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize! Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Fun Awards-International Development
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "INDEV student most likely to continue seeking life advice from Karen" please fill in the information below. The winner will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize! Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Fun Awards-Knowledge Integration
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "KI student most likely to curate a museum" please fill in the information below. The winner will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize! Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Fun Awards-Planning
Please provide a nominee for the following award in your program: "PLANNING student most likely to build something on their own property without checking the by-law first" please fill in the information below. The winner will be announced at the Grad Send-off event and will receive a prize! Please note: self-nominations are not accepted.
Breakout Rooms
Breakout rooms is an activity that is happening in the Grad Send-off. Please indicate your preferences below.
Would you like to put into breakout rooms in the Grad Send-off Event?
If so, please indicate what breakout room you would like to be apart of