How Time Abroad Helps You As A Candidate

Geography: Global —Research Source: Kaplan —Date: September 2016 —Findings: 75% of respondents agree that it is part of the role of universities and colleges to prepare them by offering access to international experience. 70% feel that their higher education has challenged their beliefs and exposed them to different cultures and ways of thinking beyond their home country. 75% […]

Bringing The Gig Experience To Big Business

Geography: United States —Research Source: Accenture Strategy —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   55% of new graduates seek full-time employment with an organization so they can take advantage of health insurance and other benefits. That number increases to 62 percent among recent grads—those who left university in 2014 or 2015. Just 3% of new grads and 2% of recent […]

Design A Hiring Strategy Specifically For Millennials

Geography: United States —Research Source: Accenture Strategy —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   92% of 2016 graduates say it is important to be employed at an organization that demonstrates social responsibility. 30% of 2016 graduates, salary and benefits aside, said they believe opportunities to make a difference or meaningful work are important for an employer to offer. 51% of […]

Driving On-the-job Leaning In The Workplace

Geography: United States —Research Source: Accenture Strategy —Date: May 2016 —Findings:   37% of 2016 graduates compared to 27% of 2015 graduates are increasingly indicating they will require continuing education in the form of advanced degrees to further their career. 68% percent of 2016 grads expect to pursue on-the-job learning, while only 50% expect to pursue employer- provided […]

Make Sure You Have The Right Skills Coming Out Of College

Geography: United States —Research Source: Harris Poll —Date: May 2016 —Findings:  67% of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 65% last year and the highest outlook since 2007. 37% plan to offer recent college graduates higher pay than last year, and 27% of employers hiring recent college graduates this year […]

Become Present In The Workforce

Geography: United States —Research Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics —Date: May 2016 —Findings:  69.2% of 2015 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college in October 2015 were about twice as likely as enrolled graduates to be working or looking […]

College Courses Are A Graduate’s Most Valuable Resource

Geography: United States —Research Source: Future Workplace and Beyond.com —Date: April 2016 —Findings:  Only 63.8% of respondents believe their college has prepared them adequately for they working world. 42.8% of respondents have never taken online courses outside of their college curriculum to support skills learned in class (such as Udemy). 37.1% of respondents say their classes are most valuable […]

Internships Are A Crucial To Landing A Job After College

Geography: United States —Research Source: Future Workplace and Beyond.com —Date: April 2016 —Findings:  36.2% of respondents changed their major in order to yield better job prospects. 54.7% of respondents ranked internship experiences as highly important (1-3) to weighing in on the college recruitment process. 49% of respondents states their relevant courses had the most wright in their college recruiting […]

The Weight Of An MBA

Geography: United States —Research Source:  Cambria Consulting of Boston and Bloomberg  —Date: February 2016 —Findings: 88% of MBAs have been hired three months after graduation—and offered a nice pay bump. Graduates saw an 81% jump over their median compensation before B-school.  60% of full-time MBA graduates had jobs in technology, consulting, and financial services. Only 4% of students started […]

2016 Expects More College Graduate Hires

Geography: United States Research Source: NACE —Date: November 2015 —Findings: 11 percent more new college graduates are slated to be hired for their U.S. operations from the Class of 2016 than from the Class of 2015. 42 percent of employers characterized the job market for Class of 2016 graduates as very good or excellent. Recommendations: The hiring outlook for […]