Demand for graduates at all degree levels has remained remarkably consistent from last year, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2017 survey.
Elon University staff offer a look at how the institution expanded the academic record to capture experiences.
The centrality of higher education credentials in job attainment is at the forefront of the national higher education policy discussion.
Hiring for U.S. openings for Class of 2017 graduates is expected to be relatively flat as employers plan to hire 5.8 percent more new graduates this year.
Even though the hiring projection for new college graduates appears flat, most employers view the job market for college graduates in a positive light.
The percentage of computer science grads employed in a traditional setting dropped even though their median salary climbed. Where did these grads go?
A slight majority of schools reported an increase in on-campus recruiting activity for full-time positions compared with the same time period last spring, according to recent research by the M.B.A. Career Services & Employer Alliance.
Employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update survey expressed the most interest in hiring engineering, business, computer science, and accounting majors.
Employers expect to hire 5.2 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2016 than they hired from the Class of 2015, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update report. These current hiring projections are down from the 11 percent increase employers originally reported through the Job Outlook 2016 survey last fall.
Recent research by Richard Detweiler—president of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and founder of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance—makes a direct link between the undergraduate liberal arts experience and success in career and life.
Indications from employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 survey combined with recent job market data point to expectations of brisk recruiting activity on college campuses this spring.
The percentage of respondents with plans to hire international students has leveled off somewhat this year, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 survey report. Less than one-third of respondents report plans to hire these particular graduates, down slightly from 34.2 percent in 2015 and 33.8 percent in 2014.
The notion that a college education pays off in the form of much higher wages has also been the justification for having individuals and their families pay more of the costs over time. Yet new graduates in recent years have struggled to get their careers and their adult lives going, no doubt in part due to the lingering effects of a weak job market since the Great Recession.
Do students respond to economic indicators from the general labor market when they choose their field of academic study?
How does major, gender, and internship experience affect college students’ job-search success? NACE takes a closer look at data from its 2014 Student Survey for more in-depth information to help answer that question.
Are today’s college graduates finding employment in jobs appropriate to their educational level or are they increasingly underemployed? This article takes a look at the data to analyze the current level of college graduate “underemployment” and to compare the current situation to previous periods to determine if there is a clear trend developing.
The idea prevails that there is a high unemployment and underemployment for new college graduates. But a closer analysis of the available literature tells a different story.
The recent growth in the number and variety of specialized master’s programs in business schools may be the answer to providing students with opportunities in many competitive industries after graduation. The tool gives students an edge in their career search.
The characteristics, desired employee benefits, preferred industries, and starting salary expectations that advanced degree students hold.
Overall unemployment rate
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Unemployment rate, bachelor’s degree grads age 18 – 24
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Average projected starting salary, 2017 humanities major
Winter 2017 Salary Survey
Average starting salary, Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduate
Fall 2016 Salary Survey
Percent of Class of 2015 bachelor’s degree grads employed or pursuing more education
Class of 2015 First-Destination Survey report